Somehow the Braves manage to score just two runs and manage only four hits against the lowly Astros and lose to the worst team in baseball, 3-2, Saturday in Atlanta.
2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 8 ROUNDUP: U.S. men’s basketball team rallies to avoid upset vs. Lithuania
LeBron James scores nine of his 20 points in the final four minutes of Saturday’s game vs. Lithuania to help the Americans avoid a stunning upset in the London Olympics.
The Lee County 12-year-old Dixie League team opens up the Dixie League World Series on Saturday with a 4-2 win against Team Arkansas.
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crosses the finish line .03 seconds ahead of American Carmelita Jeter during the women’s 100-meter final Saturday in London. (ADDS: Amputee finishes second in 400 heat, Bolt advances to semis in 100)
Georgia cornerback Branden Smith won’t be suspended after his March arrest on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. (ADDS: Saturday practice for Georgia football team)
The Georgia Tech football team held its media day on Saturday, and the main topic of discussion was September’s tough schedule, which includes games against No. 20 Virginia Tech, Virginia and Miami.
Matt Ryan was recently left off an NFL Network list that ranked the league’s top 100 players. Atlanta’s quarterback, however, is concerned only about winning. (ADDS: Falcons' scrimmage late Friday)
It took an effort, but the conclusion was that it was worth it to find my way to both Charles Darwin's home and his birthplace, which are approximately 150 miles apart.
No matter how many years you prepare for it, it's an emotional event when your child goes off to college.
Serena Williams, who lost just 17 games in six matches, wins her first singles gold medal with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Maria Sharapova. (ADDS: Bryan brothers win gold; Williams sisters reach finals)
A new and innovative athletic facility opens in Lee County that offers performance training in speed, agility and explosiveness for sports specific athletes.
Michael Phelps swims into retirement with a record 18th gold medal after he gave the Americans the lead with his iconic butterfly stroke in the 4x100-meter medley relay Saturday in London.
Albany native Angelo Taylor advances to Monday’s final in the 400-meter hurdles and gets one step closer to his dream of winning an Olympic-record three gold medals in the event. (UPDATED; 11:08 p.m.)
A Table With a View
This is the first installment in a new series called "A Table With a View." Each will include a casual lunchtime conversation with someone in the community. In this installment, Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul talks about getting into law enforcement, the importance of listening, the pain he felt in the pit of his stomach over the Aurora, Colo., shootings and the story behind that trademark white hat.
Wow! Where did the summer go? It seems that each year May rolls around, school is out and our schedules go by the wayside. Then all of a sudden (much too fast for many and not fast enough for others), we turn around and it is time to go back to school and attempt to get the kids back on schedule
Children return to school Monday, and police expect to come down heavy on drivers not slowing down in school zones.
A new program in Albany aims to show troubled students there are other options available.
The city of Albany has a network of cameras that covers much of downtown.
APD responds to at least 57 incidents.
Here is a list of coming events in Southwest Georgia.
It’s a party. A going-away party for crime and drugs sponsored by the Albany Police Department.
A 22-year-old filmmaker will showcase his first commercial effort at a Douglas theater.
Members of a collegiate fraternity bike from San Francisco to Washington to raise money and awareness for the disabled.
At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about London’s preparations.
Staff writer Jim West held a Q&A with Pamela Jackson, a public affairs/community relations specialist at MCLB-Albany.
Driving west on Philema Road Friday, the 15 — yes, I counted — stark blue signs with white letters demand my attention.
Initially, the thought that America is headed off a financial cliff — a wreck that can be avoided — seems fundamentally absurd.
Check out today's Squawk of the Day!
Imogene Franklin Vorse, departed for her heavenly home on Friday night, August 3, 2012
Geneva Irvin Griffin of Albany, GA, passed away on August 3, 2012
Jimmie Hume Ragan, 76, of Coleman died August 3, 2012
Mrs. Rena F. Thomas, 93, of Ashburn,Ga departed this life Friday Aug 3, 2012
Betty Jean Crapps, 77, of Ft. Gaines died August 3, 2012
Mr. John Wiley "Big John" Wimberley, 68, of Ashburn died Friday
Theresa Franck Moore, 56, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012
Mrs. Ruby Mae Crimley, 93, of Pelham, Ga. passed on August 4, 2012
Mrs. Geraldine B. Corbett, 70, of Albany died Friday, August 3, 2012
Mrs. Mary Mosley Jones, 68, of Albany died Friday, August 3, 2012
Mrs. Margaret E. Holt, 84, of Warwick died Friday August 3, 2012
Mr. Collie Robert Jones, 95, died on August 1, 2012
Mrs. Annie L. Davis of Albany died on August 3, 2012
2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: Albany's Taylor wins 400M qualifying heat, continues quest for history in semis at 2 p.m. today
Albany native and former Georgia Tech track star Angelo Taylor runs a 49.29 in qualifying Friday morning for the men's 400-meter hurdles at the Summer Olympics in London, advancing the two-time gold medalist to Saturday's semifinals. (UPDATED: 5:50 p.m. with quotes, addition detail from race)
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova both won easily Friday to set up a gold-medal showdown Saturday in London, while Roger Federer outlasted Juan Martin del Potro, 19-17, in the third set to clinch the Swiss’ first medal and set up a championship match Sunday with hometown favorite Andy Murray, who beat Novak Djokovic in the other semifinal Friday.
Thanks to another stellar start from the Braves’ Tim Hudson, Atlanta whips up on Houston on Friday night at home, 4-1, while also moving to within two games of the NL East-leading Nationals.