News for Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Georgia Tech heading back to Sun Bowl to face USC

Georgia Tech will play in the Sun Bowl for the second straight year and will face underachieving Southern California.

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Legendary college basketball coach Majerus dies

Rick Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA championship game and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday.

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McDowell ends drought by winning World Challenge, Tiger ties for 4th

Graeme McDowell enters the PGA Tour’s 10-week break by shooting a 4-under 68 in Sunday’s final round of the World Challenge and winning his first title in two years.

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UGA women top Georgia Tech to stay undefeated

The No. 8 Lady Bulldogs improve to 9-0 after holding rival Georgia Tech to just 30 percent shooting in Sunday’s 60-50 victory.

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NFL ROUNDUP: In wake of tragedy, Chiefs upset Panthers at somber Arrowhead

One day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, Kansas City wins an emotional game against the Panthers at the very stadium where Belcher turned the gun on himself. (ADDS: Roundup of Sunday's NFL games)

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Falcons wrap up NFC South title with Tampa Bay’s loss at Denver

The Falcons didn't play Sunday, but they still clinched the NFC South title with Tampa Bay's loss and are now just two wins away from securing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

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Florida State to play in Orange Bowl vs. BCS buster Nothern Illinois

Northern Illinois barely cracked the top 16 in the final BCS standing -- by 0.0404 points -- and will play ACC champion Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

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Georgia, Nebraska to meet in Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl

Georgia and Nebraska accept bids to the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl on Sunday, just a day after falling in their respective conference championship games.

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Headliners

Notre Dame and Alabama will play for the national title on Jan. 7 in Miami after finishing as the top two teams in the final BCS standings. (ADDS: Entire bowl lineup)

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Big 10 for Nov. 23- Nov. 30, 2012

These are the most-read stories from Albanyherald.com for the week of November 23 through Nov. 30, 2012.

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Thumbs Up! - Dec. 3, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Riverkeeper forms goals for new year

Flint Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to protecting the Flint River and its tributaries, sets its sites on 2013.

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Yearwood to highlight Tifton Tree of Life ceremony

Tift Regional Medical Center's Tree of Life ceremony is an annual event to honor those lost to cancer.

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Medical advancements creating healthy hearts

Coronary heart disease costs the nation $108.9 billion each year, statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show.

Alberta J. Hamilton

Alberta J. Hamilton died Thursday.

Myra Sandifer Griffin

Myra Sandifer Griffin died Saturday.

Hazel Geraldine Willis

Hazel Geraldine Willis died Friday.

Mary D. Williams

Mary D. Williams died Sunday.

Rosie Geddis

Rosie Geddis died Sunday.

Lucille Turner Bowman

Lucille Turner Bowman died Saturday.

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Squawk of the day - Dec. 3, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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The fly sees all at Obama, Romney power luncheon

Much speculation has followed the private luncheon between President Obama and Mitt Romney, about which little is known.

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Why sane bargaining looks strange

An entirely new political narrative is taking shape before our eyes, yet many here are still stuck in the old one.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Nov. 20-29, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Nov. 20-29, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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