News for Tuesday, June 12, 2012


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Do better because you know better

When Nix, the unpredictable, funniest kid in our family, was four years old, he found himself in some bit of trouble, though we’ve now all forgotten what it was. Only the punch line lingers in our minds.

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Lee graduate sets off on adventure

Lindy Massey, whose mother is German, will report to Herald readers on her summer adventures inGermany.

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Georgia was represented well at the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo-or “Mission San Antonio de Valero” to the Spanish-is quiet and peaceful today, but it will always be remembered for a bloody battle in 1836 with which most everybody is familiar.

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Enjoy a evening of dance

A night on the red carpet with area senior citizen’s will take place Friday.

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Ex-DWS, Clemson star Young set for NBA tryouts

Former Deerfield and Clemson star point guard Andre Young has tryouts this week with the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings — and others could follow leading up to June 28’s NBA Draft.

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Newton native relishes ‘Payne’

Montrel Miller is thrilled with landing a gig in the TBS comedy series.

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State Chamber exec touts benefits of T-SPLOST

Albany and Georgia chambers officials promote the proposed 1 percent sales tax to drive Georgia into future.

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Sherwood to host ‘Men of Honor’ simulcast

A simulcast at Sherwood Baptist Church is expected to attract twice the participation from a previous year.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 13, 2012

Albany Police Department responds to at least 33 incidents

Westover class of 1992 plans 20 year reunion

Westover High School is planning a 20-year reunion for members of the graduating class of 1992 on June 29-30.

Girls Inc. searching for new executive director

The Board of Trustees of Girls Inc. of Albany has launched a search for a new executive director and are accepting resumes through June 29.

Police: Report of bogus gun struggle leads to charge

A bullet hit 26-year-old Marquez Young in the left leg above the ankle about 1:50 a.m. June 6, stated an Albany Police Department report. Officers interviewed Young in the Phoebe Putney Hospital Emergency Center.

Lee Sheriff's deputies arrest two people on meth charges

Lee County sheriff's deputies arrested Crystal Miles, 27, and Johnny White, 31, of Albany, for manufacturing methamphetamine at a 139 Country Drive residence, said Lee Sheriff's Office Col. Chris Owens.

New emergency rule allows synthetic marijuana seizure

The order does not include criminal penalties or arrest authority in connection with the substances.

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Panel OKs charter school draft

The charter petition will now be presented to the Dougherty County School Board for review.

Lee County releases road paving priorities

Twelve roads on a Lee County priority paving list were approved for special tax funding almost a decade ago.

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American flag etiquette being promoted

With Flag Day on Thursday and the Fourth of July nearing, there are important points to remember when displaying the American flag.

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Three-day music and arts festival announced

A local businessman and his partners in the music business are finalizing plans to bring a music festival to Albany Oct. 12-14.

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College student arrested in Web sting

A Georgia Tech student is in Dougherty County Jail where he faces charges of obscene Internet contact with a child.

Russia enflaming Syrian conflict

If Russia truly has any interest in calming down the conflict that has engulfed Syria for the past 15 months, it has a funny way of showing it

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Ode to the departed: Etta, Levon, Adam ...

Death, the philosophers tell us, is a part of life, the end of a journey spent preparing for what comes next.

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Despite Obama-Romney fight, Bain will return

A lot of political insiders in both parties think Bain Capital is pretty much a dead issue in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Squawk of the Day - June 13, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

William David Cooper, Sr.

William David Cooper, Sr., 67, Sylvester, died June 12, 2012

Melba Wright Warren

Melba Wright Warren, 86, Dublin

Isacc Andrew Davidson

Isacc Andrew Davidson, 67, Vienna, died June 11, 2012

Elsie Newton McLeod

Elsie Newton McLeod, 97, Sycamore, died June 11, 2012

Louise C. Parker

Louise C. Parker, 85, Fitzgerald, died June 11, 2012

Issac Wright

Issac Wright, Albany, died June 1, 2012

M. C. Laney

M. C. Laney, 68, Albany, died June 12, 2012

Vanessie Banks

Vanessie Banks, 95, Cuthbert, died June 12, 2012

J. W. Dennis

J. W. Dennis, 66, Harrisburg, NY, died June 3, 2012

Donny Allen Hicks

Donny Allen Hicks, 64, Albany, died June, 5, 2012

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Crooks smash into Phillip Phillips’ father’s store

Using a stolen backhoe, thieves break through the back door and wall of Albany Sporting Goods & Pawn.

"Gone With the Wind" actress Ann Rutherford dies

Ann Rutherford, Scarlett O'Hara's youngest sister in "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 94.

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Leaders hear proposal on utility savings

BEPC LLC officials say they helped the Bibb County School District save $2.5 million.