News for Friday, January 22, 2010


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Know the difference between hurt and injured

In my line of work, I have the absolute pleasure of working with individuals that put 100 percent into their training, day in and day out. I run workouts six days a week and there is a large part of my clientele that takes advantage of every opportunity to get in the door and train.

I just have to let things go

Are you sure you can handle it?"I was going out of town for three days and two nights.

Houses of worship are packed after disasters

As I led worship last Sunday morning in a beautiful 140-year-old sanctuary with stained-glass windows, flanked by palm trees and facing an historic square, I couldn't help but think about the Haitian church. In and around the environs of Port au Prince church buildings have completely vanished.

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Ruffin takes over at alma mater as ECU coach

Passed over by Texas Tech, ECU alum Ruffin McNeill is hired Friday to take over the Pirates.

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Ex-UGA tennis star Isner one of two U.S. men left at Aussie Open

Three years removed from leading Georgia to the NCAA national title in tennis, up-and-coming U.S. star John Isner and Andy Roddick are the lone Americans left at the Aussie Open.

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DWS swimmers finish strong at home

Deerfield-Windsor has several strong performances, including one for a school record as the Knights win the Deerfield Invitational on Friday at ASU.

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Williams scores 32 as Dougherty boys win wild one against Perry; girls roll

Joshua Lewis his a big 3 with less than a minute to go, Herald Super 6er Arabian Williams scores 32 points and Dougherty survives a crazy game against Perry on Friday night, 79-72.

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SCA boys edge Tiftarea, all but lock up first GISA region title in six years

The Eagles have won 12 of their last 14 games after starting the year 1-2 and now sit on the verge of their first Region 3-AA championship in six years.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 2 Westover boys stunned; Pelham girls get rare win vs. rival Seminole

After beating Crisp County by 30 points earlier this year, the Cougars bite back Friday, stunning Herald No. 2 Westover's boys, 68-58.

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Deerfield, Southland wrestlers set for state

Deerfield will send five wrestlers to the GISA state finals in two weeks, while Southland qualifies nine.

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Lee girls, boys lose 1-AAAA openers to TCC

The Herald No. 4 Lady Trojans lose in a rout to TCC on Friday night at home, while the boys squander a four-point lead in the final minutes in a tough loss.

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Burke goes wild for 31 as Herald No. 1 Lady Bearcats down Lady Panthers in region opener

The Herald No. 1 Lady Bearcats down Americus-Sumter on Friday night on the road, while the No. 3 boys follow suit in the region openers for both.

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Albany may have won eight of its last 10 games coming into Friday but the Indians can't get over the hump that is Mitchell County, losing to the Eagles for the second time this year.

ADICA looking for new skate park tenant

A city-owned park was leased to an Albany minister for $1 a year in a verbal agreement, but no written contract has been found.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Aviation Commission looks toward future

Construction of a new terminal building for the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is expected to begin next year. - Ricki Barker, staff writer

City to refinance $8.6 million in water bonds

Lower interest rates could save Albany's Water, Gas & Light Commission $400,000 on 1998-issued bonds.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Experts educate professionals on grieving process

Each year, roughly 870,000 American families lose their child to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Art museum to benefit from state partnership

A new initiatve provides for a collaboration among five museums across the state.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

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Byne Memorial Baptist to celebrate 100 years

The 2,300-member congregation of an Albany church will look back on its history during a special service Sunday morning.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

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Reward checks handed out in Harvey shooting

Citing the importance of community and police cooperation, the Albany Police Department hands out $3,020 in reward money.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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City confirms written football agreement

The city of Albany has received written notice that the Southern Indoor Football League has accepted a partnership with the Southern Indoor Sports Management to form a football franchise in Albany for 2010, officials say.