News for Monday, June 18, 2012


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Braves lose again, get bad news about Beachy’s elbow injury

Just after the Yankees beat the Braves, 6-2, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez announces that Brandon Beachy has a partial tear in his elbow.

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Don’t be blinded by the light

On a recent ride home down a dark back road, the kind where you have to use your bright lights, I noticed an interesting phenomenon.

Squawk of the day - June 19, 2012

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Police officers have an interesting lot

Your friends and family think you should look the other way if they break the law, but Lord help you if you don't arrest someone they have a grudge against.

Scales may balance in favor of America

The major cause for wars has been the acquisition of land and raw materials.

Egyptian president is already limited

The evolution of Egypt into a democracy isn't going as swimmingly as many had hoped.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 19, 2012

APD responds to at least 85 incidents

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All hail Emperor Obama

President Obama is no longer president in the constitutional sense. He appears to have elevated himself to the role of emperor, deciding unilaterally what should be the law and what should not, bypassing Congress and placing himself in the role of Julius Caesar.

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Discretionary tax list a must for leaders

Between now and July 31, you'll read a lot about the Transportation Sales Tax referendum in The Albany Herald.

Woman uninjured after accident at Sylvester post office

Officials with the Sylvester Police Department say a woman was uninjured after a medical issue caused her to run into a brick column at a local post office.

Westover band boosters to sell fireworks during fundraiser

When it comes to fundraising, most school booster organizations usually fall back on the tried and true such as raffles, car washes and candy sales.

Child nearly drowns in pool

A 6-year-old boy nearly drowned in a pool over the weekend in Ashburn, officials with Turner County EMS confirmed Monday.

Mayor of Baconton turns in granddaughter

The granddaughter of Baconton's mayor has been arrested in connection with a purse snatching last week, officials with the Dougherty County Police Department say.

APD investigates aggravated assaults

An attempted armed robbery was among the incidents Albany police responded to over the weekend.

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Allen campaign seeks to unseat Sanford Bishop

Republican Rick Allen wants to represent the 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

SBDC plans franchise workshop

UGA's Small Business Development Center co-sponsors a workshop on choosing a winning franchise.

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Jurrjens getting second chance with Braves

With Brandon Beachy on the disabled list, Jair Jurrjens has his chance to show he has recovered his All-Star form.

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Up 2-1, Heat look poised to win NBA title

The Heat were up 2-1 in last years’ Finals before Dallas won three in a row, but this year’s Heat team seems to be in better shape.

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Americus-Sumter’s Joel Landis followed up his undefeated sophomore season with another spectacular year on the tennis courts to win his second straight Herald Player of the Year award. (ADDS: 2012 Herald All-Area Boys Tennis Team)

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Clemens found not guilty on all perjury charges

A jury determines that Roger Clemens didn’t lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Olympic Club was the real winner of the U.S. Open

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith believes that except for Pebble Beach, there might not be a more exciting setting for a championship than the Olympic Club.

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Community needs website to roll out in July

Data have been collected over the course of several months to assess what the area's health needs are.

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Albany State, Deerfield sign 'historic' articulation agreement

Seniors at a local prep school will be able to earn college credits in classes taught by their own teachers on campus.

Audrey Moss Youngblood

Audrey Moss Youngblood, 74, Fitzgerald, died June 16, 2012

Ben Rufus Lee

Ben Rufus Lee, 61, Edison, died June 17, 2012

Eva Faye Gray Cain

Eva Faye Gray Cain, 78, Pelham, died June 17, 2012

Richard G. Redding

Richard G. Redding, 50, Augusta, died June 17, 2012

Elder Robert Lee Young

Elder Robert Lee Young, 56, Cordele, died June 16, 2012

Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr.

Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr., 76, Pelham, died June 17, 2012

Roy Lamar Staines

Roy Lamar Staines, 54, August, died June 15, 2012

Hazelene S. Culwell

Hazelene S. Culwell, 79, Apopka, FL died June 15, 2012

Margie Cladd

Margie Cladd, 88, Dawson, died June 15, 2012

Annie L. Odom

Annie L. Odom, Westend, NC, died June 11, 2012

Deborah Rich Brown

Deborah Rich Brown, 45, Bainbridge, died June 16, 2012

Rosie Thomas Walters

Rosie Thomas Walters, 84, Albany, died June 13, 2012

Phoenix J. Phillips

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

Ethel L. Johnson

Ethel Lee Johnson, Albany, died June 13, 2012

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County Budget discussions continue; citizens plea against police/library budget cuts

Commissioners are considering whether to cut services and personnel or raise taxes for those living outside the city of Albany.

Dougherty Commissioners are considering cutting services or raising taxes for those living outside the city of Albany.

Teen turns himself in for stabbing

A 38-year-old man was stabbed his uncle on Sunday afternoon, officials say.

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City to end Sunday bus service

Officials say less than one percent of their total ridership came on Sundays.

Albany officials say less than 1 percent of the city’s total transit bus ridership comes on Sundays.

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Phillip Phillips featured at July 4th concert

America’s newest “Idol” is preparing for a performance at the National Mall in Washington.

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NBA FINALS: Heat capitalize on OKC’s late mistakes to win Game 3

The Thunder give up a 10-point, second-half lead to the Heat, who take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals on Sunday night.