News for Tuesday, February 2, 2010


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Lightning double up on Thrashers

Antero Nittymaki gives Atlanta fits as Tampa Bya strolls into the Peach State and steal steals a win Tuesday.

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Rowdy, rude and ruthless, West Virginia hoops fans under fire

Mountaineers fans are coming under fire for language so foul and abusive, they're coming under fire from every angle.

Make sure your child is protected in cyberspace

The welfare of our children and youth is one of my top priorities as sheriff. As parents, we may use extreme measures to protect our homes from intruders.

Daddies and daughters to dance the night away

The 12th annual event features music and dancing for a special night out dedicated to fathers and daughters.

Croxton stage production to benefit Act Up

Two performances of the original Southern comedy by Alicia and Huff Croxton will be held Saturday.

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The troupe's musical is an original production by Dean Regan.

ALBANY -- Theatre Albany will pay tribute to a country-music legend this week as it kicks off a three week production of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline."

Hope Ball to benefit Cancer Society

Saturday's event will honor cancer survivors Dr. Terry Kraus and Wyatt Mitchell.

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TUESDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Monroe boys move to 20-0 after win vs. Perry; No. 1 Bainbridge girls roll, paced by Burke's 38-point performance

The Herald -- and state --- No. 1 Monroe boys move to 20-0 on Tuesday night with a 59-51 win against Perry.

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Minus Herald Super 6er Jackson, Westover girls handle Worth, ready for rematch with Monroe

Worth County star Dominique Jackson is out for the rest of the year with a groin injury, making it that much easier for the powerhouse Lady Patriots to rout the Lady Rams on Tuesday night.

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Sherwood boys secure No. 1 region seed with win vs. SGA

The Eagles finish their region schedule unbeaten with a rout of SGA.

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UGA's Richt set for two stops in Albany

Georgia football coach Mark Richt will be in Albany on Feb. 18 as the guest speaker for the Albany chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, then will return in May for the annual Southwest Georgia Bulldog Club kickoff.

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Local prep football stars all set for National Signing Day

Deerfield, Dougherty, Worth County and Americus-Sumter all will have players signing major college scholarships today on National Signing Day across the country.

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Pats star Ochie shines in return vs. Rams

Almost a month since collapsing in the early minutes against Monroe, Westover star Onochie Ochie makes a triumphant return Tuesday, scoring 19 points in a win against region foe Worth County.

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All locked up

As the only defending state champion girls basketball team from Southwest Georgia, Terrell Academy takes a big step toward another Tuesday when they beat rival Fullington Academy to clinch the No. 1 seed in GISA's Region 3-A.

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Baptist congregations raise $25,600 for Haiti

Albany and area Baptist congregations open wallets to help Haiti relief efforts.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Lott says in-house search not practical

City officials will seek assistance from an outside firm in a search to find a downtown manager candidate pool.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Dougherty chooses to end appeal, pay fine

Dougherty County's assessed property rates in 2008 were at 36.8 percent, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Area leaders train for Strive2Thrive

The guest speaker at an educational workshop is the author of "Tupelo: The Evolution of a Community."- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Attorney: Board violated act

Dougherty County School System Attorney Tommy Coleman recommends school board members to release other finalists' names.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Suspected thief caught

The Albany Police Department issues a plea for help in identifying a man caught on video during a recent burglary.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Purple Heart Outdoors Quail Hunt set for Saturday

New York City firefighters who were part of the 9-11 rescue efforts will join in on this weekend's third annual event.- Cathy Higgins, staff writer

Leesburg Council addresses sign, drainage issues

New fees for Leesburg utilities customers are approved by the Leesburg City Council at its monthly meeting.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Tasers offer a non-lethal tool for law enforcement officers

Dougherty County law-enforcement officials take a sometimes painful training course.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Woods submits payment; Washington delinquent

A former ADICA board member paid the $5,000 due for the repayment of an improper grant by noon on Tuesday.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Officials kick-off Big Read festivities

Month-long event starts with music and distribution of books at Albany Municipal Auditorium.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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School attorney: Board broke the law

The Dougherty County School Board's attorney, Tommy Coleman, has advised the School Board that it has violated state law by naming a lone candidate to be the system's next school superintendent and that it is his "strong recommendation that the Board take every step to rectify this violation at the earliest possible time."The earliest that the School Board can act is noon Wednesday when it conducts a called board meeting at the request of Michael Windom. The meeting will be conducted at in the board room at the School Administration Building, 200 Pine Ave.
UPDATE: 5:10 p.m.

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MID-DAY UPDATE: Woods pays in full

Former ADICA board member LaJuana Woods has paid in full the $5,000 she was obligated to pay the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority for January, city officials say.
(Filed: 1 p.m.)
- J.D. Sumner, government reporter