News for Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Match Play becomes ho-hum after top seeds fall

No. 6 Paul Casey is the highest seed left at the Match Play Championships as the top seeds --- and defending champ Geoff Ogilvy --- all fall.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Auburn men dropped by UF; No. 10 FSU women topple Va. Tech

The Gators snap a losing streak Thursday, but the bad news for Tigers fans is that it came at the expense of Auburn.

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Ga. prep star headed to Vandy shot to death in Powder Springs

Rajaan Bennett, a Commodores signee, is shot to death early Thursday by his mother's ex-boyfriend in what appears to be a murder-suicide

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Tiger to talk today -- but what will he say?

At 11 a.m. today from Florida, Tiger Woods will finally break his silence and then re-enter therapy -- but at least one set of reporters is boycotting the event.

Books librarians like can lead to beloved authors

In the middle of January while children are settling back into classroom routines after the Christmas holidays, many of America's librarians gather in major a U.S. city for their midwinter convention.

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Richt spends 50th birthday in Albany

On his 50th birthday, Georgia football coach Mark Richt stops by Albany First Baptist to speak at the area FCA spring banquet.

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Lady Pats down rival Lady Tornadoes, reach 1-AAA title game; AHS girls crushed in 1-AA semis by T-ville

Westover's girls beat rival Monroe in the rubber match Thursday in the 1-AAA tourney to advance to the finals tonight against nemesis Peach County.

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Terrell County boys in Region 1-A semis; Pelham nearly stuns Lanier County

The Herald No. 4 Greenwave trounce Atkinson on Thursday evening in Dawson to advance to the Region 1-A semis tonight against Miller County at Randolph-Clay.

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THURSDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Area GISA boys teams reach state quarters; Mitchell County boys, girls advance to 1-AA title games vs. Thomasville

Deerfield was one of four local private schools to advance to the GISA state quarters on Thursday, joining Sherwood, Terrell Academy and Westwood, while in the GHSA, Mitchell County's boys and girls will play for Region 1-AA titles tonight at Thomasville.

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Round 3: No. 1 Monroe vs. No. 2 Westover tonight

Westover beats Crisp in OT and Monroe downs Dougherty on Thursday, setting up the game everyone's been waiting for tonight: Round 3 between The Herald No. 1 Tornadoes and No. 2 Patriots.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 19, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 35 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Plant opens for blind workers

The plant currently employs 26 employees, 23 of which are blind or visually impaired.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Miscommunication left Brick House open

Apparently no one asked the Albany City Commissioners to back off closing up a disorderly business when the chance arose in 2008.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lawmakers break to tackle $1B budget hole

Georgia legislators voted Thursday to take a two-week break as they scramble to fill what is shaping up to be another huge hole in the state's already slimmed-down budget.- The Associated Press

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Bishop: Economic recovery in sight

The state has received more than $2 billion from the American Economic Recovery and Investment Act.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Authority approves audit, receives program update

The authority had $20,738 in total assets for 2009, an auditor's report shows.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

No shooter, more arrests in Brick House murder

Three more face charges in connection with a brawl and murder at a local trouble spot.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

General Assembly taking two-week break

Budget woes send Georgia legislators on two-week break to look for answers.

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