News for Friday, November 6, 2009


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MMA superstars Fedor vs. .... an ex-tire shop worker?

Fedor Emelianenko takes center stage tonight in a nationally televised MMA fight on CBS against a former Sam's tire shop worker.

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Auburn welcomes FCS school Furman for homecoming today

Auburn is looking for a nice, easy game today at homecoming after a hectic last few weeks of up and downs.

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Two the magic number for Tech, Wake in today's game

Georgia Tech needs two wins to secure a spot in the ACC Championship Game, while Wake Forest needs two wins to become bowl eligible.

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Atlantic Division up for grabs when FSU, Clemson meet tonight

Despite their season-long struggles, both Clemson and FSU have a shot at the ACC Atlantic Division title with a win tonight in their ACC showdown.

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Sloppy Georgia looks to fine-tune vs. Tennessee Tech

Fumblitis and a case of interpcetion fever have plagued the Bulldogs during their last three losses, something they will try to fix today against lesser opponent Tennessee Tech.

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Darton's Sasnett named region coach of the year

Bart Sasnett, who turned around the men's soccer program this season, was honored as the Region XVII Coach of the Year on Friday.

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Tale of two Coles

Terrell Academy quarterback Cole Phillips and running back Cole Byrd lead the Eagles to their fourth region title in a row, and second in a row outright via a 21-0 win against Randolph Southern on Friday.- Scott Chancey, Herald staff sports writer

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Herald No. 1 Miller fails to beat Clinch for region title

In a rematch of a game won by Miller County earlier this year, 7-0, Clinch County downs the Pirates, 25-20, on Friday night to win the Region 1-A Championship.--- Staff reports

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Worth upends Monroe, locks up No. 3 playoff in Class AAA

A second-half charge led by running back Jhue Rhodes catapults Worth County past Monroe and into the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, 23-14.- Paul Dehner Jr., prep football beat writer

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Cake walk

Deerfield's state-title defense got off to a great start Friday when the Knights pound Mount Vernon, 44-12, in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state playoffs.- Danny Aller, sports editor

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Eagles soar in first-round state playoff game

Sherwood Christian starts the GISA Class AA state playoffs off on the right foot with a convincing 41-8 thrashing of Nat Greene.--- Terry Lewis, Herald sports writer

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: SGA rolls in playoff opener; Pelham sneaks into postseason

The Warriors will travel to face No. 1 seed Bulloch Academy next week after Friday's win against Strong Rock Christian, while Pelham downs Randolph-Clay to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002.- Staff reports

Charity coat drive under way

Coats can be donated the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia, Central Monitoring or any fire station.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Part of Senah Plantation sold

A portion of Senah Plantation was auctioned Friday to seven different purchasers and its acreage divided, auction officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

CDC: We are making progress on H1N1 vaccine

Roughly 8 million doses are expected to be released in the next week.

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Hospice House going green

The Willson Hospice House is expected to open in early summer 2010.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Vaccine supply nearly depleted

The county health departments overseen by the Southwest Public Health District held extended-hour clinics Thursday to distribute H1N1 inoculations.

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Officer fatally shoots driver

After a high-speed chase ends in Arlington, an Edison police officer kills a suspect.

APD finds woman dead

After a call from family members, Albany Police Department officers find a body at an apartment complex.

Panel OKs recovery center

Dougherty County School System officials say misinformation about the new data recovery center was at the heart of last week's heated meeting.

Chehaw Park receives tourism grant

A $12,430 tourism grant that Chehaw has received will be used to market the park's Festival of Lights.

Lee County official sees more growth

Lee County Commission Chairman Ed Duffy says good schools and responsible government spending have been a successful combination for his county.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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MCLB lays off 67 contractors

More than 230 more could follow if the workload doesn't increase, officials say.

Motorist killed by police after high-speed chase

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that an Edison police officer shot and killed Chad Pierce after a chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

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Energizing the base

Randolph Southern and Terrell Academy renew a rivalry tonight that has grown in intensity between the two fan bases of late.- Paul Dehner Jr., prep football beat writer