News for Sunday, December 16, 2012


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NFL ROUNDUP -- WEEK 15: Bailey’s OT field goal lifts Cowboys past Steelers

Brandon Carr’s interception and Dan Bailey’s 21-yard field goal in overtime give the Cowboys a win and move them into a three-way tie for first in the NFC East with New York and Washington.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Albany Tech men squander late lead, lose to Chattahoochee Tech

The Albany Tech men's basketball team loses its seventh straight game in brutal fashion, giving up a two-point lead with 17 seconds left and turning the ball over on its final possession. (ADDS: Albany Tech women also lose; GSW men win fourth straight)

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No. 6 Georgia women rout Lipscomb, 93-42

The No. 6 Georgia women’s basketball team stays undefeated Sunday with a 93-42 rout of Lipscomb.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Tubby Smith as good as it gets in college basketball

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about current Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, who has brought high expectations to the Big 10 program.

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Newtown victims remembered around NFL

Two days after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., teams around the NFL remembered the victims with tributes and moments of silence.

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Giant shutout

The Falcons blank the defending Super Bowl champion Giants, 34-0, and now just need to win one of their final two games to clinch home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.

Connell A. Simpson

Connell A. Simpson died Saturday.

William C. Creveling

William C. Creveling died Thursday.

Quanah Edith Black

Quanah Edith Black died Saturday.

Harry Tillis

Harry Tillis died Wednesday.

David Allen Robbins

David Allen Robbins died Friday.

Maxine Horten Pate

Maxine Horten Pate died Saturday.

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Un-hitching the middle class

Opinion Column

As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they’re missing the elephant and the donkey in the room.

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Unreason on health care continues

Opinion Column

The human capacity to put passion and intense feeling over cool rationality does not surprise us when it comes to love, sex, family, friendship, certain kinds of religious commitment and even devotion to sports teams. But emotional approaches can be quite dangerous in public policy, and on no subject is irrationality as pronounced as it is in health care.

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Thumbs Up! - Dec. 17, 2012


See who deserves this year's Thumbs Up!

James Ronnie Matthews Jr.

James Ronnie Matthews Jr. died Saturday.

Jeffrey Bernard Frazier

Jeffrey Bernard Frazier died Thursday.

Ardessa A. Brown Floyd

Ardessa A. Brown Floyd died Saturday.

Herbert Lee Cone

Herbert Lee Cone died Friday.

Bobby Norman Bowen

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State schools review security after Conn. shootings

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy, Georgia schools take a closer look at their security measures to keep people safe.

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Squawk of the day - Dec. 17, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 5-13, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Dec. 5-13, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Big 10 for Dec. 7-14, 2012

These are the most-read stories for the week of December 7-14, 2012 at

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It's the end of the world again

Go ahead and ask a Mayan. He'll probably think you're being silly.

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Holiday banquets keep restaurants hopping

From church and school groups to employee appreciation dinners, now's the time event centers look forward to all year.