News for Monday, March 5, 2012


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Mistakes can make for a learning experience

Have you ever had a boss who never had anything to say about the good work you did, but also never hesitated to come down on you on when you made a mistake or had an off day?

Discipline in schools, homes now missing

I was on a school bus in 1934 with, I'd say, probably 17 children on the way to school.

Parties fighting as America's debt grows

Ronald Reagan back in the '80s: America is a city, a shiny city on a hill.

Economy gets a little perkier

When it comes to economies, it may be true that time heals wounds.

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Everyone should know about Chardon

Before this week, most of the country had never heard of Chardon, Ohio.

Shooting probe continues

The GBI is still investigating a fatal shooting that occured Friday in Pelham.

APD probes robberies

Two armed robberies occurred Sunday morning at two different locations.

Equinox CEO speaks to House subcommittee

Speaking before a House subcommittee, Equinox Chemical’s CEO gives his take on U.S. and foreign manufacturing standards.

Police/Fire/EMS report for March 6, 2012

APD responds to at least 65 incidents.

Tift Regional downsizing by 40

Tift Regional Medical Center announces it will carve out $14 million in annual expenses through a cost-savings initiative.

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Businessman Gieryic cited for code violations

A local automotive repair shop owner refuses to remove an American flag from in front of his business.

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Westover wins second straight Academic Decathalon

A local high school academic team tops schools from 14 districts throughout Georgia.

Squawk of the Day - March 6, 2012

Squawk of the Day - March 6, 2012

Donald Giddens

Mr. Donald Clyde Giddens, 67, of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012

Charles Culbreth, Jr.

Rev. Culbreth passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Melvin Hines

Mr. Melvin Hines of Albany died on March 5, 2012

Clavon Mathis

Deacon Clavon Mathis 77 of Tifton,Ga departed this life Monday February 5, 2012

Lena Howard

Ms. Lena Mae Howard 92 of Chula, Ga departed this life Sunday February 4, 2012

Bernice Donaldson

Mrs. Bernice Donaldson of Pelham died on March 4, 2012

Floyd Harris, Jr.

Mr. Floyd Harris, Jr., 48, of Dawson died on March 5, 2012

Alice Burks

Ms. Alice M. Burks, 76, of Pinehurst died February 29, 2012

Susie Smith

Mrs. Susie Earlyne Davis Smith of Las Vegas, NV died March 5, 2012

Marthell King

Mrs. Marthell Alford King of Albany died March 5, 2012

Willie Smith

Mr. Willie John Smith of Albany died March 4, 2012

Jo Freeman

Mrs. Jo Neal Freeman of Albany died on March 2, 2012

Citizens revive discussion on consolidation

A letter is to be drafted by Dougherty Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard to city and state officials about consolidation.

Ella Brown

Mrs. Ella Brown, 76, of Dawson died on March 4, 2012

Edward Jones

Mr. Edward Jones, 70, of Albany died on March 3, 2012

Judge clears way for record bankruptcy in Alabama

A judge has cleared the way for an Alabama county to move forward with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Lonnie Coleman

Mr. Coleman died Friday at Tift Regional Medical Center

Louise Alday

Mrs. Louise Moore Alday, age 93, of Iron City, GA passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Hamlin holds off Harvick to win at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick, NASCAR’s best closer, ran out of gas with a lap to go and couldn’t catch Denny Hamlin, who jumped out front on a restart and led the final 59 laps of NASCAR’s second race of the 2012 season.

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Albany's Broadaway falls apart in final round of Nationwide tourney

Albany's Josh Broadaway shoots a 5-over 75 Sunday to fall from fifth place to 25th in the second Nationwide Tour tournament of the season.

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Rising to the top

Tiger Woods fires an 8-under 62 in Sunday’s final round of the Honda Classic, but it isn’t enough to catch Rory McIlroy, who won the tournament and moved into the No. 1 spot in the world rankings.

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Ga. Tech women fall to Maryland in ACC final

Tyaunna Marshall, who led Georgia Tech with 25 points, misses a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and No. 6 Maryland hangs on to edge the Lady Yellow Jackets in the ACC championship game, 68-65.

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FSU bests Clemson despite Young’s team-high 16

Former Deerfield star and Clemson senior starting point guard Andre Young scores a team-high 16 points Sunday, but it comes in a tough loss to Florida State in both teams’ regular-season finale, snapping the Tigers’ three-game winning streak.