News for Monday, January 11, 2010

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It just makes sense to take part in this year's census

It just makes sense to take part in this year's censusLift your voices and be heard."I urged you to do this during the last presidential election. I talked about how we could no longer sit on the sidelines and steadily hope for the change that only we ourselves, individually and collectively can bring about.

I started the New Year with vegetable soup

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, the campus jewel with which many visitors -- even those with international affiliations -- have identified the University of Georgia over the years, has abundant features that have stood the test of time.

Herald Top 5 High School Basketball Poll: Week 5

Week 5 of The Herald's High School Basketball Poll sees no changes in its latest edition.

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Plea deal to send former NBA player Williams to jail

On Friday, Jayson Williams is expected to enter a plea deal for accidentally shooting a driver to death in 2002 at a party.

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Texas finally No. 1 in men's poll

For the first time, the Texas men's basketball team is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll.

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Colts try to jumpstart running game

The Indianapolis Colts average only 3.5 yards per carry, but they want to prove they still have a lot to deliver with quarterback Peyton Manning.

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Jets face big challenges from Chargers

San Diego's defense ranks first in the NFL, which could lead to problems for the New York Jets.

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Johnson pushes Hawks past Celtics

Joe Johnson hardly misses from 3-point range while the Atlanta Hawks defeat the Boston Celtics, 102-96.

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Three Jackets swarm from Tech's nest

Star running back Jonathan Dwyer, defensive end Derrick Morgan and safety Morgan Burnett announce they are leaving Georgia Tech early for the NFL.

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McGwire admits use of steroids

Former slugger Mark McGwire, who helped enthrall the nation in 1998 when he set what was then the single-season home run record, says he used steroids and human growth hormone.

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Smart says no to UGA

Bainbridge native and former Georgia star Kirby Smart turns down an offer to be the Bulldogs' defensive coordinator so he can keep the same position with the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Byne girls, Randolph Southern win

In high school basketball, the Byne girls and boys have mixed results against the Randolph Southern Patriots on Monday night.

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Eagles' defense their calling card

The Terrell Academy boys basketball team is undefeated at 10-0, and coach Rundy Foster credits that mostly to a relentless defense.

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Towering presence

After hardly playing last year at Gulf Coast Community College, ex-Monroe standout Dominique Gilbert is coming into her own as a center at her hometown Darton College.

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Manager turns himself in

Wanted in connection with the shooting of a patron, the manager of the Triple Diamond Lounge turns himself in to police Monday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lee County clerk chosen as statewide association president

Lee County Clerk Christi Dockery will become president of the Georgia County Clerks Association in April.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Lee board updates reduction-in-force policy

The Lee County Board of Education also provides SPLOST 2009 figures and approves permission for a Florida trip.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Georgia Power delays coal plant conversion until EPA change

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a rule change for coal plant boilers.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Finance Committee proposes to amend bid policy

The recommendation is set to go before the school board Thursday evening.- Jennifer, Maddox-Parks, staff writer

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Pike sworn in as commissioner

Pike was also voted mayor pro tem by the commission.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Regional cold snap spikes firewood sales

Temperatures are expected to warm up later in the week.- Jennifer, Maddox-Parks, staff writer

APD officer training with bomb-sniffing dog

Calling the new K-9 addition to the Albany Police Department a bomb dog might shortchange the dog's value.

County discusses small business

Two Dougherty County government contracts have been temporarily halted while a small business bidding issue is cleared.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Man out on misdemeanor homicide charge

Charged with misdemeanor homicide stemming from a Friday crash, the driver is out of jail on bail.

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