In reality, the answer to the question: “Where are the women?” — was: on the following panel. Those who asked the question loudest, in an act of political showmanship, didn’t stick around long enough to meet Dr. Laura Champion, who runs Calvin College’s medical services. And the more long-term answer is: They are the young leaders at Notre Dame, who have a lot to teach those who have been suppressing or denying reality for all too long about who we are and what we need and want.
Some seem to have trouble realizing that wrongs utilized to empower certain individuals or groups are still wrong, no matter how much we might personally enjoy their ill-gotten fruits. Twenty-first-century Americans, for the most part, seem to have forgotten the ideals that made their country great. That sacrifice for the greater good thing? Pshaw, not for them. And until we come to the realization that freedom does not give us the right to infringe upon someone else’s freedom, we’ll continue to flounder as a nation.
Nothing like an election year to bring home a basic notion about politics.
Construction crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing guardrail maintenance in the median of the U.S. Highway 82 business route near Piney Wood Creek in Dougherty County on Monday.
Dougherty County Farm Bureau is collecting donations today through March 2 to feed hungry residents of Dougherty County and to provide food assistance for Ronald McDonald House in Macon. Half of the money collected will be used to assist the hungry in Dougherty County. The other half will go to Ronald McDonald House in Macon.
The Junior League of Albany is supporting a national Junior League fundraiser during February called “Support a Survivor.”
Residents can register for the popular Citizens Police Academy or a basic firearms course with the Albany Police Department.
His family and the community turn out to memorialize and lay to rest 13-year-old Darius Wallace at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers at Chehaw learn how to build challenging, sustainable and enjoyable trails for bicyclists and hikers.
Dougherty County School System educators charged in the CRCT cheating scandal remain in limbo until documents arrive.
Through a never-published interview, Ray Charles allows a peek into his world in 1999.
APD responds to at least 35 incidents
The federal and state governments will pay the lion’s share of the price tag on a planned local bus station project.
A well-known nursing home in Albany since 1984 has been purchased and will operate under a new name.
Dr. Scot Wall will continue his practice under an agreement with an Alabama-based company.
Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Phyllis Banks-Whitley, public information officer with the Albany Police Department.
Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.
Mrs. Mary H. Gilbert, 79, Albany, died February 17, 2012
Felton Hicks, 90, Albany, died February 17, 2012
Shirley Lucille Barfield, 76, Dawson, died February 17, 2012
Rychod G. Daniels, 29, Albany, died February 16, 2012
Connie Attaway Wallis, 56, Albany, died February 17, 2012
Jim Dave Wilson, Livingston, NJ, died February 14, 2012
Josephine Merritt, Americus, died February 17, 2012
Eudon Joseph Holley, Arlington, died February 18, 2012
Willie Mae Bland Culverson, 72, Whigham, GA, died February 18, 2012
Russell Connell, 79, Ashburn, died February 17, 2012
Scott Odom, 45, Shellman, died February 18, 2012
Mr. Scott Audley Sutton, 59, Fortson, GA, died February 16, 2012
Lee County’s wrestling program — the biggest powerhouse in Southwest Georgia — found a new beginning with an old, run-down building and a summer program of dedication that has made the Trojans the king of the mat in this part of the state, and their 113-pound star Rashaud Anthony is one win away from a state championship.
One season after falling short of the Region 1-AAA championship against Monroe, Crisp gets revenge Friday night in Albany to bring the school's region title in school history back to Cordele.
REGION 1-AAA TOURNAMENT CONSOLATION GAMES: Monroe girls slip by Dougherty, while Westover routs Dougherty boys in 1-AAA third-place games
Monroe's girls and Westover's boys get the No. 3 seeds in next week's Class AAA State Tournament by virtue of their wins Friday night against Dougherty in the Region 1-AAA consolation games.
Herald No. 2 Early County has a furious start but loses the lead before coming back to beat Cook and grab the No. 3 seed in the Region 1-AA tournament Friday at Brooks County, while Albany High's girls basketball team nails down a No. 3 seed.
Early County star catcher Hill Thomas will join the Darton baseball team, thanks to a meeting with first-year coach Scot Hemmings.
Sisters Lauren and Ashley Tosky both signed scholarships to run cross country next season for Truett-McConnell, a four-year NAIA program in Cleveland, Ga. Ashley is closing out her sophomore season at Darton, while Lauren is a senior at Lee County.
The Albany State baseball team improves to 3-6 on Friday with a doubleheader sweep of Selma on Saturday at home.
REGION 1-A, 1-AAAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUPS: Pelham girls get revenge on Seminole, get back to title game; Bearcats lose 1-AAAA title in heartbreaker
After a controversial game last Saturday night in Donalsonville between Pelham’s and Seminole County’s girls teams, the Lady Hornets — who suffered their only Region 1-A defeat of the season in that contest — paid back the Lady Indians on Friday night in the tournament semis to advance to tonight’s title game against cross-county rival Mitchell. (ADDS: roundup items on 1-A tournament semifinals between Mitchell County-Randolph-Clay girls, Mitchell-Randolph-Clay boys and Calhoun-Pelham boys, plus Lee-County Bainbridge girls and Bainbridge-Northside, Warner Robins boys)
GISA CLASS AAA, AA & A STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: DWS girls dropped in Elite 8; Westwood, Crisp Academy, Terrell Academy girls all march on
The Deerfield girls are upended Friday night in the GISA Class AAA State Tournament Elite 8 round, while Terrell Academy rolls to an easy win in Class AA and Westwood and Crisp Academy both reach the Final Four in Class A.
For the first time since 2006, the Albany High boys basketball team is king of Region 1-AA after toppling longtime nemesis Thomasville on Friday night in Quitman.
Former Westover star lineman and Herald Dynamite Dozen selection Trenton Brown receives his second major offer when one of his dream schools, the Georgia Bulldogs, come calling this week.
The Lady Cougars hold Westover star DyTiesha Dunson to three points and 1-of-18 from the field to win their first Region 1-AAA title in nine years Friday night on the Lady Patriots’ home floor.
All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week.