News for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Braves, Marlins pull off trade; Atlanta gets Uggla, ships Infante, Dunn to Florida

The Braves begin making offseason moves Tuesday when they acquire Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins in exchange for Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn,

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Just six prep football teams left vying for a state ttile in Southwest Georgia

Miller County and Americus-Sumter are the only teams left from Southwest Georgia vying for a GHSA crown, while SGA, DWS Westwood and Terrell Academy are all still alive in GISA.

Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 17, 2010

Police respond to at least 33 incidents

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Grant funds truancy study

A organization is exploring the connection between truancy and incarceration.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Child molestors heading to prison

One child molestor takes a plea that sends him to prison for a up to 40 years while another faces sentencing after a guilty verdict.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Lily Pad receives $2,000 grant from Pepsi company

The recently received funding will go toward back-up imaging equipment as well as "comfort items" for victims.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Judge: Zoning case is unlawful

Albany officials are deciding whether to appeal a judge's ruling in favor of a local developer.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Three young leaders speak about future

Already recognized for their leadership impact, three Albany women discuss their hopes for the future.

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Fire roars in vacant East Albany home

Homeless people start a fire in an abandoned residence; officials report no injuries.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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'Freedom Riders' screens tonight

A PBS documentary depicts seminal moments of the civil rights struggle in the South.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

34 apply for Lee administrator post

A national executive search firm is expected to recommend finalists for the Lee County administrator position soon.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Albany city staff to develop probation center proposal

Department of Corrections officials say Day Reporting Centers save taxpayers money by reducing recidivism rates, but city leaders appear cautious to obligate local taxpayer funds to the state.

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