News for Friday, November 26, 2010


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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany Tech men, women continue torrid start; GSW women still perfect

Local college basketball teams keep their hot start to the season going Friday.

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Deerfield -- State Champs!!!

Deerfield jumps on Tattnall early and never relents en route to a 38-22 win Friday night in the GISA Class AAA state title game. (ADDS: photo gallery from game).

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BREAKING NEWS: Westwood beats Memorial Day, 31-12, wins GISA Class A State Championship

Westwood finishes out its third perfect season in school history Friday night by beating Memorial Day, 31-12, in Savannah to capture the GISA Class A State Championship.

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BREAKING NEWS: Deerfield topples Tattnall, wins second GISA Class AAA state crown in three years

The Knights take down Trojans, 38-22, on Friday night in the GISA Class AAA state finals to avenge last year's heartbreaking loss in the championship game and win their second state crown in the last three years.

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Westwood -- State Champs!!!

Westwood shows no fear in going on the road and beating Memorial Day, 31-12, for the GISA Class A crown Friday. (ADDS: photos gallery from game)

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Ponder lacking Florida win in quarterback resume

FSU QB Christian Ponder has accomplished quite a bit since coming to Tallahassee, but the one accomplishment missing from his resume is beating rival Florida.

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Obama gets 12 stitches after errant elbow to mouth

President Obama needs 12 stitches after getting his lip busted during a 5-of-5 pickup basketball game.

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Not much on line for UGA, Ga. Tech

Minor bowl games and bragging rights for both teams are all that's at stake today when the struggling Yellow Jackets visit the 5-6 Bulldogs in their annual in-state rivalry in Athens.

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Oh, my!: Behind 24-0, Tigers rally, topple Tide, 28-27

Tigers fans hung their heads low as they watched the Tide jump out to a 24-0 lead in Friday's Iron Bowl, yet slowly but surely No. 2 Auburn crept its way back into the game and won, 28-27, thanks to an amazing defensive effort and, of course, another amazing performance from superstar QB Cam Newton.

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Pavelec, Peverley star in Thrashers' 3-0 win

The Thrashers continue their hot streak by beating Montreal on Friday evening, 3-0.

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Gender protest against Equatorial Guinea soccer

African football's ruling body will investigate claims that Equatorial Guinea fielded a man on the team that played in the final of the recent women's game.

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Cavaliers prepared for LeBron visit

Security will be tight in Cleveland when LeBron James returns Dec. 2 for the first time since spurring the city to play for the Miami Heat.

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No. 13 twice lucky for champs

Deerfield-Windsor and Westwood claim state independent school championships Friday night.

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Four arrested after police find toxic copper fire

Police follow smoke and find people burning insulation off thick, industrial-type copper cables Friday morning.

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'Black Friday' brings huge crowds of bargain hunters

Customers wait in lines before dawn hoping for bargains as the holiday shopping season begins.

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Car stolen off showroom floor

Police say a suspect is nabbed after a stolen car runs out of gas.

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Thanksgiving holiday violent for some

Two knife fights with injuries and a shooting without injuries mar Thanksgiving holiday.

Police/Fire/EMS Nov. 27, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Nov. 27, 2010

Three in custody in connection with copper theft

ALBANY, GA -- An early morning fire led Albany Police Department officers to men burning insulation off copper wire.

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Albany Car Dealership Burglar busted in Early County

Jacory Phillips has been charged with burglary and theft by taking motor vehicle, police officials say.