News for Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Doing without food takes doing

I’ll eventually order the book because of the absolutely creative title: “Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor” by Jana Riess. Ms. Reiss focused on a different spiritual practice each month for a year, documenting her failures and successes in this book.

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Sign ordinance revisions tabled

Albany’s Planning Commission tables action on sign ordinance revisions recommended by city staff.

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Documents: Sign target of complaint

The owner of a service station on Dawson Road says he believes the American flag shouldn’t be considered a sign.

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Mardi Gras turns into music event

The Flint RiverQuarium’s annual turtle race is scheduled to be a part of Saturday’s Mardi Gras activities.

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Albany job fair draws big crowd

City officials say they hope a well-attended job fair will help put some of the local unemployed back to work.

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Futch resigns from Leesburg council

A Leesburg official says business concerns keep her from devoting necessary time to the city’s government.

Police/Fire/EMS - March 9, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 28 incidents

Wanted man's vehicle found in Camilla

Albany Police Department officers continue to search for 30-year-old Jamie Jackson after finding his 1996 Jeep Cherokee in Camilla.

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has eight fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Phillips enjoying hometown support

Editorial

Lee County is looking more like Nashville South these days with the talent that is moving to the national stage.

Dougherty Commission inept in police funding

According to County Commissioner Mr. (Jack) Stone (March 6, The Albany Herald), the county commissioners have been totally negligent in keeping the county police department funded properly.

Students need to use God-given 'computer'

Nowadays, kids have all these electronic gadgets to help them in school.

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Nonchalance about U.S. Marines' safety is appalling

This week, a bombshell wrapped in an SOS landed on the desk of the inspector general at the Pentagon.

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Romney's got a woman problem

On the evening of Super Tuesday, a radiant Ann Romney stepped up to the microphone at a Boston rally and took her best shot at changing the subject.

Marathon well-run despite wet weather

More than 1400 runners from points across the nation finished Saturday's marathon and half-marathon tired, wet and happy.

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Dougherty County Jail Report March 1-8, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 1-8, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Squawk of the Day - March 9, 2012

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Roscoe Larenzo Wilson

Roscoe Larenzo Wilson, Sweinfurt, Germany, died February 27, 2012

Fannie Clara Cobb Smith

Fannie Clara Cobb Smith, 92, died March 2, 2012

Louise Morris Snow

Louise Morris Snow, died March 6, 2012

Remington Cole Walden

Remington Cole Walden, Bainbridge, 4 , died March 6, 2012

James Lee Gardner, Sr.

James Lee Gardner, Sr., Camilla, died March 2, 2012

Susie Earlne Davis Smith

Susie Earlne Davis Smith, Las Vegas, NV, died March 5, 2012

John R. Daniels

John R. Daniels, 85, died March 4, 2012

Reginald Lee Fair, Sr.

Reginald Lee Fair, Sr., 57, died March 1, 2012

Shirley Davis

Shirley Davis, 58, Bainbridge, died March 7, 2012

Henry E. Morris

Henry E. Morris, 101, Ashburn, died March 8, 2010

Katrise Roberts-Tolliver

Katrise Roberts-Tolliver, 40, Augusta, died March 5, 2012

Bernice Hall Donaldson

Bernice Hall Donaldson, Pelham, died March 4, 2012

Willie John Smith

Willie John Smith, Albany, died March 4, 2012

Earnest Lee Barron

Earnest Lee Barron, 83, Tifton, died March 3, 2012

William Guerard Payne, Sr.

William Guerard Payne, Sr., 90, Albany, died March 1, 2012

Teresa Ann Ball

Teresa Ann Ball, 53, Warner Robins, died March 5, 2012

Lena Mae Howard

Lena Mae Howard, 92, Chula, GA, died March 11, 2012

Alfred Claude Hodges

Alfred Claude Hodges, 73, of Rochelle, GA, died March 8, 2012

Christine Arline Davis

Christine Arline Davis, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died February 25, 2012

Melvin Hines

Melvin Hines, Albany, died March 5, 2012

Marthell Alford King

Marthell Alford King, Albany, died March 5, 2012

Maybelle Turner-Frost

Turner-Frost, 91, Albany, died March 8, 2012

Henry Marlin, Jr.

Henry Marlin, Jr., 86, Cuthbert, died March 08, 2012

Floyd Harris, Jr.

Floyd Harris Jr., 48, Dawson, died March 5, 2012

David Goff

David Goff, Sylvester, died March 8, 2012

Leeila B. Denby

Leeila B. Denby, 91, Sylvester, died March 8, 2012

Lottie Powell Martin

Lottie Powell Martin, 91, Albany, died March 4, 2012

Edward Jones

Edward Jones, 70, Albany, died March 3, 2012

Edwin G. Cooke, Sr.

Edwin G. Cooke, Sr., 86, Albany, died March 7, 2012

Eugene Hammack

Eugene Hammack, 86, Fitzgerald, died March 7, 2012

Ella Brown

Ella Brown, 76, Dawson, died March 4, 2012

Jack Boyd

Jack Boyd of Sylvester, GA, died March 1, 2012

Bowden Hires, Jr.

Bowden Hires, Jr. 73, Leesburg, died March 8, 2012

Montez Youngblood Johnson

Montez Youngblood Johnson, 88, Albany, died March 7, 2012

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UPDATE-- APD: Adult wanted for beating 3-year-old girl

Albany Police Department officers are searching for an Albany State University student accused of beating a 3-year-old girl.

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Tigers slugger Cabrera homers as Detroit whacks Braves

The Braves lose another spring training game, falling to Detroit on Wednesday, 5-1.

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LOCAL COLLEGE PREP/ROUNDUP: Darton falls to Fla. powerhouse Chipola; Miller beats Baconton in baseball; GSW softball sweeps in wild DH

The Darton College baseball team slipped to 12-7 on the season after losing on the road Wednesday.

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Colts bid farewell to star QB Manning

Standing side-by-side Wednesday, Peyton Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay explain why the face of the franchise is no longer needed in Indy during a gut-wrenching news conference not many thought they’d ever see.

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COLUMN: Andre Young's Farewell Tour begins

After four stellar seasons as point guard for the Clemson men’s basketball team, former Deerfield star Andre Young will soon play his final game in a Tigers uniform as the beginning of the end of Young’s career starts tonight in the first round of the ACC Tournament against Virginia Tech.

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SEC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Everyone out to knock off No. 1 UK in SEC tourney; UGA opens vs. Miss. State tonight

Georgia, Auburn and the rest of the SEC know that the team to beat this week in New Orleans is Kentucky.

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Hawks lose heartbreaker to Heat on road

After leading for most of the game Wednesday, the Hawks let that lead slip away late in a crushing loss to NBA top dog Miami on the road.

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Albany hoops coach Chatmon: Jersey-flap was my fault

Albany High boys basketball coach Archie Chatmon tells The Herald on Wednesday he is responsible for the jersey-gate fiasco that occurred when Albany High had to wear its warm-up tops against Vidalia in the Class AA state quarterfinals last Saturday in Savannah.

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ACC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Despite rough year and last seed in tourney, Georgia Tech thinks future is bright with Gregory

The Yellow Jackets have a new season in front of them when the ACC Tournament starts today, and one thing is for certain: It can’t go any worse than Tech’s regular season. (ADDS: overall breakout of ACC Tournament preview)

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