News for Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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Johnson hopes Jackets saved best game for Duke

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is waiting to see the first complete game of the season out of his team as it attempts to punch a ticket to the ACC title game.

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Local coach Knapp's cancer now in remission

Ted "Rock" Knapp's fight against cancer is a victorious one as doctors tell him Tuesday it is in remission.

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Miller looking in the mirror against Brookstone

The Miller County Pirates will be facing a team much like themselves on Friday when they open the Class A playoffs at home vs. Brookstone.

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Luster lacking in old rivalry

Without SEC titles or poll position hanging in the balance, little more than pride remains in the Deep South's oldest rivalry.

Police want to question Albany man

Police want to talk to Eddie Dean Gilyard in connection with the homicide of Yolanda Roundtree reported Friday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

City-County rake in another $14.7 million

Albany and Dougherty County have received more than $47 million in federal stimulus money, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Veteran shares his heroic experiences

Rowena's Charles Davis earned a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts while serving in all five major European battles of World War II.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Official in Lee resigns

The director of the Lee County public works division had more than 10 years of experience with the county.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Marines celebrate 234th birthday

Two cake-cuttings are conducted at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany this week.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Veterans receive warm response from students

Albany High honors veterans from World War II to the present with exhibits and brings history to life with some veterans sharing their experiences.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

APD investigating burglary

Thieves were busy early Tuesday, Albany Police Department reports say.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Wal-Mart on schedule for 2010

Despite rumors to the contrary, local officials say the planned East Albany Wal-Mart is moving toward an early 2010 start date.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Weather poses problems for crops

Area farmers say cotton yield may be hindered by the wet weather.Ricki Barker, staff writer

AFD to make 'significant' disclosure

Insurance Services Office ratings determine insurance costs for individuals and businesses in a community.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

DCSS sales tax down 50 percent

A local manufacturer unfairly paid sales tax on manufacturing machinery, state officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Veteran official: WWII soldier a dying breed

Arlington National Cemetery conducts an average of 29 burials per day, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee Commission approves fire/EMS station

Lee officials get their first look at the county's planned library/conference center during a commission meeting.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Albany-Dougherty rakes in stimulus money for transportation

The city of Albany and Dougherty County have received confirmation that the state is awarding them more than $14.7 million in federal stimulus dollars for transportation, which is the largest award given under the latest round of funding.

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County rebuffs charter changes

Commissioner Jack Stone says having both a full-time CEO and a manager would be disruptive.

GDOT will not recommend interstate

Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation say that a new interstate will not be cost effective to Southwest Georgia.

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GBI continues Calhoun County investigation

Agents with the Georgia Bureau Of Investigation say they are continuing their investigation of a high speed chase through Calhoun County Friday that ended with the death of Chad Pierce.

Sinatra Jr. to perform Tuesday

The veteran singer will sing many of his father's hits, including "Fly Me to the Moon."

Albany Museum to launch globally inspired exhibit

Artist Elisabeth Condon will give a talk about her work during the display's opening Thursday.

Thronateeska to hold Santa Bazaar and exhibit

Saturday's event will launch an afternoon event that will pair with the kickoff of its 5th annual holiday exhibit.

Albany ARC to laud 31 years with dinner

Sen. Renee Unterman will serve as the event's guest speaker.

'Purpose'-filled evening to benefit Cancer Society

The 40th annual event will feature a variety of performances from Southwest Georgia vocalists.