News for Thursday, June 14, 2012


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MillerCoors lottery group wins $1 million

Eleven co-workers will split the prize from a June 9 Powerball game drawing.

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Former Dougherty County deputy guilty on all counts

A former Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces a 10 a.m. sentencing today after guilty verdicts on fraud.

Forums to be held on T-SPLOST issue

If passed, the special sales tax would fund $530 million in transportation projects in a 14-county region that includes metro Albany.

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Transparency needed in churches, too

I recently reflected on the importance the church practicing the highest standards of honesty and transparency by citing public allegations of influence peddling in the Vatican.

CrimeStoppers Most Wanted - June 15, 2012

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its most Wanted list this week. All fugitives on the Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

Polcie/Fire/EMS - June 15, 2012

Police respond to at least 37 incidents

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American 'empire' following Rome's path

America was founded as a constitutional federal republic composed of a limited federal government and sovereign states.

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Little slips and blips don't decide elections

The political world is overheated and overtweeted. Every little blip and slip is treated as a decisive turning point in an election still almost five months away.

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Looking Back -- June 17, 2012

Several local folks have shared an experience or two about growing up in the 1950s in Albany, especially during the summer breaks. For those readers, and others of that time, here are some tidbits from the first half of the decade just for you. (Take the Quik Quiz in Mary's column.)

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Man indicted in toddler beating

The Dougherty County Grand Jury hands down indictments in a beating of a child and a domestic incident.

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Drug deal ends in shooting

A man selling marijuana pulls a gun and ends up in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

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ASU, Deerfield to sign articulation agreement

Deerfield will offer college-level courses in English Lit and Calculus, earning credits from ASU.

Squawk of the Day - June 15, 2012

Make your comment about today's Squawk of the Day!

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2012 CRCT Results: More Students Exceeding Standards

State-level CRCT results show improvement.

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APD moves in backhoe burglar case

Police have executed search warrants in connection with the burglary of a pawnshop owned by Phillip Phillips' father.

Robert Plummer

Robert "Buddy" Arnold Plummer, 60, a resident of Dothan, AL, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012

Marian Frantz

Marian Cero Frantz, 92, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012

Charles Lester

Mr. Charles "C.J." Lester of 225 Woodcrest Road, Sylvester, GA, who departed this life on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Alice Rogers

Alice Rogers, 90, of Bronwood, GA, died June 13, 2012

Frances Hand

Frances Chandler Hand (Mrs. Fred B. Hand Jr.) 68 of Pelham, Georgia, died June 14, 2012

Albera Hooks

Alberta Maria "Tootie" Hooks, 50, of 612 Eugemar Dr. died 06/10/12

Doris Clay

Ms. Doris Louise Clay, 83, made her transition on Monday, June 11,2012

Howard Hewett

Mr. Howard Alvis Hewett, 88 of W. 2nd Ave. in Albany died June 14, 2012

Teresa Wright

She departed this life on June 8, 2012

Irene Smith

Mother Irene Smith or "Mrs. Irene" as she was so affectionately known was called home to her eternal rest on June 10, 2012

Phoenix Phillips

Phoenix Jakahi Phillips, 7, of Albany died Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mitchell Mims

Mr. Mitchell Mims, 93, of Albany died Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Angela Solomon

Ms. Angelia Denise Solomon, 44, of Albany died Friday, June 8, 2012

Ernest Sheard

Ernest Lee Sheard, 63, of Sasser died on June 8, 2012

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Regional Commission head to run for county commission

Dan Bollinger, the executive director of the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, will join two other candidates in running for the District 5 commission seat in Mitchell County.

Edwina Covington

Edwina Roles Covington, 89, of Camilla died June 14, 2012

Ruby Davis

Mrs. Ruby Diane Mixon Davis died Thursday, June 14, 2012

Peggy Brinson

Mrs. Peggy D. Brinson, 72, of Whigham died on June 13, 2012

M.C. Laney

Mr. M.C. Laney, 68, of Albany died on June 12, 2012

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Local officials host T-SPLOST forums

Voters will decide whether to add a one-percent sales tax specifically for transportation projects July 31.

A small group of local elected officials is hosting a series of public forums to provide information about the upcoming Transportation Sales Tax referendum.

Angela Wilson

Mrs. Angela Marie Wilson of Arlington died on June 12, 2012

Nellie Harmon

Mrs. Nellie Cole Hodges Harmon, 97, passed away on June 9, 2012

Darrell Goins

Darrell R. Goins, 51, of Ft. Gaines died on June 7, 2012

Vanessie Banks

Vanessie James Banks, 95, of Cuthbert died on June 12, 2012

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State unemployment rate unchanged

Figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday show that Albany has lost 200 jobs.

Lydia Thomas

Lydia C. Thomas, 64, of Lumpkin died on June 12, 2012

Letford Session, Jr.

Letford Session, Jr., 62, of Camilla, died Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ethel Johnson

Ms. Ethel L. Johnson of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Wednesday, June 13, 2012