News for Monday, March 29, 2010

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Suspicious bag destroyed at Albany airport


A suspicious bag left unattended on the grounds of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport was detonated by bomb crews early Tuesday morning, officials say.

Progress starts with a single step forward

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." It reminds us that regardless of the distance between where we are and where we would like to be, none of us can get there standing still.

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Griner leads Baylor past Duke in Elite 8; Stanford clips Xavier in Eite 8

Brittney Griner breaks NCAA blocks record and leads Baylor to its first NCAA women's Final Four berth with win over Duke

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Kentucky's Wall leads All-American team

Kentucky freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Coleman head this year's All-american team

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All eyes on Butler's baby-faced head coach

Butler's Brad Stevens is one of the youngest head coaches to ever reach the Final Four as his Bulldogs get set to play in front of their home fans.

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Power wins IRL, starts season 2-for-2

g The IRL season is only two races old, but Will Power is off to an amazing start, winning his second event in as many weeks Monday at the rain-delayed Honda Grand Prix.

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Els wins second PGA event in a row

g On Hole No. 14, with a lead, when rain forces the postponement of the PGA Tour's Bay Hill tourney on Sunday, Ernie Els returns Monday and finishes the job for his second straight win.

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Hamlin ends slump, wins at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin, who was looking to jump-start his season at Martinsville, does exactly that Monday afternoon, earning the win after the race was postponed Sunday due to rain.

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DWS waxes Westfield in region tilt

The Knights' baseball team improves to 8-1 overall and 2-1 in Region 3-AAA after beating rival Westfield, 7-1, on Monday in Albany.

Phoebe generates $816M into area

In all, Albany's two hospitals had an economic impact of $951 million in 2007.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Mazzola corrals Dodge City job

No interim director has been named to fill the position of Albany Civic Center Director John Mazzola, who resigned Friday.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Dougherty County considers speed hump policy models

Cost of speed hump devices and who should pay has yet to be worked out, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

'Possum' puts on a show

George Jones is expected to continue his tour with the next stop in West Virginia.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

H1N1 uptick concerns Georgia health experts

Three states in the country are experiencing regional activity, officials say.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS MArch 30, 2010

Crime, fire EMS for March 30, 2010

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Former state official Lyle to seek commission seat

Dr. Chuck Lingle will not seek re-election to his commission seat when his term expires in December.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Merger bill headed for possible showdown

A misinterpretation of an e-mail sent by city officials to Atlanta led to an error in the bill that would have doubled the pay of elected officials, authorities say.

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Daunting task

The Lady Seminoles hosted the UConn women earlier this year in Tallahassee and lost by 19 points, though when the two meet again tonight -- this time in the Elite 8 -- FSU is hoping for a different outcome.

Albany Civic Center director resigns to head to Dodge

Albany Civic Center Director John Mazzola will take over as general manager of the Dodge City/Ford County (Kansas) Event Center after his last day of work in Albany on April 17.
Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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