News for Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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COLLEGE HOOPS SIGNING ROUNDUP: UGA lands Greenville standout Caldwell-Pope, other stars on busy early signing day

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Greenville basketball star who locked horns with Terrell County in last year's state playoffs, is headed to Georgia. (ADDS: signings of UGA women, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville)

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Potty break, two or more only

Being a member of the male species, I am the first to admit that I have no idea what drives the female mind.

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Woods opens with a 69 at Australian Masters

In his final tourney of the year, and the last tournament he won, Tiger Woods opens with a 69 at the Aussie Masters.

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For the first time since 1999 -- when current Mitchell County coach Dondrial Pinkins was the school's quarterback -- the Eagles' football team will host a GHSA state playoff game as state power Savannah Christian comes to Camilla on Friday for what's sure to be a barn burner.

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Marine Corps celebrates 235 years of service

The United States Marine Corps was first established on Nov. 10, 1775.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Longtime volunteer is honored by emergency group

While few volunteers do what they do for the accolades, sometimes when respect is due it is given.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Griffin recalls horrors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

A local World War II veteran spent nearly a year in Japan as part of a U.S. occupation force.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Hanner, Greene switch to GOP

Two longtime Southwest Georgia Democrats announce that they have switched party affiliation and are now Republicans.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Pelosi decision splits Dems

Recently re-elected U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says it's time to "change the face of the (Democratic) party."- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Albany TAD board meets

A committee that will have a say in the allocation of money in a special tax district adopts bylaws and elects officers.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Repairs to sign may take a while

A pickup that smashed into a park sign in front of the Flint RiverQuarium could leave the spot vacant for some time.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Another day, another new allegation levied at Auburn's Newton

The allegations keep coming at Auburn star quarterback Cam Newton, who was implicated Wednesday in a report of taking payment from the Tigers to play on The Plains out of junior college last year. (ADDS: Georgia's Wednesday practice report.)

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Thursday night lights: Falcons host Ravens in primetime tonight

The Falcons host the Ravens in Atlanta tonight in the NFL season's first of many Thursday-night showdowns on the NFL Network.

Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 11, 2010

Police respond to at least 26 incidents

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What the heck?: Hawks lose third straight

After starting the 2010 NBA season off 6-0, the Hawks have now lost three games in a row, including Wednesday night's road game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Federer says he asked IMG executive about bets

Roger Federer says he's curious as to how his name got mixed up in a huge IMG betting scandal.

Veterans to be honored Saturday

While the traditional Veterans Day falls on Thursday this year, local plans call for ceremonies Saturday to honor veterans.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Evan Barber's album has many highlights

On a recent trip home from Alabama -- through Birmingham, as fate would have it -- I happened on a radio station playing new music by off-the-radar artists.

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Deceased man from Leesburg a suicide

A preliminary autopsy leads authorities to determine the deceased man found at the Hampton Inn Tuesday was a suicide.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Atlanta, Dougherty CRCT investigations moving forward

Local school officials are being urged to cooperate fully with a state investigation into standardized test irregularities.- J.D. Sumner, government writer