News for Sunday, May 15, 2011


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Georgia Supreme Court strikes down Charter Schools Commission

In a long-awaited ruling released this morning, the state Supreme Court struck down a state commission that could approve charter schools over the objection of local boards of education.

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Santana scolds Georgia for new immigration law

Carlos Santana on Sunday used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona for their new immigration laws.

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DWS boys, girls soccer face Holy Spirit in Elite 8 today

Both the Knights and Lady Knights put their seasons on the line today in the Elite 8 round of the GISA Class AAA state playoffs in Atlanta.

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Residents warned to flee river flooding

Water levels on the Mississippi River reach a critical level, forcing residents living in vulnerable areas to evacuate.- Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press

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Albany Daylily Society to sponsor show

A minimum of 400-500 contest entries are expected in an upcoming flower show in Albany.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Kenseth pulls away for win at Dover

Matt Kenseth pulls away late on the strength of a two-tire pit stop to win the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

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K.J. Choi outlasts Toms for TPC title

K.J. Choi pars the island-green 17th in a playoff with David Toms to win The Players Championship for his first tour win in three years.

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NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Thunder roll past Memphis in Game 7 win; Bulls take Game 1 from Heat

Kevin Durant scores 39 points and Russell Westbrook has his first playoff triple-double to give the Thunder a 105-90 victory, while Chicago blows a tight game wide open in the fourth quarter to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Uggla is as Uggla does

Atlanta Braves' Dan Uggla starts the season poorly at the plate, but each game he plays, he'll give you a good day's work, expensive as it may be.

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Eighth-inning homer gives Braves 3-2 win over Phillies

Atlanta's Dan Uggla, who began the day hitting only .196, has two hits on Sunday against the Phillies, including an eighth-inning home run.

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Livin' the dream

Christian Liggin, The Herald's 2010 Player of the Year, left Lee County as arguably the most accomplished golfer in school history -- and now she's on the path to leaving the same mark at Coastal Georgia, which she led in her freshman year to the NJCAA Division II National Championships that opens today in Daytona Beach, Fla.