News for Saturday, January 15, 2011

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting -- and not biting -- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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NFL PLAYOFF PREVIEWS: Pats, Bears wary of underdogs

The Seahawks may be big underdogs against the Bears today, and likewise for the Jets against the Patriots, but nobody is taking a win for granted. (INCLUDES: A look at Michael Vick's potential for next year.)

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men, women beat Paine; GSW teams split with Francis Marion

The Albany State men beat Paine College, 64-63, on a last-second layup by forward Demarcus Blunt.

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SATURDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Davis, Monroe boys earn dinner and a win against Colquitt, 49-38

Marquis Davis and the Monroe boys basketball team picks up a win against his brother, Kirven, and Colquitt County, while the Lady Tornadoes and other local schools grab victories Saturday.

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Former QB Greene in town, talks UGA

David Greene, who had a successful college football career with the Bulldogs, gives his take on Georgia's 6-7 season at Thursday's annual Quail Unlimited dinner.

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Klesko, Dews say they'll miss Cox

Former Atlanta Braves star Ryan Klesko and longtime Braves coach Bobby Dews reflect on the team's year and manager Bobby Cox's retirement. (INCLUDES: Dews comparing Posey to Chipper Jones.)

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Terrell County torpedoes Westover

Herald No. 5 Terrell County makes a statement to move up in The Herald's Top 5 poll by beating Herald No. 3 Westover, 52-43, on Saturday.

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Darton Dozen: Cavaliers baseball signs 12

Darton College signs 12 baseball players on Saturday as 11 come in from around the state, and Sam Buzcek makes the shortest drive from Seminole County as the Cavaliers waste no time, signing all 12 on the first day spring athletes can officially ink a scholarship.

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Fox right at home

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith takes a look at how Georgia head coach Mark Fox has done since taking over the basketball team.

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Ga.-Fla. 'Border Wars' game ends in ... a tie?

Georgia and Florida fight to a 16-16 tie in the annual Border Wars high school all-star football game as several local players help Georgia forge the deadlock, including Mitchell County's Jesse Atkins, who caught three passes for 75 yards -- including a 27-yard touchdown pass from Colquitt County's Tyler Brown -- and was the Georgia team'sOffensive Player of the Game..

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'Year of the Pitcher?' Try 'Year of the Rookie'

Albany Herald copy editor Barry Levine's latest MLB trivia book covers everything from Lee County's Buster Posey and the Giants to legends from the Yankees.

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Four straight for 'Rafa?'

Rafael Nadal tries to win his fourth consecutive major, something that hasn't been done since Rod Laver did it in 1969.

Local delegation gets vital appointments

Area Legislators receive committee appointments that could be crucial to Southwest Georgia.

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MLK, history remembered

About 200 people pray, sing and march in remembrance of the Albany's Civil Rights movement Saturday on Martin Luther King's birthday.

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On the Job ... Lawrence C. Knighton

Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Lawrence C. Knighton, sales and marketing director for Chick-fil-AQ in Albany.

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Looking Back Jan. 16

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Building fires a burning obsession

There is a bizarre new show on television. My daughter and I came across it the other night as we were channel surfing. It follows people who have strange addictions. I couldn't watch it.

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Not your average dog

Civilian patrol working dogs at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany typically stay there until they are retired at 10-12 years of age.

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Martin Luther King to be honored in Albany

Last year's Martin Luther King celebration generated roughly $28,000, all of which was donated to the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

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Readers check out ebooks

New technology is bringing library books to the palm of your hand -- or your computer.

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