News for Friday, February 19, 2010

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STATE WRESTLING ROUNDUP (Web exclusive): Westover's Faircloth falls short of finals; Monroe's Coe, Lee's Thompson make deep runs

The highs of the GHSA state wrestling meet for Southwest Georgia belonged to Westover's Colby Faircloth, Monroe's David Coe and Lee County's Zach Thompson this year.

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NASCAR NATIONWIDE: Danicamania -- Round 2

Danica Patrick's second NASCAR race will take place today at the Nationwide event in Fontana, Calif.

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP: Fresh off Daytona win, McMurray wins Cali. pole

First the biggest win of Jamie McMurray's career at the Daytona 500 and now the pole for the very next race Sunday.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: UGA, Ga. Tech, FSU open 2010 with wins

The 2010 baseball season opens Friday for FSU, UGA and Ga. Tech, which all roll to wins.

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PREP HOOPS SCHEDULE: Today's GISA state, GHSA region schedule

Check out where your favorite Southwest Georgia prep baskteball teams are playing today.

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FRIDAY'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Bode snags another medal; Americans just miss skeleton medals; fearful bobsledders pull out; Whistler ski resort may not shut down after all

Sometimes controversial American skiing star Bode Miller wins his second medal of the Winter Olympics, taking home a silver Friday in the tricky super-G event.

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Tiger finally talks -- as the entire world listens

For the first time since his November car crash and subsequent sex scandal, the world's most famous athlete, Tiger Woods, speaks publicly for the first time Friday, saying -- among other things -- he is sorry for his behavior, that he is headed back to therapy and isn't sure when he would return to golf.

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Albany's Everett set for Georgia Sports Hall of Fame induction tonight

State golfing legend Ed Everett will officially be a part of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame after tonight's induction.

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Olympic stunner -- American figure skater Lysacek upsets Russian Plushenko for gold medal

In what's being regarded as the biggest upset so far in these 2010 Winter Olympic Games, U.S. star figure skater Evan Lysacek stuns defending Olympic champ Evgeni Plushenko of Russia.

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REGION 1-A BOYS ROUNDUP: Greenwave crush Pirates, setting up showdown with state power Lanier County for title tonight

The Terrell County boys basketball team can win its fourth consecutive GHSA Region 1-A title with a victory against state No. 5-ranked Lanier County tonight.

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REGION 1-A GIRLS ROUNDUP: It's on! Lady Indians vs. Lady Red Devils for title tonight

Seminole freshman Katrese Brown plays hero for the Lady Indians on Friday in an overtime win against Bacon County, while a plethora of stars shine for Randolph-Clay in a 77-35 rout of Clinch County, setting up a showdown between the two tonight in Cuthbert for the 1-A championship.

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REGION 1-AA ROUNDUP: Thomasville denies Mitchell County boys, girls region crowns

Mitchell County had a great run in the Region 1-AA tourney, but neither its boys or girls team can't take down state power Thomasville in the title games Friday night.

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REGION 1-AAAA ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Bainbridge girls stunned by Lee in 1-AAAA semis; No. 3 Bearcats roll to tonight's title game (UPDATES: fixes Bainbridge's finals opponent to Hardaway)

Despite losing to Bainbridge twice during the regular season, the Lee County girls refused to go down quietly Friday night in the Region 1-AAAA semifinals, where the Lady Trojans pull off arguably one of the biggest upsets in Southwest Georgia all year to advance to the school's first-ever region championship game.

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GISA STATE TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Terrell Academy girls back in GISA Class A Final 4; DWS falls short in AAA

The GISA Class A defending state champ Terrell Academy girls basketball team won't be denied a chance to make it two in a row after the Lady Eagles cruise into the Final Four on Friday night, although the DWS Lady Knights won't be joining the them Milledgeville after losing.

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Champs! -- Part 2

Playing second fiddle to Herald No. 1 Monroe all season, No. 2 Westover wins the rubber match Friday -- and the 1-AAA title.

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Champs! -- Part 1

Westover's girls punish Peach County on Friday night to win their second consecutive Region 1-AAA championship, a feat matched by the WHS boys team a short time later.

Second Harvest acquires Albany food bank territory

The consolidation of Second Harvest of Southwest Georgia and the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia may be completed by March 31.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Vehicle crash leads to multiple charges

A driver flees a two-vehicle crash Friday morning and is caught by Albany police officers.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 20, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 45 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Rynders: School funding expected

State Rep. Ed Rynders said more money is coming to local school systems.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Albany Herald, Albany Panthers sign agreement

The first game for the Albany entry in the Southern Indoor Football League is scheduled for April 3.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Two robbed at gunpoint

Police respond to an armed robbery Friday afternoon.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Public meeting set for downtown transit project

The preferred site for a planned Albany transit hub is currently a parking lot between Flint Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Cafe 230 replacing downtown bistro

Longtime partners in the local food services industry plan to offer quick, hot meals at a prime downtown Albany location.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Victim in one crime, charged in homicide

A suspect is arrested in a June murder after he was questioned as a possible victim in an altercation at Brick House Productions.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Health director: There is room for improvement

The County Health Rankings were released by the Population Health Institute earlier this week in Washington, D.C.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

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