News for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Music carries conversation

My friend Linda is one of those kinds of friends that drift in and out of my life. The kind of friend that I see infrequently, but when we gather together over lunch or dinner, it's as though we've had coffee together every morning for the past six months.

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Old timers encourage one to look a little further

WEST POINT -- The dateline is misleading. West Point is about seven or eight miles from The Crossroads Store, an antiques enclave that pretty much straddles the Harris and Troup County lines.

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PREP FOOTBALL STATE PLAYOFF NOTES: Like father, like son: DWS star's father remembers Tattnall well

As Deerfield prepares for Tattnall on Friday night in the GISA Class AAA state title game, Davis Moore's dad could have some helpful insight after he, too, faced the Triojans in a similar situation years ago.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Rams still winless after 79-69 loss to VSU; Lady Rams fall to Clark Atlanta; Darton women's hoops, swim teams rolling

The Albany State men's and women's hoops team fall again, while the Darton women win big and the swim teams are off to a dominant start to the 2010-11 seasons.

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Even the hate has lost its sting

While some Georgia and Georgia Tech fans may not agree considering how big a rivalry Saturday's game is every year, Furman Bisher writes this week that the game between the two struggling teams has lost its luster --- at least this season, anyway.

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AP COLUMN: Tiger's PR campaign off to shaky start

Associated Press sports writer Tim Dahlberg writes that he wishes Tiger Woods would focus more on what made his fans love him to begin with --- his golf game --- rather than his tarnished image, which is still a long ways from being repaired.

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Texas' Josh Hamilton easily wins AL MVP award; Braves decline to offer arbitration to Glaus, Lee, Ankiel, Farnesworth

One of baseball's most inspirational stories came full-circle Tuesday when one-time No. 1 pick -- turned drug addict -- Josh Hamilton was named the American League MVP after a long, tough road back to baseball.

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Murray nearly 'pain free', will play vs. Tech; Richt says bowl-goal motivation not needed

Aaron Murray says he'll play Saturday after he was back at practice Tuesday for Georgia less than two weeks after he left the game vs. Auburn late with a bruised knee and sternum.

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Tuned in

With the Albany State football team facing its biggest game in years on Saturday against Wingate, The Herald sat down with the voices of the Rams on Tuesday to get their takes on the season and the playoffs.

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Tide hope to solve the riddle that is Cam Newton

Eleven teams have tried, and 11 teams have failed this season in trying to stop Auburn QB Cam Newton, who will try to fool one more opponent Friday when the Tigers meet the Crimson Tide.

Swine Time returns to Climax

The Swine Time Festival on Saturday will have a unique salute to war heroes from the area.

Jingle Bell Jammin'

On Dec. 3, eight bands will take the stage at the State Theatre in a holiday season fundraiser to help families of autistic children.

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Bulldogs hope to try to stop -- or at least contain --- Yellow Jackets' RB Allen

The Georgia defense admitted this week it's wary of trying to stop Georgia Tech star rusher Anthony Allen.

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Vick talks to Conn. students about dogfighting

Michael Vick continued his anti-dogfighting efforts Tuesday, speaking to a group of Conn. students.

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Haslem's season may be over, Heat turn to Dampier

With Udonis Haslem hurting and Dwyane Wade struggling, the Miami Heat don't look so hot anymore.

Saggy Pants ban OK'd

The indecency ordinance goes into effect immediately, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

GBI probes death of detainee

The death of a motorist who was in police custody after being hit with a taser following an attempt to elude officers is under investigation..- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Marine comes home for Thanksgiving holiday

Cpl. Christopher Wynn has returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Salvation Army hosts Thanksgiving dinner

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance through the Salvation Army each year via an array of social services.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Mitchell 911 staffers help Lee crew

A group of Mitchell County emergency dispatchers allows their Lee County counterparts to honor a fallen comrade.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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No. 2 Federer beats Murray in 2 sets at ATP finals

In the last big men's tennis tournament of the year, the ATP Finals, Roger Federer is dominating.

Shooting leaves one injured

Travis White was in serious condition midday Tuesday.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Shareholders OK Heritage reorganization

The Albany-based financial organization also has raised $65.9 million in a stock offering.Danny Carter, managing editor

Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 24, 2010

Police respond to at least 16 incidents

Albany woman dead of apparent fire-related injuries

Fire officials are trying to determine when and how the woman died.

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Coca-Cola donates vacant bottling plant to Sherwood Baptist

The 60,000-square-foot plant will be used as a community outreach center.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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