News for Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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Casting fits well in 'Dixie Club'

Finding performers who match the roles can be a challenge in the theater.

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College years are what the student makes them

Last year around this time, I wrote an article entitled “Advice for Freshmen,” in which I tried to give those students going off to their first year of college some practical advice.

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No. 3 raced through life

Several years ago, I was in Talladega for the NASCAR race and had stopped by the No. 3 truck to see Richard Childress and Dale Earnhardt.

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On Stage with Kathleen Stroup

Making the best of life regardless of what it throws at you is a characteristic that Kathleen Stroup shares with her hard-luck character in “The Dixie Swim Club.”

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No surgery for Phillips

Leesburg’s Phillip Phillips may not need invasive surgery for his kidney problems, according to E! Online reports.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 6, 2012

Police respond to at least 39 incidents

Today we mourn Lance Cpl. Sutton

Today, we mourn the loss of a life -- a husband, a father, a son, a sibling, a grandson, a friend, a native son, a Marine.

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Another platinum single for Bryan

Lee County native and award-winning country singer Luke Bryan has scored his third consecutive platinum single.

Lawmakers' benefits get bipartisan support

Fringe Benefits for senators and representatives:

A Young Soldier's Letter From Heaven

Written in memory of Lance Cpl. Steve Sutton of Leesburg.

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Veterans due more than appreciation

Sam Spivey's 87 now and he's slowed down a step or two. But his mind remains as sharp as ever as he recalls the events that led to his enlistment in the U.S. Army at age 15.

Housing authority to apply for grant

The grant would be used to transform the McIntosh Homes neighorbood in central Albany, officials say.

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Region to vote on T-SPLOST in July

The 14-county Southwest Georgia region considers an increase in sales tax to bolster its transportation infrastructure.

Arts Council to present art show

The largest art show in the area comes to the Flint RiverQuarium this week.

Cases against Riggins, Baker moving toward trial date

A DCSS board member and a principal were indicted on charges allegedly falsifying school lunch applications.

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Friends recall 'Big Steve'

A steady stream of mourners flow into the Kimbrell-Stern funeral home to pay their respects to the fallen Marine and his family.

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Sutton's route from funeral home to church, cemetery announced

Highway 32 from Lover's Lane Road to Leesburg will be closed to thru traffic from noon until 3:30.

Two fraud suspects sentenced to five years

Two women plead guilty and are sentenced to five years to serve in prison and 15 years on probation.

Leesburg OKs intersection improvement bid

Work should start soon at an intersection in Leesburg that is notorious for traffic congestion.

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Local WWII vet survived D-Day invasion

Sam Spivey was a part of the U.S. Army's "Big Red One" during the 1944 D-Day invasion in Normandy, France.

Squawk of the Day - June 6, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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School principal sexual battery case declared mistrial

A judge in the sexual battery case involving Joey DeWayne James declares the case a mistrial.

Billie Tucker

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

Paul Baker

Paul R. Baker, 79, of Albany, GA, died June 3, 2012

A.C. Popham

Mr. A.C. (George, Bubba) Popham, 84, of Sylvester, GA, died Thursday May 31, 2012

Michael Clutts

Mr. Michael Lee Clutts, 54, of Concord, NC died Saturday June 2, 2012

Galina Soboleva

Dr. Galina Soboleva, 64, of Albany died June 5, 2012

James Hall

Mr. James W. Hall, 82, of Albany passed away Monday, June 4, 2012

Earlene Brown

She went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2012

Albany City Commission takes preliminary budget vote

In a tentative vote, Albany city commissioners agree 5-2 to adopt FY 2013 budget with 1.33-mill property tax increase.

Eugene Hurt

Eugene Hurt, 78, of Fitzgerald, died Monday, June 4, 2012

Hubert Earnest

Mr. Hubert "Buck" Earl Earnest, age 70 of Bonaire, GA. passed away on June 3, 2012

Geraldine Tumblin

Ms. Geraldine Tumblin, 55, of Albany died on June 4, 2012

Alberta Flanders

Mrs. Alberta Flanders, 86, of Bainbridge died on June 4, 2012

Kenyon Freeman

Kenyon Christopher Freeman, 9 months, of Blakely died on June 1, 2012

Officer saved by vest in shootout

After a shootout on the 500 block of Haley Street, a wounded Albany Police Department officer recovers at home.

Luther Lee

Mr. Luther Lee, 64, of Ashburn,Ga departed this life Monday June 4, 2012

Annie Flukers

Mrs. Annie Lue Smith Flukers of Albany died on May 30, 2012

Willie Johnson

Willie Bell Johnson, 82, of Dawson died on May 28, 2012

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Five Florida TSA workers fired, 38 others suspended

Five Transportation Security Administration workers have been fired after an investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year.

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Cinderella Man

Braves starter Brandon Beachy is one of those diamonds in the rough, an overlooked player who is now the big league ERA leader.

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: Kings blank Devils, 4-0, now one win from improbable Cup title

The Los Angeles Kings are now one win from NHL history as they beat New Jersey, 4-0, on Monday night in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead and close in on becoming the first No. 8 seed to ever win Lord Stanley's Cup.

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NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Thunder stun Spurs in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead in Western Conference finals

NBA Sixth Man of the Year James Harden hits a monster 3-pointer with under a minute to play late Monday night to lift Oklahoma City past San Antonio, 108-103, in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to take a commanding 3-2 lead as the series now heads back to OKC.

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MLB DRAFT ROUNDUP: Astros take Puerto Rican star No. 1; Georgia prep star goes No. 2 to Twins; Braves snag Brookwood product

Carlos Correa, 17, is leaving the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy for the bright lights of Major League Baseball after being taken No. 1 overall in the first-year player draft Monday night. (ADDS: breakouts on Appling County's Byron Buxton being taken No. 2; Braves' draft roundup)

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Is Tiger back?

Tiger Woods’ recent victories at Sherwood and on Sunday at Memorial has everyone in golf wondering if Tiger is really back.

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NFL wins arbitration ruling in bounty case

An arbitrator rules in favor of the NFL, upholding the league’s right to discipline Saints players for their role in their bounty system.

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Sharapova slips, stumbles in French Open win; Nadal rolls

Maria Sharapova tumbles and falls in the second set, and then beats 44th-seeded Klara Zakopalova in the French Open.