Two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is overweight, and 14 to 18 percent of our nation’s children are considered heavy or obese.
Chinese food. It was a good choice for a Monday night, having just pulled back into town after a long day in Atlanta.
There are nine movies nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture.
Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 10-20.
Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or email@example.com.
Over the past few months, I’ve spent spent nearly 19 hours watching all nine of the Academy Award Best Picture nominees — spending a good deal of time at movie theaters in Albany and Tallahassee, as well as my neighborhood Redbox.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal's host routine remains a crowd-pleaser.Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, the show's producers, are laughing off the challenges: "Comedy is the direction we're going
LOS ANGELES (AP) The director of "A Separation" dished that the biggest diva on the set of his Oscar-nominated film was none other than his daughter.Asghar Farhadi joked during a panel discussion with directors vying for the foreign-language film Oscar at Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards that his
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Academy Awards are a big deal even to A-listers. That's why a parade of stars came through the theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center Saturday to run through their lines and prepare to address their peers in front of a worldwide audience of millions.MUPPET REHEARSAL
Guests enjoy a Sip & Safari Saturday at Chehaw.
City and county officials took a bus tour of areas around the county where slum and blight conditions have taken hold.
Lee County and the city of Leesburg have 25-year contracts with the Crisp County Solid Waste Management Authority.
A murdered man’s daughter confronts nightmares as she waits for justice to follow her father’s death.
In 2010, 35 percent of teens in Georgia believed there was "little or no risk" to trying meth just once, Georgia Meth Project surveys show.
Representatives from Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education visited the school.
A former P&G employee and consulting firm owner begins "phase one" of a wholesale food company.
In a letter to the editor, Bill Bates of Albany says that when concerning gas prices, America is its own enemy.
In a letter to the editor, Tony Wright of Albany says that candidates try to meet a conservative checklist.
APD reposnds to at least 38 incidents.
Last week, an amendment to an existing law pertaining to “the riding of bicycles on roadways and bicycle paths” was filed in the Senate by Sen. Miller of the 49th (SB 468).
Jim West holds a question-and-answer session with Mary Ligon, a business consultant and director of Leadership Albany.
Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty County.
Forty years after the National Cancer Act launched the "war on cancer," the battle is not just finding cures and better treatments but also being able to afford them.
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If the election were held right now, President Obama would likely win by about the same margin that propelled him into office in 2008. But how fragile are his current advantages?
Let me be blunt: If Republicans nominate Rick Santorum, they will lose.
Drugs in all shapes and sizes threaten people in the area, according to the commander of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit.
Georgia DOT crews have rescheduled sign work at the intersection of S.R. 234 and Byron Ridge Road in Dougherty County.
After all these years of official stumbling over what to call the mission the United States has spearheaded in the Islamic world in response to the 9/11 attacks, I've come up with a name -- not to brag or anything -- that I believe brings much-needed clarity to our cause.
The words of Lewis Lamb, the chief assistant district attorney from the Southwest Judicial Circuit, were ominous.
More than ever before, higher education is a key ingredient in success, according to a report last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Catherine Mary Wade Croy, 86,Albany, GA, died Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mrs. Rheudene Spillers Hall, 92, of Sylvester died on Saturday February 25, 2012
Mrs. Inez Driver Hawthorne, 86, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Sharon Ann Dery Felch, 76, of Blakely died on February 24, 2012
Mr. Lee Miller of Poulan, GA. died on February 25, 2012
Mrs. Gladys Dukes, 79, of Albany died Friday, February 25, 2012
Pabla Hernandez, 75, of Thomasville died on February 23, 2012
Lillian Lackland Sullivan, died Saturday February 25, 2012
Mr. James Wilbur Wortman, 81 of Albany died February 25, 2012
Mrs. Gordon passed away Friday, February 24, 2012
Mr. Freddrick B. Daniels, 28, of Thomasville died on February 24, 2012
Joshua Demario Hayes, 22, of Albany died on February 21, 2012
The Dougherty girls get a huge win in the first round of the GHSA Class AAA State Tournament. (ADDS: Items on Mitchell girls, Albany girls, Bainbridge girls, Pelham girls, Crisp County girls, Crisp County boys, Seminole County girls, Randolph-Clay girls, Randolph-Clay boys and Lee County girls)
The Wilcox County boys basketball team forfeits its first-round state tournament game against Randolph-Clay on Friday after nine players are suspended for an off-campus incident.
GHSA CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT: Monroe freshman leads Lady Tornadoes in upset in state opener of No. 2 seed Rutland
Herald Super 6er Sheniqua Young struggles some Friday, but Lady Tornadoes freshman KeyKey Price gets her back, scoring 18 points in a first-round upset win in the AAA state tourney.
GISA CLASS AA STATE TOURNAMENT --- FINAL FOUR: TAE girls roll, will play for history, fourth straight
Terrell Academy's Quad Squad, which is trying to become the first girls team in GISA history to win four consecutive state titles, didn't celebrate after ripping Briarwood, 56-27, in the Class A state semifinals on Friday --- because they're pointing to today's title game against Gatewood.
Dan Uggla arrived at spring training out to prove to Braves fans, management, any doubters — and himself — that he was worth every penny of the $62 million contract the team gave him last season.
Speaking to reporters Friday for the first time since his positive drug test was revealed in October — and since his 50-game suspension was overturned Thursday — Brewers slugger and reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun is defiant about MLB’s failed process that nearly ruined his good name and thankful he was exonerated.
GISA CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT -- FINAL FOUR: Crisp, Westwood win, set to rematch for championship today
Westwood and Crisp Academy’s girls both win in romps in the Final Four on Friday to force a rematch in today’s GISA Class A state title game as the two will meet for the eighth time in two years.
No. 2 seed Westover gets a 48-42 win in the opening-round game of the Class AAA State Tourney after Herald Super 6er DyTiesha Dunson is clutch, hitting 8-of-8 free throws in the final 3:18.
After 23 years as the head coach of the Lee County baseball program, Rob Williams reaches a milestone Friday some only dream of when he wins his 500th career game during the Trojans’ 2012 season opener.
Shontae McCall scores 36 points to lead the Lady Jets to a Region XVII semifinal win against Middle Georgia on Friday, while Darton scores just 34 points in a 22-point loss to Georgia Perimeter to end its season.