News for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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The cold snap is hard on reptiles of the South

The Southeastern United States has been hit with a cold front the likes of which it hasn't seen in a long time.

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Reserved ticket seating on saleVALDOSTA -- Reserved seats for several upcoming concerts at Wild Adventures theme park will go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Be sure to make the most of your life's springtime

Terrell Academy's basketball team recently broke the record for consecutive wins to start the season, winning their 10th straight game. It caught my eye because it was my senior year's team that held the record of nine straight wins.

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SIFL: Panthers owner secured

The Albany Panthers now have an owner, going with Rod Chappell instead of Atlanta businessman Andre White, and are deciding whether to begin play this season or the next.

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Royal a gridiron treasure

Former Texas football coach Darrell Royal continues to make an impact on college football years after retiring.

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'Miami Ice' overcomes hardship for 1 more Olympics

After personal problems off the ice, Jennifer Rodriguez's Olympic dreams are back on.

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Cowboys' defense does things Wade's way

Former Atlanta assistant and interim head coach Wade Phillips has his Dallas Cowboys playing their best football of the season and they can credit that to the defense.

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MLB committee to study expanded replay, postseason

Among the topics covered by the MLB Winter Meetings will be instant replay.

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Kiffin era begins at Southern Cal

After committing numerous NCAA secondary violations as Tennessee's coach, new USC coach Lane Kiffin pledges to run a problem-free program.

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Hawks take care of Wizards

Atlanta's Joe Johnson scores 24 points, leading his team past Washington, 94-82, for the Hawks' third consecutive victory.

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Virginia upsets Georgia Tech

Just a few days after upsetting Duke, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fall to the Cavaliers on the road in ACC action.

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Dogs fall short against Rebels

After coming close to beating Kentucky on Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs fall victim to a nifty play by Mississippi's Eniel Polynice and the Rebels win, 80-76.

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Rams' O'Neal earns SIAC honor

Previously described by Rams coach Chris Cameron as the spark plug to the Albany State men's basketball team, junior Truett O'Neal is the SIAC Men's Player of the Week.

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Lady 'Cats to shake things up

The Herald's No. 1 Bainbridge girls basketball team will have a different lineup when coach Latreisha Moon's team plays at Lincoln (Fla.) on Friday night.

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Jets soar to victory

South Georgia Tech sweeps Albany Tech with the men winning, 85-73, and the women prevailing, 80-42, Wednesday night in NJCAA Region XVII action.

Local hospital partners with blood supplier

A blood drive will be held next week to kick off Palmyra Medical Center's partnership with a Florida-based blood center.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Truck snags power line

A tractor-trailer hits a power line at Seventh Avenue and Jefferson Street and knocks out electricity.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Leesburg police take down auto theft crew

After a traffic stop, the Leesburg Police Department arrests part of an armed theft crew.-Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Protesting students call for Freeman's resignation

Albany State University's president promises a renewed effort to keep in touch with students.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lott: Mismanagement prompts transit shakeup

Lee Burner has been named by MV Operations as the city of Albany's interim transit director.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee audit uncovers surplus

Despite a dismal economy, Lee County adds a tidy sum to its growing reserve funds.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Domestic fight ends in gunfire, suicide

After firing shots into a back door, an Albany man fatally shoots himself in the head.-Pete Skiba, staff writer

Dawson man turns himself in

Anthony Bridges, 30, of Dawson, has surrendered to authorities this afternoon. Dawson police had been searching for Bridges, who was wanted on child molestation and probation violation charges.
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Albany transit director replaced

The transit director for Albany's public transportation system has been reassigned by the contractor that provides the service following complaints last month.
-- J.D. Sumner, government reporter

Noon UPDATE: Students call for ASU president's resignation


Incensed over the demotion and resignation of a university vice president, Albany State University students protest and call for ASU President Everette Freeman to resign.
-- J.D. Sumner, government reporter

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