News for Sunday, February 26, 2012


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VIDEO: Stars arrive for Hollywood's biggest night

Hollywood elite including Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis arrive to the 84th annual Academy Awards.

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'The Artist’ earns best-picture at Oscars

Academy Awards voters have spoken up for “The Artist,” the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

List of 84th Academy Award winners

List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday:

'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

"The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

Crystal raises curtain on Oscars in lively montage

LOS ANGELES (AP) Billy Crystal has gotten the Academy Awards off to a lively start with a star-laden montage in which he hangs out with Justin Bieber and gets a nice wet kiss from George Clooney.Back as Oscar host for the first time in eight years, Crystal also did

What you didn't see on TV during the Oscars

Even the hundreds of photographers, TV cameras and webcams around the Hollywood & Highland Center can't capture every starry moment of Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards.

Baron Cohen spills 'ashes' on Seacrest at Oscars

Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday night, spilling a vase of what he jokingly claimed were ashes on E! host Ryan Seacrest.Baron Cohen arrived in character for his upcoming film, "The Dictator," in which he plays a kind of Moammar Gadhafi parody. Flanked by two

Oscar stars arrive, with one dressed like statute

LOS ANGELES (AP) Best actor nominees George Clooney and Jean Dujardin hit the Academy Award red carpet Sunday night to the delight of fans in the bleachers outside the Hollywood & Highland Center, the first group of nominees to arrive for the ceremony under a cool but glorious California sky.Sacha Baron

FTC sets sights on Supreme Court

Officials have confirmed that the Federal Trade Commission has reached out to the Solicitor General regarding its case concerning the purchase of Palmyra Medical Center.

Lillian Sullivan

Lillian Lackland Sullivan passed away, Saturday February 25, 2012

James Roberson

Mr. James "Frank" Roberson, 69, of Albany died Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lena Solomon

Mrs. Lena Solomon, 81, of Albany died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sadie P. Barnes

Mrs. Sadie P. Barnes, 73, of Albany died Saturday, February 2, 2012

Sarah Hough

Sarah Elyse Hough, 23, of Carlton, MN passed away Friday, February 24, 2012

Carol Scarbrough

Carol "Lorene" Scarborough, 70, of Belpre, OH died Thursday February 23, 2012

J.W. Wortman

J. W. "Bo" Wortman, 81, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Linda Padgett

Linda E. Padgett, 66, of Doerun, GA died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Courtney Teal Usry & Matthew Lamar Cannon

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Usry and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Edwards, all of Leesburg, announce the

Sandra Whiting & Antonio Shinard Sr.

Mr. Anthony Whiting of Sierra Vista, AZ is pleased to announce the engagement

Jennifer Marie Valdez and Doc Robert Williams

Jaime and Cindy Valdez are proud to announce the engagement

Dolly Langs

Mrs. Dolly Mae Langs, 87, of Albany died on February 22, 2012

Christine Davis

Mrs. Christine Davis of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Camilla, died on February 25, 2012

Miracle Wilburn

Miracle Falise Wilburn of Sylvester died on February 23, 2012

Joanna Carr

Mrs. Joanna Pauline Carr, age 83, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012

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Young lifts Clemson past NC State 72-69 in OT

Former Deerfield star and Tigers senior Andre Young, in one of his final games in a Clemson uniform, brings his team back in overtime Saturday with a huge 3-pointer to beat N.C. State.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Manos’ walkoff HR lifts Darton baseball past Delgado

Darton splits a pair of game in Pensacola on Saturday as sophomore leader Kevin Manos blasts not one, but two HRs in the Cavs' Game 1 win. (ADDS: items on Darton softball, wrestling; GSW women's, men's basketball, and GSW softball)

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Stewart seeks 1st victory in Daytona 500

All eyes will be on Tony Stewart today as the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champ takes aim at the Daytona 500 once again, still searching for his first win at the Super Bowl of auto racing to put the feather in the cap of his amazing career.

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SGT stunned in region title game, 83-47

The first perfect 18-0 region record in school history goes up in flames Saturday as South Georgia Tech is rocked in the conference championship game by Georgia Perimeter, denying the Lady Jets a trip to nationals.

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GHSA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Mitchell’s boys soar into second round of state

Mitchell County kept its momentum rolling Saturday with a 20-point win in the opening round of the state tournament. (ADDS: Items on Early County, Bainbridge, Pelham and Calhoun County).

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GISA CLASS A STATE FINAL: Crisp Academy beats Westwood for state championship again

For the second year in a row, Crisp Academy’s girls basketball team beats Westwood in the GISA Class A state title game, giving the Lady Wildcats from Cordele their eighth straight win against the Lady Wildcats from Camilla.

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GISA CLASS AA STATE FINAL: Lady Eagles fall short of historic fourth straight GISA State Championship crown

The Terrell Academy girls basketball team sees its 18-game winning streak snapped by Gatewood in the GISA Class AA State Championship game Saturday as the Lady Eagles are denied a chance to win their fourth straight crown, which would've made Georgia private-school history.

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GHSA CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT: Howard sends Monroe boys home early from state; Westover moves on; Dougherty falls

Even with the surprise game-time decision to play Herald Super 6er Rantavious Gilbert on Saturday, Monroe squanders a fourth-quarter lead and never recovers as the Tornades fall victim to an upset in the first round of state Saturday at home.

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Caldwell-Pope sparks Georgia past No. 12 Florida

In a massive upset Saturday that will rock the Top 25 standings, Georgia drops bitter SEC rival Florida in Athens behind big games from Gerald Robinson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

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Easy breezy

Albany High opens the Class AA state playoffs Saturday with a romp, scoring 100 points for the first time in its playoff history in a 100-75 win against Appling County.