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Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff - Valdosta Daily Times
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take ...
NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500 - Valdosta Daily Times
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin’s motorhome. Qualifying was a debacle for the ...
Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah - Valdosta Daily Times
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. The legislation ...
Markakis hopes to be ready for Braves’ opener - Valdosta Daily Times
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that’s another story. After nine years with Baltimore — and plenty of the Maryland delicacy — Markakis signed a four-year, $44 million contract with ...
Hawks show they can rely on backups to keep winning - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA — John Jenkins insists he wasn’t surprised when the Atlanta Hawks earned their latest win on the road without three starters and a top backup. Saturday night’s 93-91 win at Miami was perhaps the most impressive demonstration of the Hawks ...
West Florida rolls past VSU tennis teams - Valdosta Daily Times
For the second time this week, the Valdosta State tennis teams were overmatched in showdowns with fellow ranked foes. The No. 11 VSU women, who lost 5-0 to No. 2 Barry on Friday, fell 8-1 to No. 7 West Florida at the VSU tennis courts on Sunday.
UGA looks to derail top-ranked UK’s quest for history - Valdosta Daily Times
ATHENS — With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to somehow trip up the Wildcats. Good luck with that. The team the Bulldogs will be hosting tonight has won ...
Florida schedules bear hunting season - Valdosta Daily Times
In response to recent bear attacks, Florida officials have announced a bear hunting season for the first time in 20 years. According to NPR, experts say a higher bear population and the smell of food is luring more bears dangerously close to humans.
HTC takes on Sony with headset that allows users to roam virtual worlds - Valdosta Daily Times
TAIPEI, Taiwan — HTC Corp. is working with Valve Corp. to challenge Sony and Facebook's Oculus as an early player in the virtual reality market. HTC Vive -- a set of VR goggles to pair with a controller and sensor towers -- uses game developer Valve's ...
Ga. woman set for execution seeks clemency reconsideration - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is set for execution at 7 p.m ...
University gets new top cop - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University said goodbye to its retiring police chief recently and welcomed a veteran interim chief who plans to move the department in a progressive direction before a permanent replacement is found. The VSU Police Department is ...
Flood warning issued for Withlacoochee River - Valdosta Daily Times
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Georgia... Withlacoochee River above Valdosta (Skipper Bridge Rd) affecting Brooks and Lowndes Counties. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... All persons ...
Student hurt in attack: 15-year-old suffers head wounds - Valdosta Daily Times
MOULTRIE — After initially saying Monday would be treated as just a normal day at a Colquitt County school where violence erupted on Friday, the administration has decided now to have a beefed up security presence for the next school week. A 15-year-old ...
Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu - Valdosta Daily Times
ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm. The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains ...
Dancing in the Rain - Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — A rainy, dreary day made for some good competition. Winter guard teams from 13 teams from South Georgia and North Florida competed at the Lowndes Viking Invitational for the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit at the Lowndes High School ...