News for Friday, March 12, 2010


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Under the big star: Pacquiao vs. Clottey

The first fight ever held in new Cowboys Stadium will be staged tonight in Dallas between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey.

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Thrashers continue to stink, lose to Rangers, 5-2

The Thrashers continue their slide Friday when they're crushed by the Rangers at home.

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Leach goes behind closed doors in lawsuit against Texas Tech

Former Texas Teach coach Mike Leach tells his side of the story in a lawsuit against the university Friday.

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New details emerge from night of Woods accident

Paramedics were concerned Tiger Woods' injuries were related to domestic violence on the night of his crash and wouldn't let his wife, Elin, ride to the hospital with him.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: West Virginia, Georgetown to meet in Big East title game today; OSU's Turner hits 37-footer to lift Buckeys at last second

An exciting day of conference semifinals and quarterfinals sets up an even bigger day of college hoops today in the Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-10.

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Georgia Tech upsets Maryland, will face N.C State in ACC semis today

Georgia Tech, which has been up and down all season, achieved one of its biggest wins of the year when it upsets Maryland in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals Friday in Greesnboro, N.C.

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Georgia's season ends in SEC tourney loss to Vandy

Mark Fox's first season as head coach ends with a 14-17 record as Georgia falls in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals Friday to Vanderbilt, despite a career-high 34 points from Travis Leslie.

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Auburn axes Lebo

After six fairly unsuccessful seasons as a whole, Auburn decides to go in another direction Friday when it fires basketball coach Jeff Lebo.

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Ex-Dougherty basketball player now flying high with Columbia

Albany native and Georgia Southern signee Samuel Mike talks about his decision to leave Dougherty for Columbia.

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All over for Westover

An exciting high school hoops season in Southwest Georgia officially comes to an end Friday when the Westover boys -- the last team standing -- fall in the GHSA Class AAA Final Four to Columbia, 65-58.

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Ford Explorer registered to Jacksonville, Fla. man

The red Ford Explorer found Thursday holding a decomposing body Friday is registered to a manfrom Jacksonville, Fla.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Jailers graduate certification course

Detention officers graduate from a certification course at Dougherty County Jail.

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Lee arts fest winners named

Lee County's annual Under the Oaks Art Fest will continue today with events for children.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Grand jury urges use of surveillance cameras

City officials say they have considered offering incentives for business owners to use cameras in stores.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

County faces more cuts

Unpaid holidays may be the next step, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Exchange club gives scholarships to students

The Exchange Club of Albany toasts deserving students with college scholarship checks.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Sumter deputies arrest four for drugs

Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest four men on drug charges.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Body found; Ford Explorer owner ID

Florida motor vehicle department computer search IDs registration of Ford Explorer found with dead body inside.