News for Friday, November 19, 2010


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UGA to open 2011 football season in Atlanta vs. Boise State; Mercer to restablish football program in 2013

Georgia will face the Broncos from Boise State in the 2011 opener, the schools announced Friday evening.

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Skinner misses Champions Tour card; Darton men's soccer wins consolation game, will play for 5th place at nationals on Sunday

Albany pro golfer Sonny Skinner finishes 17th at Champions Tour Q-School on Friday, which was just outside of where he needed to end to earn an exemption on next year's Tour.

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Pavelec makes 29 saves, Thrashers top Caps 5-0 in huge divisonal showdown

The Atlanta Thrashers get a huge divisional win Friday night against the Capitals, 5-0, at home.

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FIGHT CLUB: Martinez-Williams sqaure off in rematch of 2009 Fight of the Year; UFC 123 features Penn-Hughes showdown

B.J. Penn and Matt Hughes break their tie in a star-studded fight card tonight at UFC 123, while Sergio Martinez and Paul Williams face off in Round 2 tonight after one of last year's best brawls.

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Monroe boys, girls top AHS in 2010-11 hoops openers Friday

The Monroe boys and girls both handle business in their season openers Friday in a sweep of rival Albany.

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Georgia Tech scales back goals vs. Duke

The Yellow Jackets would usually be using Duke as a tune up for next week's showdown with Georgia, but instead they badly need to a win just to stay in the running for a bowl game.

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SGA loses heartbreaker at home to Edmund Burke, 15-14

A late drive propels Edmund Burke past SGA on Friday night in Damascus, ending the Warriors' state championship hopes in the GISA Class AA semifinals.

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FRIDAY'S AREA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Americus-Sumter blanked by Sandy Creek; Miller mashed by Clinch; Cairo, Thomasville move on

Americus-Sumter fails to score against defending Class AAAA state champ Sandy Creek in a 48-0 beating, but ends its year with its best season since 2004.

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Westwood wins in rout, advances to GISA Class A state title game; Terrell Academy tumbles

Westwood improves to 12-0 after beating Briarwood, 54-13, in the semifinals of the GISA Class A state playoffs Friday night as the Wildcats will not play Memorial Day, which beat two-time defending state champ Terrell Academy in the bracket's other semifinal. (ADDS: breakout on Terrell Academy-Memorial Day game)

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It's up ... it's good!

Trey Puckett's 40-yard field goal as time expired lifts Deerfield past Mount de Sales, 30-27, and into next week's AAA state title game.

Panel forwards DCSS projects

School campus fencing and re-roofing projects have been recommended to bring before the DCSS Board for final approval.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Leesburg playgroup hopeful for Butterfly Kisses campaign

The effort to establish a playground for area disabled children has gained momentum.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Exchange honor given to lifesaving first responders

The Exchange Club of Albany honors two lifesaving emergency personnel of the year Friday.

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Men shot in robbery are jailed

Two men who authorities say were shot while trying to rob a card game Thursday trade hospital rooms for jail cells.

Police/Fire/EMS Nov. 20, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for Nov. 20, 2010

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100 Black Men annual gala is set for tonight

The group is raising scholarship funds for deserving college students, officials say.

Mobile broadband coming

The CEO/president of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce says service expansion is important to the area.

SEC Suspends Bruce Pearl

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has suspended Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for the Volunteers' first eight conference games as punishment for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.