News for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Kiffin bolts Tennessee for USC

The news broke late Tuesday, stunning the college football world: After one season, Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin was leaving for USC.

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Lee County wrestling beats Westover, Dougherty in tune-up for state duals

Lee County stays unbeaten against area competition this season when it goes 3-0 against Westover, Americus-Sumter and Dougherty.

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Westover star remains sidelined

After a fall against Monroe last week that sent him to the hospital, Westover's Onochie Ochie still has not been cleared by doctors to return and play.

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Westover wallops Worth

Westover's boys and girls basketball teams continue to rebound well from their losses last week to city rival Monroe, beating up on Worth County on Tuesday at home.

Audubon Society, Flint RiverQuarium to hold program

Flint Riverkeeper executive director will speak in a free program Thursday.Flint Riverkeeper executive director will speak in a free program Thursday.

'80s Dance to benefit Colquitt youth theater

Movies and music from the decade of decadence will be the lineup at Cotton Hall Saturday.

Some reptiles have very adept parenting skills

It was a dark summer night, I was up to my knees in a Southwestern Georgia pond, and I just saw the scariest thing I could imagine.

King Day Celebration to focus on role of church leaders

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will speak at Monday's event.

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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Terrell Academy boys lose first game of season, girls win state title rematch against Fullington

The Eagles lose for the first time all season Tuesday, falling to regioin rival Fullington Academy on the road.

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Perfection intact

The Herald's No. 1 boys team, Monroe, passes the halfway point of its schedule, downing Perry on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten.

County has child porn raid

In a cooperative effort, the Dougherty County Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and other agencies seized computers to search for child porn.-Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Fairfield Inn & Suites to open its doors

A new three-story hotel in west Albany features 87 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and an exercise facility.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

GBI seeks public help as it activates cold case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Lee County Sheriff's Office ask for help in finding the killer of a girl found dead 18 years ago.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Applications piling up for Pataula Charter Academy

The five-county charter school that will serve Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early and Randolph counties is quickly filling grades.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Albany WWII veteran's luck could be atomic

World War II pilot Edgar Ross Gatlin Jr. counts himself lucky to have escaped the carnage of war.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

ADICA appoints fresh faces

The Albany City Commission votes to keep state Rep. Carol Fullerton on the WG&L board.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Man who stabbed cop six times convicted

Marion Sweet has previous convictions for aggravated assault, forgery and arson, authorities say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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APD Citizen Academy graduates 30 students

The Albany Police Department lauds a class of 30 at its 21st Citizen's Police Academy graduation.-Pete Skiba, staff writer

Duffy, Muggridge reappointed to Lee posts

An independent audit shows that Lee County had an actual surplus of $620,000 during 2008-09.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Vehicle theft foiled by GPS system, police

The Albany Police Department recovers a stolen automobile and takes a man to jail in connection with the theft.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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MLK remembered by locals

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 81st birthday this week.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Blood donations needed

Red Cross officials are calling for types B-negative and O-negative blood.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks

Dawson police want man on molestation charges

A Dawson man, wanted on child molestation charges, could be in Randolph County.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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DA: Man who stabbed cop 6 times convicted by jury.


A man who authorities said tried to stab an Albany Police officer in the chest with a knife six-to-seven times as he was being arrested last Summer, has been convicted by a jury, officials say.

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Dawson man sought on child molestation charges

Authorities believe that Anthony Bridges of Dawson, who is wanted on multiple counts of child molestation, may be hiding out in Randolph County.

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