News for Wednesday, February 3, 2010


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Georgia upset at home by Arkansas

Georgia blows another big lead late, losing this time Wednesday to Arkansas, 72-68.

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Byne girls hoops team open playoffs today, one win from Final Four (Web exclusive)

The Byne girls basketball team, with a win today, can reach itsfirst GCAA Final Four since the early 1990s.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUND: Albany Tech men beat South Georgia Tech, women fall; GSW loses two

Dominque Polite scores 16 to pace the Titans past the Jets on Wednesday night.

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Westover wrestling wins fourth straight city title; Dougherty, Monroe also shine

Kevin Fretwell's Westover team wins eight individual titles Wednesday during the annual city championships.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Big shock -- Florida No. 1, again

In what's becoming commonplace for Florida coach Urban Meyer, the Gators once again snag the nation's top recruiting class.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: FSU's Fisher signs first class post-Bowden

Jimbo Fisher goes heavy on defense Wednesday on National Signing Day.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Georgia Tech focuses on in-state talent

Georgia Tech focuses on mainly in-state talent, like Deerfield's Tony Zenon, in what turned out to be the 6th-rated signing class in the ACC.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Ga. Southern inks first class with Monken; Georgia State set to play football

Jeff Monken takes over for Chris Hatcher this year at Georgia Southern, while Bill Curry and the first-year Georgia State program is finally ready to roll after capping its second recruiting class Wednesday.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Watch out SEC ... Auburn cleaned up

Signing goes better than planned for Auburn, which winds up with the No. 5 recruting class acording to one scouting service, and No. 3 by another.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Georgia loses star recruit, gains another

Star receiving recruit Da'Rick Rogers of Calhoun backs out and heads to Tennessee at the last minute, but the Bulldogs get a surprise pick up from star defensive tackle Mike Thornton of Stephenson.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Big day for Worth County D-I signees Tukes, Loud

Rams tight end Justin Tukes inks with UCF, while defensive lineman Sherrod Loud signs with Georgia St.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Americus-Sumter stars Cochran, Wiggins head to next level

Keldrik Cochran signs with Albany State, while friend and teammate Keon Wiggins is headed West to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

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After weeks and months of waiting for Georgia Tech to offer, Deerfield's Tony Zenon can officially relax after signing with his dream school Wednesday.

The gall bladder just doesn't get as much press

My mother recently suffered the unfortunate event of having her gall bladder removed. She is the eldest of two brothers and three sisters and was the only child still with a gall bladder.

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MillerCoors executives tour Albany brewery

MillerCoors has spent millions of dollars on its Albany facility as it prepares to produce a Coors line of beer.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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School Board votes 4-3 to stick with Murfree

Dougherty County Board of Education voted to stay with its appointment of Albany State University's Joshua Murfree as superintendent.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Georgia Quail Hunt kicks off

EDC officials say the Coats and Clark expansion happened as a result of last year's event.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police respond to at least 29 incidents

Police Reports for Feb. 4, 2010

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Toyota dealership works to correct recall problems

Toyota of Albany dealer Alan Murphy says the total process time for the gas pedal repair takes 30 minutes. - Ricki Barker, staff writer

City commission may air monthly meetings

The city stopped broadcasting meetings more than 10 years ago.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Gun at ASU leads to eviction from dormitory

Gun at ASU leads to eviction from dormitoryA gun in a purse leads to eviction for an Albany State University dorm resident.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Newest state Supreme Court justice has storied career

A Georgia Supreme Court justice pays a visit to Southwest Georgia.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Construction under way on Phoebe Sumter center

Construction on the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center complex is under way in Americus.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer