News for Friday, February 26, 2010


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Kurt Busch wins NASCAR pole for Sunday in Vegas

Kurt Busch continues his steady start to the season by winning Sunday's pole for the Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas.

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NFL NOTEBOOK: Falcons win coin toss for No. 19 draft spot; Marshall testifies in trial of death of teammate

Because both the Falcons and Texas finished 9-7, they needed a coin toss to determine who would get the No. 19 pick in the upcoming 201 NFL Draft.

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Gatorade dumps Tiger day after Nike expresses full support; Woods' apology remixes all over Internet

Embattled PGA Tour superstar Tiger Woods loses his third major sponsor Friday when Gatorade says it no longer has any interest in being in business with the world's most famous -- and now infamous --- athlete.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL Ex-Lee County star Nichols helps Tech beat Xavier; Georgia pounds Stetson; FSU-Hofstra ppd.

Former Lee County star and Herald Player of the Year, Thomas Nichols, helps lead Georgia Tech to a narrow, 5-4, win against Xavier on Friday.

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Miller doubles up Dougherty; Baconton edges Early; Westover splits DH

Dougherty's bats come alive Friday against Miller, but the Pirates' bats are much liver, winning 14-7.

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Martin balks on Albany High job, saying Friday 'Thanks, but no thanks'

Mike Martin said earlier in the week that he had been offered the head coacing job at Albany High and likely would be the school's next coach, pending approval by the school board, although on Friday, Martin does an about-face and says he's turning down the position.

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GHSA girls state tournament basketball capsules (includes today's girls schedule)

Here's a breakdown of today's GHSA girls state tournament openers for Monroe, Westover, Mitchell County, Seminole County, Randolph-Clay, Bainbridge and Albany.

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Lee County girls set for history in 1st round of state tonight

The atmosphere has been hype all week in Leesburg as the Lady Trojans go from playing in their first region title game in history a week ago to hosting its first girls state tourney game tonight.

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GHSA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT HOOPS ROUNDUP: Dougherty pulls upset; Miller, Mitchell, Calhoun all fall

The Trojans go on the road for their first-round state playoff game and send Eagles Landing home early with a 58-51 upset win Friday night in McDonough..

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Bainbridge ousts Ola

Bainbridge will next meet Evans at home Tuesday after beating Ola on Friday night.

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Terrell County boys handle Hancock Central

Alre'k Brown's big game helps the Terrell County Greenwave avoid a letdown in the first round of the GHSA Class A state tournament on Friday as Brown leads his team to a narrow, 59-52, win against dangerous Hancock Central.

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Monroe escapes vs. Spalding, 58-48, faces LaGrange next

State-ranked No. 6 Monroe improves to 25-2 with a win in the first round of state to keep their AAA title hopes alive.

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Too close for comfort: Westover boys 75, Woodland 67

Ahead by as many as 23 points late in the game, Westover holds on to beat Woodland, 75-67, in the first round of the GHSA Class AAA state tournament on Friday night at home.

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Lady Eagles soar back to title game (UPDATES: includes DWS-Tattnall state title game breakdown)

The Terrell Academy girls basketball team beats David Emanuel, 37-34, on Friday in the GISA Class A semifinals and will now defend their 2008-09 state championship today at noon against Fullington Academy.

Bach was great arbiter of music

Last Saturday evening we continued our trek with the Albany Symphony Orchestra to Baroque Germany lead, as usual by Claire Fox Hillard, this time as both conductor and violinist.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 27, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 38 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Man indicted on 101 child-sex counts

A Dougherty County grand jury indicts a man for child molestation and exploitation of children.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Flood waters can't wash away Lee Public Works

Heavy rains have challenged the well-trained 29-person staff of Lee County's Public Works Department.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Exchange club checks go to seven seniors

The Exchange Club of Albany gives annual scholarship checks to high school seniors.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Superintendent lawsuit agreement signed

The Albany Herald, WALB-TV and WFXL-TV, along with Dougherty County School System and School Board officials, disclose settlement details.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Dougherty awarded grant for car seats

Dougherty is one of nine counties in the Southwest Public Health District taking part in the program.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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City shuts Brick House

Manager Daniel Loving vows to reopen his business elsewhere after Albany officials revoke his business license.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lawsuit signed by the Dougherty County School Board and The Albany Herald

Final copies of the agreement to end a lawsuit filed against the school board on Feb. 4 by The Albany Herald, WALB and WFXL, have been signed at the law offices of Langley and Lee.