News for Tuesday, March 9, 2010


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MCLB to name kennel after slain dog handler

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is naming its kennel in honor of a Marine canine handler whose parents were allowed to adopt his bomb-sniffing dog after the young Marine was killed in Iraq.

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GSW hoops star Rawls named to PBC Second Team

The Hurricanes' superstar scorer, Chris Rawls, earns some recognition from the Peach Belt Conference on Tuesday.

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NASCAR doles out puny punishment to Edwards for intentional wreck

Carl Edwards, who wrecked rival Brad Keselowski last Sunday on purpose, is given a three-race suspension Tuesday, rather than suspended, which many felt he deserved.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hewitt's future in question; Tech's Favors wins ACC rookie award; FSU's Singleton top defender; UGA's Thompkins makes All-SEC First Team

Paul Hewitt's job at Georgia Tech is in question heading into the start of Thursday's ACC Tournament.

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TUESDAY'S PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP (Web exclusive): DWS, AHS, Early County tennis in action; Westover boys soccer beats Worth; Lee County girls soccer beats Americus-Sumter

With space constraints in Tuesday's newspaper, check out this online exclusive of Tuesday's recap of area tennis and soccer action.

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TUESDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lee baseball loses first game; Monroe, DWS keep rolling (UPDATES: adds details on Lee County game, fixes run sequence)

The Lee County baseball team loses it first game of the year Tuesday, while the Monroe squad moves to a perfect 5-0 and Deerfield improves to 2-0.

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Dinner chat runs south

A few months ago when Poet, the free-lance wanderer that he is, found himself passing through my neck of the South, he called up, then turned up at my front door then plopped down in my guest room for a few days.

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Monroe star Mims headed to Bellhaven

Monroe football and baseball star Justin Mims chooses the former in signing with Bellhaven on Tuesday at the school.

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LaGrange plucks two Patriots

Lineman Michael Ledford and quarterback Loy DeVane become the first football signees in Randolph Southern's history Tuesday morning.

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State championship or bust -- Part 2

If Bainbridge can beat Mays today in the GHSA Class AAAA Final Four at Gwinnett Arena, the Bearcats will win their 21st game in a row -- and punch their ticket to a state championship apperance. (Live scoring updates via Twitter at:

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State championship or bust --- Part 1

Underdogs all season, the Terrell County Greenwave enter the same way again today in a GHSA Class A Final Four showdown against defending state champ Whitefield in Macon at 5:30 p.m. (Live scoring updates via Twitter at:

Rotary Club sponsored Shelter Boxes go to disasters

Local Rotary Clubs support their district in Shelter Box program.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Media lawsuit dismissed

Information is released that was recovered as part of its background check on the appointed superintendent.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Legislation in Atlanta could help Flint River area

The Flint Riverkeeper organization supports legislation to keep river supplying water to south Georgia.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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MCLB hosts military conference

Dougherty County and the Marine base entered into a 20-year partnership late last year allowing the county to sell landfill gas to the installation.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Lee Commission to consider EOC upgrade

EMA officials say the cost to upgrade the present Emergency Operation Center facility could total as much as $20,000.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

EDC: Participation needed in industry celebration week

Economic development officials are trying to drum up participation in an initiative designed to promote local industry and educate the community to the contributions they make, officials say.

APD SWAT team arrests teacher in domestic raid

An elementary school teacher holds his girlfriend captive until APD SWAT arrives.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Gang prevalence analyzed at Albany Rotary luncheon

Albany Police Department officers bring gang exhibits at a Tuesday Albany Rotary Club lunch meeting.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Tax group to discuss litigation

The Dougherty County Taxpayer's Association wants input on possible candidates to run against incumbent county leaders, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Senate requests charter clarification

The Albany City Commission sent a charter for consolidating the city and county governments to Atlanta last year.- J.D. Sumner, education writer