News for Monday, November 22, 2010


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Albany man shot at apartment

A 23-year-old Albany man has been shot by two gunmen. He was hit in the left side after opening the door to an apartment and being fired at.

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Step back, take a long look before making a decision

Sometimes, it becomes necessary in our lives that we step back from some things.

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Change of heart?: Mitchell County star Scott-Wesley suddenly waffling on verbal to UGA

Mitchell County star receiver and UGA verbal commit Justin Scott-Wesley visited Louisville this weekend and rated the trip a "10," telling The Herald late Sunday night that he is now strongly considering the Cardinals -- and other schools -- because he's nervous about the stability of the UGA football program, as well as coach Mark Richt's future with the Bulldogs.

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westover girls hoops team revives Thanksgiving Shootout event

The Westover girls basketball team will host the Thanksgiving Shootout at Darton College on Friday and Saturday after a nearly 15-year absense of the event.

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One-win Auburn men's team signs three more top prospects

The Tigers' slow 1-3 start to the 2010-11 season hasn't detoured recruits from flocking to The Plains to play for new coach Tony Barbee.

Polic/eFire/EMS - Nov. 23, 2010

Police respond to at least 41 incidents

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Rams on the rise

In his fourth year as head coach of the Albany State men's basketball team, Chris Cameron feels he may finally have all the pieces to the puzzle in place for a run at another SIAC title -- and maybe beyond.

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ASU football fans ready to rock and roll vs. Wingate

The Albany State football team's fans are pumped and ready to go for Saturday's second-round NCAA Division II playoff game at home against Wingate.

Church falls victim to copper theft ring

Police report an increase in recent weeks of air conditioning units being stolen or vandalized in the Albany area.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Card game shooting injures one

Authorities say there is no connection with a similar incident that resulted in two arrests last week.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Lee County teen dies

Nicholas Pender, 16, was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon after being struck by a vehicle on Philema Road Nov. 12.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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UGA back at practice, locks focus on Ga. Tech

The news that Bulldogs punter Drew Butler was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award was just part of the topic of conversation Monday at UGA practice as the team continued its preparation for the Yellow Jackets.

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Boston blows out Atlanta at home, 99-76

Hawks fans badly want to see their team contend with the top dogs of the East, but Monday all they saw was Atlanta being overmatched from the opening tip by the Celtics.

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Cincinnati's Joey Votto easily wins NL MVP award

After his amazing year, Cincy's Joey Votto wins the NL MVP award Monday, ending Albert Pujols' reign.

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Iron Bowl once again at center of national title picture

Alabama may be out of the running for a national title this year, but it certainly can play spoiler for its rival, No. 2 Auburn, on Saturday in the annual Iron Bowl.

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Teacher's group offering legal assistance to Dougherty teachers involved in CRCT investigation

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators is recommending teachers take lawyers with them to interviews with CRCT investigators.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Georgia Supreme Court suspends Leesburg attorney

Craig Mathis did not appear for a November 10 hearing to set the December trial calendar, court officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer