News for Monday, February 15, 2010


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Fireplace is a comfort in frigid winter

The winter, with all its rain and cold temperatures, reminds us how it once was. We could always expect a wet winter until recent years when the drought dominated.

Act to give your loved ones peace of mind

It can be difficult to talk about death or dying. Oftentimes such talk makes us feel uncomfortable, as if somehow by doing so we summon the "death angel" unto us.

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Bode wins bronze

After flopping four years ago during the Turin Olympics, American Bode Miller takes the first step toward redeeming himself after earning a bronze medal in the downhill finals in Vancouver.

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Richmond in Top 25 for first time in 24 years

Kansas State and Richmond are among teams making strides in this week's Associated Press men's basketball poll.

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Daytona 500 win moves Ganassi into elite company

Jamie McMurray's Daytona win added to team owner Chip Ganassi's legend.

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Duval eyes return to glory

The second-place finish by former Georgia Tech star David Duval has his confidence even higher as he continues to seek his first PGA Tour victory since 2001.

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Lavant sparks Dougherty win

Jasmine Lavant scores a game-high 19 points for the Dougherty Lady Trojans, who beat Worth County, 60-30, in the first round of the GHSA Region 1-AAA tourney.

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Herald Top 5 Poll

The Monroe High School boys are back atop The Herald's poll as the region tournaments get under way.

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Westover to host region

The Westover High School Lady Patriots beat Peach County, 56-46, behind the clutch play of Ieshia Young and DyTiesha Dunson to give the school homecourt advantage for the GHSA Region 1-AAA semifinals and finals.

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Duffy announces re-election bid

The current chairman of the Lee County Commission plans to run for a second term in office.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Police/Fire/EMS Feb. 16, 2010

APD responds to at least 22 incidents

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Group pushes immigration reform via 'Trail of Dreams'

The "Trail of Dreams" pilgrimage is expected reach Washington, D.C. on May 1.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks

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Five questioned in shooting

City officials say Brickhouse Productions needs to be shut down.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

City group recommends $1.2M payout from MEAG

Ward 6 Commissioner Tommie Postell was selected as chairman of the group during their meeting Monday.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Survival chances grim for Lee baby

Deputies respond to a home on Mayfield Drive Monday morning in reference to a child not breathing.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee capital projects move forward

Despite ongoing decreases in revenue sources, Lee County has increased its reserve fund balance.

'Persons of interest' in weekend murder surrender to police

Five men labeled "persons of interest" in the Sunday morning killing of a 20-year-old Flovilla man, have surrendered to police, authorities say.

Albany Tech closes Slappey entrance

Albany Technical College has permanently closed its South Slappey Boulevard entrance to campus, officials with the college said this morning.
Filed -- 11:30 a.m.

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Trust fund panel begins work

The Albany Long Term Financial Planning Committee which oversees a trust fund created from credits from MEAG has decided to spend $1.2 million on Water, Gas & Light Commission repairs ($1 million) and the city gang unit ($200,000).
UPDATED: 10:40 a.m.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter

UPDATE: Prospects 'grim' for Lee County infant

GBI agents say that a 5-month-old infant found not breathing and unresponsive is in critical condition now at a Macon hospital.