News for Monday, March 1, 2010


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Can anyone stop Auburn sharpshooter Waller?

Auburn's Tay Waller has hit 21 3-pointers in his last three games and is averaging 28 points an outing.

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NASCAR --- In the Pits: Teammates McMurray, Montoya at odds after Vegas

Jamie McMurray has gone from NASCAR darling to goat in the eyes of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who calls out McMurray after their wrecl Sunday in Vegas.

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Russian President on country's Olympic effort: You all should be fired

Russian President Dmitiry Medevev says his country's Olympic was a joke with the nation on the verge of hosting the next Winter Games.

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Pacquiao begins final preparations for March 13 fight vs. Clottey in Cowboys Stadium

Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey and set to duel in less than two weeks, marking the first ever fight at the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

Apologies relieve life stress

You know that you were wrong. You realize that you made a mistake. It occurred to you that "this time," someone else was right or that they were telling the truth.

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Titans, Jets look to settle the score in opener of region tourney

After splitting their first two meetings of the regular season, South Georgia Tech and Albany Tech will break that tie tonight in the opener for both team's of the Region XVII Tournament.

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TODAY'S GHSA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT CAPSULES: Westover, Monroe, Bainbridge & Dougherty (includes today's schedule)

Here are breakdowns for today's GHSA boys state tournament games.

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Simply brutal

It's impossible to turn back time even if Terrell County wanted to, but thanks to the Greenwave's upset win against Lanier County in the Region 1-A title game 10 days ago, the boys from Dawson now have arguably the toughest road to a state championship of any team, in any class, in all of Georgia.

Dougherty qualifying fees set; Volunteers needed

Dougherty Commission Chairman Jeff "Bodine" Sinyard is one of seven government officials up for reelection this year.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police await toxicology report on body

Investigators say there was no trauma or apparent wounds to the body that was found Sunday.

Deal resigns from House

Nathan Deal is one of seven candidates running for governor.

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Couple busted in meth raid

One ADDU agent had to be treated for exposure to toxic fumes, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Big Read festivities come to end

Author Ernest J. Gaines answered questions from Dougherty residents via a video conference at the closing ceremony for the Albany Big Read project.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Five Southwest Georgia women headed to hall

Courageous area women are set to become hall of fame members at a ceremony in Montgomery, Ala., this weekend.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Police/Fire/EMS March 2, 2010

Crime, Fire, EMS for March 2, 2010

Suspect charged with theft

Police say the weekend arrest of Curtis Thompson may solve seven other cases.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Downtown development meetings set for this week

ADICA officials say they hope to get the input of the community during the two-day process.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Deal leaving Congress

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal has announced he is leaving Congress to campaign full time for governor of Georgia.

Final finalists back out of superintendent process

Albany State University Executive Chief of Staff Dr. Joshua Murfree is now the only candidate under consideration for superintendent of the Dougherty County School System after all five of the remaining candidates declined to be considered finalists Monday.

Suspected meth lab busted-12:45 p.m. UPDATE

Authorities are in hazard suits cleaning up a suspected meth lab in eastern Dougherty County Albany. Two people have been arrested.
UPDATE: 12:45 p.m.