News for Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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'Eliminate Walk' to benefit Kiwanis Club projects

Several area Kiwanis clubs and sponsored affiliates are joining together in a fundraiser aimed at helping to eliminate a major health menace to infants and their mothers in undeveloped countries.

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Police, fire, EMS reports Sept. 19, 2013

These are calls that Albany and Dougherty public safety agnecies responded to.

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LETTER: Obama proved serious on Syria

Letter to the Editor

Charles Krauthammer wrote an article in The Herald Sept. 8 titled, “Unless he’s serious, vote no on Syria.” I disagree; the president is very serious about limited military intervention.

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LETTER: Government wants control of your auto

Letter to the Editor

So, the federal government plans to convert all vehicles from mechanical to electronic. Your steering, brakes, fuel system, and ignition system will operate on electronics.

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FOWLER: Coroner's office making progress

Guest commentary

Since taking office as Dougherty County coroner in January, I have worked steadfastly to carry out the vision I laid out during my campaign: (1) Take the coroner’s office to the next level; (2) Make the coroner’s office not only be a place of bereavement, but a place of restoring hope and faith into the lives of those that have suffered loss, and (3) Bring the job of coroner out of the office, and become an active and proactive force in the community.

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Bright of the Day - Sept. 19, 2013

Daily positive comments from Albany Herald readers

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 19, 2013

Get a copy of The Herald to see what people are squawking about.

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Chehaw hosting 'Thru the Zoo' 5K and fun run Saturday

Chehaw will host its second annual Thru the Zoo 5K and Run your Tail Off One Mile Fun-Run on Saturday.

Albany Almanac - Sept. 19, 2013

This is rain, temperature and sunrise/sunset information for the Albany area.

Smash and grab burglars take cash

No suspects yet in a smash and grab burglary on Liberty Expressway

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Salt Lick shooting for early November grand opening

Salt Lick Sausage Company’s new store on Highway 82 in Lee County is set to open in early November. The new 13,000 square foot facility will replace the company’s current Lee County store located just down the road from the new site.

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Uniform bonuses, merit increases cut at Phoebe this year

Officials at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital say they will be focused on expense reduction over the next several months in order to bring back the bonuses its employees have had for the last several years.

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Darton officials hit with lawsuit from soccer coach

Darton Vice-President for Student Affairs Gary Barnette and Athletic Director Mike Keifer are being sued a former Wallace State (Ala.) men’s assistant soccer coach after an alleged incident that occurred in September of last year.

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No. 4 Cavs come alive in 2nd half for 6-0 win

After looking like “zombies” in the first half, the Darton men’s soccer team blows out Thomas University’s reserve team with four goals in the second half to win, 6-0. (ADDS: Darton women win big Tuesday)

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Braves need revived offense as playoffs near

If the Braves hope to turn things around and enter the postseason with momentum, they know they must get their offense going again.

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911 call offers insight in quadruple shooting

Robert Bell, suspect in triple homicide in Centerville, could be traveling in Albany, Tennessee or Illinois

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Albany judge to hear case with state Supreme Court

Dougherty Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall will serve in place of a Georgia Supreme Court justice Monday when the high court hears an appeal in a case from Lamar County.

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Jail inmate charged in Newton man's death

A Newton man being held on a probation violation charge in Dougherty County Jail has been charged with felony murder in the death of 87-year-old William Land.

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Deen blackmailer gets 2 years in federal prison

former Savannah businessman on Monday was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to extort $200,000 from embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen to keep quiet about damaging testimony he said would “sink her ship before it left the dock” in a pending civil case.

Gladys Fenn

Gladys Fenn died September 13, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Sterling Addison

Sterling Addison, 69, of Albany, GA, formerly of Baker County, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

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Fannie Lee

Fannie Lee, 99, of Albany died Wednesday September 18, 2013 at Wynfield Park Nursing Home.

Mr. Jay Rabon

Jay Rabon, 40, of Leesburg died Sunday Sept 1, 2013 at his residence.

Ella Mae Bennett

Ella Mae Bennett died September 14, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.