News for Saturday, November 7, 2009

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Madrigal Dinner returns

The annual dinner that celebrates the Elizabethan era heads back to Americus for the 21st time.

The Buzz Nov. 8

Symphony offers a chance at a tripALBANY -- Albany Symphony Orchestra is holding a fundraising that gives participants a chance to win a an eight-day trip to Ireland.Raffle tickets are $50 each or $100 for three.

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Spiller sinks FSU

Clemson's C.J. Spiller runs for 165 yards in a 40-24 win against FSU.

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SUNDAY PREP NOTEBOOK: Wild Friday forms playoff picture

The final week of the GHSA regular season saves the season of some, ends it for others while GISA sets up second round showdowns.

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The sky is the limit

Albany's Chris Gay's skydiving team wins four gold medals at the skydiving championships as he keeps the adrenaline pumping at age 45.

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How the other side lives

After consecutive blowout losses, Georgia puts together a blowout of its own against Tennessee Tech, 38-0.

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Jackets survive overtime

Georgia Tech's Josh Nesbitt scores the game-winning TD in overtime as GT beats Wake, 30-27.

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Education Notebook 11-8-09

Ethan Fowler takes a look at local high schools and colleges.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Auburn and Georgia plan blood-y battle

Monday will begin an annual blood drive for Auburn University and University of Georgia fans at the American Red Cross Donor Center.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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APD investigating East Albany homicide

Police find a missing car in connection with a Friday homicide.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Albany Rescue Mission celebrates 20 years

The Albany Rescue Mission began in founder Larry Hample's central Albany home.

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Students collect coins for GraceWay Recovery Center

Ethan Fowler takes a look at local high schools and colleges.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Everybody loses when few go to the polls

Let's start this with a disclaimer: Any person willing to potentially hang himself out to dry by running for political office deserves a measure of respect from the populace for doing so, no matter how good or bad a candidate that person might actually be. Put your name on a ballot, and you hang a target on your back.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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McGee returns home to family business

Albany High School graduate Brent McGee returns to his hometown to work at Yielding, Wakeford & McGee Architects.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Miller marks 30th year in Albany

An Albany brewery has gone through a number of changes in its three decades in the city.

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Dill ramps up expectations at MillerCoors plant

The new plant manager of the Albany MillerCoors brewery brings years of experience and a new enthusiasm to the facility.

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