News for Friday, November 27, 2009


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Montgomery on why he used steroids: To be Mo Greene

Shamed former U.S. track star Tim Montgomery says he started taking steroids because he was tired of losing to fellow sprinter and countryman, Maurice Greene.

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UGA-TECH NOTES: Temporary replacement for Uga VII: Tech to raise money for paralyzed UGA baseball players

Uga VII's half brother will serve as the Bulldogs' mascot today against the Yellow Jackets.

Nearly unanimous: 8 of 9 Georgia sportswriters agree --- Tech in a landslide

A poll of Georgia sportswriters believe the outcome of today's Georgia-Georgia Tech game is a forgone conclusion.

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Auburn plays poor late, loses to No. 2 Alabama

The No. 2-ranked Tide edge out a 26-21 win against Auburn on Friday to stay unbeaten and keep their national title hopes alive.

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Can FSU ruin UF's perfect season

After all those times Florida ruined Floirda State's perfect seasons in the 1990s, just once the Seminoles would like to pay the Gators back.

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Jackets try to go back-to-back vs. Dogs

The Yellow Jackets entered as underdogs a year ago to Georgia and won, 45-42, but enter as favorites for today's annual Peach State showdown.

Lady Titans fall, while men win easy

Albany Tech's men's and women's basketball teams both have losing records after Friday's games, which included a Lady Titans loss and Titans win.

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So long, Paul -- and thanks for 21/2 years of great work

Herald sports editor Danny Aller bids farewell to sportswriter Paul Dehner Jr., who is leaving for a job back home in his native Cincinnati as of today after 2 1/2 years serving the Southwest Georgia sports community.

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GISA CLASS AAA STATE TITLE NOTEBOOK: Zenon's amazing career comes to close

DWS star running back Tony Zenon ended his Knights career as the all-time rushing leader with 5,684 years on 650 carries with 65 touchdowns.

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Barry Levine

Barry Levine is a page designer and copy editor for The Albany Herald. Levine is responsible for editing copy, writing headlines and captions and designing pages as assigned. Phone: (229) 434-8783. E-mail:

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GISA CLASS A STATE TITLE NOTEBOOK: Trick play sets tone in TAE win

After a trick play doesn't work against Thomas Jefferson, Terrell Academy tries the same one later in the game and scores, setting the tone in the state championship win Friday night in Dawson.

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Laura Williams

Laura Williams is the Deputy News Editor for The Albany Herald. Williams is responsible for managing the copy desk and overseeing its operations, editing copy, writing headlines and captions and designing pages. Phone: (229) 434-8744. E-mail:

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Twice not so nice for DWS as Knights fail to defend crown

For the second time this season, George Walton beats Deerfield-Windsor on its home field, this time in the GISA Class AAA state title game and preventing the Knights from repeating as champions.

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Vicki Harris

Vicki Harris is a photographer, page designer and videographer for The Albany Herald. Harris is responsible for designing the SouthView and features pages and daily web duties for the newspaper and also handles photography and video duties as assigned. Phone: (229) 888-9361. E-mail:

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The Terrell Academy Eagles run all over Thomas Jefferson on Friday night in Dawson to win the GISA Class A State Championship for the second consecutive year.

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Pete Skiba

Pete Skiba is police and fire reporter for The Albany Herald. Skiba covers the Albany and Dougherty Clounty police departments, as well as the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, the Albany Fire Department, and other area and state law enforcements agencies. Phone: (229) 888-9358. E-mail:

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J.D. Sumner

J.D. Sumner is government reporter for The Albany Herald. Sumner covers the Albany and Dougherty County governments, as well as the Water, Gas & Light Commission, the Economic Development Commission and the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority. Phone: (229) 434-8748. E-mail:

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Jennifer Parks

Jennifer Parks is health and general assignment reporter for The Albany Herald. Parks covers the boards that operate Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Phoebe Putney Hospital, the Albany-Dougherty Hospital Authority, Palmyra Medical Center, the public health district and other areas as assigned. Phone: (229) 888-9354. E-mail:

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Joe Bellacomo

Joe Bellacomo is a news photographer for The Albany Herald. Phone: (229) 888-9359. E-mail:

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Danny Aller

Danny Aller is sports editor of The Albany Herald. Aller is in charge of sports operations for the newspaper. Phone: (229) 888-9306. E-mail:

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'Black Friday' rings in holiday shopping season

One local retailer opened 45 minutes earlier than scheduled to accommodate the Friday crowd.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Woman accused of passing bogus $20 bills

Police say they confiscated more than $1,300 in counterfeit currency.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Metro Albany jobless rate hits 10.5 percent

For the Southwest Georgia region in October, unemployment remains at 10.2 percent.Staff Reports

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Danny Carter

Danny Carter is managing editor of The Albany Herald. He is the newspaper's primary assignment editor and is in charge of news, sports, desk and photography operations.

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Police to Woods: We need to talk about accident

Following a bizarre, one-car accident involving Tiger Woods early Friday morning -- and a strange series of events that followed -- Florida polce say they will speak to Woods today about what happened, including whether a reported argument with his wife had anything to do with the crash.