News for Sunday, February 20, 2011


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Lee County 119-pounder Zach Thompson captures the state crown Saturday, giving Lee County just its second state champ in school history.

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Baddeley holds off Singh

Aaron Baddeley, who hadn't won a PGA event in four years, holds off V. J. Singh and Fred Couples to win the Northern Trust on Sunday.

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Thrashers serach for investors to try to keep franchise in Atlanta

Unless investors are found to help the ailing team, the Thrashers could be leaving Atlanta.

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Infrastructure critical part of Lee SPLOST plans

Lee County voters will start casting ballots today to determine if they will continue a special 1 percent tax to finance capital projects.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Leaders to gather for all-day session

All-day meeting is to focus on commission priorities, roles and expectations for 2011.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Junior finishes 24th

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead early but struggled in the stretch and finished 24th Sunday in the Daytona 500, 10 years after his father's death.

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Sunday shootings greet Albany

ALBANY GA-- (UPDATE) A woman died of gunshot wounds suffered during an apparent early morning domestic dispute today at 2205 W. Gordon Ave., stated Albany Police Department reports.

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Young gun

Trevor Bayne shocks NASCAR by becoming the youngest driver in Daytona 500 history to win the race, a day after his 20th birthday.

Man shot dead at car wash

ALBANY GA-- A 19-year-old man was shot to death at a car wash on South Mock Road before 11:30 a.m. today.