News for Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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Lakeland legislator elected to DOT Board

Rep. Jay Shaw, of Lakeland, was elected Wednesday to the State Transportation Board by a caucus of state representatives and senators from the 1st Congressional District. He will replace Roy Herrington, whose term ends in April.

Power of prayer sure is something worth pondering

As a general rule, I try to walk or jog, around my circular driveway most nights. It's 2/10 of a mile, so it serves as sort of a track.

The Buzz Feb. 18

Art contest celebrates 'Soup'FITZGERALD -- The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Arts Council is holding an art contest in anticipation of the upcoming Wild Chicken Festival in Fitzgerald.

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Danica's next 2 races will provide truer test

The road for Danica gets tougher when she makes stop at California and Las Vegas.

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Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White and Shani Davis win gold medals during Wednesday's competition in the Winter Olympics.

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Woods to speak Friday at Sawgrass

Just more than three hours down the road at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tiger Woods will speak Friday for the first time since revelations of infidelity resulted in a stunning fall from grace.

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No. 20 Tennessee beats Georgia 69-60

Georgia is unable to complete a season sweep of the 20th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers as the Bulldogs lose, 69-60, in SEC action.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lady Rams fall to Columbus St.

The Albany State women's softball team is swept by Columbus State

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Young Trojans on to state

Despite having a youthful team, Lee County High School's wrestlers enter this week's state tournament with four athletes having won area.

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Westover makes most of new home

Forced to look elsewhere for practice sites, the Westover High School wrestling team is welcomed by The Gillionville Baptist Church and the Patriots respond by winning the area.

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Richt stops in Albany for FCA banquet

Georgia football coach Mark Richt is this year's guest for the annual area Fellowship of Christian Athletes dinner at the First Baptist Church of Albany.

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1-AAA finals will indeed be at Westover

Although it was discussed at one point of moving the final of the GHSA Region 1-AAA tournament to Darton to accomodate a large crowd, the final day will be held at Westover.

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Deerfield boys open against Weber

The Deerfield-Windsor boys basketball team opens its path in the GISA Class AAA tourney today by meeting Weber at FPD.

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WEDNESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Lady Knights advance at state tourney (UPDATES: corrects start time of Westover 1-AAA semifinal game)

The Deerfield-Windsor girls basketball team rallies from a double-digit halftime deficit and beats Dominion Christian, 37-28, on Wednesday night in the state tourney.

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Look who's here

A season that began filled with adversity now has the Sherwood Christian Academy boys basketball team in the state tournament as the region champion.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 18, 2010

APD responds to at least 32 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Man shot during possible robbery

A Moultrie man drives away from his attacker after being shot Tuesday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

State analysis draws questions

The Herald compares classrooms at West Town and Live Oak elementary schools to provide a picture of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement state erasure analysis.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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American Red Cross to host pet first-aid class

A three-hour course will cover hands-on first-aid training as well as how to deal with emergencies a pet might encounter.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

Tree planting encouraged for Saturday event

Two Albany organizations pitch in to plant 42 trees for Saturday's Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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EDC prepares for sales tax talk

Dougherty County voters will decide in November whether to renew a 1 percent sales tax for local government.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

IRS to open tax center

IRS employees will be able to assist individuals with any tax law provisions and questions in addition to preparing and filing taxes at center.-Ricki Barker, staff writer

Brick House has history of violence

A history of crime at Brick House Productions comes to light as Albany Police Department officials continue investigation into Sunday's murder.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Denim charity to benefit Children's Miracle Network

Since 1997, Children's Miracle Network supporters have raised more than $2 million to provide specialized equipment and programs.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Death likely suffocation

There is no preliminary autopsy report and authorities await toxicology results believing a baby suffocated in Lee County.-Pete Skiba, staff writer