News for Saturday, February 13, 2010


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BREAKING NEWS: Westover-Peach County girls postponed again

Today's Peach County-Westover girls game has been postponed until 5 p.m. Monday. The game will determine the regular-season GHSA Region 1-AAA champion and overall tournament host. Also, the GISA 3-AAA title games will be held with the girls at 5 p.m. today, followed by the boys at 6:30 p.m. at Southland Academy.

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Martin eyes elusive Daytona win

g Daytona 500 pole-sitter Mark Martin, who barely lost what is known as the Super Bowl of NASCAR in 2007 against Kevin Harvick, will once again chase the checkered flag in this year's flagship race at Daytona International Speedway.

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Wake downs Tech

Georgia Tech's struggles continue during a 75-64 loss against Wake Forest.

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Price, Georgia rally past South Carolina, 66-61

Jeremy Price shows clutch play down the stretch as the Georgia Bulldogs pull away from the South Carolina Gamecocks. 66-61.

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Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most US medals

Apolo Anton Ohno wins his sixth Olympic medal in speedskating, tying Bonnie Blair at the Winter Olympics.

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Albany State, Fort Valley split games

Albany State's women lose, 61-46, against Fort Valley State while the ASU men beat the Wildcats, 80-66, on Saturday night in SIAC action.

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Weather still affecting schedules

The rare downfall of snow is still giving area teams fits as they arrange their schedules around the weather.

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Monroe girls fall to Cairo

Woes at the foul line prove too much for the Monroe Lady Tornadoes who lose against Cairo, 60-51, in their final game of the regular season on Saturday night in GHSA Region 1-AAA action.

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Knights rule the region again

Deerfield-Windsor wins the GISA Region 3-AAA championship with a 61-44 win against Westfield on Saturday at Southland.

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Preserving Albany's history

A Putney man's new book recounts the final 20 years of Albany's Turner Air Force Base.

LookingBack Feb. 14

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

A good coach is a great influence in a child's life

I would like to think of myself as a "recovering personal trainer." As odd of a statement as that is, I believe it to be true. When you think of a personal trainer, what comes to mind?

Enjoy some Valentine's Day suggestions

Here's to another Valentine's Day. Do what you should be doing every day ... hug the ones you love, make sure they know they have a place in your heart and eat chocolate.

Snow soon melts, but cold lingers

Friday's snowfall temporarily covered the landscape in white, but soon melts away.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Albany facing $4M shortfall

City of Albany department heads have to present their budget requests in writing by next week.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Donut Factory coming to Ledo

Albany is getting a new full service bakery.

Ole Times/Herald contest offers $1,000 prize

Clues that will lead readers to a hidden blue box will be found in the Classified section of Monday and Saturday Heralds.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Center offers hope to women

The Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center has been in Albany since 1991.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Ex-Albanian gets honor

Former Albanian Berney Kirkland was recently honored at the 62nd Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce dinner at Gwinnett Center.- Staff Reports

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A longtime Doublegate walker says goodbye

Judy Boucher, a longtime walker within the Doublegate community, will be moving to Nebraska soon with her husband.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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On the Job with Jimmy Wilson

A question-and-answer session with banker Jimmy Wilson

Planning Commission recommends cell tower, pharmacy

A proposed cellular tower would belong to AT&T but could be leased to other carriers.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Business licenses for Feb. 14, 2010

Business licenses for Feb. 14, 2010

Hayes to hold listening session

Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes plans quarterly listening sessions to get input from constituents.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 14, 2010

APD responds to at least 16 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Dealer gets 25-year stretch

A federal judge sentences a Smithville man to 25 years in prison without a chance for parole.- Pete Skiba, staff writer