News for Thursday, March 4, 2010


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Baylor phenom Griner punches opponent, suspended two games

From the next up-and-coming star of women's college basketball to suddenly looking pretty bad, Baylor's Brittney Griner is suspended two games for punching an opponent and breaking her nose during their game on Wednesday.

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WOMEN'S SEC TOURNAMENT: Georgia, Auburn win

The Georgia women get by Alabama in the first round of the SEC Tournament, while Auburn upends Florida.

'29 Gifts' is a gift of inspiration for reader

If you like reading a book for content, then you will really like this book, "29 Gifts" by Cami Walker.Cami was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis one month after getting married.

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THURSDAY'S PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Westover baseball routs Albany, 21-0, while Patriots' soccer teams demolish Crisp; DWS, Southland tennis split openers

It takes just one inning for Westover to score 15 runs as the Patriots run away from Albany, 21-0, in three innings Thursday.

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Albany Motor Speedway set for its 2010 opener

Racing kicks off at 7 p.m., but gates open at 4 p.m. at Albany Motor Speedway's first races of 2010 on Saturday

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FSU-UGA open weekend baseball series today

National Top 25 powers Florida State and Georgia play Game 1 of the three-game series today in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Confirmed: Saints to release ex-Miller County star Grant

Charles Grant, fresh off a Super Bowl winning season with the Saints, is set to be released today.

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Can anyone stop the red-hot Bearcats?

It's hard to find another team in Georgia on a streak like Bainbridge has been on, winning 19 in a row coming into tonight's Class AAAA showdown in the Elite 8 with Glenn Hills.

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Terrell's tall order

It's the one game everyone in Terrell County has been hoping would happen all year -- a Class A Elite Eight showdown with the monster of Class A, unbeaten, 29-0 Wilkinson County -- and it happens tonight.

Police/Fire/EMS - 3/5/10

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Organizer to public: Be nice during Mardi Gras

Local attorney and ADICA Board Member Phil Cannon is also president of the Downtown Merchants' Association.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Man struck by SUV on Philema

A man standing in the roadway examining his truck dies after being hit by an oncoming SUV Thursday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Delays hinder testing probe

Dougherty school officials discuss the latest findings of its investigation into the state CRCT erasure analysis results.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Family asks for info on murder at Brick House

Murder victim LaShelton Kernard Stanford's mother and other family members come to Albany for information.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Fifth Fridays fund dreams

A local orthopedist has quietly made a huge impact through his charitable Fifth Friday Foundation.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor