COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Tech stars added to watch lists as Yellow Jackets open practice; ACC Preseason Player of Year Watkins suspended for offseason drug arrest
Georgia Tech sees star playmaker Orwin Smith added to the Paul Hornung Watch List, joining Jeremiah Attaochu (Lombardi Award), Izaan Cross (Ted Hendricks Award), Jay Finch (Rimington Trophy) and Omoregie Uzzi (Outland Trophy) as Yellow Jackets who are earning preseason recognition. (ADDS: note about Paterno family vowing to appeal NCAA's penalties against Penn State)
More than likely you can call it a career for Michael Phelps, who swam his last individual race at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday, going out with a gold in the 100-meter butterfly while also watching as the future of U.S. swimming — 17-year-old Missy Franklin and 15-year-old Katie Ledecky — both win golds of their own.
The name of the 2012 Olympic mascot, Wenlock, refers to the town Much Wenlock in Shropshire, England, where the idea of the modern games began.
2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 7 ROUNDUP: U.S. women’s hoops overcomes slow start, rolls to win; American men’s beach volleyball stars stunned; track & field gets under way
After a sluggish start Friday, the U.S.A. women's basketball team storms back against the Czech Republic to score a 27-point win and remain unbeaten in the Olympics so far, while the women's soccer team cruises to a 2-0 win vs. New Zealand.
In the topsy-turvy economy that we’ve all endured for the past half-decade, there’s been one consistent growth industry that has flown under the radar for quite a while now. In this age of new-fangled gadgets that are all the rage, this business hails to a simpler time. The business is farmers markets.
Melissa Diane Hudson will be at Books-A-Million at the Albany Mall at 1 p.m. today to promote the official launching of her new book, “The Female Fool: 10 Reasons Why You Aren’t Attracting a Good Christian Man.”
The Dougherty County School System’s athletics director gives a local civic club a fall sports preview.
Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.
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Members and supporters of the gay community show up for a counterprotest at the Dawson Road Chick-fil-A in Albany.
The following are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 26-Aug. 2, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.
More than 80 members representing four generations of the Monroe and Baker families recently attended a family reunion in Albany.
Marvin Dennard Reynolds, 79, of Cordele, GA passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, August 2, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Street Ewin, 75, of Bronwood, died on Thursday, August 2, 2012
Alvah Lee "Al" Joiner, 77, of Dawson, died at his residence on Thursday, August 2, 2012
Ms. Deaner Phillips, 38 of Emeryville,Cal. departed this life July 22, 2012
Ms. Rena F. Thomas 93 of Ashburn,Ga departed this life Friday Aug 3, 2012
Ms. Mable C. Walker 86 of Tifton,Ga departed this life Thursday Aug 2, 2012
Mr. Douglas Edward Owens, 50, of Pelham, Ga., passed on August 3, 2012
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Elizabeth Jeanette Reinheimer, 84, of Albany, GA. (Lee Co.), died Thursday August 2, 2012
Greta Jean Westbrooks, 75, of Albany died on August 3, 2012
There have been five total West Nile cases reported in the Southwest Public Health District this year.
Funeral services for Ann Mae Bobo Jones, 72 of Sycamore, GA will be held Sunday
Mr. David Lee Foster of Sumter County died on July 30, 2012
A manufactured gas plant that once provided heat and electricity for Albany during the early part of the 20th century could end up costing the taxpayers and ratepayers of the city millions to clean up.
Johnny Calvin Ward, 48, of Dawson died on July 27, 2012
Inez Barber Smith, 89, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hazel D. Hall, 69, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012
Geneva Irvin Griffin of Albany, GA died Friday, August 3, 2012
2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 6 ROUNDUP: U.S. men’s hoops routs Nigeria, 156-73, breaks scoring records
The United States men's basketball team goes nuts from behind the 3-point line Thursday against Nigeria, hitting a record 26 treys.