News for Wednesday, March 24, 2010


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UF coach Meyer confronts Orlando sports writer over article

Despite being told by doctors to take it easy, Florida football coach Urban Meyer gets into a confrotation Wednesday with an Orlando Sentinel sports writer over an article he wrote that Meyer thought disparaged former UF quarterback Tim Tebow.

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Arnie offers advice to Tiger: Open up, then shut it down

Arnold Palmer says Wednesday that Tiger Woods should give up the media charade and just answer everyone's questions once and for all so Woods can put his sex scandal behind him -- once and for all.

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African American lawmakers in South Carolina urge black recruits away from Gamecocks

A flap over the University of South Carolina losing its final black trustee spills on to the gridiron Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County ends three-game skid vs. Lowndes; DWS track team shines at Stratford meet

The Lee County baseball team ends a rare three-game losing streak Wednesday with a come-from-behind win against Lowndes, 8-7.

The Buzz March 25

Theatre Albany has second audition roundALBANY -- Theatre Albany will conduct a second round of auditions for the musical "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Auditions will be held at the theater at 514 Pine Ave.

Now, ain't that a kick in the net?

Last week, I began my new career as a 5- and 6-year-old soccer coach.This is a stunning achievement, given that I have never played soccer in my entire life.

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Report: Barbee new coach for Auburn men's hoops

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports on its Web site late Wednesday night that a source close to the hiring of the new Auburn men's basketball coach says the school has decided on Tony Barbee of UTEP.

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Mitchell County's Scott reopens recrutiment after verbally committing to Stanford

After saying before signing day he had already verbally commited to Stanford, Mitchell County two-sport star Justin Scott says he is re-opening his recruitment and has seven major, D-I offers on the table to choose from, including Georgia and Georgia Tech.

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UGA women have 'that look' again

The same team that started out 16-0 and ascended into the Top 10 is back, says Georgia coach Andy Landers, whose squad is set for the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

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Richt moves OL Anderson to defense

Georgia coach Mark Richt decides that Ocilla native Justin Anderson would better serve the team on defense rather than offense.

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Six arrested in pipe thefts

The Dougherty County Police Department say each of the purloined pipes weighs about 1,000 pounds.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - Mar. 25, 2010

Albany police responded to at least 34 incidents Tuesday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Albany Cinnabon on national show

The Cinnabon at the Albany Mall is the only bakery on the East Coast with the company's new design.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Senate merger bill set to be read

Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell describes commission action on government consolidation as being "clandestined."- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany drops small business agency plan

Dougherty County officials have notified former SDBU employees that the agency will close April 30.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police, preachers take to court

Law enforcement officials and ministers plan to raise money to combat violence with a benefit basketball tournament on Friday.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Murfree hired as superintendent

The Dougherty County School Board narrowly voted to hire ASU Chief of Staff Joshua Murfree as superintendent Wednesday, officials say.

Proposal presented to merge two Dougherty County elementary schools Update: MLK Elementary would remain open under the proposal and Lamar Reese would become a dedicated magnet school.

Dougherty County School System Superintendent Sally Whatley presented a proposal to the Dougherty County Board of Education finance committee to merge two elementary school zones..