News for Tuesday, March 2, 2010


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Ex-DWS star Young scores 13 as Clemson cans Tech

The Clemson Tiger may have punched their NCAA ticket with a 91-80 beat down of Georgia Tech on Tuesday at home.

Pioneering Phyllis George knew her stuff

Don't know if you remember that summer night in August of 1971 -- the year of hot pants and water beds, the Pentagon papers, Alan Shepard stroking the first lunar golf shot --when Bert Parks sang to Phyllis George, Miss Texas, as she walked down the runway in Atlantic City.

Death is just a fact of life

One Sunday morning I came breezing into Sunday school class after having been out of town for a week. My sister grabbed me and hugged me tightly to welcome me home.

Star-studded film no romantic fairy tale

Valentine's Day," directed by Gary Marshall, follows the lives of 20 Los Angeles residents as they navigate their way through the overly commercialized "most romantic day of the year"

Residents take a stand on violence

On Dec. 29, I attended a meeting with a group of individuals that are concerned about the violence in our community.

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Off to the races!

Fat Tuesday comes late this year on a Saturday as Albany celebrates its annual Mardi Gras festival.

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Early County's Reed added to girls North All-Star roster; DWS' Matthews, Brown added to South boys (UPDATES: includes final rosters)

A collection of the best players -- GHSA and GISA -- in Southwest Georgia will converge on Albany on March 27 for the 3rd annual Deep South Classic High School Basketball All-Star game.

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Titans beat Jets, advance in Region XVII Tournament; GSW women's season ends

Former Westover star Dominique Polite brings the Titans from behind to beat South Georgia Tech on Tuesday in their Region XVII Tournament.

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Bainbridge's Baulkmon drops 33 as Bearcats win

Bainbridge star Devon Baulkmon scores 33 points -- 20 of which come in the fourth quarter alone -- as the Bearcats advance to the GHSA Elite 8 at Fort Valley State.

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GHSA GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL CAPSULES: Westover, Lee County, Mitchell County, Seminole County & Randolph-Clay (includes today's schedule)

Here's a breakdown of today's area matchups for Southwest Georgia's remaining girls basketball teams in the state playoffs.

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Monroe girls inspired by Deerfield's path to title

After Lady Tornadoes coach Cheryl Cheeks and her players read a story in The Albany Herald last week about Deerfield's relentless pursuit of the state title which had eluded it in recent years, Cheeks and her players are now using it as motivation going into today's Sweet 16 vs. LaGrange.

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Upset of the year!: Lewis sinks 3 at buzzer as Dougherty stuns Liberty County

The Trojans' state tournament runs continues after a stunning turn of events Tuesday night when Josh Lewis buries a 3-pointer at the buzzer to upset No. 1 seed Liberty County -- the No. 5-ranked team in the state.

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Dotson's dagger

With six seconds to play, Terrell County's Terel Hall makes the assist of his life to Markez Dotson -- who responds with the shot of his life -- to beat Greenville at the buzzer, 76-75, advancing the Greenwave to the Elite 8.

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Straight Sapp-ed

Westover's Malcolm Sapp ensures a better outing for his team than last week's lackluster effort when he scores 21 points and pulls down eight rebounds as the Patriots rout Kendrick in the GHSA Class AAA Sweet 16 on Tuesday in Albany.

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ADDU uncovers meth operation in local home

Meth, powder cocaine and marijuana are among the items confiscated during a Monday raid on an Albany home.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Budget cuts could eliminate 4-H

Albany State University will hold a town hall meeting today to discuss a proposed additional $3.6 million cut in state funding.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Teacher charged with child molestation

Dougherty sheriff's officials say the arrest stems from a 2008 incident.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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City to overhaul personnel policy

For months, city staff have been creating a new employment policy to deal with complaints and changes to the law.

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Wounded Marine returns from Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Ruben Wright says people should know that the Marine Corps continue to have successful missions overseas.-Ricki Barker, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS March 2-3, 2010

Reports from police, fire and EMS from Feb 2-3, 2010

Leesburg Council says no to FEMA flood study costs

Leesburg officials say the Lee County Commission should pay more of the cost for a flood plane mapping study.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Students raise funds for Haiti

Students' work in February results in a donation to the Red Cross for earthquake victims.

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ADICA: Residences needed downtown

ADICA officials will meet with downtown developers and stakeholders today in two separate meetings, officials say.

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Audit reveals clean books

The city of Albany's total revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 was $52.7 million.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Boy, 9, faces burglary charge

The Dougherty County Police Department are investigating another young boy in the case.