News for Friday, March 5, 2010


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Isner, Querry lose as U.S.A. down 0-2 to Serbia in Davis Cup

Former Georgia star John Isner loses his Davis Cup match and helps put the U.S. in a 2-0 hole to Serbia.

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lowe solid for Braves in win; FSU routs UGA in series opener

Atlanta beats the Nationals, 11-8, on Friday.

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FRIDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Monroe's Nims steals 10 bases, earns win on mound in 22-3 rout of Dooly

Monroe, Lee County and SGA baseball all win Friday, while the Lee County girls soccer teams beat Westover and Deerfield tennis and girls soccer also win.

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Albany Tech men's hoop falls in Region XVII semis, season ends

The Titans finish their third season as a men's hoops program at 16-16 after falling to No. 1 Middle Georgia in the region semis Friday night in Cochran.

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Student vs. Teacher as Centennial visits Lee County baseball today

Jake Hill, a former player for Lee County baseball coach Rob Williams, brings his Class AAAAA Centennial baseball team to Leesburg today for a reunion and a bragging rights game.

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NASCAR's elder Busch brother lives the high life in Albany on Friday

NASCAR's 2004 Cup Series points champ Kurt Busch visits Albany's Miller Coors on Friday morning.

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In first year, Sanders has Mitchell girls one win from Final Four

Rosemary Sanders has had some ups and downs in her first year as coach of the Mitchell County girls hoops team, but through it all she and her girls have stayed focused.

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Westover against South Atlanta: All about the rematch

Almost a year ago, Westover was beaten -- and soundly -- by a talent-rich South Atlanta squad in the Class AAA state title game, though when the two meet again today in the Elite Eight, the Patriots will be looking for payback.

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'Do what we do'

It's a saying that's been all but trademarked by Trojans hoops coach Donald Poole -- but it's never been more true when describing Dougherty's stunning run to the Elite Eight.

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Bearcats win 20th in a row, back in Final 4

For the second year in a row, the Bainbridge Bearcats are back in the GHSA Class AAAA Final Four after escaping with a 56-53 win against Glenn Hills on Friday in Fort Valley.

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They did it!: Terrell County 51, No. 1 Wilkinson 50

The Greenwave pull off the upset of the high school basketball season Friday, stunning previously unbeaten, No. 1-ranked Wilkinson County.

Police/Fire/EMS - Mar. 6, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 35 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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MCLC chief of staff returns

Col. Ben Braden has been deployed in Kuwait for five months.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

School chief likely to be named by mid month

Attorneys for the Dougherty School Board and area media companies agree March 15 is the earliest a superintendent can be named.- Jim Hendricks, editor

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Albany Herald parent company renamed

Officials say Southern Community Newspapers better reflects the newspaper group's mission.- Staff Reports

Restaurants grapple with tomato shortage

Bitter cold weather in Florida has hurt the availability of tomatoes.

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Albany's greatest cheerleader

Today's Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Marathon is dedicated to Sara Underdown's memory because the two will forever go hand-in-hand.- Scott Chancey, sports writer

Rules tight on CRCT reviews

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement releases procedures for school systems to see test documents that were flagged under its CRCT erasure analysis.- Ethan Fowler, education writer