News for Saturday, June 23, 2012


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Births -- June 24, 2012

These are births in the Albany area for the period of June 9-18, 2012.

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All 'Decked' out with art

More than 20 artists, musicians and performers are signed up to perform at Friday night's "Deck of Arts" event in downtown Albany.

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Take precautions to beat the heat

Health & Fitness

During the hot Southwest Georgia summer, overheating is a constant threat that needs to be taken into account when exercising.

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APD holds gun safety course

Albany Police Department gun instructors emphasize that when it comes to handling a gun, safety is the first concern.

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Slain Marine's widow, father express gratitude to community

Lance Cpt. Steve Sutton's family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from area residents.

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Multiple shootings occur Saturday morning

Gunfire early Saturday morning injures three at different locations within a mile of each other in South Albany.

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Knighton to attend leadership academy

Joy Knighton of Albany Technical college will be one of 33 technical college executives from Georgia participating in the Technical College System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Academy for 2012-13.

Phoebe conference center to host forum

Thinking about a career in medicine?

Leadership graduation set

Albany ARC will host the Class of 2012 Dougherty Leadership Development Institute graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday at Chehaw Park’s Creekside Education Center.

Albany High Class of ’77 reunion planned

The Albany High School Class of 1977 will conduct its 35th reunion on Aug. 4 at Merry Acres Inn and Conference Center, 1504 Dawson Road.

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Area teen wants to be Top Model

Victoria Henley, an 18-year-old Colquitt native, is hopeful she’ll achieve her dream of becoming “America’s Next Top Model.”

Breakfast set to honor Military

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will host a military appreciation breakfast at Doublegate Country Club on Wednesday.

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SBDC holds workshop for franchise seekers

A University of Georgia development center hosts a morning of information for entrepreneurs.

Slain agent’s family deserves some answers

In December 2010, a U.S. border agent, Brian Terry, was killed by gunmen from Mexico.

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Dear officer: Thanks for the ticket ... really

I got a traffic ticket this week, the first in a long time and the first ever from an Albany Police Department officer. Yeah, bummer.

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Nuns part of valuable religious debate

The warmth with which elderly Catholic nuns have been greeted on their cross-country bus tour to protest Republican cuts to the federal budget is hugely encouraging.

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On the Job with Anna Veilands

Herald writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Anna Veilands, owner of Orthodontics Practice in Albany and Leesburg.

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Kitchen inspections for 6/24/12

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties.

Darton to hold summer camps

The Albany college will bee hosting several unique summer camps during the next month.

Police/Fire/EMS report for 6-24/12

APD responds to at least 56 incidents.

Squawk of the Day - June 24, 2012

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Man retrieved from sandbar near Cromartie Beach

The Albany Fire Department is is the process of retrieving a man down on a sandbar near the Cromartie Beach Boat Landing.

Anne Stola

Ms. Anne Celeste Hill Stola, 54, passed away June 14, 2012

William Chalk

Bill Chalk passed away peacefully Sunday, June 17th

Dorothy Vaardahl

Dorothy E. Vaardahl, 90, of Albany, GA died Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hilda Houston

Hilda C. Houston, 79, of Albany, GA died Thursday, June 21, 2012

David Arline

David Arline of Camilla, GA died Monday, June 18

Betty Jamison

Betty Jean Shaw Jamison entered Heaven's gates June 20, 2012

Pearlis Montjoy

Pearlis Jackson Montjoy, 95, died June 20, 2012

Richard Spurlock

Mr. Spurlock died June 22, 2012

Sara King

Sara Layfield King, 91, of Albany died Saturday June 23, 2012

Gwendolyn Crump

Mrs. Gwendolyn Grump, 70, of Pelham died on June 22, 2012

James McNease, Jr.

James Harrison McNease, Jr., 61, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, died Friday, June 22, 2012

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Steer clear of striped signs

When you're in a teaching moment with a teenage daughter who's about to get her learner's driving permit, watch the signs closely.

Eddie Murray

Dea. Eddie R. Murray, 81, of Albany died on June 23, 2012

Robert Adkins

Robert E. Lee Adkins, 68, of Edison died June 21, 2012

Peggy Benford

Mrs. Peggy Ann Hall Benford, 81, of Albany, died on Saturday June 23, 2012

Gail Cameron

Gail Louise Cameron, 50, of Albany, GA., died June 22, 2012

Kearer Crawford

Mrs. Kearer Virginia Lane Crawford of Albany died on June 23, 2012

Otis McClure

Otis McClure, 90, of Leesburg, GA, died Friday June 22, 2012

Dona Fletcher

Dona L Fletcher, 86, of Ocilla, died Friday June 22, 2012

Vickie Collier

Vickie R. Collier, 84, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died June 22, 2012

Jessie Henry

Mr. Jessie Henry of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, June 22, 2012

Kevin Brown

Mr. Kevin D. Brown of Poulan,Ga departed this life June 20, 2012

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Two GSW golfers named NCAA D-II All-Americans

GSW golfers J.P Griffin and Craig Gibson are both named Third-Team All-Americans this week after a pair of stellar seasons.

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Jurrjens shuts down BoSox, 4-1, in return to Braves’ starting rotation

In his return from injury --- and a stint in Triple-A --- Jair Jurrjens cools off the red-hot Red Sox on Friday night in Game 1 of the interleague series, lifting the Braves to their third straight win.

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Verdict is in: Sandusky found guilty on 45 of 48 counts, likely to spend rest of life in prison

The jury in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial drops the hammer on the former Penn State defensive coordinator coach late Friday night.

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It's on!

Albany and Columbus are facing off for the fourth time this season, and Panthers coach Lucious Davis says “there aren’t any secrets” between the bitter arena league rivals, who are fighting for a spot in next week’s PIFL Championship game.

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Cavs No. 1 golfer, Mississippi St. signee Sakulpolphaisan named to prestigious national All-Nicklaus Team

Darton’s Joe Sakulpolphaisan, who ended his sophomore year as the No. 1-ranked JUCO player in the nation, becomes the first Cavs golfer in the program’s history to be named to the All-Nicklaus Team, which is selected by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus.

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GSW men’s basketball program signs former Duke football star, high school hoops standout

Austin Kelly, a former two-sport star at South Cobb High in North Georgia, had already graduated from Duke — but still had a year of eligibility left — so he’s decided to pursue his master's degree in Americus and play hoops next season for GSW.

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New Darton wrestling coach backs out of job

The search is back on for Darton’s next wrestling coach after Tom Erikson — a former assistant at D-I powerhouse Purdue — accepts the position, but then backs out Thursday.