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Have yourself a GREEN little Christmas

The holidays may have a great deal of commercialism, but there can still be things in the stocking for the environment.

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Dressing's only civilized option

There have been great debates throughout history. The chicken or the egg. Fate or free will. Indiana Jones or Chuck Norris. But the debate that comes to light this time of year is understandably one that's even more personal: Dressing or stuffing.

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LookingBack Nov. 21

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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LATE SATURDAY: FSU beats Maryland, 30-16, for at least a share of ACC title

FSU's win against Maryland late Saturday night assures the Seminoles at least a share of the ACC title, but Florida State can only win it outright and play in the ACC Championship game if Maryland beat N.C. State next week.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Dougherty boys, girls hoops beats Albany in Trojans' opener; Lee County, DWS swim teams shine in season-opening meets

Both of Dougherty's basketball teams open the 2010-11 season with wins Saturday, coming against cross-town rival Albany.

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SUNDAY PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: DWS hero Puckett blocked out missed kicks before game-winner

The Deerfield football team never lost faith in kicker Trey Puckett, who booted a 40-yard, game-winning field goal Friday night to beat Mount de Sales in the GISA Class AAA state semifinals, despite the fact he'd already missed an extra point and an earlier FG. (ADDS: breakout on state championship game times/locations for Deerfield, Westwood)

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: UGA men stay perfect with last-second win vs. St. Louis; Auburn stunned by Campbell, remain winless at 0-3

Sans star Trey Thompkins, Georgia got a last-second win against St. Louis on Saturday night to remain pefect on the season thanks to a Jeremy Price layup with one second left.

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP: Hoping for failure -- for the good of the sport?

It's no secret that Jimmie Johnson has won the last four NASCAR Sprint Cup titles -- and is closing in on a fifth today -- but what hasn't been talked about before this week is how some in the racing world want to see J.J. knocked down from that pedestal and a new champ crowned.

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Going bowling

Two big plays help Georgia Tech beat Duke, 30-20, on Saturday and lock in a bowl spot for the Yellow Jackets for the 14th consecutive year.

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On the Job with Susan Wiley

Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Susan Wiley, owner of Place on the Pointe in ALbany.

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Lee consolidation unlikely

Some disgruntled residents in Lee County have openly embraced the idea of consolidating the county's governments.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Masons serve up meals in Carver Park community

In the spirit of community the King Solomon Lodge #14 Masons rolled out the grills and rib-sticking grub for the Carver Park community Saturday.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS Nov. 21, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Nov. 21, 2010

Camilla native excels at UGA

Blake McDaniel will soon complete requirements for law and business degrees at the University of Georgia.

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Days dwindle for retiring assistant APD chief

After serving three and a half decades with the Albany Police Department, Assistant Police Chief Wilma Griffin retires.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Battle against cancer endures

Glenda Battle came on to the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition board in January 2003.

Chief gives rundown on crime, security tips

Police fight crime, but residents must use common sense to avoid burglaries and holiday crime.

Kitchen inspections Nov. 21, 2010

Recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty County

Georgia Baptists wrap up annual meeting in Albany

GBC boots Druid Hills Baptist Church and accepts its first African-American association since 1865.