News for Wednesday, November 11, 2009


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Lee County Chamber to hold banquetLEESBURG -- The Lee County Chamber of Commerce will host its 21st annual banquet today.

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Manuel ready for first FSU start

EJ Manuel will start his first game for the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday.

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Young Tiger receivers thriving

Darvin Adams and DeAngelo Benton are making big plays at a young age for Auburn.

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Bulldogs' Green good to go

Georgia's AJ Green will play against Auburn this Saturday.

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Hawks cruise past Knicks

Al Horford scores 25 points and almost completes a double-double as the Atlanta Hawks beat the New York Knicks, 114-101.

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Gonzalez speaks for PETA

Atlanta takes a huge step in distancing itself from the image of dog fighter Michael Vick when tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife pose for a PETA anti-fur advertisement.

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Burke signs with Illinois; Burley to UNCC

Bainbridge's Alexis Burke and Mitchell County's Tiona Burley sign to play basketball at major Division I schools.

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Meeting boosts Rams' spirits

Albany State's football team held a players-only meeting to put last Saturday's loss against rival Fort Valley State behind them and focus on the NCAA Division II playoffs.

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Worth wary of Woodward's Thompson

The Worth County Rams will have to find a way to slow Duke commit Juwan Thompson if they want to advance to the second round.

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Execute or else

Monroe fights a disappointing finish and undefeated No. 5 Jackson in search of its first road playoff victory this decade.

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ASU conducts Veterans Day celebration

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, marks the anniversary of the end of hostilities in World War I.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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L'Jua's celebrates grand opening

Lajuana Woods, owner of L'Jua's says the restaurant offers American cuisine dishes and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Man questioned about homicide

Albany Police Department officers question Albany man in connection with homicide case.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lily Pad auction raises thousands

Officials with The Lily Pad said approximately $45,000 was raised during the fundraiser.- RIcki Barker, staff writer

Health departments to hold extended-hour clinics today

The Southwest Public Health District has approximately 400 doses of nasal spray vaccine and 200 doses of injectable vaccine.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Allman fans to get 'Big House' preview

The road manager of the legendary Allman Brothers Band will screen a documentary about the band in Albany.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Insurance rates to decline for some residents

Commercial and residential property owners in the county will see largest impact, Carswell said.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Sleep out to raise funds for homeless

Participants in a project to help the homeless are asked to spend a night in the elements.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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One dead in robbery on Cromartie Beach Drive

A 16-year-old male dies from a gunshot wound while apparently attempting a robbery on Cromartie Beach Drive, police said.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Armed robbery suspect surrenders himself

Kwasi Hobbs, a suspect in an attempted armed robbery that resulted in the shooting death of another suspect, has surrendered himself to police, officials say.

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Albany fire rating means money for property owners

The Albany Fire Department's new fire rating places it in the top 1 percent of firefighter organizations nationwide and could save Dougherty County homeowners a combined $2.5 million to $3.5 million in fire insurance costs.Officials estimate that medium- to large-sized companies and industries could save around $200,000 a year.

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ASU Theatre to kick off fall play

The three-day production of "Crowns" depicts how the power of encouragement can change a life.