News for Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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Aussie Open: Serena, Federer rally to advance; Venus, Roddick, Nadal fall

Late Tuesday night, Serena Williams rallies from down one set -- and 0-4 in the second set --- to advance to the Australian Open semifinals, while sister Venus falls.

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Slumping Thrashers double up Ducks

Atlanta is now 5-4-1 in its last 10 games after edging out a rare win against the Ducks, 2-1, on Tuesday.

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De La Hoya: Before the end of 2010, Mayweather will fight Pacquiao

Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather's promoter, says his No. 1-rated fighter will take on Shane Moseley in May, then finish off the year against Manny Pacquiao.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey return to Albany

The circus will present a show filled with illusions in its two-day stint.

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Model Train Show chugs back to town

The Flint River Model Railroad Club of Albany hosts the 18th annual event this weekend.

If you can't tell a story, hush

There is a friend I have who cannot, for the life of her, tell a story.Sadly, she thinks she can.

Wynnsong to host Wayne Dyer motivational film

The Albany movie theater will present a limited release of the self-help guru's film, "Wishes Fulfilled."

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Three local soccer stars are headed to ABAC after signing scholarships late last week.

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Americus-Sumter coaching search heats up

Following the resignation of the Panthers' Mark Wilson in December, Americus-Sumter continues to weed through a host of candidates in an effort to find its next head football coach.

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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Deerfield's Matthews scores 1,000th career point in Knights win vs. Westfield; Herald No. 1 Lady Bearcats rally in big way to beat TCC

Deerfield star Michael Matthews scores a career-high 30 points while also notching his 1,000th career point in a win against Westfield.

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Squaws nearly upset Lady Bulldogs; THS boys rout Albany -- again

The Albany High girls hoops team sees a six-game win streak come to an end Tuesday in a narrow 65-62 loss to Thomasville on the road.

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Clinton shines as Lady Trojans survive Lady Panthers in Leesburg; Americus-Sumter boys edge Lee

Jessica Clinton takes over in the absence of two Lady Trojans stars as Herald No. 4 Lee County edges Americus-Sumter.

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Makin' promises

Herald No. 1 Monroe's boys beat city rival Dougherty for the second time this season Tuesday to move to a perfect 18-0 -- prompting at least one Tornadoes star to guarantee an undefeated campaign in the regular season.

Coroner rules out accidental cause in Singletary death

The Early County coroner says a self-inflicted gunshot wound was the official cause of death of a Blakely businessman.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Body identified as missing Albany hunter

A Tallahassee medical examiner confirms that a body found in the Apalachicola River is that of a missing Albany man.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Haiti to receive more help from MCLB-Albany

More than 914,000 meals are on their way to Haiti from the Marine Corps Logistics Base.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Riggins shooting justified

Emotional family members contend that the fatal shooting was excessive.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany prepares for UKC Winter Classic

Last year's event had a $1.8 million impact on the local economy, officials say.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Rynders introduces furlough legislation

State Rep. Ed Rynders proposes legislation that will prohibit a school system from giving raises to administrators when that school system decides to furlough other school employees.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Lee tables vehicle vote

The Lee County Commission votes to add Johnny Barthlien to the board of its Utilities Authority.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Lott fires back at weekly publisher

Albany's city manager says a televised opinion piece critical of a planned transit center "completely misrepresented the facts."- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Perdue's budget includes ASU funds ... again

Gov. Sonny Perdue has recommended that $10 million in a DOT bond package be used for Georgia Highway 133 from Valdosta to Albany.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Reserves at WG&L shown to be 'dangerously low'

Fiscal Director John Vansant says the city utility has $3 million in its reserve fund.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Chamber of Commerce celebrates 100 years

Jimmy Wilson is the new Albany Area Chamber of Commerce board chairman.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

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Dougherty DA will not press charges against APD officer

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said Monday that the results of an independent GBI investigation show that Officer Eric Strom's use of deadly force was justified in the shooting of Sarah Riggins last year.

Shafer unofficially out as Lt. Governor candidate

A powerful Duluth Senator says he is pulling out of the Lieutenant Governor's race, leaving incumbent Casey Cagle in full control of the seat.

Coroner: Accident ruled out in Singletary death

Early County Coroner Todd Hunter says that autopsy results for a prominent Early County businessman who died last week show that a fatal gunshot wound was self-inflicted.