News for Monday, June 4, 2012


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APD responds to break-in

Among the incidents the Albany Police Department responded to over the weekend and into Monday morning was a break-in at an East Albany restaurant.

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Sunset Grill restaurant closes

The restaurant's owner has bought the majority interest in Rooster's with plans to revamp that facility's offerings.

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Paving to begin on Flowing Well Road

A southeast Lee County dirt road is being paved as part of an aggressive road improvement project in the county.

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Fallen Marine arrives home

Relatives of Lance Cpl. Steven Sutton, a Marine raised in Leesburg, learned during the Memorial Day weekend that he had died in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

Leesburg's officials mull smaller budget

The city of Leesburg's Fiscal Year 2013 budget is expected to come in at slightly less than $2.4 million.

Happiness is a simple pleasure

Are you happy? Chances are that you are, but the chances aren't as good as they have been.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 5, 2012

APD responds to at least 90 incidents.

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What is the war on women good for?

I turned on my television Thursday morning and heard a beating heart.

Detention of Americans violates Constitution

In a letter to the editor, Sarah Webster says that detention of Americans violates Constitution.

Hospital Authority should represent the taxpayers

In a letter to the editor, Paul A. Jones of Albany says that the Hospital Authority should represent the taxpayers.

Smokers burn time from their employers

In a letter to the editor, Blythe Henderson of Leesburg says that smokers burn time from their employers.

Man continues to erode word of God

In a letter to the editor, Warren Grant of Albany says that man continues to erode the Word of God.

Squawk of the day - June 5, 2012

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Sisters convicted of falsely committing mom

Two sisters have been found guilty of falsely claiming their mother to ward, officials say.

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Stone asks more of Phoebe

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital offered to cut the price of its contract to provide inmate care with the county by $643k Monday.

Dougherty County Commissioner Jack Stone urged his fellow commissioners Monday to write a letter to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital executives urging them to chip in more to the financial stability to the county.

Teresa Luke

Mrs. Teresa Tompkins Luke, 48, of Sumner died Sunday June 3, 2012

Mary Jones

Mary Alice Rigsby Jones, 77, of Dawson Georgia died Saturday June 2, 2012

Juanita Summerday

Juanita Atkinson Summerday, 83, of Baconton, died Sunday, June 3, 2012

O.L. McGlamry

Mr. O.L. "Mack" McGlamry, 89, of Albany, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, June 4, 2012

Billie Tucker

Billie K. Tucker, 78, of Albany, GA died Monday, June 4, 2012

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Leesburg Public Works director out

The city of Leesburg's interim Public Works director also managed the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Rosetta Corbett

Mrs. Rosetta B. Lowe Corbett of Albnay died on June 2, 2012

Beatrix Massey

Mrs. Beatrix Schmidt Massey, 61, of Albany died on May 30, 2012

Vernice Norman

Ms. Vernice Norman, 75, died on June 3, 2012

James West

Mr. James M. West, 61, of Bainbridge died on June 3, 2012

Allene Edwards

Mrs. Allene Edwards, 70, of Atlanta formerly of Bainbridge died on May 31, 2012

Paul Baker

Paul R. Baker, 77, of Albany, GA, died June 3, 2012

Willie Hall, Jr.

Mr. Willie James 'JayBird' Hall, Jr., 65 of Albany, GA died on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jessie Range, Jr.

Mrs. Jessie Lee Range, Jr., 62, of Sylvester died on June 3, 2012

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Dougherty finance committee issues recommendations

Some turn to sales tax as a possible means to shore up the county's funding issues.

Dougherty County employees would get six paid holidays while those not impacted by unpaid holidays would get a 1 percent pay cut, as would county commissioners and contributions to the EDC.

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Zimmerman back in jail, attorney seeks new hearing

George Zimmerman's attorney says he expects to file a motion Monday seeking a new bond hearing.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Georgia Tech falls to No. 1 Florida; FSU advances to Super Regionals

Georgia Tech’s run in the NCAA Tournament ends Sunday night in a 15-3 loss to No. 1 seed Florida. while FSU advances to the Super Regionals with an 8-1 win against Samford.

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Celtics overcome Miami in OT to even series at 2-2

The Celtics blow an 18-point lead, then regroup in time to beat the Heat, 93-91, in overtime to even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.

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Johnson wins for 7th time at Dover

Jimmie Johnson proves again he owns the track at Dover as he wins for the seventh time there on Sunday.

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Djokovic, Federer win in Paris, Azarenka doesn’t

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advance in the French Open, but No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova upsets women’s No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka.

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Bear-ing down

Tiger Woods hits a miracle shot on 16 to ignite a comeback and wins the Memorial on Sunday to tie Jack Nicklaus at No. 2 for career PGA Tour wins.

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Hanson, Braves beat Nationals, 3-2

Braves starter Tommy Hanson gives up home runs to the first two batters he faces, but comes back to beat the Nationals 3-2 on Sunday.