News for Wednesday, November 18, 2009


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Georgia men lose in second game of season to Wofford

For the first time in their last eight meetings, Wofford upsets the Georgia Bulldogs, doing so 60-57 on Tuesday night in just the Bulldogs' second game of the year.

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Angering the enemy

Miller County eliminated Savannah Christian in the second round last season and now is faced with the same task Friday on the road.

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Bainbridge native Sheppard overcomes odds at Arkansas

Former Bearcats star Malcolm Sheppard continues to count his blessings after nearly losing his eye while rough-housing as a kid.

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A local youth baseball team wins the fall league championship recently.

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Lee County softball star Knight excited about future with GSW

Lee County's Ms. Clutch, Hayley Knight, is taking her softball talents up the road to play for Georgia Southwestern next season.

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Ochie on signing with SE Louisiana: 'I felt like family'

Westover basketball player Onochie Ochie signs to play at Division I Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday at the school.

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SEC/ACC NOTEBOOKS: UGA does 'Sack Dance'; FSU's Manuel reflects on debut

Georgia's defense has already topped its 2008 sack total after a slow start to the season.

The Buzz Nov. 19

Diabetes screenings set for SaturdayALBANY -- In observation of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Albany Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold free diabetes screenings this weekend.

Sims: Residents will get chance to vote on merger

A forum on consolidation will be held tonight at Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Church.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Jury finds Sloan guilty

Jury finds Kelvin Sloan guilty on 18 felony counts and judge sentences him to life with no parole.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

DA to call coroner's inquest into cop shooting incident

Sara Riggins was shot Oct. 22 following a domestic violence incident, police officials say.

Preliminary audit of central office reveals weaknesses

The Dougherty County School Board votes down a Homeowner's Tax Relief resolution, but approves a new software program for the human resources department.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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MCG medical campus in Albany on target for 2010

MCG's first clinical campus, based at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, opened in 2005.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Argument causes shooting

A man shot at about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday left the hospital before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Weaver convicted, sentencing deferred

Christopher Weaver was charged in connection with a scheme to defraud Alltel along with the store's vice president.

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Court of appeals upholds Hodges immunity from suit

Former District Attorney Ken Hodges is currently running for Georgia attorney general.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Dougherty DA to ask for Coroner's Inquest in Cop shooting

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards confirmed today that he will ask Dougherty County Coroner Emma Quimbley to call a Coroner's Inquest to discuss issues associated with the death of Sarah Riggins -- a woman shot to death by police.

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NHL star Shanahan calls it a career

After 21 seasons as a superstar of the NHL, Detroit's Brendan Shanahan, 40, says he's had enough and retires Tuesday.

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BCS hires Hancock to take the heat

Bill Hancock, the former director of the men's basketball NCCA Tournament, is hired by the Bowl Championship Series to as the exectuvie director Tuesday.

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Court of appeals upholds Ken Hodges immunity from suit

In a decision rendered Tuesday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has partially upheld a U.S. District Court ruling granting former Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges immunity from lawsuits stemming from the case of a former Dougherty County assistant police chief, Woodrow "Woody" Hart, who claimed Hodges violated his rights in 2003 after Hart was convicted of criminal activity.