News for Saturday, May 21, 2011

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FRENCH OPEN PREVIEW: Federer out of spotlight in Paris, while Novak thrust in it

All eyes are off former world No. 1 Roger Federer for a change coming into the start of the French Open today, while the opposite is true for red-hot Novak Djokovic, who hasn't lost a match since last year.

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NASCAR: Edwards wins anti-climatic NASCAR All-Star race late Saturday

Carl Edwards easily wins a boring NASCAR All-Star race late Saturday night in North Carolina.

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As reports of departure to Canada swirl, Thrashers fans rally at Philips Arena

Atlanta Thrashers fans rally outside of Philips Arena on Saturday, expressing support for their team and displeasure with the franchise's ownership. (ADDS: breakout on Atlanta dismal hockey history)

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Shackleford nips Derby winner Animal Kingdom at line in Preakness, ending Trple Crown hopes

Horse racing will have to wait another year for a Triple Crown winner after Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom finishes second to Shackleford in Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

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GISA CLASS AAA STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Deerfield snaps 3-year losing streak vs. Tattnall, reaches Class AAA state title series

Sophomore Sam Shellhaas notches the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday in Game 2 of Deerfield's Final Four series with Tattnall to advance the Knights to the state title series against Westfield and end three years of frustration against the Trojans.

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HERALD ALL-AREA WRESTLING: Simply The Best --- Part 5

Zach Thompson of Lee County finished his senior wrestling season 50-3 overall and won the GHSA Class AAAA State Championship at 119 pounds, earning him The Herald's 2010-11 Player of the Year honors. (ADDS: breakout of The Herald's All-Area wrestling team).

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HERALD ALL-AREA GIRLS SWIMMING: Simply The Best --- Part 4

Caroline Hawkins led Deerfield to its best season in school history, while breaking multiple records in the process, which earns her The Herald's 2010-11 Player of the Year honors for girls swimming. (ADDS: breakout of Herald All-Area girls swim team).

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HERALD ALL-AREA BOYS SWIMMING: Simply The Best -- Part 3

Deerfield senior Taylor Withers makes it a clean sweep, winning The Herald's Player of the Year honor for boys swimming for the fourth straight year. (ADDS: breakout of Herald All-Area boys swim team).

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HERALD ALL-AREA/ALL-METRO BASKETBALL: Simply The Best -- Part 2

After leading the Lady Hornets to their first region title since 1997, Pelham's D'Ambria Thomas is The Herald's Willie Boston Player of the Year for girls basketball, while Terrell Academy's Keith Jones -- who led his Lady Eagles to their third straight state title --- wins Coach of the Year. (ADDS: breakout of Herald All-Area and All-Metro girls basketball teams).

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HERALD ALL-AREA/ALL-METRO BASKETBALL: Simply The Best -- Part 1

After reaching the GHSA Class A State Championship game this past season, Terrell County point guard Terel Hall and Greenwave head coach John Davis are The Herald's 2010-11 Willie Boston Player and Coach of the Year. (ADDS: breakout of Herald All-Area and All-Metro boys basketball teams).

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Deerfield student wins AHPC art contest

A Deerfield-Windsor freshman's artwork featuring St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be permanently displayed at a local museum.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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On the Job with Victor Sullivan

Terry Lewis holds a Q&A with Victor Sullivan. branch manager of Wells Fargo Advisors

Kitchen inspections May 22, 2011

Recent kitchen inspections for Dougherty and Lee counties.

Albany Herald wins 11 AP awards

The writing and photography awards claimed by this newspaper's staff are for work produced in 2010.Staff Reports

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Dougherty County Schools celebrate Graduation Day

With pomp and circumstance and a lot of cheering, 675 of the the Dougherty County School System high school class of 2011 receive diplomas at the Albany Civic Center Saturday.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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'UGA Day' on way to Albany

The University of Georgia's annual Albany Day is set for Tuesday at Doublegate Country Club.

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