News for Wednesday, June 6, 2012


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Sutton sacrifice sparks citizen turnout

In a touching display of support, Southwest Georgians come to honor Lance Cpl. Steve Sutton, his family and the United States military.

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New Yorkers face soda pop cops

In case you needed another reason to avoid going to New York City, Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a ban on serving sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis, sports arenas and movie theaters if the drink is more than 16 ounces.

Hayes seeks commissioner input

The Hospital Authority is mulling whether to allow Phoebe to manage the former Palmyra Medical Centers site.

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Leesburg's Bryan wins award

Lee County native Luke Bryan thanked his fans via twitter after he won the CMT male video of the year.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 7, 2012

APD respond to at least 47 incidents

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Project Lifesaver: A way to monitor the lost

APD officers receive training on a device to track Alzheimer’s, down syndrome and autistic residents

Squawk of the Day - June 7, 2012

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Phoebe reflects on public hearing, approves jail contract

A contract for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to provide health services for inmates at Dougherty County Jail will cost the county roughly $76,000 a month, documents show.

Wisconsin may foreshadow November

Democrats and labor leaders mounted a vicious political attack in Wisconsin in an attempt to oust Gov. Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four Republican senators.

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Lance Cpl. Steve Sutton is laid to rest

Thousands line a fallen Marine's funeral route from Leesburg to Crown Hill Cemetery in Albany.

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New political home for Davis may not be right fit

Last week, GOP operatives gloated over the defection of Artur Davis, a former Democratic member of Congress and one-time Obama supporter who announced that he had become a Republican. The GOP had every right to cheer. In making his announcement, Davis posted an online spiel that came right out of the Republican playbook.

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Two books, two standards for Obama, Bush

Not all campaign books are treated equally. Just look at Edward Klein and J.H. Hatfield.

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Dougherty may cut county police officers, street lights

A public hearing is set for 10 a.m. Monday on the Dougherty County commission's FY 2013 budget.

James Brown

James Samuel "Sam" Brown, 78, of Dawson died at his residence on Saturday, June 2, 2012

Larry Moon, Sr.

Larry Malcolm Moon, Sr., 71, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jessie Johns

Mrs. Jessie Mae Johns of Arlington died on June 5, 2012

J.W. Dennis

J.W. Dennis of Harrisburg, NY, formerly of Sylvester, died on June 3, 2012

Geraldine Tumblin

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

John Dixon

John Alan "Snake" Dixon, 61, of Fitzgerald, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kathryn Estes

Kathryn Rebecca Estes, 84, of Albany, GA died Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ASU to add faculty for fall semester

Albany State University is receiving $1 million from the University System of Georgia that will enable it to add faculty positions this fall.

Orrie Lee

Orrie Bell Lee, 97, of Blakely died on June 5, 2012

Wisconsin governor defeats recall effort

In an election seen to have national political ramifications, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, has defeated an effort to oust him from office, winning by a wider margin than his original election bid. He is the first U.S. governor to survive a recall election.

One arrest made in non-fatal police officer shooting

Christopher Anthony Davis, 20, arrested in non-fatal shooting of Albany policeman; two more suspects are still being sought.

Irma Davis

Ms. Irma Jean Davis, 73, of Cordele died on JUne 5, 2012

Jean McPhaul

Jean Wilkes McPhaul, 95 of Americus, formally of Moultrie died Monday, June 4, 2012

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NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Celtics stun Heat in Game 5, lead series, 3-2; OKC can close out Spurs tonight in West

Paul Pierce hits arguably the biggest shot of the Eastern Conference finals thus far as his Game 5 3-pointer with under a minute left --- in LeBron James' face, no less --- lifts Boston past Miami, 94-90, on Tuesday night to give the Celtics a commanding 3-2 series lead with a chance to close out the series Thursday night in the Garden. (ADDS: breakout on female masseuse dying at home of Heat star Chris Bosh on Monday)

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Panthers playoff tickets on sale; PIFL finally releases statement on Albany-Alabama brawl fallout

Albany, which has already clinched home-field advantage for the first round of the upcoming PIFL playoffs, announces that tickets are now on sale for the June 23 matchup against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

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GSW hires new women's soccer coach

UGA grad and former Columbus State star Samantha Snow takes over the GSW women's soccer program Tuesday.

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Struggling Dream lose again, fall to 2-4 to start season

One week after routing the Liberty by 25 points, the Dream are stunned Tuesday night in New York, 79-74.

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: Kings one win from Stanley Cup, NHL history

Los Angeles is one win away from becoming the first team in NHL history to win the Cup as a No. 8 seed.

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FRENCH OPEN ROUNDUP: Fed, Djokovic survive five-setters to set up semis rematch; players irate over Roland Garros' lack of lights; Bryans close in on record 12th doubles title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic rallies at the French Open in five sets Tuesday to reach the semifinals, setting up a rematch with Roger Federer, who also needed five sets to advance.

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Braves mash Marlins, 11-0, thanks to Uggla’s two home runs; Chipper hopes to return by weekend

Dan Uggla shows his former team what it’s missing when he smacks two homers to help lead streaky Atlanta past division rival Miami on Tuesday night.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Story of UGA’s Olivadotti, daughter inspiring

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith sits down with Georgia linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, who shares his heartfelt --- and gut-wrenching --- story of his four-year-okd daughter Kasyn's battle with leukemia.

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The ‘Champ’ is here

Americus native Leonard Pope is ready to make an impact for his new team in Pittsburgh — and the tight end affectionately known as ‘Champ” is fitting into the Steelers’ new offensive scheme nicely.