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Auburn University cancels classes after threatening message

Auburn University in Alabama canceled classes on Wednesday due to concern about a threatening message posted in a campus restroom, the school said on its website.

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Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

Dorothy O. Bozeman

Dorothy O. Bozeman, 64 of Worth Co., GA died April 16, 2014 at her residence.

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Anusa Zamora Betsill

Anusa Zamora Betsill, 34, of Albany, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Daniel Lee King

Daniel Lee King, 66 of Dawson GA,died Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at his residence.

Andrew J. Floyd

Mr. Andrew J. Floyd, 68, of Leesburg, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Arrangements will be announced later by Hall and Hall Funeral Home.

Donald S. Whitaker

Donald S. Whitaker, 73, of Albany, GA died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his residence.

Willie Joe Daniels

Willie Joe Daniels of Ashburn, Georgia, who departed this life on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia,

Patricia W. Kane

Patricia W. Kane 72, of Albany died April 15, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Pearl Nelms

Pearl Nelms, 84, of Sylvester, GA died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at her residence.

Terry Bozeman

Terry Bozeman, 59, of Leesburg died Monday April 14, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Dorothy K. Butts

Dorothy K. Butts, 84, 1732 Jean Avenue, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Charles L. Funderburke

Charles L. Funderburke, Jr., 76, of Morgan, GA died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Miller County Hospital.

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Eldora Cosby

Eldora Cosby, 99, 1904 Palmyra Road, Albany, Georgia who departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Palmyra Nursing Home.

Milton Davis, Jr.

Milton Davis, Jr, who passed on April 9, 2014

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Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast & Furious 7'

Walker, 40, died on November 30 in crash in Santa Clarita, California

The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7."

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LORAN SMITH: The good life comes at a cost

We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means that the small farmer will soon be extinct.

RONDA RICH: Small moments create great stories

THE DIXIE DIVA: Challenges of life can make for a trove of treasure

It fascinates me to see what the journey of life will drill into our souls and our minds to make a good story.

Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 16, 2014

Public service roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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