News for Monday, March 8, 2010

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SWAT arrests man after holding woman against her will


An Albany man was arrested after SWAT team members stormed an apartment where he was holding a woman against her will early Tuesday morning.

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2010 HERALD BASEBALL PREVIEW: GISA, Byne Christian capsules

The 2010 Albany Herald baseball preview continues today with a closer look at Southwest Georgia's GISA programs and Byne Christian.

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Coming together

After losing in last year's GISA Class AAA semifinals and also losing star Evan Boyd to graduation, the Deerfield-Windsor Knights feel they still have all the pieces to the puzzle to contend for a title.

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Alabama, Auburn prepare for SEC tournament

Alabama and Auburn get ready for this week's Southeastern Conference tourney in Nashville.

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Monroe baseball now 4-0

The Monroe High School baseball team remains perfect after a strong game by players like Justin Mims and Jontavious Strum during an 11-3 victory against Kendrick.

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'Moore' effort boosts Deerfield

Davis Moore's go-ahead, RBI single in the sixth inning caps a rally from five runs down as his Deerfield-Windsor Knights beat Terrell Academy, 8-7, on Monday.

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Another giant (UPDATES: fixes Greenwave's most recent Final Four appearance to 2006-07)

Thrilling victories against some of the state's best teams, including top-ranked Wilkinson County on Friday night, have the Terrell County Greenwave excited about their first appearance in the GHSA Class A Final Four in Macon since the 2006-07 campaign.

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Albany, Dougherty now have coaches

The Dougherty County Board of Education approved the hiring of Jesse Hicks as Dougherty's football coach and Felton Williams as Albany's full-time football coach.

Infant left in locked vehicle at mall

An infant is OK after being left in a locked car for about an hour Sunday afternoon, officials say.Ricki Barker, staff writer

ADICA to meet with executive recruiter next week

Assistant City Manager James Taylor has been serving as interim ADICA executive director since Don Buie was fired.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit arrested 'quality' dealers

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit is currently three agents shy of full staff, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS-March 9, 2010

APD responds to at least 30 incidentsRicki Barker, staff writer

Person of interest questioned in Valentine's Day murder

The person of interest has several relatives already facing charges that stem from the February incident.Ricki Barker, staff writer

GBI cuts could create havoc

Analysis of drugs seized in investigations are currently processed in Pennsylvania, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Dougherty law enforcement working with tight resources

Dougherty County law enforcement agencies are operating shorthanded for the jobs they're facing, officials told county commissioners this morning. But a proposed crime lab in Lowndes County could help in one area.
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J.D. Sumner, government reporter

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