News for Sunday, December 30, 2012


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NFL WEEK 17 ROUNDUP: Georgia grad Walsh kicks Vikings into playoffs

UGA grad Blair Walsh’s 29-yard FG as time expired against the Packers lifts the Vikings into the playoffs, while Vikings RB Adrian Peterson comes up nine yards short of the single season rushing record. (ADDS: Sunday Night Football --- Redskins hold off Cowboys)

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Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks

Members of Congress scramble to find a solution to federal budget problems as their deadline quickly approaches.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Thomas leads ASU past Valdosta State

The Albany State women’s basketball team ends Saturday night’s game against Valdosta State on a 17-7 run to avenge a Nov. 20 loss to the Lady Blazers with a 60-50 victory. (ADDS: GSW men lose to North Alabama)

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Orange Bowl ends difficult season for FSU’s Manuel

Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel has led the Seminoles to an 11-2 record this season, but his mother’s battle with breast cancer has never been far from his mind.

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Let’s try this again

One year after losing to Utah in OT in the Sun Bowl, Georgia Tech returns to El Paso, Texas, in search of its first bowl victory since 2004.

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Falcons end regular season with injuries, loss to Bucs

The Falcons might be limping into the playoffs after Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers that left DE John Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson with game-ending injuries.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 — #2: Third trip to Super Bowl highlights Monroe grad Branch’s year

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the ninth 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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Western leaders keep silent on Afghanistan murders

Early in 2012, I opened a column with this question: "Is there a single public official who is examining — who cares about — the murder spree by Afghan security forces against Western troops and security contractors in Afghanistan?"

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Kindness in the face of horror

The boardwalk where generations strolled along one of the world's great urban beaches is gone, twisted and then tossed into neighborhood streets by an unforgiving storm called Sandy.

Madge D. Moore

Madge D. Moore died Saturday.

Grover Key

Grover Key died Thursday.

Charles A. Hille

Charles A. Hille died December 24, 2012.

Nora Topshe Ernst

Nora Topshe Ernst died Sunday.

Grace Taylor Coleman

Grace Taylor Coleman died Friday.

Curtis Lynn Clark

Curtis Lynn Clark died Friday.

Wesley Lee Champion

Wesley Lee Champion died Tuesday.

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The 10 most-read stories of 2012

These are the most-read stories at from Jan. 1 through Dec. 28, 2012.

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Big 10 for Dec. 21-28

These are the most-read stories at for the week of Dec. 21-28, 2012.

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Squawk of the day - Dec. 31, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Thumbs Up! - Dec. 31, 2012

See who deserves this year's Thumbs Up!

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 20-27, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Dec. 20-27, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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2012: A Year in Review

This is a look back at the metro Albany stories that defined 2012.

DCSS tops 'most-read' stories on web in 2012

This top 10 list was determined based on numbers of page views by visitors to