News for Friday, January 29, 2010


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Holyfield on fight in Uganda: It's off

Evander Holyfield doesn't get his money up front he is promised and therefore has called the fight off in Uganda against Francois Botha that was upcoming.

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Duke women hand Florida State ugly, ugly loss

The Lady Blue Devils beat the Lady Seminoles, 73-43, on Friday night for one of the worst losses in recent history.

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Federal government to bring charges against BCS?

President Obama's campaign promise to develop a college football playoff system may be about to be put into action.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP (Web Exclusive): Herald No. 2 Randolph-Clay girls move to 9-0 in Region 1-A, all but lock up title

The Lady Red Devils, paced by Destiny Mitchell, beat rival Seminole County for the second time this season Friday night in Cuthbert.

The Buzz Jan. 30

Debutantes recognized at annual ballALBANY -- The 2009 debutantes were recently presented at the Charity League's 49th annual Debutante Ball.

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Mickelson called 'cheat' by fellow PGA Tour player

PGA Tour pro Scott McCarron lays into star Phil Mickelson for using wedges that are only legal under a tour technicality.

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FSU baseball tapped to win ACC Atlantic; Tech predicted to finish 2nd in Coastal

With college baseball season just around the corner, FSU and Georgia Tech are expected to shine in their divisions.

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DWS girls nearly down state power Tiftarea; Knights win in rout

The Lady Knights almost hand Class AA powerhouse Tiftarea its second loss of the season Friday, but narrowly loses, 48-46, at home.

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No. 1 Monroe boys wins in first defense of state's top ranking; girls fall by 20

The Tornadoes have defended their Herald No. 1 ranking successfully all season, but on Friday, Monroe wins its first game as the No. 1 team in all of Class AAA by beating Crisp County.

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Pats rally to beat Trojans

Westover is led by Shevren Keaton's 16 points in a wild win Friday night by the Patriots after only scoring 16 points in the first half.

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Stayin' alive

Friday's win for Westover against rival Dougherty keeps the Lady Patriots' Region 1-AAA title hopes -- and chance to host the region tournament -- alive and well.

Child molester gets 50 years

An Albany man is convicted on 11 counts for molesting and sodomizing two young family members.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Chamber to facilitate Strive2Thrive training

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has 100 volunteers willing to be trained Tuesday, but more are welcome.

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Panthers open for business

After a weeks of questions, the final answer is there will be spring arena football in Albany.- Danny Aller, sports editor

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Murfree's preference rose early

Dougherty County School System formally congratulates Joshua Murfree and its attorney affirms in a letter that there were no other finalists.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

DA receives GBI file in Arlington cop shooting

Chad Pierce was shot and killed following a Nov. 6, 2009, chase through Edison and Calhoun County.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Turner may buy area plantation

Published reports say Ted Turner is in the process of buying Nanomi Plantation near Albany.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

City and county head to retreats to set priorities

The Albany City Commission retreat will begin Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Resort at Lake Blackshear.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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First Baptist votes to sell downtown property

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church plans to purchase First Baptist Albany's old facility.- Cathy Higgins, features writer

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Child molester gets 50 years in prison

Tyrone Walker has been sentenced to a half-century in prison and lifetime probation after a Dougherty County jury returned 11 guilty verdicts Friday on charges including sodomy, child molestation and aggravated child molestation.
- J.D. Sumner, government reporter

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Federer back in Aussie Open finals

Roger Federer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets early Friday morning to advance to the Australian Open men's singles final, where he will meet bitter rival Andy Murray.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Ga. Tech men beat Wake Forest; UGA women shocked again as Tech women win in OT

D'Andre Bell scores 16 points, Derrick Favors blocks five shots and Georgia Tech romps Wake Forest on Thursday night, 79-58.