News for Friday, March 16, 2012


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Squawk of the day - March 18, 2012

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Dougherty County Jail Report March 8-15, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 8-15, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Carnegie Hall Link Up gives kids musical boost

Albany area students get a chance to participate in a special performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

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Chambliss: Cuts to Ag deep but 'fair'

Roughly 80 percent of the proposed farm bill involves social, non-farm related programs, Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black says.

Students facing bigger debt

College students who apply for federally subsidized education loans may be looking at sticker shock this summer.

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Policy is like seaweed in a gas tank

Yes, of course, presidents have no direct control over gas prices. But the American people know something about this president and his disdain for oil. The “fuel of the past,” he contemptuously calls it. To the American worker who doesn’t commute by government motorcade and is getting fleeced every week at the pump, oil seems very much a fuel of the present — and of the foreseeable future.

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Short & Paulk opens new store

The former Laing Hardware in Dawson has reopened as Short & Paulk Supply Co.

DWS literary team finishes in third place

The Region 3AAA champions fell just short at the state meet.

Man jailed after attack with mop

An Albany man has been jailed after reportedly hitting his wife with a mop Friday morning.

Ex-physician charged with tax evasion

Robert Sperrazza has been indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s office on allegations of concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in income.

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Culbreath roasted at ATC

Former DCSS superintendent takes the ‘abuse’ to benefit ATC Foundation.

Police/Fire/EMS - March 18, 2012

Albany police respond to 37 incidents.

Squawk of the day - March 17, 2012

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Johnny White

Johnny Wade White, 60, of Cumming, Georgia, died after a long battle with cancer on March 15, 2012

Anderson Hyman

Anderson Lewis Hyman, 83, of Mitchell County, GA died March 15, 2012

Mary Wiggins

Mary Frances Whaley Wiggins died on March 12, 2012

Nancy Cromer

Mary Nancy Bell Cromer, 78, of Shellman died March 16, 2012

Marvin Rentz

Marvin Rentz, 87, of Brinson, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012

Marvin McDonald

Marvin McDonald, 97, of Pelham died on March 16, 2012

Rebecca Dale

Rebecca Medlock Dale, 84, of Dawson died on March 16, 2012

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Hillard to return as Albany Symphony conductor

Three Albany Symphony Orchestra board members and two staffers have resigned following the decision to bring Claire Fox Hillard back as music director.

James Lewis

James Lewis, 69, of the People's Republic of China and formerly of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012

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Crime Stoppers fugitive turns himself in

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office officials say that Chase Luke Payne, one of this week's Crime Stoppers Most Wanted fugitives, has turned himself in and is in custody.

Wendell Cooper

Wendell Young Cooper, 82, of Pelham died on March 15, 2012

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NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Ex-South Georgia Tech star Crowder, Marquette handle BYU to advance

Former South Georgia Tech star and reigning Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder has a monster game in Marquette's NCAA Tournament opener Thursday, scoring 25 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in the Golden Eagles' 88-68 win against BYU.

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Upset alert?

Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles aren't buying the fact that Atlantic 10 Conference champ St. Bonaventure should be an underdog in their 3 vs. 14 matchup today in the NCAA Tournament and think the Bonnies pose a serious threat threat to derail FSU's title hopes in the opening round.

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THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: DWS tennis, soccer, baseball teams all win; Westwood baseball routs SGA; Sherwood golf rolls

Check out Thursday's roundup of area high school spring sports action.

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Phillies keep Braves reeling in 6-4 spring training loss

Experiencing spring training woes is one thing, but losing to the division rival Phillies is another as the Braves squander a chance to turn around their exhibition season Thursday in a 6-4 loss, dropping Atlanta's preseason record to a dismal 2-11-1.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton golf in command after Day 1 at Goose Pond; Darton baseball wins sixth straight; ASU women's track & field honored

Joe Sakulpolphaisan backs up his No. 1 national ranking with a 68 to lead the Cavs in the opening day Thursday of the Goose Pond Spring Fling, which is the largest junior college tournament of the year.

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NBA TRADE DEADLINE ROUNDUP: Howard stays in Orlando; Lakers say goodbye to Fisher

Dwight Howard staying in Orlando and longtime L.A. star Derek Fisher being traded by the Lakers are the biggest moves made Thursday as the NBA trade deadline passes.

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Officials to hold hearings on Phoebe North lease

A public hearing regarding the lease of Phoebe North on Palmyra Road is expected to take place in late May.

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Seminole County baseball buries Baconton in crucial 1-A duel

Seminole County scores early and late and makes a statement with an 8-3 win against Baconton Charter in a critical Region 1-A game Thursday.