News for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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DCSS Finance discusses budgets

Dougherty County's School Board chairman is warm to the idea of a special session to gather public input on the FY 2013 budget.

Leesburg City Council OKs water meter bid, road ownership

The state plans to remove 1.3 miles of State Highway 195 from its system and hand over care of the road to the city of Leesburg.

Job fair planned for Thursday

City officials say a job fair is a good way for job-seekers to create contacts with prospective employers.

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APD: Third convenience store robbed in a week

Albany Police Department officers are looking for gunmen or possibly a single gunman who targeted three convenience stores.

Man with serious head injury in fair condition

A 19-year-old man who leapt from a moving car and suffered serious head injures was reported in fair condition Tuesday afternoon at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

APD: Driver drags victim along road

A man reached out his car window, grabbed a woman's purse as he drove along Corn Avenue and dragged her along the road for more than three blocks as she held onto her purse.

A family argument turns into an Albany stabbing

A 16-year-old girl ended an argument with her brother by stabbing him in the arm and chest with scissors at a 2315 West Gordon Ave. apartment complex before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Santorum, Romney duel in Ohio, split other states

Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage over his persistent rivals in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation.

Hazardous training held for responders

Hazardous materials training takes first responders from Southwest Georgia through a practical course.

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Responder hazardous training held

Hazardous materials training takes first reponders from Southwest Georgia through a practical course.

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Santorum wins Tennessee

Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Tennessee.

Man arrested for fatal shooting

Law enforcement agencies in a south Georgia city put an alleged killer in jail.

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Dougherty coroner seeks third term

Emma B. Quimbley plans to run for another term as Dougherty County's coroner.

School spending needs sunshine

We frequently have been critical of the actions of the chairman of the Dougherty County School Board, but James Bush is making a solid argument in pushing for open discussion of the system's annual budget.

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Malfunction mars voting

Some of Georgia’s largest counties hadn’t reported any votes to the Secretary of State’s office hours after polls closed.

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Romney wins Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont

Romney wins the states of Massachusetts, Virginia and Vermont in the GOP presidential primary.

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Gingrich wins Georgia

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wins the Georgia primary.

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A sincere apology goes a long way

The first apology by Rush Limbaugh, posted on his website over the weekend, sounded forced, qualified, almost defensive. The second, broadcast live on his Monday show, sounded sincere and heartfelt.

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Lone biker leaves unique mark on race

Fourteen-year-old Jesse Romero was clearing limbs that had blown down during the previous day's storm off his family's land in rural eastern Lee County Sunday when the lone bicyclist came riding up.

Police/Fire/EMS - March 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.

Squawk of the day - March 7, 2012

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Barbara Roberts

Barbara Louise "Bobbye" Bush Roberts, 81, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jo Freeman

Mrs. Jo Neal Freeman departed this life on March 2, 2012

Marguerite Terrell

Marguerite Harris Terrell, 70, of Duluth, GA passed away on March 1, 2012

Robert Williford

Robert Franklin Williford, 79, of Albany, GA died Monday, March 5, 2012

Albert Brown

Mr. Albert Brown, died Monday March 5, 2012

Eugenia Thomas

Mrs. Eugenia Bright Thomas of Sumter County died on March 5, 2012

Ginger Ivey

Mrs. Ivey died Monday from natural causes

Mamie Daniels

Mrs. Mamie Daniels, 102, of Colquitt died Monday, March 5, 2012

Agnes Prince

Agnes Tuggle Prince, 86, of Faceville community near Bainbridge, GA, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012

David Hill

Mr. David Lamar Hill, age 65, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Monday, March 5, 2012

Craig Bierbaum

Craig Bierbaum, 44, of Donalsonville, GA, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012

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City to go through with study at multimodal site

The Albany City Commission tentatively votes to move forward with a contract for archaeological testing at a planned transit center site.

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Auditorium may be renamed for Johnson

Johnnie Johnson was a local civil rights leader who was crucial to a landmark court decision.

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Senate Bill 410 would "grade" schools

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate.

Devin Pickett

Devin Pickett 18 of Tifton,Ga departed this life Monday February 5, 2012

John Daniels

Mr. John Daniels, 85, died on March 4, 2012

Willie Morris

Mr. Willie Morris, 63, of Atlanta, formerly of Dawson, Georgia, died Sunday, March 4, 2012

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Last team standing

Albany Tech, the last basketball team — college or high school — left playing in Albany opens the Region XVII men’s tournament today at Darton against No. 5 seed Chattahoochee Tech, and the No. 4 seed Titans are calling for a “Black Out,” asking fans to wear all black.

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McIlroy as world’s No. 1 golfer gets no argument

Rory McIlroy’s rise to the top didn’t take very long, and it was a journey that his fellow golfers saw coming when he first joined the PGA Tour as a 19-year-old in 2009.

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Albany’s Young named to ACC’s All-Defensive team

One day after playing his final regular season game in a Clemson uniform, former Deerfield star Andre Young is named to the ACC’s All-Defensive team and is an honorable mention for the All-ACC teams.

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Hawks’ Johnson unlikely to play tonight at Indiana

Indiana and Atlanta are both in the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference, but when the two teams clash tonight Joe Johnson will likely be on the bench with a knee injury.

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Jets think upset of No. 1 seed Georgia Perimeter is possible

South Georgia Tech barely got into the Region XVII tournament with the eighth and final seed, but the Jets split with No. 1 Georgia Perimeter in the season and think they have a shot to stun the Jaguars tonight.

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PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Westwood gets first win of season

The Wildcats beat Fullington Academy, 8-1, to improve to 1-1, while Lee County and Deerfield both lose their baseball games.

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Jurrjens pitches two strong innings in Braves’ win

Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens, who started last season as one of the hottest pitchers in the NL, takes the mound for his first start this spring and leads the Braves to victory.

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