News for Wednesday, November 24, 2010


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Blessings can be found in tribulations

Daddy always believed that the good Lord should be thanked for the hard times as much as He was praised for the good times.

Americorps rings in holidays for seniors

The Albany Police Department's AmeriCorps cadets and the Albany Housing Authority put a little Thanksgiving spirit into seniors' lives Wednesday.

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Let there be LIGHTS

The pathway to Christmas is lighted by hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights in Southwest Georgia.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Turner hoping youth will prevail for Albany's girls

There's inexperience everywhere for the AHS girls basketball team, but coach Telly Turner doesn't think that should stop her squad from finding success in 2010-11.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: DOCO girls trying to get their groove back

After a string of making the GHSA Class AAA state playoffs was snapped last season, the Lady Trojans return this year with fresh faces and a whole new attitude.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: For Westover boys, it's state, or bust

In Dallis Smith's 11 years at Westover, he's never had a rebuilding process like this, but the rest of the state still considers the Patriots a force because they start the season as the No. 4-ranked team in Class AAA with one goal in mind: getting back to the Final Four.

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: WHS boys basketball beats AHS in instant classic

Late Tuesday, Albany almost pulls of a stunning victory against Westover, but the Patriots survive. (INCLUDES: Terrell Academ'ys Millie Foster scoring her 1,000th career point.)

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dougherty boys ready to shock the state -- again

One year after making an unexpected run deep in the Class AAA state playoffs -- and losing a tough one to eventual state runner-up LaGrange -- the Trojans and coach Donald Poole are back, and arguably as good as ever

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YIFL coming soon to Albany Civic Center

The Albany Panthers announce Wednesday that they will start a Youth Indoor Football League this season.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Albany boys hope bumpy road about to end

The Albany High boys basketball team has been on the verge of breaking through for the last several years, and longtime legendary head coach Archie Chatmon hopes this is finally the year the Indians get over the hill.

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Titans Vince Young apologizes to Fisher via text

Embattled Titans QB Vince Young says he and coach Jeff Fisher have made up -- through text message.

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Ex-UGA star Herschel Walker cut in training, will miss fight

Former UGA star Herschel Walker has to cancel his upcoming MMA fight after being injured in training.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Sherwood boys, girls welcome two new coaches

When head coach Matt Ruta left after last season to rebuild another program after finding success at Sherwood, he left some pretty big shoes to fill -- but new coach Gavin Felix thinks he has what it takes to fill them, and then some. (ADDS: Sherwood girls preview in breakout)

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Ga. Tech still selling tickets for Georgia game

Georgia Tech said Wednesday it still had tickets on sale for Saturday's rivalry game vs. UGA.

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Breaking down Southwest Georgia's 2010-11 boys and girls high school hoops teams outside of Metro Albany.

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Rams looking forward to Thanksgiving

The Albany State football team has plenty to be thankful for this year, and will take a break today from its busy preparation for Saturday's game to enjoy a meal together.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lady Trojans may have lost some talent -- but have plenty to replace it

Gone are towering stars DeQuenna Moore and Lindsey Crawford, but thanks to strong guard play, the Lee County girls hope they won't miss a beat, even though they'll sport an entirely new identity.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Deerfield, SW Ga.'s only reigning boys state champ, rebuilding

The Knights might be coming off one of the best years in school history and admit it will be hard to duplicate its state-title season with so many new faces -- but that won't stop them from trying.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dunson, Westover girls want to make amends for last season

The 2009-10 season ended far too early for the Lady Patriots and star DyTiesha Dunson, who vow to play hungry, and with a vengeance all year.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Can Seay power Lee Co. boys to prominence?

Sanford Seay was a dominant force on the football field for the resurgent Trojans all season, but now he turns his focus to the hardwood, looking to help turn around his second Lee County team this season.

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Future for Monroe girls looking bright -- and with good reason

It's hard to argue any girls team in Southwest Georgia played stronger down the stretch and was a bigger surprise in the state playoffs than the Lady Tornadoes, who lost just one player off last year's squad and open the season at No. 2 in The Herald's Top 5 Poll.

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A Thanksgiving miracle

Five-year-old Ward Wright was declared in remission recently for a disease he fought with his family for 18 long months.Carlton Fletcher, metor editor

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What killed burn victim still mystery

Local authorities are investigating the death of a 40-year-old woman who died after returning to Albany days after her release from an Augusta burn center.

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Encore! Encore!

No one's sure if Monroe's boys basketball team can duplicate last year's 20-0 start and rise to the top of the state poll -- but there's nothing wrong with hoping, or expecting, it will happen again.

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Stores prepare for Black Friday sales

Retailers gear up for the biggest shopping day of the year.Terry Lewis, staff writer

Region's jobless rate down

The long-term unemployed account for 52.4 percent of jobless workers in Georgia.Staff Reports

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Chambliss: US should stand strong against North Korea

The U.S.S. George Washington is steaming to the Yellow Sea, officials say.

Dougherty officers on paid leave during investigation

Dougherty County Police Chief says he will make a determination on the status of the officers after the GBI finishes its investigation.

City investigating claims of inappropriate contact at Albany airport

An anonymous e-mail was sent to at least one city commissioner and reporters last week alleging sexual activity at the airport among staff.