News for Monday, November 30, 2009


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Move over, WNBA, here comes ... Marion Jones?

Marion Jones, who played on the 1994 national championship team at North Carolina, wants to play pro basketball now that she's out prison, off steroids and has been stripped of all her gold medals.

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Six Yellow Jackets make All-ACC team

Five Georgia Tech offensive players make the All-ACC First Team, while one defensive star is named to the Second Team in the list released Monday.

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Tiger lays low--- but will he come clean?

In light of his bizarre accident, Tiger Woods cancels his appearance at his own tournament this week, while a PR guru calls on Woods to come clean --- if he is hiding anything --- like Dave Lettermen did recently on how show.

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Who's #1? Check out the debut of The Albany Herald's 2009 High School Basketball Top 5 Poll

The Monroe boys and Bainbridge girls debut in The Albany Herald prep basketball poll at No. 1.

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Conflicting reports about Bowden's future

The Associated Press says Bobby Bowden's future will be decided today after another meeting with school officials, while ESPN and The Tallahassee Democrat were both reporting late Monday that Bowden plans to retire this afternoon.

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Sorry, Charlie

To no one's surprise, Charlie Weis is fired Monday as the head coach at North Dame after five unsuccessful seasons.

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Bizarre incident overshadows Thrashers' last-second win vs. Panthers

Florida Panthers goaltender Thomas Vokoun is a victim of on-ice violence Monday night --- by his own teammate --- during a 4-3 loss to the Thrashers.

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Tech's Johnson: 'I'm extremely disappointed'

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is miffed, to say the least, about losing to Georgia, but now turns his attention to the ACC Championship Game on Saturday against Clemson.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Mitchell scores 53 points, but Randolph-Clay still loses to Bainbridge

Herald Super Six selection Destiny Mitchell scores 53 points against Bainbridge on Monday night, though it comes in a loss to the Lady Bearcats, who remained perfect.

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Deerfield girls edge Terrell Academy, 44-42

The Lady Knights finish strong Monday against Terrell Academy in a early season showdown in Dawson.

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Deerfield plans to retire Young's No. 11 jersey

After a stellar career for Deerfield-Windsor, former star Andre Young will take a brief break in January from his new team, the Clemson Tigers, to have his jersey retired at home in Albany.

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Stats: Crime down in city, slightly up in county

October crime numbers improve in both local jurisdictions.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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WG&L no longer an issue in merger

The utility's assets had been one of the points where city and county leaders differed.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Downtown tree to light up Albany

The 25-foot Leyland cypress was harvested in Leary.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee expands holiday showcase

Organizers say Leesburg's first Spirit of Christmas Parade and Festival will feature family-oriented activities.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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EMA: Bad weather on the way

High winds and heavy rain are forecast for Alabama, Florida and Southwest Georgia.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Teens arrested for shoplifting

After a wild chase, two teenagers are arrested for shoplifting.

City-county honor watch groups

Officials say neighborhood watch groups are vital to public safety efforts.