News for Friday, June 8, 2012


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Crime Stoppers fugitive caught

John Dame Woody III, also known as Woody, is back in Dougherty County Jail.

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Draft calls for evolving Albany High into career academy

The petition requests that the Dougherty County School Board allow for the "repurposing" of Albany High School.

Woman’s body found in West Albany home

Teresa Gibson Wright’s children found her unresponsive at her 3804 Dominion Court home at about 12:44 p.m.

Police/Fire/EMS - June 9, 2012

APD respond to at least 38 incidents

Heritage House demolition begins

For years the Heritage House has been little more than a shell — literally — of its former self.

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Braves honor Smoltz, retire No. 29

John Smoltz helped the Braves win 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005 and was honored before Friday night’s game against Toronto.

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I’ll Have Another suddenly retires with injury

Doug O’Neill stuns the sports world by announcing that his horse, I’ll Have Another, won’t run in today’s Belmont Stakes despite being one win away from horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 34 years.

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Celtics, Heat set to decide East title with Game 7 showdown

Oklahoma City awaits the winner of tonight's Eastern Conference finals Game 7 between the Celtics and the Heat.

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Out for revenge

One win away from securing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, the Panthers return to Columbus, where they lost their only game of the season May 6.

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Pacquiao a changed man as he prepares for Bradley, title bout

Little known Timothy Bradley will be Manny Pacquiao’s opponent in tonight's fight, which could either end Pacquiao’s lucrative career or revitalize it.

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It’s Nadal vs. Djokovic in historic French Open final

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic breeze through their French Open semifinal matches Friday, setting up a championship on Sunday that will either give Djokovic his fourth consecutive major title or Nadal his record seventh French Open championship.

Squawk of the Day - June 9, 2012

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What Wisconsin situation means

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, will be remembered as the beginning of the long decline of the public-sector union. It will follow, and parallel, the shrinking of private-sector unions, now down to less than 7 percent of American workers. The abject failure of the unions to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker -- the first such failure in U.S. history -- marks the Icarus moment of government-union power. Wax wings melted, there's nowhere to go but down.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - May 31-June 7, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail May 31-June 7, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

James W. Stone

James W. Stone, 94, Bainbridge, died June 7, 2012

Luther Lee

Luther Lee, 64, Ashburn, died June 4, 2012

Michael Woods

Michael Woods, Ashburn, died June 8, 2012

Olie Bishop Brinson

Olie Bishop Brinson, 85, Bainbridge, died June 8, 2012

Mary Brewton Maloof-Taylor

Mary Brewton Maloof-Taylor, 93, Albany, died June 8, 2012

Bobbie Irene Parker

Bobbie Irene Parker, 81, Eva, AL, died June 7, 2012

Isaac Wright

Isaac Wright, 73, Albany, died June 8, 2012

Robert A. Hendrie

Robert A. Hendrie, 80, Bainbridge, died June 7, 2012

Mayah Ashlynn Gadt

Mayah Ashlynn Gadt, infant, Albany, died June 7, 2012

Martha Ree Campbell

Martha Ree Campbell, 54, Dawson, died June 8, 2012

Earnest Lee Sheard, Sr.

Earnest Lee Sheard, Sr., 63, Sasser, died June 8, 2012

Arthur R. Donahoue

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

Angelia D. Solomon

Angelia Denise Solomon, 44, Albany, died June, 8 2012

Christopher T. Stone

Christopher T. Stone, 27, Leesburg, died June 6, 2012

Jessie Lee Range, Jr.

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

Man found guilty of bribery and kickbacks in federal court

A jury finds Joseph W. Jordan guilty of bribing and kicking back money to a loan officer.

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Impact of airport tops $54M

The Georgia Department of Transportation has compiled the economic impact of the state’s 104 public airports.

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Rite Aid suspect turns himself in at jail Friday

A description and pictures of a man entering a Rite Aid pharmacy leads to his arrest Friday.

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Mediacom files civil suit against L2Networks

The cable company is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the court.

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Looking Back - June 10, 2012

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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Powerball surges past $200 million

Saturday's Powerball jackpot jumps past the $200 million mark for a single winner.

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Pressure player

After taking loads of criticism last year and this year for wilting under the pressure in key moments, the Miami Heat rise to the occasion Thursday behind LeBron James’ huge game — 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists — taking Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston to force Game 7 on Saturday in Miami.

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Red-hot Giants steamroll Padres, 8-3, behind Posey's monster seventh HR of season

Former Lee County star Buster Posey hits a towering upper-deck shot Thursday, his seventh of the season, to help lift the Giants past the Padres and give ace Matt Cain his seventh straight win.

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FRENCH OPEN: Sharapova reaches first French Open final, reclaims No. 1 ranking; men's semis today

On Saturday, Maria Sharapova will face surprise finalist Sara Errani for the French Open women’s championship as the new world No. 1 player aims to finally claim the only major she has yet to win.

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McNamee's estranged wife takes stand, echoes husband's anger as Clemens trial continues

Eileen McNamee backs up some of the claims by Brian McNamee, the former trainer for Roger Clemens, but also contradicts some of his statements during her time on the witness stand Thursday at the former MLB star's federal trial.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU women honored as conference’s top program, while men finish fifth; two GSW golfers qualify for prestigious Georgia Amateur

After another great year, the Lady Rams’ sports teams win the conference’s top honor for the eighth time in the last nine years.

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Richt, UGA A.D. McGarity have extensions finalized

Georgia ensured that head football coach Mark Richt and A.D. Greg McGarity will be around Athens for quite some time after finalizing contract extensions for both Thursday.

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NFL NOTEBOOK: Mega-lawsuit on concussions claims NFL hid brain-injury link; Pats cut Ochocinco; Seahawks to give tryout to wrong imprisoned former prep star

Thousands of former players join together and file suit, claiming the league knew about the dangers of concussions years ago.

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Braves hook into Fish again, complete sweep; Smoltz's jersey to be retired tonight; Atlanta top pick Sims signs

Jason Heyward hits two homers and the Atlanta Braves finish off NL East rival Miami on Thursday night on the road for their fourth win in a row.

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BELMONT STAKES: Unknown jockey Gutierrez on verge of horse racing history at Belmont

Mario Gutierrez has had his world turned upside down due to the success he’s achieved while riding I’ll Have Another, which will go for horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 34 years Saturday at the Belmont Stakes.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: FSU to face Stanford ace Appel in Game 1 of Super Regionals; Ga. Southern catcher, ex-Lee star Griffin named All-American

Mark Appel, the No. 8 overall pick in Monday’s MLB Draft by the Pirates, takes the hill for Stanford in Game 1 tonight in Tallahassee vs. Florida St.