News for Saturday, January 16, 2010


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Two tied for lead going into final round of Sony Open

Robert Allenby and Ryan Palmer share the lead at the PGA Tour's Sony Open after the third round Saturday in Hawaii.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Ga. Tech upsets No. 12 UNC; No. 2 UK downs Auburn; FSU wins; UGA falls

Georgia Tech goes to Chapel Hill on Saturday and stuns No. 12 UNC, while Georgia blows a huge lead late and falls to Mississippi State.

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TIGER WOODS UPDATE: Woods helping Haiti, chatting with Federer, staying away from Parnevik and leaving the Ryder Cup on the edge of its seat

Tiger Woods hasn't been in sight, but he's not out of mind as there's still plenty of headline surrounding the world's embattled No. 1 golfer.

I am thankful for frozen biscuits

I am not certain, but I'm pretty sure I have broken at least 32 Southern laws and quite possibly a dozen or so Northern transplant ones. I buy frozen biscuits.

Competitors for the Case Study are down to six

If you have been reading the column the last few weeks, you know about the "Case Study" essay contest that was issued three weeks back.

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Honoring Albany's history

The Albany Civil Rights Institute introduces visitors to Southwest Georgia's struggle for civil rights.

Looking Back Jan. 17

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or e-mail

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Adams on future: I want to stay at UGA

Georgia's president Michael Adams says late Friday at the NCAA Convention that he doesn't want Myles Brand's old job, but rather keep the one he has in Athens.

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Lady Tornadoes wallop Lady Greenwave, 90-18

The red-hot Monroe girls basketball team wins its fourth game in its last five tries, beating Terrell County in a rout, 90-18, on Saturday in Dawson.

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SATURDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany boys beat Early, head toward showdown with Mitchell

The Indians pick up their second win of the season against Early County on Saturday night, improving to 7-2 in Region 1-AA and setting up a showdown Friday against Mitchell County for the No. 2 spot behind Thomasville.

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And another one bites the dust

Fifteen have come and 15 have fallen as the Herald No. 1 Monroe boys team stays unbeaten while surviving its latest test against a tough No. 3 Terrell County squad in Dawson on Saturday night.

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Event to bring patients 'HOPE'

During Fiscal Year 2009, the local American Cancer Society chapter assisted 210 patients in Dougherty County.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Four are charged in fatal shooting on Meadow Drive

A man on the 1900 block of Meadow Drive dies after being shot Friday night; four are charged with murder.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Twice a victim, woman recalls painful times

Burglars steal televisions and leave woman feeling violated.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Rock's Renaissance Man: Chuck Leavell

Chuck Leavell has been a member of two of music's greatest bands: The Allman Brothers and the Rolling Stones.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Son shows mother love with daily visits

An Albany man has visited his 80-year-old mother at a local nursing home nearly every day since she started living there.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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East Albany Dune Development remains empty

A development near an abandoned Albany village is still planned, but construction hasn't started.

Kitchen Inspections for Jan. 17

Kitchen insspections from Jan. 6 to Jan 11.

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The Albany Herald hires general manager

A North Carolina newspaper executive joins The Albany Herald on Monday.- Danny Carter, managing editor

Best Buy rumors grow

It appears that Best Buy will be moving into the store vacated by Circuit City.

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Young-Cummings dead at 66

A well-known attorney and civil rights leader and mother of two dies at her Albany home.