News for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Bruins, Caps both win Wednesday to take control of their series

The Boston Bruins and Washintog Capitals ared both one win away from advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs.

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2010 NFL DRAFT: Auburn RB Tate likely a second or third rounder

Auburn running back Ben Tate had some of the best stats coming of the NFL pre-draft workouts, and hopes he can parlay that into a solid second or third-round draft pick today.

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NFL DRAFT 2010: Ga. Tech receiver comfortable with status

Yellow Jackets star receiver Demaryius Thomas hasn't really been able to show off his skills for scouts in pre-draft camp thanks to an injury, but that's OK --- he's just that good, he doesn't really have to audition.

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Picking a school chief's serious work

As most of you probably already know, I am a renowned visionary. With this fact in mind, I offer my vision for the Dougherty County School Board, circa 2020.

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WEDNESDAY'S PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Worth's Fender throws one-hitter, shuts down Cairo from mound for first place; Lee loses to Lowndes

Worth ace Allen Fender throws a one-hitter Wednesday in a huge region showdown against Cairo to keep the Rams well in the playoff picture.

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Sherwood's Brown pulls up injured at 3-AA meet as Meagher, Cannady step up to lead

Dontavious Brown's injury is quickly forgotten Wednesday when Sherwood's Katie Meagher and Stephen Cannady start winning region titles.

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Clean sweep -- Part 2

The Westwood boys and girls track & field teams not only repeat as Region 3-A champs Wednesday in Camilla, but they take momentum into next week's state meet in Albany, looking to repeat as state champions.

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Clean sweep -- Part 1

The Deerfield-Windsor boys and girls track & field teams simply dominate the Region 3-AAA meet Wednesday at Hugh Mills.

Wrestlers, arena tag-team for Red Cross

A local disaster aid center has been struggling over the last several months to get needed contributions.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 22, 2010

Police respond to at least 41 incidents

Lee utilities debt draining

Debt service accounts for roughly 60 percent of the Lee Utilities Authority's projected budget.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Tifton to host truck pull

Proceeds from the truck and tractor pull will go to the Ag Equipment Technology Club at ABAC to fund the club's scholarships and for building a new pulling tractor.

Phoebe to be featured in video

A movement designed to return more nursing care to the bedside was implemented at an Albany hospital 18 months ago.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

EDC: Progress being made despite challenges

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission will honor local industry during the first week in May, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Attorney general to mediate between press and school system

Attorney general to mediate between press and school systemThe Dougherty County School System is set to meet April 28 to discuss Superintendent Joshua Murfree's contract.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Proposed state budget hits law enforcement income

By approving a budget for the next fiscal year Wednesday the Senate leaves out an organization that generates money for law enforcement.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Obama adviser: Creativity sparks growth

Barry Johnson, senior adviser and director of Strategic Initiatives for the U.S. Economic Development Administration, motivates and encourages ASU audience.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Lee projects signal economic reboot in county

The chairman of the Lee County Commission updates citizens on key community projects.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Arlington Police make drug and theft arrests

A traffic stop leads to a marijuana arrest in Arlington and in another case police arrest three for stealing newspaper-vending boxes.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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City on verge of deal for baseball team?

Albany City Manager Alfred Lott and Albany Recreation and Parks Department Director Suzanne Davis confirm Wednesday that a meeting will take place today to discuss an agreement to bring minor league baseball back to Southwest Georgia.

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