News for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Dustin Johnson takes lead at Riviera

Tournament favorite Phil Mickelson struggles while Dustin Johnson leads the Northern Trust Open by one shot.

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Jackets have a 'Devil' of a time

Duke avenges an earlier-season loss against Georgia Tech by winning, 86-67, Thursday.

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Georgia women outlast LSU

Jasmine James helps No. 14 Georgia beat 19th-ranked LSU, 49-46, in overtime.

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ASU men, women split with Stillman

The Albany State women win, 84-80, and the men lose, 81-78, against Stillman.

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Blackburn signs with GSW cross country

Darton College's Whitney Blackburn, who finished as runner-up in last fall's region meet, has signed to continue her career with Georgia Southwestern.

'Three Cups of Tea' illustrates value of education

Fight terrorism with relationships and education as opposed to bullets and bombs. Will this radical approach ever become part of our military agenda?

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Byne girls reach first GCAA Final Four

The Byne Christian School girls basketball team beats Killian Hill, 39-25, on Thursday to reach its first Class AA Final Four since the early 1990s.

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Worth ace Fender signs early with Darton

Worth County starting pitcher Allen Fender felt it was so important to be successful his senior season with the Rams, he knocked out deciding on his college future ahead of time so he could only focus on the team's 2010 campaign.

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Smith grapples one final chance at state

Southland Academy wrestler Ethan Smith has been chasing one goal since the eighth grade -- a state title. Now that he is a senior, that final chance begins today.

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Mitchell set for Burley's return

Charlotte signee Tiona Burley, who was honored for her nomination Thursday as a McDonald's All-American, is set to return to Mitchell County's team tonight after a five-game suspension.

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Four finalists named for Dougherty, Albany coaching jobs

The Dougherty County School Board confirms to The Herald late Thursday that the Trojans and Indians' football coaching vacancies have been narrowed down to four finalists.

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Round 2

A packed house, along with the return of Westover star Onochie Ochie gives tonight's rematch between top-ranked Monroe and rival Westover even more flavor than the first time they met.

United Way to host tax refund event

Taxes will be prepared by volunteers certified by the Internal Revenue Service at the Saturday event.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Lee Retiree Judy Powell YMCA's heart and soul

After coming out of retirement to help establish a YMCA branch in Lee County, Judy Powell says she's really calling it a career.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

County and city crime watch meet Saturday

Neighborhood crime watchers plan to join together for a combined meeting on Feb. 6.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Prisant fills last ADICA position

Andrew Reid was voted chairman, while Bob Kraselsky picked up the vice chairman's position.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Hilton OneGeorgia loan due soon

The state program gave $500,000 to Albany Holdings, LLC, five years ago, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Southwest Georgia seeing stomach flu clusters

Activity has been reported in Dougherty and Colquitt counties, officials say.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Family arrested for altercation, knife attack

Dougherty County Police arrest four family members in connection with an assault.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

The Buzz, Feb. 4

Albany police chief to speak to seniors ALBANY -- In honor of Black History Month, Albany Police Chief John Proctor will speak next month at Albany's Downtown Senior Center.

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