News for Friday, June 22, 2012


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Worth budget challenged

Several Worth County officials complain about allocations in the county’s FY 2013 budget.

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Challenger seeks debate with sheriff

Lee County Sheriff Reggis Rachals says he has no interest in holding a public forum with David Cheshire.

Family to conduct vigil

Jerome Walden's family will holds a vigil in his memory on 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the alley of Poplar Street and Highland Avenue where he was murdered one year ago.

Injunction halts elections

US. District Judge Louis Sands issued a preliminary injunction stopping the Sumter County School Board elections.

Police/Fire/EMS for June 23, 2012

APD responds to at least 59 incidents.

Party conventions need no tax money

While the new U.S. farm bill legislation that passed the Senate this week may not be the best thing for our region -- the fact that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, couldn't support it is certainly cause for concern -- one aspect of it that, as far as we can tell, has nothing to do with agriculture certainly has merit.

Dougherty County Jail Report - June 14-21, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail June 14-21, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Summit at ASU labeled success

Participants at an education summit are shown the use of instructional materials and approaches for engaging learners.

Animal control saves two dogs, third is put down

According to inhumane treatment reports filed by Animal Control agents, two dogs were saved from cruel conditions and a third was put down.

Sculpture damaged in last days of exhibit at RiverQuarium

Damage to a displayed sculpture was probably a case of accidental carelessness Wednesday, rather than vandalism, a Flint RiverQuarium official said.

The immigration bombshell: Naked lawlessness

President Obama last week suspended these very deportations -- granting infinitely renewable "deferred action" with attendant work permits -- thereby unilaterally rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing.

Squawk of the Day - June 23, 2012

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Dorothy Jackson

"Doll" took her flight from this life to be forever with the Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

James Gaff

James C. Gaff, 91, of Ocilla died June 21, 2012

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City selling family homeless housing

The Emergency Shelter grant from the state Department of Community Affairs funds the city's homeless family shelter program.

The city of Albany is shifting the way it provides emergency housing for homeless families.

Willie Mathis

Willie Mathis died June 17, 2012

Mae Hayward

Mae Frances Hayward, 59, of Albany, died Friday, June 22, 2012

Hilda Houston

Hilda C. Houston, 79, of Albany, GA died Thursday, June 20, 2012

Leon Toole

Leon Toole, 78, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jimmie Kelly

Mrs. Jimmie M. Kelly, 78, of Irwin County, died Thursday, June 21, 2012

Richard Redding

Mr. Richard G. Redding, 51, of Augusta formerly of Tifton, Ga departed this life June 17, 2012

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CROWN ’EM!: King James, Heat deliver Miami NBA title

LeBron James and the Miami Heat blow out Oklahoma City in Game 5 of the NBA Finals late Thursday night, delivering the championship that the team promised when it was assembled nearly three years ago.

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany’s Branch set for 7th annual football camp this weekend; Chehaw BMX to host 'Olympic Day' on Saturday

NFL receiver, Super Bowl hero and Monroe grad Deion Branch returns home to host his 7th annual Skills and Drills camp this weekend at ASU.

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Adopted son joins lists of accusers as jury deliberates Sandusky’s fate

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, who is now 33, comes forward Thursday and claims he was also abused by the former PSU assistant football coach.

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FALCONS MINICAMP: Falcons’ aerial attack looking as sharp as ever

The Falcons have used their preseason practices to sharpen their passing attack, which now includes more screen passes to spread out opposing defenses. (ADDS: stories on Atlanta 2nd-year players making strides in minicamp; former Pro Bwol LB Lofa Tatupu getting shot to start at LB)

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COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: FSU's championship curse continues

The Florida State baseball program, which has made more trips to the College World Series than any other program in the nation without a title, will have to wait another year to break its curse as it falls to Arizona, 10-3, in an elimination game Thursday in Omaha, Neb. (ADDS: CWS roundup item on South Carolina-Arkansas)

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Judge delays trial of alleged Auburn tree poisoner, considers request for possible venue change

Accused of poisoning the famed oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn, Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. sees his trial delayed Thursday because of an article published by the Tigers' student newspaper, and a venue change may be next.

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LOCAL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Former GSW hoops star Brown signs pro contract

NCAA Division II All-American Phillip Brown, a former Georgia Southwestern star, is headed overseas to continue his basketball career. (ADDS: notes on Darton, ASU, GSW student-athletes earning national awards)

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Post 182 nips rival Post 30, 4-3, in first meeting of season

William Sullivan pitches a heck of a ball game Thursday for American Legion Post 182, which downs Albany Post 30 at Paul Eames Park.

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Ex-DWS star Young’s NBA tryouts a success; more to follow?

Albany’s Andre Young shines in his tryouts with the Warriors and Kings, and those performances have now drawn interest from the Hawks, Bobcats, Lakers and Spurs.