News for Monday, March 15, 2010


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The Buzz, March 16

South Pacific sounds come to AmericusAMERICUS -- "South Pacific," Rodgers and Hammerstein's popular musical based on stories from World War II, opens March 25 at the Rylander Theatre in downtown Americus.

Friends don't let friends miss signs

Growing up, the street lights coming on were the warning for my siblings and I that it was time to drop whatever it was that we were doing and make a mad dash to be within viewing distance of our front door by the time that our mother was standing there.

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MSU's Izzo usually makes the right moves in March

Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo thinks he can take his Spartans back to the Final Four.

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UGA, Tech and FSU in women's tourney

The Georgia Lady Dogs are seeded fifth in the Sacramento Regional, Georgia Tech sixth in the Kansas City Regional and Florida St. is third in the Dayton Regional.

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Seminoles start spring drills

The Florida State Seminoles' first spring practice under new coach Jimbo Fisher begins today,

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Lady Jets' defense to be tested

South Georgia Tech's defense ranks second in the NJCAA and could have its hands full against second-ranked Gulf Coast CC.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Land shines while Lady Tornadoes best the field

The defending state champion Monroe High School girls track team is back in stride, winning a meet in Bainbridge.

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Deerfield blasts its way past Terrell

A Terrell Academy rally is negated by back-to-back home runs by Deerfield-Windsor's Rhett Cooper and Chris Moates in the top of the ninth inning to give the Knights an 8-5 victory Monday evening.

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On top of her game

Lee County senior girls golfer Christian Liggin makes the most of playing on her home course, Grand Island Club, by carding a 6-over-par 78 to earn medalist honors in the girls division of the Trojan Invitational.

2010 census promotions set to peak this week

A DVD has been created to promote the 2010 census throughout the area.- J.D.Sumner, government writer

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Botanical gardens nearing completion

A project at the site of the former Radium Springs Casino is being funded by a 1 percent sales tax.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS for March 16, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for March 15, 2010

Drivers give Dawson police wild chase

Two drivers attempted to flee traffic stops on Saturday night and early Sunday in Dawson.

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City, ADICA talk to headhunter

Former Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority head Don Buie is expected to be released from jail June 24.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lingle: No plans to run for re-election

Dr. Charles Lingle served 12 years on the Dougherty County School Board before being elected to the County Commission.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Man found in van is ID'd

The Albany Police Department said that the remains of a body found in a Ford Explorer on March 11 was Wayne Higgins of Jacksonville, Fla.

Woman found dead at motel

ALBANY -- A woman's body was discovered at an Albany motel Monday night, but police haven't said publicly how she may have died.- Staff reports

Search continues for shooting suspect

Police say the deceased victim of a shooting in Moultrie was found in his front yard.

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Hospital workers utilizing new simulated infant

A new technology being used by a local hospital came with a cost of approximately $24,000.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Dougherty County drops small business program

A Dougherty County small and disadvantaged business office currently in place now is in limbo.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Woman found dead inside Albany Motel

The Albany Police Department has launched a death investigation at the Dollar Inn in Albany after the body of a 50-year-old white female was found dead inside a room, officials say.

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Airborne pickup truck strikes utility pole, four parked cars

An Albany driver hits a utility pole and four parked cars at North Westover Boulevard and Old Dawson Road.Ethan Fowler, education writer