News for Thursday, January 7, 2010


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Leach to trial judge: Let's make this snappy

Fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, who is suing the school, asks for his trial to be speedy so he can move on with his career.

Georgia Tech pleased with season, unhappy about end

Paul Johnson is satisfied with another winning season and the ACC title, but he just wishes Tech would win a bowl one of these seasons.

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No. 8 Georgia women need OT to down UK, stay unbeaten

No. 8 Georgia's Jasmine James sinks a 3 with 15 seconds left in overtime to beat SEC rival Kentucky, remain perfect at 15-0

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BCS NOTEBOOK: Title game players like current system, say no to playoff

Most Texas and Alabama players this week say a playoff system is a bad idea -- of course, the opinions come from those playing in the current system's title game.

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'Bama's Ingram pulls double whammy: Heisman and BCS title

Mark Ingram becomes only the second player in college football history to both win the national title and BCS Championship in the same season.

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After long title drought, Tide fans paint the town Crimson

Alabama wins its first national title since 1992 as Tide fans rejoice across the nation.

The Buzz Jan. 7

Museum holds 2nd Saturday ALBANY -- The Albany Museum of Art will host its Second Saturday Family Workshop this weekend.

Resolve to purchase Mem Fox's 'Reading Magic'

Have you made your New Year's resolution yet? Or perhaps you've made one and already broken it.

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Lady Pats, 9-1, set for weekend of tests

A showdown with rival Monroe tonight, followed by a rematch of the only team to beat Westover all year, Randolph-Clay, loom for the young Lady Patriots, who are off to a surprisingly great start.

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No. 1 Monroe at No. 2 Westover: Something's gotta give

The amazing, perfect seasons of Southwest Georgia's top two boys hoops teams -- Herald No. 1 Monroe and No. 2 Westover -- collide tonight in Albany in the biggest game so far of this year's high school basketball season.

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Tide roll!

The University of Alabama beats Texas and wins the BCS National Championship on Thursday night, marking the fourth consecutive title for the Southeastern Conference.

Most area schools will be open despite sleet

Schools in Dougherty, Lee, and Worth counties schools plan to remain open today, but Terrell public schools have canceled classes.- Ethan Fowler

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Chehaw animals adjust to cold

Zookeepers say animals at Chehaw have experienced few problems with the cold.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Lee ISO rating not a priority

Officials in Lee County say they have chosen expanded fire coverage over improved Insurance Services Office rating.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Companies prepare for weather

Utility companies say they are prepared for the worst.-Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Woman dies in house fire

A Dougherty County woman dies from smoke and soot inhalation as a result of a fire started by smoking.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Committee recommends transportation renovation

DCSS Building & Grounds Committee also discusses upgrading playground facilities at two additional schools.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Arena team splits from league

The Albany Panthers hit a snag with the Southern Indoor Football League.- Danny Aller, sports editor

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Woman killed in fire

Audry Batey of Albany was killed in a house fire this afternoon.
4:05 p.m.
-- Pete Skiba, police reporter