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J.D. Sumner

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BIG 10: Week of July 5-12, 2013

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On the Job with Jennifer Vanston

This week's On the Job is with Jennifer Vanston, the business director for Far Horizons Montessori School.

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MillerCoors celebrates anniversary

It's been five years since SAB Miller and MolsonCoors merged into the world's second-largest beer producer.

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Thrush lands deal to ship 20 aircraft to China

An Albany-based aircraft manufacturer builds various lines of agricultural airplanes.

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WMD unit demonstrates skills at MCLB

Civil support units were called up after the terror attacks of 9/11.

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L2network lobbying for investigation into Mediacom

Mediacom calls L2N's accusations a diversion.

Mediacom officials call L2N’s accusations a diversion.

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Marine staff furloughs to strip millions from the local economy

The furlough program aims to cut $1.8 billion from the federal budget.

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Habitat launches 57th build in Albany neighborhood

Flint River Habitat for Humanity also cuts the ribbon on a finished home Tuesday morning.

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More cars to be propane-fueled?

About 10 million vehicles worldwide operate on propane.

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Just call him ‘the Banjo Therapist’

Andy Martin is a member of the Highback Rockers, a local band.

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Fingerprint scanners making it harder to lie

Police are using mobile fingerprint scanning technology to verify personal information.

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Rain still predicted, but flooding chances low

Southwest Georgia officials say area rivers and creeks are well below flood stage.

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One killed, another charged in crash with street sweeper

The driver involved in a fatal morning wreck was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

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Turner Job Corps lays off 14

Despite a rash of layoffs at an area education facility, 32 vacancies still remain with the organization.

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Tifton postpones Independence day show

Albany, Thomasville plans will continue, officials say.

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Pedestrian struck by car near Phoebe

Phoebe officials have lobbied for more significant traffic devices in the area.

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'Classical' school model bridging gaps

Cory Wise's Veritas Classical School teaches the classics while putting a focus on Christ.

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City seeks options for businesses that owe excise taxes

Excise taxes are levied on businesses that pour liquor by the drink.

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Artist sculpts Albany's past, one expression at a time

Gayla Catrett hopes to do a series of Albany's most notable people.

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Big 10: June 22-29, 2013

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On the Job with Jenna Huff

This week's On the Job features Jenna Huff, the news director for WFXL-TV Fox 31 in Albany.

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The Royal Treatment

Carly Mathis will compete against some of the nation's other rising pageant stars at the Miss America pageant in September.

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No injuries reported in storms

In less than six months, Albany has surpassed rain totals for all of 2012.

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Two arrested, three sought after raid

Guns, drugs and counterfeit cash were all seized after Dougherty County sheriff's deputies served a warrant Wednesday.

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Albany prepares to sell L'Jua's

The restaurant's operations, however, remain active pending city action.

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Woods faces bad check charge

The city is attempting to offload Lajuana Woods’ restaurant after foreclosing on the property earlier this year.

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Georgians react to Voting Act decision

Congressional Democrats join President Obama in vowing for action in light of Tuesday's decision.

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Former mayor joins municipal Hall of Fame

Tommy Coleman has spent much of the last 40 years in the public spotlight.

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On a mission: Teens whitewash art park

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Group of teens out to prove in their competition, 'Speed kills'

Team GT Speed is based at Stardust Skate Center in Albany.

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Big 10: June 14-21, 2013

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On the Job with Chuck Mitchell

This week's On the Job features Chuck Mitchell, the coordinator of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's Emergency Preparedness program.

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Gander Mountain expanding with stores in Albany, Dothan

The Albany facility will likely open before the end of the year, officials say.

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Congressmen, farmers disappointed in farm bill's demise

It's unlikely that a farm bill will resurface for a vote before the end of the year, officials say.

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Gander Mountain, new businesses break ground in Albany

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Woman charged with vehicular homicide

A Worth County man riding a motorcycle was killed in a May 8 collision.

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DA vows to vigorously prosecute 'Run or Gun' offenders

The new policy is aimed at stopping violent drug offenders and those who flee from police.

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Mediacom to unveil digital-only programming

Upgrades will free up bandwidth that could double Internet speeds.

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Sperrazza released pending sentencing on $100k bond

Former Albany doctor Robert Sperrazza was convicted of tax evasion and structuring deposits.

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Dozens of kayakers float out of Albany toward Bainbridge

The 2013 Paddle Georgia event is a weeklong trip down the Flint River from Warwick to Bainbridge.

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BIG 10 for the week of June 7-14, 2013

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On the Job with Lorie Farkas

This week's On the Job features Lorie Farkas, the assistant general manager for customer relations and marketing for Albany’s Water, Gas & Light Commission.

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Jury finds for inmate, awards $45,000 in damages

Ammon Ra Sumrall complained that four officers used excessive force when he arrived at Autry State Prison.

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‘Loose end’ gang suspect indicted by grand jury

An Albany man was indicted alongside more than 30 others in a roundup of suspected gang members.

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'Hiring our Heroes' highlights challenges for vets looking for work

Recent statistics show the jobless rate for American military veterans is around 7 percent.

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Smallcakes hoping to savor the sweet life

Store to open Wednesday at 10 a.m.

A new store featuring sweet treats will open today in Albany at 10 a.m.

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Pelham ‘abuse’ trial begins

Ammon Ra Sumrall is serving a life term in prison for an Atlanta murder.

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On the Job with Amber Love

DOSSIER NAME; Amber Love AGE: 26 JOB: Veterinarian TIME ON THE JOB: One month. PERSONAL: Originally from Ochlocknee, Love currently lives in Albany with her three labs, miniature pinscher and two cats.

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Cops, Krispy Kreme partner for special olympics fundraiser

More than $15,000 was raised in Albany for Special Olympics last year, officials say.

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Former Albany anesthesiologist takes stand in tax evasion trial

Dr. Robert Sperrazza is under a federal indictment for tax evasion and making structured financial transactions.

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