News for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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5:20 p.m. update: APD calls off search for car, driver in missing boy case

Albany Police Department officials said late this afternoon that they are treating the case of a 9-year-old Albany boy who was missing overnight Tuesday as a missing person case.
Police also said they are discounting a witness' statement that Jyquez Miller was put out of a vehicle in front of his home this morning by a mysterious motorist.
5:20 p.m. Update

-- J.D. Sumner, government reporter

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Thrashers on nasty slide, lose ninth game in a row

The Tharashers went from red-hot to just plain terrible, losing their ninth game in a row Tuesday, this time to Pittsburgh.

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Ex-Auburn coach Tuberville eyes Texas Tech job

After stepping down at Auburn last year, Tommy Tuberville is a phone call and a contract away from getting back into coaching at Texas Tech.

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NCAA denies FSU's appeal; Bowden to lose 14 wins

In a surprise to no one, the NCAA denies Florida State's final appeal for its cheating scandal that would've saved, among other NCAA titles and records, 14 wins for legendary coach Bobby Bowden.

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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP (Web exclusive): Westover's Dunson scores career-high 31 points in win vs. Perry; TAE boys still unbeaten at 9-0

The Lady Patriots' super scorer Dytiesha Dunson posts the best game of her young career, dropping 31 on Perry on Tuesday night in a win.

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UGA safety Jones opts for NFL Draft

While only a junior, Georgia star DB Reshad Jones says he's ready for the NFL, opting Tuesday to declare for the upcoming draft.

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Struggling Dogs stun rival Jackets, 73-66

Trey Thompkins scores 20 points as the Georgia men's basketball team stuns the Peach State on Tuesday night with a 73-66 thrashing of the No. 20-ranked Yellow Jackets.

I look forward to the challenges 2010 will bring

Wow what a year! I cannot believe 2009 has come and gone.It seems only yesterday that I was being sworn into office as sheriff of Dougherty County.

The torch passes from one old soul to another

Sometimes two old souls can find each other and form a friendship that is anchored in rock solid respect and like thinking.

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Herald welcomes new sports writer

The Albany Herald's newest sports staff member, Mike Phillips, comes to Southwest Georgia after a 25-year career with The Miami Herald.

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Albany boys beat Cook, girls fall

The Albany boys basketball team is led by Tyrone Culbreth during Tuesday's win against region foe cook, while the girls come up short by a point.

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Herald No. 1 Monroe escapes rival Dougherty

A physical city rivalry game ends in Monroe's favor vs. Dougherty on Tuesday night as Robert Arnold carries the load in the 40-36 win.

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Bowled over

Georgia Tech's super-human offense looks mortal Tuesday night against the staunch defense of Iowa as the Hawkeyes dominate from start to finish to beat the Yellow Jackets, 24-14, in the Orange Bowl.

Rynders hears concerns from Lee school board

Lee County School Board members give state Rep. Ed Rynders input for upcoming legislative session.Ethan Fowler, senior writer

System keeps track of public safety vehicles

A vehicle locator system will track city of Albany public service vehicles.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Firefighter must be reinstated

Joseph Pait was terminated from the Albany Fire Department after pleading guilty to misdemeanor theft in Lee County.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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City to augment ADICA budget by $28,000 more

Funds will support downtown events and pay current expenses, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Robbery victim: Someone may have coaxed culprit

Wheelchair-bound victim explains how he grabbed a handgun from the young suspect.- Jennifer Maddox-Parks, staff writer

Sheriff's deputies arrest DISH television scammer

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest a man for scamming about $70,000 from DISH Network.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Committee recommends software program

The DCSS Finance Committee recommends approval of new software for the Exceptional Students Program and also talks about preparing for possible snow.Ethan Fowler, senior writer

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Police arrest four in assaults

Albany police arrest three men and a juvenile in connection with related assaults and armed robberies.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Despite cold weather, shelters have room

The cold temperatures do not chase homeless into local shelters.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Leesburg City Council OKs watershed plan

City officials hope to move forward with the revision of Leesburg's zoning map.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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