News for Sunday, January 22, 2012


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The perils of projection can hurt

Newt Gingrich's standing ovation Thursday night, when he attacked CNN moderator John King for asking about allegations that Gingrich wanted an "open marriage" with his second wife, told us little about South Carolina, but much about human nature.

GOP attack on voting rights is un-American

When this country was founded, only white men owning property could vote. Since then, the franchise has gradually expanded to include blacks and women, the poor and the young.

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Palliative care can be used for more than just hospice

Palliative care is often used in cases of advanced or serious illness, when it is generally necessary to focus on symptom treatment or pain relief.

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Joe Paterno dies

Joe Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a century but scarred forever by the child sex abuse scandal that brought his coaching career to a stunning end, died Sunday at the age of 85. (UPDATED: 11:27 p.m.)

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Federer strolls into Australian Open quarterfinals

Roger Federer beats Australia’s 19-year-old Bernard Tomic in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals for the 31st consecutive time in a major championship.

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Patriots top Ravens in AFC championship

Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff misses a 32-yard field goal that would have tied the game with 11 seconds left, sending the Patriots to a 23-20 win in the AFC championship game.

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AFC/NFC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: 49ers, Pats, Ravens and Giants battle for spot in Super Bowl

Outside of Super Bowl weekend, the NFL’s AFC and NFC championship games are two of the most anticipated contests every year — and this year is no different as San Francisco hosts New York and New England hosts Baltimore today for the right to play for professional football’s grandest prize in two weeks in Indianapolis.

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Georgia CB Commings arrested for domestic battery on girlfriend

In upsetting news for Georgia football fans Saturday evening, star CB Sanders Commings is arrested for domestic battery after he allegedly hits his girlfriend outside a bar.

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Economic Forecast: Agriculture likely to be mixed bag for Georgia producers

This is the third in a three-part series examining the economic forecast for 2012.

With La Nina firmly entrenched for North America, drought conditions are likely to provide a headache for farmers without irrigation, a noted agriculture researcher predicted this week.

Muriel Bland Pace Newcomb

Muriel Bland Pace Newcomb, 90, died January 22, 2012

Lola Belle Hauesler

Lola Belle Hauesler, 85, Arabi, died January 21, 2012

Annie M. Taylor

Annie M. Taylor, 93, Atlanta, died January 21, 2012

Johnny Edward Thomas, Jr.

Johnny Edward Thomas, Jr., 59, Albany, died January 21, 2012

Fred Thomas Spiker

Fred T. Spiker, 80, Georgetown, died January 16, 2012

Larry Michael Davis

Larry Michael Davis, 55, Albany, died January 21, 2012

Joann Worthy Davis

Joann Worthy Davis, 43, Meigs, died January 22, 2012

Malcolm Alligood

Malcolm Alligood, 88, Fitzgerald, died January 21, 2012

Charles Lindberg Markland

Charles Lindberg Markland, 83, Albany, died January 21, 2012

Steven J. Reynolds

Steven J. Reynolds, 52, Camilla, died January 22, 2012

Lyndsey Kam Trice & John Parks Phelps II

Mr. and Mrs. Lon Cobb Trice of Bronwood, Georgia, are

Laura Ashley Moss & Michael O'Neill Meador, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Moss, Jr. of Albany, GA are proud

Sarah Elizabeth Brown & Wilson William Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Tary Lane Brown of Albany, GA announce the engagement

Misty Lynn Faircloth & Bradford John Macgregor

Todd and Belinda Faircloth of Bronwood, GA are pleased

Jana Lynn Bailey & Richard Ashley Helms, Jr. (Rick)

Tony and Teresa Bailey of Folkston, GA are proud to announce

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Sean Tucker

Danielle Leigh Ham and Dewey Sean Tucker were united

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R-C’s McCrae comes up big as Red Devils drop Greenwave

Freshman Gary McCrae hits the game-winner in the final seconds for Randolph-Clay on Saturday night to lift the Red Devils past their bitter rival, the Terrell County Greenwave, 68-67.

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Early boys fall to Cook, miss chance to seize command of Region 1-AA

In a crucial Region 1-AA showdown in Blakely on Saturday night, the Bobcats can't beat the Hornets for first place, while the Lady Bobcats come away winners.

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Deerfield boys, girls sweep Tattnall

Ramello Carter powers the boys and Miranda Phillips plays hero for the girls as Deefield sweeps rival Tattnall on Saturday night.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Darton women get revenge on Georgia Perimeter; Albany Tech men, women roll

The Lady Cavs jump out to a 26-6 lead against Georgia Perimeter on Saturday in their rematch and hold off a late Lady Jags charge en route to a crucial Region XVII victory, 68-64.

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Hawks rebound, crush Cavs

The Atlanta Hawks, who were chastsed by their coach for quitting in a previous loss, bounce back and rip the Cleveland Cavaliers, 121-91, on Saturday.

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Dunson drops 35 to beat Tift, keeps Westover girls perfect; Westover boys lose in strange ending

The Herald No. 1 Lady Patriots improve to 19-0 on Saturday night with a win against Tift County at ABAC, while the No. 4 Westover boys fall in the most bizarre ending to a high school game this season.

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Deerfield’s Young scores career-high 29 points, leads Clemson past Georgia Tech

Former Deerfiled star Andre Young has the best game of his career Saturday afternoon, scoring from all over the floor during a 64-62 Tigers victory vs. the slumping Yellow Jackets.

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Paterno family summoned as coach's condtion turns 'serious'

Late Saturday, several media outlets were reporting that legendary coach Joe Paterno had died, but Paterno's family refutes those reports saying he is only in "serious' condition in the hospital.

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Albany’s Branch: Pats have been overlooked all year

The last time Albany native and Monroe alum Deion Branch played in a Super Bowl was in 2005 when he emerged as the Patriots’ MVP, and now that he’s one win away from getting back, he and his New England teammates don’t plan on falling short.