News for Thursday, January 14, 2010


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Thrashers' woes continues in loss to Sabres

Atlanta makes a big miskate late and it costs the Thrashers a loss a to the Sabres on Thursday night, 2-1.

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Sen. Hatch to Obama: Invite Boise State to White House with Alabama

Sen. Orrin Hatch, who hates the BCS system, calls for President Obama to invite undefeated Boise State to the White House along with national champ Alabama.

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PGA rookie Merritt, fresh from Nationwide Tour, among six tied for Sony Open lead

Troy Merritt, who recently won his card by winning the PGA Tour's Q-School, is tied for the lead after the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

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Vandy crushes No. 6 Georgia women, hands Lady Bulldogs their first loss

The Georgia women fail to move to 17-0 after getting drummed by Vanderbilt on the road Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn.

'Guinness World Records' is a guilty pleasure of mine

A "guilty pleasure" may be described as something one considers pleasurable, despite feeling guilty for emjoying it.

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Sampras on Agassi's trash-talk in book: What's your deal, bro?

While most were obsessing about Andre Agassi's drug-use admission in his recently released book, now his admission he didn't really like Pete Sampras is grabbing the headlines.

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Radium Springs Middle School boys basketball team on verge of perfect season

With a win against Albany Middle School today, Radium Springs will finish 10-0 and be a huge favorite to win their first area title since 2000.

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AREA RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Mitchell County's Scott verbals to Stanford as junior

Eagles receiver Justin Scott still has one season of prep football left, but that did not stop him from verbally committing to Stanford rather than Georgia.

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Tech's Johnson to visit DWS star Zenon next week

Deerfield-Windsor superstar running back -- and The Herald's John Reynolds Player of the Year -- Tony Zenon, will be visited by Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday.

Two wanted for check thefts and forgery

Two Dougherty County residents are wanted for bilking Social Security recipients out of their checks.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lee County directors tackle budget challenges

Leaders in Lee County are working together to prioritize and address county issues.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Feds deny funding for Heritage House project

Only one Georgia project was funded in the NSP 2 stimulus grants, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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MCLB to ship humanitarian supplies to Haiti

MCLB officials say 35 truckloads of humanitarian supplies have been requested to ship to Haiti.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Chappell takes control of Albany arena football team

The Southern Indoor Football League is set to release its 2010 schedules today -- with or without Albany, officials say.- J.D. Sumner & Danny Aller, goverment writer and sports editor

DCSS approves hiring fee

First-time Dougherty County School System applicants will now be required to pay a $53 fee for a national background screening.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Flames rage through apartments; tenants OK

A fire races through an Albany apartment building, but residents escape the flames and smoke.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Albany State celebrates King Day

Susan Taylor, former editorial director of Essence magazine, speaks to students at the Martin Luther King Jr. event.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Albany Baptist Ministers Conference to hold blood drive

Attendants of the Albany Baptist Ministers Conference will be rolling up their sleeves Saturday in an attempt to help replenish the American Red Cross blood supply.- Staff Reports

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Play now, rest later

The majority of the players for the Terrell Academy boys basketball team went straight from winning a GISA Class A state football title to hitting the court for the Eagles, who then broke the school record by going 10-0 for the best start in TAE history.

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Heritage House grant application rejected

A $16 million federal grant application to rehabilitate the Heritage House on Oglethorpe Boulevard has been rejected, city officials have learned.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter

Blaze leaves two families homeless

A fire that started in a bottom apartment left half an apartment buliding ruined and two families looking for shelter.
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Pete Skiba, police reporter

Marine base sending supplies to Haiti

Marine Corps Logistics Base workers are currently loading pallets of various humanitarian supplies onto trucks to be used in relief efforts in Haiti.
-- Ricki Barker, staff writer