News for Tuesday, November 17, 2009


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Survey: More Americans, specifically African Americans, playing tennis than ever

A survey finds that Americans are playing more tennis than ever, especially showing a rise in the African American and Hispanic communities.

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Brian Bryant signs with Mississippi State

Two-time Herald Player of the Year Brian Bryant, a Dougherty graduate, signs with Mississippi State for basketball.

Don't wink at the queen

In Belfast, in the stunningly gorgeous building dedicated by Prince Edward in 1932 (he who abdicated), where the Northern Ireland Assembly convenes, I learned why I can never be president of the United States.

'Twelve Angry Men' to storm into Americus

The Reginald Rose play that depicts how high emotions can run in a jury room hits the Rylander.

Carter National Historic Site hosts Cane Syrup Day

The event will give visitors a taste of how the former president grew up on his Plains farm.

Junior League to hold fashion show fundraiser

Thursday's event will feature looks from several Albany boutiques.

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Sherwood Academy to present 'Seven Brides' musical

The three-day production, which will be held at Darton College Theater, kicks off Thursday.

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Annual Holly Berry Market welcomes Christmas

Saturday's event will include shopping opportunities for gift items and leisurely refreshment.

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Sharing the wealth

Warriors RB Nile Knapp has been the center of attention much of the year at SGA, but the emergence of other skill players have the Warriors two wins away from a state title

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SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Williams takes ATC's start in stride

After two blowout wins give Albany Tech's women a 2-1 record in their first year as a program, coach Kenneth Williams cautions his players the season is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Tift's Troupe called on to replace Green

Former Tift County star Israel Troupe will be called upon quite a bit this weekend when Georgia faces Kentucky after the Bulldogs announced that star receiver A.J. Green will miss the game with an injury.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Calhoun boys, Americus girls win

Americus-Sumter and Calhoun County open their seasons against one another Tuesday as the Lady Panthers roll, while the Cougars survive OT

Lee County swimmers shine in opener

With a new coach and a crop of fresh talent, the Lee County swim teams start the 2009 season off with a sweep of Americus-Sumter.

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Trojans baseball star signs with Kennesaw State

Lee County pitcher Justin McCalvin makes his decision on where he intends to play college baseball, signing with Kennesaw State on Tuesday.

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Boards find some common ground

The Dougherty County School Board and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce discuss ways they can support each other.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Jury to decide home invasion-style case

Kelvin Sloan sees his future in the hands of a jury today as lawyers finish their court arguments.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Albany Panthers unveiled at commission meeting

Commissioners tabled a decision on accepting an 18-month contract with the team until next week.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Pros and Cons discussed at consolidation forum

Another consolidation forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Second Mt. Olive Church.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Law enforcement officials say that Click It or Ticket program will continue through November.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Palmyra's Bariatric Center given honor

The number of bariatric surgeries performed has increased in recent years, experts report.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Smithville set to get well funding

A small north Lee County community gets almost $300,000 in stimulus funding for a water project.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Pros and cons focus of Darton consolidation forum

Another consolidation forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Second Mt. Olive Church.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

City to raze 76 properties

A list of the blighted properties is available at J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Marine base to reopen Exchange, renovated facilities

Three renovated facilities at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany are scheduled to reopen. Combined renovation costs for the three projects was just under $6.9 million, with the biggest project being the $6.4 million Marine Corps Exchange.- Staff reports

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Albany football team to be named Panthers

There may be some new cats prowling the Albany Civic Center in 2010 -- the Albany Panthers. Albany city commissioners are expected to decide Nov. 24 whether to sign an 18-month contract with the Southern Indoor Football League team, which would replace the South Georgia Wildcats of the defunct af2 and play at the Civic Center.- J.D. Sumner, government reporter