News for Monday, December 24, 2012

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Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 --- #8: Darton State College athletics celebrates banner year

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the third of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition. Look for No. 7 in Wednesday’s edition of The Herald.

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Man of many blessings

Dan Land’s life changed when he came to Albany State to play football almost 30 years ago, and even after 12 years in the NFL, Land says the most important things are family, friends and a home in the Good Life City.

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LeBron finally reaches the top in 2012

LeBron James had the year he had been waiting for all his life in 2012, and now he looks forward to even more success.

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PREP PEEK: Monroe, Pelham girls primed for 1-2 showdown

With the boys poll staying intact, the big move this week is by Pelham’s girls, who stay unbeaten and go from No. 4 to No. 2, setting up a 1 vs. 2 showdown Thursday. (INCLUDES FAB 5 POLL, Quote of the Week, Games of the Week and By the Numbers)

Johnnie Clyde Funchess

Johnnie Clyde Funchess services to be announced.

Harlie Parker

Harlie Parker died Monday.

Pearlie Mae Paige

Pearlie Mae Paige died Wednesday.

Brenda Jenkins

Brenda Jenkins died Monday.

Viola Hillsman

Viola Hillsman died Wednesday.

Teresa Mitchell Hall

Teresa M. Hall died Thursday.

Corine Dunning

Corine Dunning died Saturday.

Willie Lee Andrews

Willie Lee Andrews died December 18, 2012.

Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 25, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 58 incidents

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Brigade honors fallen student

American MPs serving in Afghanistan reach out to the family and classmates of a young Carrollton boy who was tragically killed.

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Calendars raise $1,000 for charity

Albany Fire Department officials say the 2013 calendars are turning out to be among the most successful so far.

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GSP watching for impaired, unbuckled drivers

Georgia State Troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of their holiday celebrations this year.

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Christmas good time to give gifts that count

What if you could give a gift that mattered; one that literally kept on giving and improved the life of another person? Would you buy that gift? Two years ago I bought two gifts for people I have never met. One was a goat and the other a sewing class. Both went to people in countries who need just a little to enable them to take care of themselves and their families.

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Lee community sends packages to troops

The Lee Chamber of Commerce coordinated a Christmas package program that involved people throughout the county.

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 26, 2012

Pick up a copy of the Wednesday Albany Herald to see what everyone's squawking about!

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 25, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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Volunteer firefighters shot in New York

Four volunteer firefighters responding to a pre-dawn house fire were shot Monday morning, two fatally, leading to a shootout in suburban Rochester, N.Y., police said.

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The story of Christmas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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ROUNDUP: Woman killed in Moultrie housefire

A 36-year-old Moultrie woman was found dead in her home Saturday after firefighters responded to a report of a house fire.

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NFL ROUNDUP ---- WEEK 16: RG3 leads Skins past Philly; Luck sets record, leads Colts to playoffs; Saints kick Cowboy hopes

Robert Griffin III returns from a knee injury and leads Washington past Philadelphia, 27-20, on Sunday, while Andrew Luck sets the rookie single-season record for passing yards and lands the Colts in the playoffs with a win against the Chiefs, and New Orleans kicks a field goal in OT to hurt Dallas' chances of reaching the playoffs.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia's Top 10 sports stories of 2012 --- #9: Albany State's football team posts worst record in 11 years

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the second of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition.

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