News for Saturday, January 2, 2010

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I'm impressed by ghosts of Southern writers

When our friendship was new and still most interesting, Poet sought to impress me. But when the new wore off, Poet cast me into the ring with his other friends who are familiar and comfortable so there is no longer a need to impress.

YMCA dinner to feature Georgia Bulldogs chaplain

The annual event is part of the organization's centennial celebration.

LookBack Jan 3

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 mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Westwood girls win; Worth boys, girls fall

The Westwood girls beat Georgia Christian on Saturday, while Turner County's boys and girls trounce Worth County's squads.

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Bowden: I had to fight back tears for finale

There were many who became emotional during Bobby Bowden's coaching finale for FSU, but maybe none more so than the coach himself, who said he tried his best to keep his emotions in check.

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Amato: Bowden deserved another season

Former and current players, and coaches, gushed about legendary FSU football coach Bobby Bowden after his final game Friday, but at least one of the legend's longtime friends and assistants, Chuck Amato, was none to happy how early this day came.

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Gang team ready to convict in new year

The Dougherty Judicial Circuit gang prosecutionteam stands ready to put gang members in prison.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Violent robberies occur in Albany

In two unrelated Saturday attacks, thieves left two men injured in an apartment while other thieves attacked a pedestrian about two hours later at a different location, an Albany Police Department official said.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Reduce the carbs for a high-energy breakfast

Happy New Year, Albany! 2009 is now in the record books, and 2010 is well on its way to be one of the best yet!

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Male nurses bring fresh perspective to health care

The job can be challenging and rewarding, health care representatives say.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

My stupidometer needs new batteries

Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it."Are y'all here eating lunch?" I asked an acquaintance when I stopped to chat with her in the cafeteria not long before Christmas.

Police investigating three 2009 murders

A 2008 homicide remains unsolved as well, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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YMCA Holiday Camp fills gap

Students in the Dougherty and Lee County school systems take part in a YMCA camp that provides activities during the holiday school break.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Bisher column starts today

Columns by Furman Bisher, the 91-year-old dean of Georgia sportswriters, will be a regular feature in The Herald's sports pages.- Staff Reports

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