News for Monday, January 18, 2010


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You should know which trees are bearing fruit

As a child, I remember hearing the older folk say, "You'll know the tree by the fruit it bears."

I appreciate being on Butch Houston's guest list

It was a cold day -- we've had a few of those lately -- and I was the guest of Butch Houston of Nashville, who founded a small insurance company, Life of the South, with a very simple slogan: "Your company will like our company."

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Abbott wins 2nd US title, Vancouver Games up next

The U.S men's figure-skating team is in its best form since Brian Boitano's glory days.

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Search for Tiger goes on

The quest continues to find out exactly where golfing superstar Tiger Woods is.

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Jets have flown their course

So much for the New York Jets going to the Super Bowl, according to AP columnist Jim Litke. He feels their season will end at Indianapolis.

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Serena has easy Aussie opener

Serena Williams, in her first Grand Slam match since her outburst at the U.S. Open, beats Urszula Radwanska, 6-2 and 6-1 in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Panthers edge Thrashers

Gregory Campbell's second-period goal is held up by Florida as the Panthers defeat the Atlanta Thrahers, 1-0, in NHL action.

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Thunder halt Hawks

Atlanta had won three games in a row before Monday afternoon's game against Oklahoma City. The Thunder, however, ended it with a 94-91 victory at Philips Arena.

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Kansas State upsets No. 1 Texas

Jamar Samuels leads the way, scoring 20 points while Kansas State upsets the top-ranked Texas Longhorns, 71-62.

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Georgia takes another step toward completing staff

Less than one week after hiring a defenisve coordinator, the Georgia Bulldogs hire UConn assistant Scott Lakatos as the secondary coach.

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Randolph Southern splits with Ashford

The Randolph Southern boys and girls split with Ashford, Ala.

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Herald Top 5 High School Basketball Poll: Week 6 (UPDATED: fixes opponents for Lee County, Monroe girls)

The Monroe girls break into the top 5 while the Bainbridge boys move one spot to No. 3.

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Savage hopes for return

Former Westover star Aairon Savage's father confirms newspaper reports from over the weekend that his son, who has missed the past two seasons at Auburn due to injury, will apply for a medical waiver in hopes of getting a sixth year of eligibility.

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State superintendent candidate campaigns in Albany

Marietta Democrat Beth Farokhi's platform includes curtailing testing and providing more support for teachers.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Church to host free job seminar

A church-sponsored event will include informational sessions led by experienced Southwest Georgia employers.Cathy Higgins, features writer

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond offers a passionate speech at Monday's King Day Celebration.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Elderly man killed in weekend hit-and-run

Police say an elderly man involved in a deadly hit-and-run Saturday night died instantly from the impact.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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NAACP celebrates King's life

A long-time local pastor remembers his civil rights work alongside Martin Luther King Jr.J.D. Sumner

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Phoebe doctor headed to Haiti's disaster zone

Refugee camps are being set up in the Dominican Republic for displaced Haitians.J.D. Sumner, government writer