Serendipity is when you get a surprise package at your front door that links you to your past. That happened a few days ago, when a box of pear relish showed up at our address — six mouth-watering jars of a side dish I learned to appreciate to the fullest, growing up on a farm where the highlight of the day was a filling meal.
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When we talk about hypocrisy in politics, we usually highlight personal behavior. The multiple-married politician who proclaims "family values" while also having affairs is now a rather dreary stock figure in our campaign narratives.
The zoo at Chehaw Park plans to add exciting animals and exhibits that will attract children and teens.
The Southwest Public Health District has provided prenatal care and counseling to many expectant mothers through Centering Pregnancy.
Winners of local industry awards will be announced during the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce's Rise n Shine breakfast April 4.
Jeremy Lin, who arrived in New York in December and slept on his brother’s couch because of his uncertain future, is now a household name around the world.
Playing in front of a sparse home crowd, the Bulldogs lose their second straight game, while the Lady Bulldogs go on the road to Florida but get upset when the Lady Gators go on an 8-3 run in the game’s final minutes.
Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley make a pair of birdies on No. 18 to force a three-way playoff with Bill Haas, who birdied the second playoff hole to win the Northern Trust Open in dramatic fashion.
Carl Edwards lost last year’s NASCAR title to Tony Stewart in a tie-breaker, but Edwards is off to a fast start this season with a 194.738 mph pole-winning speed for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500.
Stephen Daryl Cater, Sr., 51, Lee County, died February 19, 2012
Monteel Brooks Willis, 86, Albany, died February 18, 2012
Jesse Cain Jackson, 88, Albany, died February 11, 2012
Mary Frances Green, 88, Albany, died February 17, 2012
Lois Sellers Simmons, 78, Albany, died February 18, 2012
George Leon King, 59, Springvale, died February 18, 2012
Gladys Dixon, 94, Winter Garden, FL, died February 16, 2012
Ronald Scott Odom, 45, Donalsonville, died February 18, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wilson of Dawson proudly announce the engagement
Willie and Setoria are pleased to announce their engagement.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Pearce of Albany are pleased
Pelham football players Robert Dill and Elijah Haywood sign college scholarships this week.
Vitali Klitschko defends his heavyweight title Saturday night against Britain’s Dereck Chisora, who then gets into a brawl with another fighter in the post-fight news conference.
NASCAR ROUNDUP: J.J., No. 48 team in hot water as NASCAR season kicks off; Ky. Busch wins Bud Shootout
Several illegal modifications by crew chief Chad Knaus were made to Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 car, leaving NASCAR officials to say there will be fines and suspensions coming — but not until after next week’s Daytona 500.
REGION 1-A TOURNAMENT CONSOLATION GAMES: R-C boys, girls sweep consolation games as Lady Red Devils coach Acree gets 200th win
Lady Red Devils girls coach Jennifer Acree gets her 200th career win and Randolph-Clay’s boys and girls sweep the consolation games in the Region 1-A tournament to secure No. 3 seeds in next week’s state tournament.
The South Georgia Tech women complete their first perfect region record Saturday — an accomplishment that means even more to the Lady Jets because of the way their 2011-12 campaign started.
Southwest Georgia won't be represented in the GISA boys basketball Final Four tournament after Sherwood, Westwood and Crisp Academy lose on Saturday.
Va. Tech drops Ga. Tech at buzzer in OT; FSU wins bizarre game vs. N.C. State as Wolfpack legends get tossed from stands
Dorenzo Hudson’s wild 3-pointer with less than a second left in overtime lifts Virginia Tech past slumping Georgia Tech on Saturday, 74-73.
Find out where the fish are biting around Southwest Georgia this week.
Herald guest columnist Bob Kornegay Even on a bad day in the outdoors, kids can still find the positives during an adventure.
Darton cruises to a win big Saturday against Albany Tech and locks down the No. 2 seed for Tuesday’s Region XVII Tournament, which may just feature the Lady Cavs and the Lady Titans again in a first-round matchup.
In the final home games for the Albany State basketball teams, the Rams and Lady Rams sweep Claflin to build some momentum before the upcoming conference tournament, which starts Feb. 28.
Mitchell County, which had lost to Herald No. 4 Pelham by 18 and 20 points during the regular season, stuns the Lady Hornets, 54-48, on their home floor to win the Region 1-A championship late Saturday night.
Mitchell County’s Eagles soar out of the locker room and blitz Herald No. 5 Calhoun County on Saturday, ripping the Cougars, 69-44, to win the Region 1-A championship in runaway fashion.