News for Wednesday, January 6, 2010


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The Fisher Era officially begins at FSU

Less than a week after Bobby Bowden retired, Jimbo Fisher is introduced as the school's new coach Wednesday.

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2010 PGA Tour season begins today under cloud of uncertainty

The winners-only SBS Championships takes place today minus Tiger Woods as the PGA Tour begins an era that heads into unchartered waters.

Hoarders just seem to simply glide through life

With Christmas past and New Year's gone, it is now time to play with the gifts Santa brought, at least if you are like me and have a 5- and 6-year-old.

T. Gamble, columnist

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PREP HOOPS NOTES: Herald No. 2 Westover boys still unbeaten, primed for battle Friday vs. No. 1 Monroe

Late Tuesday, Westover cruised in a region showdown with Perry as another big battle looms Friday with city rival Monroe.

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Lady Titans return from break with loss; men lose heartbreaker on road

Just three days before their first region game, Albany Tech's women lose, 59-44, to St. Petersburg College at home.

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SMALL COLLEGE NOTES: Andrew names Riffe new A.D.

Gene Kirkpatrick resigns from his job as Andrew College's athletic director as women's basketball coach Mike Riffe takes over the position on an interim basis.

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Willis' move from Auburn to 'Bama lands him title shot

When former Tigers star LB James Willis left Auburn for Alabama to coach that position for the Tide, Tigers fans weren't happy about losing one of the program's longtime fixtures and top recruiters.

Sylvester man arrested for meth lab in home

Jackie Ray Flinchum, 59, was severely burned by a meth lab explosion and was treated for wounds on his stomach and chest.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Missing boy recovered; APD investigating

Police are trying to figure out where 9-year-old Jyquez Miller spent Tuesday night.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Phoebe to usher in new imaging technology

Two new CT scanners will be installed at the hospital, officials say. - Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Thurmond: Job creation is essential for Albany

The Department of Labor is giving $25,000 to the EDC to market the Cooper site to potential tenants.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Man breaks down doors, attacks wife and kids

Police take warrants out on a Dougherty County man charged with striking his wife and a daughter and choking another daughter.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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ADICA votes to help county with DHR bond

The board also voted to allow interim CEO James Taylor to "pay whatever we owe," to their former attorney.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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And then there were two

No. 2 Texas will try to keep No. 1 Alabama from making it four BCS National Championships in a row for the SEC when the two top teams in college football cap the 2009 season tonight.