News for Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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Former FSU, N.C. State coach Amato has cancer

Chuck Amato tells the media Wednesday he is being treated for cancer in his tonsils.

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Rehab rocker: First photos of Tiger finally surface

One day after a sex addiction author blogged that Tiger Woods was a patient at a Mississippi rehab center, photos surface of a man that appears to be Woods walking the grounds of the facility.

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NASCAR Trucks Series returning to Darlington

After a several-year break, the NASCAR truck series is returning to Darlington, Va., this season.

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No. 8 Georgia women take on No. 3 Tennessee tonight

Andy Landers' has Georgia on the comeback trail this season, but the No. 8 Lady Bulldogs will find out just how good they are tonight against SEC rival and No. 3 national power Tennessee.

Time is upon us again to prune crape myrtles

As I drove around the city and county for the past two months, I started looking to see who was pruning their crape myrtles.

We cannot see a thing in Obama's transparancy plan

When President Obama ran for president, he promised on numerous occasions that his governance would trumpet transparency.

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Ace!: Billy Kidd strikes again at Stonebridge

Local golfer Billy Kidd sinks another hole-in-one at Stonebridge this week.

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Albany's Skinner, partner still lead Fla. PGA event

Albany golf pro Sonny Skinner and playing partner Ricky Smallridge of Auburn, Ala., continue to lead at the 52nd annual TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship in Post St. Lucie, Fla., with one round left to play.

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NCAA to Georgia Southern hoops: Probation it is

The NCAA says it has found major infractions commited by the Georgia Southern men's basketball program and as a result will be placed on two years probation.

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Lee, DWS swimmers continue winning ways

Two of the area's top swimming programs -- Lee County and Deerfield -- are both coming off big meet wins this past weekend as their respective state meets loom.

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PREP NOTEBOOK: Westover coach says still no timetable for Ochie's return

After numerous rounds of medical tests following his frightening fall against Monroe two weeks ago, Westover star and Herald Super 6er Onochie Ochie still has not been cleared to return.

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Tech coach Johnson visits Zenon in Albany; offer on hold

Tony Zenon gets a personal visit in Albany from Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday, but it ends without a scholarship offer -- for right now.

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With a vengeance

In the history of the Lee County girls basketball program, only one player has gone on to play college ball, which was why senior Lindsey Crawford was so delighted to come into the 2009-10 season with an offer from Division I Kennesaw State. But when KSU suddenly -- and without warning -- rescinded its offer, Crawford went from being devastated to playing better than ever.

Fire erupts on Covenant Presbyterian Church sign

A fire in a church sign brings out Albany Fire Department firefighters to douse it.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Prominent businessman from Blakely found dead

The body of Marvin Singletary, who was killed by a single gunshot, has been taken to Atlanta for an autopsy.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Phoebe taking Palmyra to court

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital challenges Palmyra Medical Center's right to offer obstetrical services.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

EDC set for weeklong celebration of industry

A celebration planned by the Albany-Dougherty EDC will renew emphasis on the value of Albany's industry.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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County gets update on RiverQuarium

The Flint RiverQuarium's director says educational programs such as the aquarium's day camps have proven successful.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Dougherty County PD after junk car thieves

Police say selling someone else's junker can net thieves a few bucks.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Blakely business man found dead at his home

Marvin Singletary, a former businessman with ties to the Early County peanut industry, was found shot to death at his home on North Main Street this morning, GBI officials say.Officials do not believe foul play was involved, but said that they have not determined if his death was an accident.

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Phoebe takes Palmyra, state to court to prevent new birthing center

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is going to court in an effort to prevent Palmyra Medical Center from offering maternity services.
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