News for Thursday, November 18, 2010

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HERALD 'GUESSPERTS': Week 13

Find out which teams The Herald's sports staff have chosen in this week's edition of "Guessperts."

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Gonzalez thinks this could finally be the year for the Falcons

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez voices his confidence about his team this season. (INCLUDES: Note on rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon getting close to returning.)

60 burglary suspects arrested in month

With the arrest of three men on burglary and other charges, Albany police say they've taken about 60 criminals off the streets.

Victim shoots attackers

A friendly card game turns into a shootout Thursday as two gunmen attempt to hold up five men.

Firing is upheld by city chief

Sean Reddish's appeal of Airport Director Yvette Aehle's recommendation for termination has been rejected.

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Reese wins lifetime award

Lamar Reese becomes the first recipient of the Albany Area Chamber's new award recognizing individuals for their lifetime achievements.

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Community helps curb crime

The final Gang Task Force/Violence Prevention Meeting of 2010 focuses on improvements in curbing crime.

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Mann to unveil new songs

Persons attending singer Jodi Mann's CD release party Saturday at the LeVee will get a copy of Mann's new CD.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Trap shoot to support K-9 Unit

The Dougherty County Police Department's major fundraiser for its K-9 Unit is Saturday.

Police/Fire/EMS Nov. 19, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Nov. 19, 2010

City, WG&L sued over funds

Plaintiffs contend that the city and WG&L violated terms of the MEAG Competitive Trust Agreement when they steered money from the rate payers.

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Local fighters win in Atlanta tourney

Three local fighters have a successful showing in an annual boxing tournament in Atlanta.

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Yellow Jackets underachieving, Johnson says

Georgia Tech has frustrated coach Paul Johnson with its inconsistent play this season.

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Attorney: Rogers made 'stupid decision' with text

Kenny Rogers' text to Cam Newton's father, Cecil, was an ill-advised move, according to Rogers' attorney.

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Listen to Edwards

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith talks about former BYU coach Lavell Edwards and his college football opinions and strategies.

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RAMS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Albany State players, coaches using extra time off wisely

In the middle of their long break after the regular season and before the playoffs, the Rams are still practicing hard and healing up.

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Albany, Monroe ready to rumble

The Indians and the Tornadoes kick off the local basketball season tonight at Albany High School.

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Mount climbers

Deerfield-Windsor faces arguably its biggest test of the season tonight against Mount de Sales, which only has only been beaten once this year.

City, WG&L sued over MEAG funds

Plaintiffs contend that the city and WG&L violated terms of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia Competitive Trust Agreement when they steered money away from the rate payers in 2009.

Dougherty Health Department Director aquitted of sign ordinance violation

A Municipal Court judge rules Dougherty Health Department Director Cheryl Henley isn't culpable for a sign violation because she acted on erroneous information.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lott upholds Reddish termination

Sean Reddish was indicted last month for allegedly taking scrap supplies leftover from a building project at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

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General Motors shares jump on Wall Street return

General Motors stock is rising sharply on its first day "back".

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