News for Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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Corey Smith concert set for Saturday

Doors to the performance in the State Theatre open at 8 p.m.

Southern grits meet Vegas glitz

Like any self-respecting Southerner, it's hard for me to pass up reading a well-written obituary. Especially when it runs in the Wall Street Journal and begins with she was "a dash of Southern class in a raucous old boys club."

Clarinetist Frank Kowalsky to perform Thursday night

The Florida State University professor has performed with numerous symphonies throughout the nation.

Historic site to tout African-American spiritual

Saturday's free program will shed a spotlight on the importance of the spiritual in today's world.

'Reflections' kicks off civil rights series

Authors Lela Bond Phillips and Karan Pittman will discuss the case that inspired their story about Georgia's only black woman to be tried and executed.

'Musical Destination' makes a stop in Germany

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will showcase principal musicians with works by Johanne Sebastian Bach.

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Tech the latest to beat UNC

North Carolina finishes with its lowest point total under coach Roy Williams, losing, 68-51, against Georgia Tech.

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Ex-coach Sutton pleads not guilty to drug charges

Although ex-Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton entered a not-guilty plea on drug charges, his attorney says he is in a treatment center.

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TUESDAY'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: U.S.A.'s Jacobellis misses redemption --- and a medal

After losing out on the gold medal and settling for silver after showboating in 2006, Lindsey Jacobellis loses her balance while competing this time and loses out on a medal altogether.

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DWS, Southland girls begin state title march in Class AAA; SCA, SGA open Class AA state tourney

The Deerfield-Windsor girls hope for another improbable run to the GISA Class AAA Final Four like last year.

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TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bainbridge, Lee County girls both win, set up showdown Friday (UPDATES: fixes final score of Lee County girls game)

Alexis Burke is unstopable for Bainbridge while Lindsey Crawford makes the game-winner at the buzzer in overtime to lift Lee County. (UPDATES LEE COUNTY GIRLS SCORE)

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Burley blocks 10 shots, scores 38 as Mitchell girls roll into 1-AA semis

Tiona Burley blocks 10 shots while the Eagles advance to the next round of the GHSA Region 1-AA tourney.

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Lady Eagles begin state title defense

Terrell Academy -- Southwest Georgia's only defending state champ in basketball, boys or girls -- begins its defense of that title today in the first round of the GISA state tournament.

Five arrests made in Sunday killing

A Sunday fight and murder results in arrests for five people with more to come police say.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lee County baby dies; neglect alleged

A 5-month-old baby dies after emergency personnel take her to the hospital. - Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Local leaders continue to promote 'complete count'

The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Phoebe official Darrell Sabbs to speak in D.C.

Darrell Sabbs' work in Albany has captured the interest of Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

City approves $1 million MEAG trust transfer

Albany commissioners reject a proposal to spend $200,000 in trust funds to augment the gang unit.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Snow Day!

Albany Herald readers share their snow pictures.

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Strollin down a new path

A local outdoors legend makes a career change by opening a restaurant that bears his name. - Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Reward offered in murder case

Officials offer $1,000 reward for information in a more than six-month-old murder.Pete Skiba, staff writer

MSA expands downtown

An orthopedic practice will be moving its business offices to a building downtown next month.-Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Longtime WG&L counsel Langstaff dead at age 80

Services for Robert Langstaff have yet to be announced, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Commission approves police hiring bonus

Come March 1, 23 new officers will be hired on the force of the Albany Police Department, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany airport terminal project moving forward

A local obligation of $4 million will be required to complete the project, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Williams' big game propels Trojans to AAA semis

Arabian Williams scores 31 points Tuesday as the Dougherty boys advance in the Region 1-AAA tourney, earning another shot at No. 1 Monroe.

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Monroe girls down Dougherty

Monroe's only senior, Lakeisha Jackson, leads the Lady Tornadoes to their first region tournament game victory in at least four years.

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On to the next one

The Squaws advance to the Region 1-AA Tournament semis after coming from behind to beat Early County on Tuesday in Camilla. (UPDATE: Updates schedules)

Police/Fire/EMS Feb. 17, 2010

Police respond to at least 13 incidents

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WG&L repair money OK'd; drug unit money nixed

The Albany City Commission has approved spending $1 million in MEAG rebate funds for repairs, upgrades and reserves bolstering at the Water, Gas & Light Commission, but turned down a recommendation by the committee overseeing the trust fund to spend $200,000 for the Albany Police Department's gang task force.
11 a.m.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter

GBI says Lee County infant has died

Trebor Randle, GBI assistant special-agent-in-charge, confirmed that 5-month-old L'Kaysha Holmes died this morning.
The body is being sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy, which is scheduled to be performed Wednesday.
10:45 a.m.
Jennifer Parks, staff writer

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Former WG&L attorney dies

Albany attorney Robert Langstaff Sr., longtime legal counsel for the Albany WG&L Commission, died of a massive heart attack this morning, city officials say.
10:05 a.m.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter