Football season is all but over and it’s time for basketball to take center stage as the first big weekend of area action is here, including games between Monroe vs. Crisp County, Westover vs. Terrell County and Mitchell vs. Calhoun the next two days.
The first of many major college football awards are handed out Thursday, and Texas A&M’s “Johnny Football” is named the nation’s top QB.
Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers are currently the Falcons’ two-headed monster in the backfield, but soon it could be Rodgers taking over the bulk of the carries with Turner ailing.
Notre Dame’s defense — led by linebacker Manti Te’o — is a big part of why the Irish are 12-0, and Te’o is poised to become the first all-defensive player in Heisman Trophy history to take home the award.
The Darton wrestling program notches a big win Wednesday against Brewton Parker College.
Late Wednesday night, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant became just the fifth player in NBA history — and the youngest — to score 30,000 points in his career, joining Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Wilt Chamberlain and Karl Malone.
Gus Malzahn knows what it takes to build a winning program — he’s done it at every stop — and now he’s taking aim at Auburn.
Dougherty International Middle shocks Robert Cross to finish third in an annual academic competition.
Economic leaders say primary-grade education is the biggest challenge to competitiveness in Georgia.
Today at 12:55 p.m., a solemn ceremony, one attended by fewer and fewer of a select group each year, will take place five time zones away.
In January 2008, at a John McCain rally in Columbia, S.C., I asked a number of local politicos to look back to the brutal 2000 Republican primary in their state, the one between McCain and George W. Bush. They had all supported Bush back then, and I asked whether, given the inconclusive wars, runaway federal spending and economic catastrophe of the next eight years, they felt they made the right choice.
A National Guard spokesman says the organization protects the state and nation and provides a positive economic impact.
More than 360 Albany State University students are expected to be awarded degrees during fall commencement.
MCLB-Albany is trying to assist the Red Cross with a blood drive.
Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines and Albany Police Chief John Proctor will hold a town hall meeting Saturday to tell people how to avoid identity theft.
The Middle District of Georgia totaled $2,459,970 in criminal and civil actions.
In 1930, three girls were born: Phoebe “Ann” Walker, Marianne Scherle and Julia Ann “Judy” Hall. They were all born at the start of the Depression. Things were just starting to get better and then we were drawn into World War II on the day that will live in infamy, Dec. 7, 1941, and for the next four years they put up with our boys dying “over there.”
An Albany IT professional who has served business customers since the mid-1980s opens her first storefront business.
Albany Area Crime Stoppers has two Most Wanted fugitives this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.
Albany police respond to at least 37 incidents.
One man's determination to remember fallen Americans helps bring closure to the families of those who died 71 years ago.
Monica Michelle Swan, 39, Albany, died December 5, 2012
Eugene Mallard, Jr., 66, died December 1, 2012
Juanita Sanders Singleton, 91, Cuthbert, died December 5, 2012
Steven Lyle Hracek, 58, Cuthbert, died December 1, 2012
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Claretha Pettigrew, 77, Camilla, died December 4, 2012
Lillie Barfield Bess, 86, Irwinville, died December 5, 2012
Tommie Iona Williamson, 81, Houston County, died December 4, 2012
Richard C. Hodge, 77, Aberdeen, died December 3, 2012
Ruth Renee Geddis, 48, Columbus, died November 30, 2012
Jesse Allen Hathaway, 71, Tifton, died December 5, 2012
Sallie Mae Silas, 95, Camilla, died November 29, 2012
Pearlie Mae Wimberly, 67, Blakely, died December 3, 2012
Nora Mae Kelly, 71, Tifton, died December 5, 2012
Fredric Harvey Greene, died December 4, 2012
Randy Phillips, 50, Donalsonville, died December 5, 2012
Mary D. Williams, Sylvester, died December 2, 2012
Darrell Hollins, 50, Albany, died December 5, 2012
Betty Jean Covin, 71, Albany, died December 6, 2012
Bill Givens, 61, Albany, died December 6, 2012
Rosie Geddis, 82, died December 02, 2012
Brenda Marshall, 64, Albany, died December 1, 2012
Lillie Belle McLemore, 102, Albany, died December 5, 2012
Inez Christopher Durden, 96, Atlanta, died December 5, 2012
Tiana Lazette Pope, die December 5, 2012
Willie Carter, 86, Dawson, died November 27, 2012
Curtis Davis, Ashburn, died November 28, 2012
Vanderbill Robinson, 84, Albany, died December 1, 2012
Maude E. Battle, Edison, died December 1, 2012
Odessa Mae Guthrie, 88, Albany, died December 6, 2012
Sen. John Bulloch was hospitalized earlier this year with meningitis.
"This is the first wrestling match for Jared at Sunset Middle School in Brentwood, TN. Jared has severe cerebral palsy but loves to participate in all forms of sports...in any way possible. He played on the the football team last year and the coaches invited him to wrestle this year."
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Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque looked to the sky when she graduated from the Naval Academy in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.
A condemned obese killer should be spared because of lingering doubts about his "legal and moral guilt" and the conduct of defense and prosecution lawyers at trial, his attorneys told the state Parole Board on Thursday in a bid for clemency focusing on his innocence, not his weight.
A man is being treated for injuries after being beaten during a robbery and attempted shooting on Beachview Drive.
The nominees for this year's Grammy awards have been announced.
Monroe senior Jabari McGhee scores a career-high 33 points Tuesday and hits a buzzer-beating shot to send the game into OT. (ADDS: Notes on Monroe boys, girls ranked No. 1, Friday's Monroe-Crisp matchup, SGA, Bainbridge, Seminole and Westover)