News for Friday, January 15, 2010


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It's strange that God's name causes controversy

Novelist Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 short story called "The Nine Billion Names of God" describes a Tibetan monastery where the monks are convinced that when they finally collect and transcribe all 9 billion of God's names, the world would come to an end.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP (Web exclusive): Herald No. 1 Monroe boys survive scare in Cairo

With a showdown against Terrell County tonight, Herald No. 1 Monroe gets out of Cairo on Friday night with a 49-42 win.

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Ex-Tech hoops star Joseph was in Haiti during quake

Yvon Joseph wasn't at the center of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, but after being on the island and near the aftermath, he says he can't get the images and sounds out of his head since returning to the U.S.

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Georgia Tech hires former UVA coach Groh as defensive coordinator

Georgia Tech got rid of Dave Wommack last week but wasted little time hiring a new defensive coordinator, agreeing to terms with former Virginia head coach Al Groh on Friday.

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Georgia hires Cowboys assistant to lead defense

After being turned down by Alabama defensive coordinator and Bainbridge native Kirby Smart earlier this week, Georgia lands a new D-coordinator Friday, hiring Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Todd Grantham.

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Lee County, Westover wrestling programs lose state openers

Westover and Lee County wrestlers lose their state dual openers, but have a chance to redeem themselves from the losers' bracket today in Macon.

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Lee's Law heads to Coastal Georgia

Lee County softball player Ashley Law signs on the dotted line for Coastal Georgia on Friday.

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Panthers officials meet with city

Officials with the proposed Albany Panthers arena football team meet with city leaders Friday, though still no word if the team will play in the SIFL's 2010 season.

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Baconton's annual 'Old Timer's' game set for today

The festivities for the annual fund raiser for the Baconton Charter baseball team that features many former big-league players begin today at 8:30 a.m.

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Red-hot Lady Eagles cooled off by Crisp Academy, 47-42; TAE boys cruise

Earlier this week, Terrell Academy won its state title rematch with Fullington, only to suffer a major letdown Friday in a loss to rival Crisp Academy.

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Sherwood boys close strong, down Southland; Lady Raiders roll SCA girls

Led by Wesley Pittman and Brannan Anthony, the Eagles earn a big road win Friday against Southland.

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Herald No. 1 Tornadoes try to stay perfect at No. 3 Greenwave tonight

For the second time in eight days, The Herald's No. 1 and unbeaten Monroe boys will be put to the test on the road against another area power, No. 3 Terrell County tonight.

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Dougherty dominates Worth

The Trojans and Lady Trojans trounce Region 1-AAA rival Worth County on Friday night in Sylvester.

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Lean on Lindsey

Herald Super 6er Lindsey Crawford and No. 4 Lee County leave no doubt this time during a rout Friday of No. 5 Seminole in a rematch of a game that was much closer earlier this year.

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Englewood Health systems branches out into hospice

An Albany home health care company has reached out to 21 counties for new hospice service.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

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Ron White entertains for a sold-out crowd

More than 950 people show up in Albany to catch the act of comedian Ron White.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Celebrity Quail Hunt to offer touch of Nashville

Country music stars Jett Williams and Jimmy Fortune will perform during an annual Quail Unlimited fundraiser.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

City appeals wrongful termination ruling

Joseph Pait was an Albany Firefighter until he was dismissed after pleading guilty to a theft charge.- J.D Sumner, government writer

Shooter sentenced to 40 years

The police officer who was shot by Johnny Hill in June 2008 says he is glad the matter is resolved.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Demolition likely for Heritage House

City officials are considering three options for a downtown eyesore.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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ASU Haitian student expresses concern for family

Herns Mesamours is studying management at Albany State University.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Westover ninth-graders pledge to graduate

Ninth-graders are encouraged to graduate in 2013 through a pledge at Westover Comprehensive High School.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Lawmakers retain positions

Local representatives fare well on committee appointments by new House Speaker David Ralston.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor