News for Saturday, February 27, 2010


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Upset Saturday as UGA downs UF; Okla. St. tops No. 1 Kansas; Vols top No. 2 Wildcats

Trey Thompkins -- who else? -- leads Georgia past Florida on Saturday night, 78-76, scoring 20 points, including key buckets down the stretch.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: The truth does hurt

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay explains why, in his line of work, just because it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck --- doesn't always mean it's a duck.

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SATURDAY'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: U.S.A. wins overall medal count; Canada leads golds

Regardless of what happens in today's gold-medal hockey game, the U.S.A. will win the 2010 Winter Olympics medal count.

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SATURDAY'S COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: UGA rallies to beat Stetson; FSU crushes Hofstra; Tech edges Xavier

Stetson's Roberts Crews smacks three home runs Saturday, but it isn't enough to beat Georgia, which rallies for a 9-8 victory in Athens.

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SATURDAY'S GIRLS GHSA STATE TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Monroe girls pull upset; Mitchell, Seminole both win; AHS falls

The No. 4 seeded Lady Tornadoes storm into Rutland on Saturday and drop one of Class AAA's No. 1 seed after falling behind by 20, then mounting a furious comeback for a 66-58 win.

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GASP!: Herald No. 1 Bainbridge girls shocked in state opener

In arguably the biggest shock of the entire high school basketball season in Southwest Georgia, The Herald's No. 1 girls team wire-to-wire this year -- the Bainbridge Lady Bearcats -- are upset in the first round of the state tournament Saturday night at Forest Park.

Still in the Drivin seat

It's been 20 years since Drivin n Cryin's biggest hits, more than a decade since their last album; but they make an impressive return.

Catch phrasing not always understood

I see you got your ears lowered!" the old man said to his much younger lunch companion. I hadn't heard that in a while, so I chuckled a little and smiled at the two sitting at the table next to me.

Fitness is developed by multiple physical skills

Let's just assume that everyone believes that the term "fitness" is only relative to the task at hand. I think you all should know by now my stand on that topic... Just because you can run far or lift a large amount of weight at one time does not dictate that you are actually physically fit.

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Albany Tech men's hoops places two on All-Region team

Wilbur Lake and Dominique Polite both are named to the Region XVII All-Conference Team on Saturday.

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Westover survives first-round scare

The Lady Patriots hold on to beat a solid Jackson, Atlanta team on Saturday, 52-48, in their state opener.

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Lady Trojans win, march on in state

The Lee County girls basketball team's historic state run will continue after Saturday's 65-58 win against Alcovy in its Class AAAA opener.

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State No. 2-ranked Randolph-Clay girls ho-hum past Hancock

After a rough first half, state-ranked No. 2 Randolph-Clay cruises in the second half to a 61-34 victory in the first round of the state tournament on Saturday night against Hancock Central.

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State Championship Saturday: Part 2 -- TAE goes back-to-back

Back-to-back titles sure feel good -- just ask Terrell Academy. The GISA defending Class A state champion Lady Eagles, who started the season 5-6 and were looking more like pretenders than defenders -- or contenders -- proved they are once again the best-of-the-best in Georgia on Saturday, beating Fullington Academy, 45-42, on a last-second shot by Alex Barfield.

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State Championship Saturday: Part 1 -- Deerfield's redemption

Redemption is so very, very sweet -- just ask Deerfield-Windsor. After four straight trips to the GISA Class AAA Final Four before this season -- and two consecutive appearances in state title games -- the Knights, who beat Tattnall, 56-41, on Saturday, finally get back to what they do best: winning state championships.

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BREAKING NEWS: DWS wins boys Class AAA title, TAE wins girls Class A crown

The Deerfield-Windsor School boys basketball team captures the school's first GISA Class AAA state championship since 2003 with a 56-41 win late Saturday night, while earlier Saturday, the Terrell Academy girls go back-to-back in Class A.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 28, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 35 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Lee Utilities Authority manages debt

Southern Lee County's water and sewer provider is whittling down its millions of dollars in start-up costs.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Pilot truancy program gaining ground in elementary school

Focusing on study skills and tardiness, a program at an Albany school seeks to stop negative habits that lead to classroom problems.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Sip-N-Safari raises funds for Chehaw

Jim Fowler hosts Sip-N-Safari to raise funds for Chehaw.- Staff Reports

Heritage Bank making moves

Heritage Bank makes wise move by acquiring five branches.

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Bleak budget choices ahead for lawmakers

It was a gloomy week of budget hearings at the Georgia Capitol as state legislators heard in sometimes stark terms what a steep new round of budget cuts could look like.- Shannon, McCaffrey, The Associated Press

Deerfield-Windsor, Terrell Academy win titles

The Deerfield-Windsor School boys basketball team captures the school's first GISA Class AAA state championship since 2003.- Staff Reports

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On the Job with Darrell Sabbs

An interview with Darrell Sabbs, Legislaative Affairs/Community Benefits coordinator at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.- Danny Carter, Managing Editor

Consultant: Boost fee to keep landfill in the black

The Dougherty County Landfill will be filled to capacity by 2052, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Rallies encourage filling out U.S. Census forms

Information on the coming U.S. 2010 Census was given out at a community meeting and a block party in Albany on Saturday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Kitchen inspections for Feb. 28, 2009

A review of recent restaurant inspections

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FRIDAY'S OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: U.S.A. hockey team set for rematch vs. Canada for gold medal; Vonn flames out in final race; Ohno wins record 8th medal

The American men's hockey team crushes Finland, 6-1, on Friday as Canada holds on to be Slovakia, 3-2, to set up a highly anticipated rematch Sunday for the gold medal.