News for Thursday, May 26, 2011


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DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: Woman wounded twice.

A 19-year-old woman suffers gunshots to her arms fired from a car driving by her residence before midnight Thursday.

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FRENCH OPEN, DAY 5: No. 2 seed Clijsters stunned; Radal rolls; Fish is lone American man left in Paris

All she's done is won since her comeback a year ago, but was sent to the loss column in the second round of the French Open.

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ACC/SEC TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Georgia eliminates Auburn; FSU, Ga. Tech win first games of pool play

SEC and ACC baseball tournaments continued Thursday with UGA knocking out Auburn, while FSU and Georgia Tech both rebound from losses.

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Thrashers-to-Canada deal still not done

Despite the mayor of Winnepeg hoping for the deal to already be done to move the Thrashers to Atlanta, it now seems certain that it won't happen before next week.

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Westover's Lewis parlays 100-meter state title into D-I scholarship at Kennesaw St.

Westover football and track star Reginald Lewis with Atlantic Sun champ Kennewsaw State to run track on Thursday during a ceremony at his home in Albany.

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Skinner in Top 25 after 1st round of Senior PGA Championship

Albany golf pro Sonny Skinner has found his touch at the Senior PGA Championships -- his third career major -- and sits tied for 22nd after a water-logged first round Thursday.

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GISA CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: After Game 1 loss, bad weather keeps Westwood alive vs. Crisp -- for now

After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in the final inning of Game 1 of the GISA Class A state title series Thursday against Crisp Academy, Westwood was trailing Game 2, 9-1, in the fifth inning when the series' final few innings were postponed until today due to severe weather.

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Three generations of Kinslows would love to deliver state crown for DWS

DWS assistant coach Melvin Kinslow -- a Southwest Georgia coaching legend --- will be right alongside son Ty Kinslow, a Knights assistant coach, and grandson Banks Kinslow, one of Deerfield's stars, as they try to win the school's first state crown since 2003 today in Perry.

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Two wins away: DWS baseball team closes in on state title

That's all that separates the Deerfield baseball team from its first state title since 2003, not to mention redemption and revenge against Westfield, today's GISA Class AAA state title series opponent -- and the only team to sweep the Knights all season.

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Leesburg's Posey suffers leg fracture after home-plate collision, placed on DL; Posey's agent, Giants manager call for rule change

Leesburg's Buster Posey suffers a broken leg as the result of a home-plate collision with Florida's Scott Cousins late Wednesday night as the Giants place him on the disabled list with his return this season questionable. (UPDATES: with Pablo Sandoval backing off his original tweet that Posey is out for season).

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Singers left mark on Civil Rights Movement

The original Freedom Singers quartet formed in Albany in 1961.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Murfree evaluation process ongoing

The Dougherty County Board of Education is aiming to have an evaluation done on the school system's superintendent by July 15.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Phoebe made earlier bid for Palmyra

Should the deal not go through, Phoebe could have to pay $35 million to HCA, according to an agreement.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Garbage fee issue headed to court

Lee County Tax Commissioner Susan Smith remains steadfast in her refusal not to add garbage fees to tax bills.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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With a $11.8M deficit, WG&L turns to rate, fee increases

The FY2012 budget includes a 2 percent cost of living increase, and vehicle and equipment purchases.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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4-H Horse Safety

4-Hers participated in horse safety, care and riding Wednesday at the Dougherty County Saddle Club with assistance of the Dougherty County Horse Club. Click on the camera icon to see pictures.