News for Thursday, March 18, 2010


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UGA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs resume spring practice; University passes new tailgating rules

Georgia coach Mark Richt was once again pleased with what he saw in the team's latest spring practice.

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Thrashers catch fire late, beat Senators, 6-3, to keep playoff hopes alive

The Atlanta Thrashers turn a 3-3 tie game into a 6-3 rout Thursday against Ottawa.

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FSU finds out just how good its defense is vs. high-powered Gonzaga today in NCAA opener

One of the country's stingiest defenses in Florida State takes on the high-flying offense of Gonzaga today in both teams' NCAA Tournament opener.

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It's Georgia Tech big men vs. the Oklahoma State's backcourt in NCAA opener

Georgia Tech takes on Oklahoma State in both teams' NCAA Tournament opener today as one of the nation's premier frontcourts takes on one of the best backcourts.

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Alleged Tiger mistress releases graphic text messages sent by Woods

Joslyn James, a former porn star who claims to be one of Tiger Woods' mistresses, paints the world's most famous athlete in a whole new light after releasing sexually explicit text messages she says Woods sent her during the course of their relationship.

The Buzz March 19

Gurleys have top yard for MarchALBANY -- The home of Hal and Elaine Gurley has been selected Yard of the Month for March by the Daffodil Garden Club. The home is located at 912 W. Third Ave.

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THURSDAY'S AREA PREP ROUNDUP: Lee baseball falls to Hardaway; Baconton's Nobles fans 13 vs. Worth; DWS boys tennis improves to 7-1

The Trojans suffer their second loss of the year to Hardaway on Thursday as both of them have now come in extra innings.

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Sherwood stymies Southland in wild duel

In a game that featured both scary and exciting moments Thursday, the Eagles rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to upend local rival Southland, 9-8, at home.

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Young and the restless

It's been an up and down season for former Deerfied star Andre Young in his sophomore year at Clemson as the Tigers take the court today in the NCAA Tournament against Missouri desperately wanting to make some noise in this year's Big Dance after previous disappointments.

Teacher, student arrested

A teacher and student at the Dougherty County School System's alternative school are arrested after altercations.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Bishop unsure on health care vote

Twenty-six Blue Dog Democrats voted against President Obama's health care overhaul last November.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Tea Party shows movie

A local Tea Party Patriots organization plans for an April rally and shows a movie Thursday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Out on bail, man faces homicide charge

The man charged in a January hit-and-run has a jail history that goes back to 2002.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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MCLB Public Affairs Officer departing for Okinawa

Effective next week, 2nd Lt. Kyle Thomas will be the public affairs officer for Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

State unemployment rising

The average length of time jobless Georgians drew unemployment benefits in February increased to a record 16 weeks.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Wal-Mart has closed on Clark Avenue property

Construction on an East Albany Wal-Mart Supercenter is slated to begin in April.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Southern life subject of art show

Artist Derek Taylor will host a Southern-inspired art show Saturday evening in Lancaster Village.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Fourth-grader uses comics to raise funds for Haiti earthquake

A Deerfield-Windsor School fourth-grader sells copies of his "Scribble Man" comic book to help Haiti relief efforts.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Bishop undecided on healthcare vote; abortion language key

Democratic Congressman Sanford Bishop's staff says that the Blue Dog Democrat remains undecided on whether he will support a contentious healthcare reform bill unveiled Thursday in the House.

House burns where man was shot, officials say

The Albany Police Department and the Albany Fire Department are investigating a possible arson that damaged a home late Wednesday night where a man was shot earlier this week.

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Wal-Mart closes on East Albany property

Wal-Mart has closed on property in east Albany for a new SuperCenter where construction was most recently projected to start at next month.
UPDATED: 11:10 a.m.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter