News for Saturday, February 20, 2010


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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Ga. Tech stunned at buzzer by Maryland; UGA tops Alabama at home; Auburn surprises Arkansas

Cliff Tucker sinks a 3 at the buzzer to hand Georgia Tech a stunning loss Saturday.

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SATURDAY'S COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Ex-Sherwood ace Townsend debuts for Alabama; FSU, Ga. Tech win; UGA falls

Former Sherwood star pitcher Jason Townsend has a rough debut for Alabama, though it comes in relief during a win in the Tide's season opener against South Alabama.

Case study has wonderful results in its first 30 days

Well, well, well... I hope everyone survived the great snowstorm of 2010, and I trust you are all back to somewhat of a south Georgia lifestyle.

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Living history

Charles Crapps of Sylvester had an active part in the civil rights movement more than 40 years ago.

I do hope my pet rock aged better than me

The nurse at my latest doctor's appointment was kind. Apparently, she had been trained to handle people like myself, to sit patiently while we grapple with the little inner demon holding tight to the one morsel of information we desperately need to remember.

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Pats' Jackson: One year of JUCO, then it's off to D-I

Westover QB Rashad Jackson signs with Highland Community College in Kansas on Friday at the school, but says he has a D-I future.

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Lee County softball star Hollomon signs with Young Harris

Lady Trojans senior softball star Marlee Hollomon is taking her skills to the next level as she signs with Young Harris on Friday -- on her 18th birthday.

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REGION 1-AAAA ROUNDUP: Bainbridge boys region champs!; Lee girls fall short (UPDATES: fixes lede paragraph)

For the second time in as many seasons, the Bearcats are the toast of Region 1-AAAA, beating Hardaway, 58-49, on Saturday in the tournament finals.

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GISA BOYS STATE TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Sherwood falls in 4OT thriller; TAE, Westwood knocked out

Wesley Pittman, Sherwood's best player all season, breaks his arm in the final quarter Saturday against LaGrange as the Eagles end up falling in a four-overtime, GISA Class AA thriller in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

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DWS reaches fifth straight Class AAA Final Four

For the fifth year in a row, the Deerfield-Windsor Knights are back on the GISA Class AAA Final Four, becoming the only remaining boys team to survive in the state tournament after the quarterfinals Saturday.

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Yikes!: Randolph-Clay girls rout Seminole, 80-33, for 1-A crown

Destiny Mitchell flirts with a triple double Saturday, scoring 25 points in the Randolph-Clay girls' rout of Seminole in the Region 1-A title game.

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Fourth time charm

The Terrell County boys hoops team wins its fourth consecutive Region 1-A title Saturday night, although this one comes in the final seconds against Lanier County, 56-55, while Calhoun County beats Miller County in the boys consolation game.

Horse racing comes right up to the gate

The General Assembly is taking a lengthy adjournment to allow time to work on the budget and the greatly decreased collections in revenue related to the recession, among others.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 21, 2010

APD responds to at least 59 incidents.-Pete Skiba, staff writer

Literacy goes hand in hand with better families

Probably the first step to break the chain of poverty in families is literacy, according to a speaker at the Albany Exchange Club.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Albany Police Department statistics show crime trending downward

The Albany Police Department's statistical computations show numbers of crimes dropping in the city.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Palmyra expands food services

The Park Place Cafe started serving food at Palmyra Medical Center on Monday.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Quest pays big for Lee family

A Lee County woman claims more than $1,700 in prizes as winner of the Ole Times Country Buffet/Albany Herald Great Race.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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On the Job with Joseph C. Iles

Joseph Iles, Store manager for the Albany JC Penney, began his career with the department store in 1980.- Danny Carter, Managing Editor

Georgia Tech offers seminars in business

Small business operators, many of whom have already made numerous adjustments in how they do business, are always looking for a better, more efficient way to do business.- Danny Carter, Managing Editor

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Young Marines given alternative to jail, drugs

Law enforcement agencies offer a seven-hour seminar on the law to a Young Marines group.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Perception heightens Albany's crime issues

Local officials say the media perpetuate Albany's reputation as a hotbed for criminal activity.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 21, 2010

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Office Feb. 8-17.- Staff Reports

Area officials oppose hospital tax

Gov. Sonny Perdue's plan to plug a budget hole by taxing hospitals and health insurance plans has its first hearing.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

City prepared if MacGregor debt shifts

MacGregor officials abruptly abandoned their Albany facility last year.J.D. Sumner, government writer