News for Wednesday, February 24, 2010


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WEDNESDAY's OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Big win for U.S. hockey; Vonn falls again; Speedskater Kramer stops throwing fit

Lindsey Vonn breaks her finger in another crash, while the U.S. men's hockey team moves into the semifinals after beating the Swiss, 2-0, on Wednesday.

LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany boy on verge of nationals after winning Elks Hoops Shoot contest

Albany's Jordan Deshawn Brown is one round away from the national championships of the Elks Hoops Shoot's annual free-throw contest.

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Albany Tennis Association set for kickoff event Saturday

The Albany Tennis Association is set to hold youth registration Saturday at 3:30 promote early registration for Spring/Summer junior tennis programs nationwide.

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Trial of Iowa prep football coach's death now in jury's hands

Is Mark Becker insane, or did he knowlingly kill nationally renowned Iowa prep football coach Ed Thomas? That's now up to a jury to decide.

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Sources: Dougherty's new coach likely Baldwin's Hicks, AHS offered to Martin

According to multiple sources Tuesday, Baldwin's Jesse Hicks could be recommended to be the new football coach at Dougherty and former Windsor Forest coach Mike Martin could be recommended to be Albany High School's new football coach as early as today.

Tiger not out of woods over sex addiction

Like millions of other Americans, I did not watch Tiger Woods apologize to the world for cheating on his wife. Whatever happened to the good ol' days when a man apologized to his wife and left everybody else out of the fray?

Good bow saw gets me through winter

My bow saw is 30 years old, maybe older. Can't remember who or what influenced that first purchase years ago, but it still does the job -- although the frame is rusting and the blade has never been sharpened.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 25, 2010

Police respond to at least 28 incidents

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ATC men's hoops nearly tops No. 1 MGC; GSW topples ASU in softball

In just their third season as a men's hoops program, Albany Tech will host its first-ever Region XVII Tournament game next Tuesday after locking up the No. 4 seed Wednesday, despite losing to No. 1 seed Middle Georgia.

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Hicks, Martin hirings on hold

The Dougherty County School Board did not address the football coaching openings Wednesday at Dougherty and Albany, which could soon have Jesse Hicks and Mike Martin, respectively, as the new hires.

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No twinbill for Westover

Westover's opponents don't agree to a doubleheader so the girls will play Saturday, while the boys will play Friday.

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GHSA rules: Northside staying in AAAA

Despite the fact that Northside, Warner Robins has projected numbers over the cutoff of 1,900 students for AAAA, the GHSA says there is nothing it can do because it's bound by bylaws.

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MCLB improves vehicle storage

The cost to build the 4-month-old facility was $5.3 million, officials say.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

A lone bandit flees bank with cash

No one is injured during a bank robbery on Slappey Boulevard Wednesday.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Atlanta Opera reaches over 900 Albany students

As part its educational outreach tour, the Atlanta Opera makes its 19th visit to Albany to perform for Albany area elementary students.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Gilman named Phoebe Worth chief administrator

Keith Petersen, the previous administrator, is now Phoebe Sumter Medical Center CEO.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Landlord attacked by renters

A Dougherty County man says he was assaulted by a teenager wielding a tire tool.-Pete Skiba, staff writer

Revaluation cases still unsettled

The values of 135 properties in Dougherty County, set in a 2007 revaluation, are still to be determined by court action.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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'Let's get it done'

That's been the slogan all season long for the 26-1 Deerfield-Windsor boys hoops team, which heads back to Milledgeville today for the fifth year in a row, looking to end the recent streak of returning empty handed.

Dougherty County School Board votes to settle suit

The Dougherty County School Board has voted 6-1 to accept a settlement in a lawsuit The Albany Herald, WALB and WFXL filed to force the board to disclose finalists for the school superintendent position.
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