News for Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Couple spreads joy back home

A couple with a Douglasville business spreads a little joy back in the Albany area for Christmas.

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My mother a part of the greatest generation

For years, I thought that my mother would become a Centenarian, but after 98 years and eight months, she recently succumbed to the ravages of old age.

Albany to ring in 2013

A Junior League of Albany fundraiser and a Veterans of Foreign Wars bash are among the events set for New Year’s Eve in Albany.

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Practical makes perfect at Christmas

Features column

When Mama was a small girl growing up in the Nimblewill Valley in the Appalachian foothills, it was the midst of the Great Depression. As she often said, “Times were hard but it’s all we knew so we didn’t know how poor we were.”

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 26, 2012

APD responds to at least 24 incidents

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UPDATE Worth man fatally shot; wife in jail; picture

Carl Tweedy, 57, of 962 Pearson Road in Worth County, died from a gunshot after 11:30 p.m. Monday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Worth County Coroner Johnny Johnson said.

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Wood-scrap lean-to home at Christmas

An Albany man happily smiles, waves and proclaims “merry Christmas” to all who pass his makeshift home on Byron Road.

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It's time for real change

Before a grieving audience packing an auditorium, sitting in a cathedral-like hush, President Obama spoke perhaps the most important words of his presidency: "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change."

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Anxiety rises as Americans face start of Obamacare

This March will mark three years since Obamacare became law, and it still has not had any serious effect on most Americans' lives. That's the way President Obama and the law's Democratic authors planned it; they conveniently pushed the dislocations and unhappy consequences of national health care well past their re-election campaigns. But Obamacare will be here soon, with an Oct. 1, 2013, start of enrollment in insurance exchanges and a Jan. 1, 2014, deadline for full implementation. The political results could be deeply painful for Democrats.

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Thumbs Up! - Dec. 26, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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This 'Good Life City' awash with contradictions

Opinion column

I don't mean this as an insult, but there's almost always been something slightly off about Albany.

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Telemedicine vital to rural Georgia future

Georgia’s health care industry is a national leader in remote medical diagnostics and treatment.

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The lady can coach

Jada Frazier, who coaches the boys basketball team at Dougherty Middle School, has earned the respect of her players and fans, and is working on the respect of others.

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Tebow’s ride never got off the ground

Tim Tebow had high hopes when he went to the New York Jets in the off-season, but the former Heisman Trophy winner never had much of a chance to lead the woeful Jets, who kept him standing on the sideline, and never had a chance to even run out of the wildcat offense that was supposed to be designed to take advantage of Tebow's ability to run.

Charles Whitus

Charles Whitus died Friday.

Jerry Parks

Jerry Parks died Saturday.

Howard Matthews

Howard Matthews died Sunday.

Robert L. Jackson

Robert L. Jackson died Sunday.

Lillie Bell Emanuel

Lillie Bell Emanuel died Monday.

Benjamin Adams

Benjamin Adams died Sunday.

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Philly’s Avant rose from gangs to a man of Christ

Philadelphia receiver Jason Avant praises God after every catch, knowing his rise from a childhood of drugs and gangs to where he is today is a miracle.

Ephesian Walters

Ephesian Walters died Tuesday.

Wilson L. Slaughter Sr.

Wilson L. Slaughter died Thursday.

Winfred Ross

Winfred Ross died Monday.

Eugene Palmer Jr.

Eugene Palmer Jr. died Thursday.

Izie Jackson Sr.

Izie Jackson Sr. died Monday.

Bertha G. McDearmid

Bertha G. McDearmid died Monday.

Charles Miller Sr.

Charles Miller Sr. died Monday.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 --- #7: Rambo overcomes suspension at UGA, finishes season strong

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the fourth 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. 6 in Thursday’s edition of The Herald.

Johnnie Mae Davis

Johnnie Mae Davis died Sunday.

Billy Joe Brannon

Billy Joe Brannon died Monday.

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