News for Thursday, June 7, 2012


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RiverQuarium and arts good match

A crowd applauds art in the 2012 Southwest Georgia Regional Art Show Thursday at Flint RiverQuarium.

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Seniors display artwork

The Shades of Gold Senior Art Show comes together for the 19th time to present awards and just for the fun of it.

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Committee approves tentative budget

New budget includes nearly $9 million in cuts from the previous budget.

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Keyboard burns a career

The headline in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention: “Facebook and Twitter Postings Cost CFO His Job.” Rachel Emma Silverman reported (May 15, 2012, B-1) that 63-year-old Gene Morphis was fired because he showed no restraint on Facebook and Twitter.

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APD: Artis Thomas wanted in theft by taking case

The Albany Police Department asks the community for its help in locating 54-year-old Artis Thomas of Albany. He is wanted for theft by taking around 9 p.m. on May 7 at 1615 E. Broad Ave.

Man hit by bullet after shots fired Wednesday morning

A bullet hit 26-year-old Marquez Young in the left leg above the ankle at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, stated an Albany Police Department report.

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Police/Fire/EMS - June 8, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.

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Humorist headlines Council on Aging's Comedy Night

Popular Southern humorist Jeanne Robertson is being brought back to Albany "by popular demand."

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Boring can be beautiful

Incredibly boring white guy. Vanilla, wonky and unflappable. Bloodless technocrat. Dry as dust.

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Officials should focus on inefficiency

Recently, both the city of Albany and Dougherty County commissioners have stated the possibilities of raising property taxes to meet their proposed budgets. Raising taxes seems to be their comfort zone, but it is not the appropriate thought process for the taxpaying citizens.

Columnist leaves out reform of sinner

In a letter to the editor, Marlene Bishop of Pelham says that Carlton Fletcher's recent column leaves out the reform of a sinner.

Democrats' 'cures' for U.S. have fallen flat

In a letter to the editor, James Balch says that the Democrat's "cures" for the U.S. have fallen flat.

Crimestoppers - June 8, 2012

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has eight fugitives on its most Wanted list this week. All fugitives on the Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

Public health urging people to utilize shingles vaccine

The Southwest Public Health District is encouraging those 60 years of age or older to take advantage of the shingles vaccine, a news release from the district indicates.

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Unattended cooking causes fire at complex

Albany Fire Department firefighters are finishing up their response to an apartment fire caused by unattended cooking at 2507 Redwood Court off of Stuart Avenue.

Arthur R. Donahoue

Arthur R. Donahoue, Albany, died June 5, 2012

Selethia Green

Selethia Green, 62, Albany, died June 2, 2012

Terrence D. Daniels

Terrence D. Daniels, 39, Atlanta, died May 29, 2012

Dennis Everett

Dennis Everett, Vienna, died June 3, 2012

Galina Soboleva

Galina Soboleva, 64, Albany, died June 5, 2012

Carrie Bell Davis Peavy

Carrie Bell Davis Peavy, 89, Albany, died June 1, 2012

Virginia Bryant

Virginia Bryant, Vienna, died June 7, 2012

Kathryn Rebecca Estes

Kathryn Rebecca Estes, 84, Albany, died June 5, 2012

Jimmy G. Barnett, Sr.

Jimmy G. Barnett, Sr., 76, Newton, died June 6, 2012

Willie D. Johnson

Willie D. Johnson, 90, died June 5, 2012

Jean Wilkes McPhaul

Jeanette Wilkes McPhaul, 95, Americus, died June 4, 2012

Travis Braswell

Travis Braswell, 63, Donalsonville, died June 6, 2012

Susie Williams

Susie Williams, 88, Newport News, VA, died June 3, 2012

Christopher Terrell Stone

Christopher Terrell Stone, 27, Leesburg, died June 6, 2012

Jessie Mae Johns

Jessie Mae Johns, Arlington, died June 5, 2012

Willie Bell Johnson

Willie Bell Johnson, 82, Ashburn, died May 28, 2012

Creasia A. Hayes

Creasia A. Hayes, Damascus, died June 3, 2012

Louie Joe Western

Louie Joe Western, 60, Newnan, died June 5, 2012

Ida Bell Cobb

Ida Bell Cobb, 77, Albany, died June 2, 2012

A. C. Popham

A. C. Popham, 84, Sylvester, died May 31, 2012

Ruthie Mae Haywood Robinson

Ruthie Mae Haywood Robinson, Camilla, died June 4, 2012

Florine Ross

Florine Ross, 76, died May 31, 2012

Tommie Lee Brown

Tommie Lee Brown, 79, Americus, died June 6, 2012

Mae Ola Webb

Mae Ola Webb, 80, died June 1, 2012

Squawk of the day - June 8, 2012

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Demolition begins on the Heritage House

Oxford Construction has begun the long-awaited demolition of the Heritage House.

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Braves wrap up MLB draft by selecting Colquitt High's Creech, two UGA stars

The 2012 MLB draft ends Wednesday as UGA‘s Alex Wood and Levi Hyams are taken by the Braves, who also select Moultrie’s Matt Creech.

DCSS Finance Committee approves $116M tentative budget

The Doughtery County School System Finance Committee this morning approved a tentative $116 million budget for FY2013

Bandit hits Slappey pharmacy

A white male with his face hidden by a shirt robbed a North Slappey business overnight, Albany police say.

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: Devils avoid elimination, beat Kings on late goals

The Stanley Cup finals heads back to New Jersey after Los Angeles fails to close out the series in Game 4 Wednesday at home.

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NBA PLAYOFFS: Thunder headed to NBA finals, beat Spurs, 107-99

The Thunder trailed the Spurs by 15 points at halftime of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night, but OKC stormed back to win, 107-99, to advance to the franchise's first NBA finals, which starts next week.

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FRENCH OPEN ROUNDUP: Nadal, 51-1 in career French Open matches, closes in on history

The men’s and women’s semifinals at the French Open are all set after Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, David Ferrer and defending champ Rafael Nadal all win Wednesday.

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NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Heat try to avoid disastrous end to season in Game 6 vs. Celtics

Can’t-miss Miami is one win from seeing its season end without a title for the second straight year.

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FSU needs young arms to come up big in Super Regionals

Freshmen pitchers Brandon Leibrandt and Mike Compton will be relied on heavily in FSU’s Super Regionals showdown with Stanford.

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I’ll Have Another made 4-5 favorite to win Belmont

Horse Racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 34 years may be crowned Saturday if I’ll Have Another can conquer the grueling Belmont Stakes.

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Delgado outduels Johnson as Braves beat Marlins again; Freeman injured in win

Randall Delgado goes 6 1/3 innings and strikes out seven as Atlanta sneaks by Miami, 2-1, on Wednesday to win its third straight game.

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Comeback at Columbus

Panthers QB Cecil Lester was stuck on the sidelines with an injured knee when Albany lost to Columbus on May 6, but now he is back in the lineup and ready to get revenge against their rivals Saturday.