News for Sunday, January 1, 2012


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Auburn wraps up rebuilding year with impressive bowl win

One year after winning the BCS title, Auburn completes an up-and-down season with a convincing 43-24 victory against ACC upstart Virginia late Saturday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.

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Monroe’s Lockette catches first NFL TD, but Seahawks lose in overtime to Cardinals, 23-20

One week after catching his first pass in an NFL regular-season game, Albany native Ricardo “The Rocket” Lockette takes it up a notch, snagging his first career NFL TD in a 23-20 Seahawks loss in overtime to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Thumbs Up! - Jan. 2, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Santorum should be appreciated

Americans are “looking for a president who believes in them,” Rick Santorum said on the first day of his campaign for the Republican nomination for president, and he’s repeated it many times since.

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Obama running as ‘normal’ political leader now

Four years ago this week, a young and inspirational senator who promised to turn history’s page swept the Iowa caucuses and began his irresistible rise to the White House.

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Georgia looks to close season on high note in Outback Bowl vs. MSU

The Bulldogs’ turnaround season can be completed today with a win in the Outback Bowl against Michigan State, but the Spartans are looking for the same type of ending to their equally impressive year.

Squawk of the day - Jan. 2, 2012

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Local students expand classroom

A number of students with Albany ties have taken classes at exotic locations all over the world.

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Grandmother dies in fire ignited by cooking

A 61-year-old woman dies in a 4:50 a.m. unattended holiday cooking fire on the 700 block of Cherry Avenue.

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Woman injured by gunfire

Police are searching for a man who shot a South Albany woman in the leg in the early hours of Sunday.

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Adams proud of his time in office

In a candid interview with The Albany Herald, Mayor Willie Adams agrees the city has had its scandals, but says he believes he's largely leaving it better than when he found it.

Outgoing Albany Mayor Willie Adams says he's largely leaving the city better than it was when he took office.

James Collins

James Buford Collins, 95, of Albany died December 31, 2011

William Eubanks

William Jones Eubanks, 32, of Albany died on December 21, 2011

Gloria Clark

Gloria Jean Clark, 61, of Albany died Sunday, January 1, 2012

Harry Daughtry

Harry L. Daughtry, 73, of Baconton, died Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ruth Ohmart

Mrs. Ruth Ohmart died on Saturday December 31, 2011

Miriam Jarrett

Miriam Harris Jarrett, 93, of Blakely died on December 31, 2011

Charlie Wyatt

Mr. Charlie Lee Wyatt, 76, of Leesburg, GA. died at his home on Saturday December 31, 2011

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Auburn whips Virginia in Chick-fil-A Bowl

Auburn's special teams and backup RB Onterio McCalebb shine Saturday night as the Tigers trample the Cavaliers, 43-24, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.