News for Monday, March 21, 2011


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Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is worth $244 million

The Mega Millions drawing is a whopping $244 million to a single lottery player who matches all six numbers.

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Update 9 a.m. - U.S. military jet crashes, 2 eject

A U.S. military jet crashed in Libya after an equipment malfunction but its two crew members ejected and are safe, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

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Judge allows Pacquiao's lawsuit vs. Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather and his camp called Manny Pacquiao a cheater and a drug user last year in the lead-up to a fight that never happened, and now Mayweather finds himself facing a legitimate slander and defamation lawsuit, a judge rules Monday.

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Vols fire Pearl after six seasons, multiple NCAA violations

Bruce Pearl took the Tennessee men's basketball to new heights, but he also took it to new lows as the embattled and flamboyant coach was fired Monday after six seasons.

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WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMEN ROUNDUP: Georgia Tech's season ended by Ohio State; Duke survives a scare

Jantel Lavender can't be stopped by the Georgia Tech defense Monday night as the Lady Buckeyes advance to a showdown with Tennessee.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: GSW golf earns votes in D-II poll; Lee County baseball loses slugfest with Tift -- again

For just the second time since GSW golf moved to Division II in 2006-07, the national coaches are starting to recognize the Hurricanes as a force in the NCAA on the course. (ADDS: items on GSW baseball; Lee County, Randolph Southern baseball; Westover, Albany, Deerfield tennis; Deerfield golf).

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WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT: FSU, UGA face off tonight in Auburn Regional with trip to Sweet 16 on line

The FSU and Georgia women's basketball teams meet tonight in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament in a showdown for the right to move on to next week's Sweet 16.

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Albany's Young: 'Sky's the limit' for Clemson

Former Deerfield star Andre Young and his Clemson team may have suffered a tough loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last week to West Virginia, but Young -- the Tigers' starting point guard all season -- sees brighter things ahead as he enters his senior year.

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'Mamma Mia!' visits Tallahassee venue

The second performance of the musical based on songs by pop superstars Abba is "Kids' Night on Broadway."Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Four officers join Albany Police Department

After undergoing 10 weeks of training, the recruits join the Albany Police Department.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Car dealer Prince buys land adjacent to Grand Island

A south Georgia auto dealer says he has no immediate plans for 7.79 acres of land he purchased in Lee County.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Dougherty gets glimpse of transportation list

The list is part of the process to move a regional transportation sales tax to the voters in a 2012 referendum, officials say.

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Praise young females so as to fill their plate with confidence

What do you suppose is the number one rule in grocery shopping? I think it has to be- "Do not shop while hungry." Right?

Art contestants to show off talent

ALBANY -- The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County will host its annual display of student art on Sunday.

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Sheriff's deputies hard at work

The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office sees an increase in criminal warrants but a decline in civil papers in 2010.

County to get new fingerprint machines

The new fingerprint technology will allow local law enforcement to verify identities and criminal records in the field.

No action taken in search for Albany city manager

Mayor Willie Adams says he expects to be able to release names of finalists in "two or three weeks."J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Middle school principal charged with sexual battery

Joey DeWayne James is on administrative leave for at least 10 days, school officials say.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer