News for Saturday, June 9, 2012


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BamaJam returns with sterling lineup

Kid Rock, Tim McGraw and the Zac Brown Band will headline the three days of the BamaJam 2012 music festival.

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It’s not cheesy to say thanks

Last time I looked they were still on the dining room table in a neat little pile. Three piles, actually. Written. Blank. And envelopes.

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Worley to serve as BamaJam performer, host

Country star Darryl Worley talks about Leesburg’s Luke Bryan and how some artists end up on top come awards time.

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Words can motivate you into motion

Nike does a great job of incorporating motivating fitness quotes into their advertising campaigns. You may not even wear a lot of Nike apparel, but you are certainly familiar with their “Just Do It” slogan. We’ve all used little motivational sayings at one time or another in our daily lives.


Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from May 30-June 4.

Squawk of the Day - June 10, 2012

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Camp Good Grief, Journey complete another year

A total of 50 children who took advantage of two camps designed to help those of a young age through the bereavement process.

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Following the path to revitalization

A Dougherty County commissioner is spearheading efforts to revitalize Albany's downtown "Harlem district."

Freedom of speech getting SWAT-ted

Prank calls are one thing, but sending the police on high-alert wild goose chances because you disagree with someone’s political opinion is, in a word, criminal.

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Officials choose to ignore Obama fraud

Earlier this spring, President Obama’s attorney Alexandra Hill went to court in New Jersey over a challenge to her client’s eligibility to appear on the 2012 presidential primary ballot.

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Is city trying to re-invent transit wheel?

Orlando Rambo and his fellow principles in Destiny Transportation Group have been accused of “looking out for their own best interest” in their attempts to halt the city of Albany’s plans to build a $10 million multimodal transportation facility.

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Mayor issues call to service

The “2012 Mayor’s Call to Service” attracts nearly 200 to the Albany Civic Center Saturday.

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High-tech equipment ‘scanning’ multimodal site

Proposed city bus station site is being scanned for any significant archeological remains.

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Education Notebook for June 10, 2012

Mary Keaton of Albany has received her master's degree from American Intercontinental University.

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Crash sends victims to hospital

Three vehicles are involved in a Saturday afternoon crash in East Albany.

Police/Fire/EMS report for June 10, 2012

APD responds to at least 52 incidents.

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In the Military for June 10, 2012

Here are how some local residents are faring in the military.

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Kitchen inspections for June 10, 2012

Here is a list of recent kitchen inspections for Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties.

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Montgomery to direct SunTrust in South Georgia

The Albany-based banker will also be the commercial relationship manager.

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On the Job with Dean Lewis

Staff writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Deana Lewis, owner of Lewis Tree Service.

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FSU rocks Stanford, ace Appel in Super Regional opener

Florida State knocks Stanford ace Mark Appel out of Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regionals on Friday night and rolls to an impressive 17-1 win.

Mayah Gadt

Mayah Ashlynn Gadt, infant daughter of Greg and Kimberly Gadt, died June 7, 2012

Spence Hallman

Spence Hook Hallman of Boston died on June 9, 2012

Samuel Moore

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Martha Duncan

Ms. Martha Duncan, 48, of Albany died Saturday June 9, 2012

Michael Miller

Michael Ray Miller, 54, of Pelham died on May 9, 2012

Nellie Harmon

Mrs. Nellie Harmon, 97, died June 9, 2012

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Braves beat Blue Jays, 4-3, in 10 innings

Jason Heyward steals third base and scores the winning run on an error in the 10th inning to give the Braves their fifth straight victory.