News for Sunday, January 15, 2012


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Quail Unlimited provides night of entertainment

Hundreds flock to the Albany Civic Center Saturday night for dinner and a show at Quail Unlimited’s Fox and Quail Covey Finale.

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Armadillos: So many flower beds, so little time

Armadillos have come a long way in 150 years, and no one knows when or where they’ll stop.

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King’s image evolving

Americans remember many facets of the man who led the nation in a quest for civil rights.

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Lee native joins crew of AMC show

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ won an Emmy in its first season.

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Garbage issue likely to be on ballot

State law allows political parties to place nonbinding questions about local issues on primary ballots.

James Hill

James C. Hill, 79, of Camilla, died Sunday, January 15, 2012

Harold Ivey

Harold Felton Ivey, 71, of Norman Park, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Bernice Reynolds

Bernice Reynolds, 85, of Albany, GA, died Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eleanor Coleman

Eleanor King Coleman, 95, of Ft. Gaines died January 14, 2012

Gail Baucom

Gail Tillery-Baucom, 70, of Putney, passed away, Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lonnie Jenkins

Lonnie Jenkins, 74, of Dawson died on January 14, 2012

Loretta Livingston

Sis. Loretta Livingston, 50 of Albany, GA did on Thursday, January 12, 2012

John Walls

John Keith Walls, 47, of Albany, GA died January 13, 2012

Stephen Laye

Stephen Loren "Steve" Laye of Parrott, died on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kearstin Abby Spence & Blake David Alston

Mr. and Mrs. James Nolan Spence of Leesburg, GA

John Marsh

Mr. John Marsh of Albany died on Saturday January 14, 2012

Jesse Lucas, Jr.

Jesse James Lucas, Jr., 51, of Albany died Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lou Mixon

Lou Emma Mixon, 92, of Ocilla, Georgia died Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ravens at home equals bad news for Texans?

Not only is Baltimore perfect at home this season, but its field has a special kind of turf that gives the Ravens a decided advantage heading into today’s AFC divisional playoff game against Houston.

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No Tebow magic, Patriots stomp Broncos, 45-10

Tebowmania didn't show up in New England on Saturday as the Patriots embarrass Tim Tebow and Denver, 45-10 in the AFC playoffs.

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Florida All-Stars edge Georgia in War of Border game

One week after many of these same Georgia All-Stars go to Tallahassee and rout the team from Florida, six turnovers doom the kids from the Peach State in Saturday’s War of the Border All-Star Game in Moultrie.

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Expect some fireworks

The Packers’ defense has given up more yards than any other NFL team this season, and if the Giants have any hope of pulling the upset today of high-powered Green Bay, they’ll have to exploit that weakness with a ton of points.

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Darton swept in home meet Saturday

The Darton College swimming teams are swept by Daytona State College and Savannah College of Art and Design in their first home meet of the season.

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Hawks rally from 18 down, beat Timberwolves, 93-91

After a furious fourth-quarter comeback Saturday night against the Timberwolves, the Hawks prevail in a nailbiter, 93-91.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 2 Americus-Sumter girls holds on to beat Lee County

Americus-Sumter bounces back from its second loss of the season to beat Lee County at Darton, 57-48. (ADDS: items on Pelham girls, Pelham boys, Bainbridge boys, Bainbridge girls, Miller Girls, Baker girls, Early girls and Worth Girls)

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Australian Open kicks off tennis season

The Australian Open kicks off the new tennis season today.

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UGA professor, former AP executive Fink dies at 80

Conrad Fink, who taught generations of young journalists at the University of Georgia after a career as a foreign correspondent and executive for The Associated Press, died Saturday in Athens, Ga., at age 80.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: After knocking off conference No. 1 Benedict, ASU men nearly upset No. 2 Paine on Saturday

The Rams, who have been making a habit of giving top teams in the conference all they can handle, lose in overtime to Paine. (ADDS: items on Albany State women, Darton women, Albany Tech men, South Georgia Tech women and Andrew women.

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Paterno breaks his silence

Fired legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno opens up Saturday for the first time about the child sex-abuse allegations levied against his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

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Terrell Co. boys send Westover tumbling — again

Terrell County stuns Herald No. 1 Westover, 71-69, on Saturday as the Patriots lose for the second night in a row, while Westover’s Lady Patriots improve to 15-0 with a 57-34 win against the Lady Greenwave.

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FURMAN BISHER: The case of the missing quarterback

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher writes about the absence of LSU backup quarterback Jarrett Lee in the BCS National Championship game.

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Quail Unlimited touts best event ever

The Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail Hunt raises more money than ever before for the conservation organization during its 26th annual event in Southwest Georgia.

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Giant killers: FSU crushes No. 3 UNC

The Seminoles have struggled mightily at times this year, but Saturday wasn’t one of those times as unranked Florida State hands No. 3 North Carolina a stunning 33-point loss, 90-57, in Tallahassee, Fla, to mark the worst loss ever under coach Roy Williams.