News for Monday, February 8, 2010


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COUNTDOWN TO VANCOUVER: Will there be enough snow at Olympics?

Cypress Mountain is slowly getting enough snow brought in from other parts of the country to get it ready for the start of Friday's 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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U.S. Olympians begin arriving in Vancouver late Monday night

Late Monday, most of the American athletes representing the U.S. in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver began arriving for the start of Friday's games.

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Ga. Tech women reach 20 wins again after beating Clemson

For the fourth season in a row, the No. 21 Georgia Tech women's basketball team reaches 20 wins, a milestone that came Monday in a 68-53 rout of Clemson.

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36th annual prayer breakfast, ThursdayALBANY -- The Albany-Dougherty National Prayer Committee will host its 36th annual Mayor's Prayer breakfast next week.The event will begin at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Hilton Garden Inn, located at 101 South Front Street in Albany.

Purge things from life that make you sick

About a week ago now, in the middle of the night, I found myself not feeling well. I could not get to sleep because I was so uncomfortable. My stomach was flipping and turning and I felt extremely nauseated.

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Monroe's Jackson, Whitfield choose college futures

Monroe football star Larry Whitfield signs with Albany State on Monday right next to fellow Tornado sports star, Lakeisha Jackson, who will run track just South of Albany for FAMU.

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Latest Herald Top 5 High School Basketball Poll

The Bainbridge girls remain at No. 1, while the Westover boys move to No. 1 following their win against previously unbeaten Monroe as Terrell County's boys drop from No. 2 to No. 4 and No. 4 Bainbridge moves up to No. 3.

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GISA region tourneys set to begin this week; Westover boys new Herald No. 1 (UPDATED: fixes start time of SCA girls game Thursday)

All local private schools start their GISA region tournaments this week as Deerfield and Southland play at GSW in 3-AAA, Sherwood and SGA play at SCA in Albany in 3-AA and Terrell Academy, Westwood and Randolph Southern head to Cordele for Region 3-A.

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Sign her up

After finishing sixth in the ARCA event Saturday in her stock-car debut, NASCAR newcomer Danica Patrick announces Monday she thinks she's ready for more, and now will make her Nationwide debut at Daytona this weekend.

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Revenues up at EMS

Chest pain and respiratory complaints were the top EMS medical calls for 2009.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS Feb6-7, 2010

Reports frompolice, fire and EMS from Feb 6-7, 2010

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APD Chief: Struggles encourage hard work

Albany's police chief speaks with senior citizens during a Black History Month event.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Three honored by DCP

Dougherty County Commissioners are introduced to the best of the county police force.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Couple escapes house blaze

A house fire leaves a home damaged and residents uninjured.Pete Skiba, staff writer