News for Thursday, November 26, 2009


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Humane Society plans adoption daysLEESBURG -- The Humane Society of Terrell County will hold two pet-adoption days.

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Hawks no longer in first place

Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic beat Atlanta, 93-76, and take over first place in their division

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Youthful luge team has high expectations

With world champ Erin Hamlin leading the way, the U.S. luge team feels its time is now.

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Notre Dame's football woes go beyond Charlie Weis

There are plenty of reasons Notre Dame football is struggling right now.

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Pigskin ceiling? Here comes woman ref moving up

Female referee Sarah Thomas, who officiates major college football, could also be officiating in the NFL soon.

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Two star 'Noles almost became Gators

FSU receiver Bert Reed and ex-Lowndes High School star Greg Reid were once heavily considering to play at Florida.

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Tide hope to keep rolling in Iron Bowl

Second-ranked Alabama travels to rival Auburn in hopes of winning a second Iron Bowl game in a row and stay in contention for the national championship.

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Turnover woes doom Bulldogs

Georgia ranks next to last in the country when it comes to turnover ratio, and the Bulldogs know they have to force some takeaways if they want to have a chance to beat No. 7 Georgia Tech.

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Packers cruise past Lions

Former Georgia star Matthew Stafford's Thanksgiving debut for Detroit is not a good one as the Lions lose to Green Bay, 34-12.

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Broncos end skid

All is well again in Denver as the Broncos beat the New York Giants, 26-6, on Thursday night.

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Cowboys assure lead in NFC East

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys have an easy time of it againt Oakland, winning, 24-7, and assuring themselves first place in the NFC East when the final month of the season begins next weekend.

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No. 3 Texas wins a wild one, 49-39 over Texas A&M

The third-ranked Longhorns win in the highest-scoring game in their series against rival Texas A&M.

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The end is here

In his final predictions column for The Herald, Paul Dehner Jr. gives his picks on who will win tonight's GISA championship games.

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Murdock has best of both worlds

As both head football coach and headmaster at Terrell Academy, Bill Murdock has the perfect balance as his Eagles try to defend their GISA Class A state title tonight against Thomas Jefferson in Dawson.

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Same position, different path

Deerfield has the same 10-game win streak entering a home playoff game as it did last year, but the Knights took a much different road to arrive here.

Body found near food mart

The Albany Police Department has investigated nine homicides this year.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

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AVL nearly set to go

A GPS-like location monitoring system being implemented by the city of Albany cost more than $$584,000.

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Bowles national group's choice

A partner in a Southwest Georgia plantation has been asked to lead a troubled national conservation organization.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Local celebrity hunt vital to Quail Unlimited's future

ALBANY -- The options for officials with the national Quail Unlimited conservation organization were simple: Dig in and try to turn the struggling group around or just call it a day and walk away.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Albany Commission votes to allow Crisp to join 800MHz radio system

Thomas County already has an agreement with the city of Albany to use its communications infrastructure.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany Mall to host blood drive today

Officials say blood donations generally lag during the holiday season.

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Decision delayed in Buie's venue hearing

Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall said she would review the 60-plus defense exhibits submitted to the court by former downtown manager Don Buie's attorney Johnnie Graham over the Thanksgiving holiday and render a decision next week.

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'The Fed' ends 2009 as world No. 1

Roger Federer only needs two wins at the ATP Finals to take back No. 1 overall for good to end the season.

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Richt mired in worst season of career

If Georgia can't beat Georgia Tech and win its bowl game, the Bulldogs will be facing their first losing season since 1996.