News for Monday, February 22, 2010

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Taking it to the next level (UPDATES: fixes spelling of McCalvin's last name; reflects season opener rained out)

Lee County High School's baseball team is a traditional state power, but has yet to hoist a state championship trophy, although coach Rob Williams' team appears to once again have the talent to contend again.

Model Bridge contest returns to ASU

The annual competition motivates Southwest Georgia students to explore the world of engineering.

Lee County Elementary to 'Fling' into 'Spring'

Proceeds from the 8th annual event will benefit the Lee County Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization.

Leesburg Library to present 'Literary Locals'

Several Southwest Georgia authors will be on hand Sunday afternoon.

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Magee set for record

Philadelphia University men's basketball coach Herb Magee will pass Bobby Knight to become the all-time winningest college coach with another victory.

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Free Throw Flow

The game's easiest shot can also be its most vexing.

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MONDAY'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Americans keep winning medals

The United States has won 25 medals, matching the high for any previous total at a Winter Olympics not held in this country.

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Sherwood's Brown signs with Austin Peay St.

Sherwood Christian star running back Dontavious Brown continues his football career by signing with Austin Peay State on Monday.

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Lady Jets' Harrell named region's coach of the year

South Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Brandan Harrell and ex-Americus-Sumter star Deatric Smith receive the NJCAA Region XVII's top honors.

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Let the dance begin

What many refer to as the big dance, otherwise known as the state basketball tournament, begins later this week, but Westover and Monroe don't know their first-round opponents as of Monday.

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Herald Top 5 poll

Westover's boys are back atop The Herald's Top 5, and the Mitchell County girls are now in the top five as well.

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Bainbridge baseball opens season with no-hitter

Tyler Hutchins and Thomas Timmons combine to throw a no-hitter while the Bearcats beat Liberty County, 3-1.

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Posey in the spotlight

Lee County sophomore Jess Posey has one brother, Buster, in the major leagues and another, Jack, playing for Florida State. Jess feels comfortable with the pressure.

DCSS to post human resources specialist job

Rather than the usual 20 days, the Dougherty School System Personnel Committee recommends posting a new human resources position for half that time.- Ethan Fowler, metro editor

One shot during apartment robbery attempt

After shooting one of the victims, police say the suspect fled the scene on foot.-Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Former Mayor Bays dead at 60

Larry Bays appeared to have died from a coronary arrest, his brother said.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Mother arrested for leaving sons in car

A Lee County woman is arrested for leaving her two young sons in a vehicle at Wal-Mart

County nears 'closure' on small business discussion

Two county construction projects -- its EMS headquarters and Public Works building -- have been halted until commissioners decide on a bidding process.-J.D. Sumner, goverment writer

Commission OKs $1 million for WG&L

Financial strains for the utility may have been worse than first stated, officials say.

Commission sets Brick House hearing

A three-page complaint from code enforcement is revealed to the city commission.J.D. Sumner, government writer

DCP: Crime rate drops in county

Dougherty County's police chief says the Internet has become a danger for children.

Search continues for missing grandmother

Marie Harper Wright, 51, has not been seen since Friday night.

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Former Mayor Larry Bays, 60, dies

Former Albany Mayor Larry Bays passed away today. He was 60.
Jody Bays, his brother, said it appeared he had suffered a coronary this morning in his bed. Jody Bays said the family is not releasing a statement at this time.
-- Jennifer Parks, staff writer

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