News for Monday, November 29, 2010


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Learning gratitude has a price

For many, this year has been full of bumps in the road, twists and turns, deadends and detours, but you are still moving. That's something to be thankful for.

Police/Fire/EMS - November 30, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 32 incidents.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sherwood boys, girls roll to victories

The Sherwood boys team crushes Grace Christian Academy at home, 88-16, and the girls team also wins, 46-44. In other area action, the Westwood and SGA boys won, while the Westwood and Randolph Southern girls lost.

Holiday traffic crashes cause fatalities

From 6 p.m. Wednesday through midnight Sunday, there were 11 traffic fatalities reported by the Georgia State Patrol.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff wirter

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Posey, Heyward highlight Topps Rookie All-Star team

Lee County's Buster Posey continues to get recognition for his great rookie season, as he earns a spot on the Topps trading card company's Rookie All-Star Team.

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Seminoles already focused on ACC championship game

After an impressive 31-7 victory against Florida on Saturday, Florida State turns its attention to the ACC title game against Virginia Tech. (INCLUDES: All-ACC Teams, which were announced Monday.)

Online shopping scams prevalent

Cybershoppers beware: The holiday season has become primetime for scams and con artists.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Chamber to host Legislative Rise N Shine Breakfast

Wednesday's chamber-sponsored event is just one of three legislative get-togethers scheduled for the week.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

SWGA counties receive disaster designation

More than 100 counties have been designated as primary disaster areas as a result of drought and excessive heat since July.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Countywide parenting forum scheduled

Albany officials are sponsoring a parenting forum that was prompted by a series of infant deaths earlier this year.- J.D. Summer, government writer

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Cowboy Experience

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith gives a first-hand take on the Dallas Cowboys' luxurious new stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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'Danger' is Tigers' middle name

Despite plenty of close calls this season, the Auburn football team has persevered to earn its 12-0 record. (INCLUDES: SEC weekly awards.)

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Lights, Cam, Action!

All eyes will be on Auburn QB Cam Newton and the Tigers this weekend as they take on South Carolina in the SEC championship.

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Deadly bees likely came from Florida

Seventy-three-year-old Curtis Davis of Albany was killed by the first recorded swarm of Africanized honeybees in Georgia.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Obama plans a freeze on federal salaries

President Barack Obama announced a pay freeze for 2 million federal employees Monday

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Albany Christmas tree placed in courthouse square (VIDEO added)

The tree is a 30-foot Leyland Cypress donated from an Albany resident.