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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
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Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
June 26, 2003 Lee County-The alternative group Incubus is one of Zach McBrayer and Josh Hale's favorite bands.
"I have downloaded every one of their songs from the Internet," said 17-year-old McBrayer.
Zach's been downloading music since he got a computer four years ago. But that hasn't stopped him from buying an Incubus CD every time one is released.
"I have every album that I've bought from the stores too," he said. "I actually bought a CD two days ago from Target."
Zach admits a lot of people download the music because it's free.
"That's mine and Jordan's philosphy on downloading music. That is we if like it, we're going to go and get it."
But the recording industry has had enough. Over the next two months, the Recording Industry Association of America will file lawsuits against people with large collections of downloaded music.
"Because they're public, there are tools we can utilize to identify not just the infringing material being offered up, but the individuals offering up that infringing material," said Frank Creighton of the Recording Industry of America.
The Recording Industry says the crackdown is necessary to protect musicians. CD sales are down, and the music business is hurting. One group formed to protect digital rights, calls the industry a digital bully.
"The idea that you're going to sue the American public into submission is an idea I don't think is going to work out well for the recording industry," said Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Music lovers like Zach are willing to spend their cash even as they download. So the next time Incubus puts out a CD, Zach will add it to his collection.
"They take their time to make the music, and I want to buy it."