That’s all the Falcons could muster Sunday — a measly ol’ safety, which they scored to take a 2-0 lead against the Giants in their NFC wild-card duel, then got outscored 24-0 the rest of the way to send Atlanta packing its bags back to Georgia early in the NFL playoffs ... again.
Squawk of the Day - Jan. 9, 2012
Iowa front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have a little problem. Both are too nice to be mean to each other.
It isn't every day that political candidates get asked whether the 10th Amendment allows states to nullify federal laws, but that was precisely the question Rick Santorum faced at a forum here a few days ago organized by a libertarian-leaning group.
See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!
Entertainment at the annual meeting of the Albany Area Chamber is slated to run the musical gamut from classical to rock.
The 2012 Georgia Peanut Farm Show will celebrat 50 years of the Georgia Peanut commission.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s lasting impact is honored with a dinner at the Albany Civic Center.
Evan L. Wasdin, 84, died January 6, 2012
Irene Hilliard Johnson, 72, Camilla, died January 7, 2012
Lorena Bolton Palmer, 95, Camilla, died January 08, 2012
Luna Gray Vickers, 92, Locust Grove, died January 7, 2012
Willie Dean Williams, 91, Albany, died January 3, 2012
Myrtis Kelly Sims, Americus, died January 7, 2012
William David Green, 69, Bainbridge, died January 6, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Long of Albany, GA are pleased to
Dr. and Mrs. William Gardner of Thomaston, Georgia,
PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany hammers Monroe in showdown at Civic Center, Monroe girls beat Albany by 30; Westover sweeps Lee County
Herald No. 2 Albany High puts on a defensive clinic and beats Herald No. 3 Monroe, 53-40, in a showdown on Saturday night to top off four games at the Civic Center, where Westwood sweeps Lee County and Monroe's girls beat Albany by 30 points. (ADDS: roundup items in Pelham girls and boys, Deerfield boys and girls, Bainbridge boys and girls and Baker boys and girs).
Drew Brees is simply brilliant Saturday night as he rallies the Saints from a 14-10 halftime hole against the Detroit Lions for a 45-28 win in their NFC wild-card matchup, while Houston runs away from Cincinnati in the second half of Saturday afternoon's AFC wild-card duel to advance.
The annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail hunt is back in Southwest Georgia for its 26th year with a lineup of celebs and festivities that is arguably the best ever.
See which Southwest Georgia prep football stars made the cut for The Albany Herald's 2011 All-Area and All-Metro Football Teams.
Westwood quarterback Mason Worsham caps back-to-back state titles by being voted by Southwest Georgia fans as the albanyherald.com People’s Choice Player of the Year.
Westwood football coach Ross Worsham, who led his team to back-to-back state championships, is the winner of The Herald’s John Reynolds Coach of the Year award.
Lee County’s Jacob Kennedy found a way to stay healthy this fall and shattered the school records while running away from the field with some of the best 5K times in the state to easily win The Herald’s 2011 Player of the Year in Cross Country. (ADDS: breakout of 2011 Herald All-Area Boys Cross Country Team)
Worth County catcher Haley Ellis puts the final touches on an incredible career and wins her second Herald Player of the Year in Softball award. (ADDS: breakout of 2011 Herald All-Area Softball Team)
HERALD ALL-AREA: DWS star runner Davis’ unusual path to Albany ends with top end-of-the-year honors as POY
Deerfield-Windsor’s Mackenzie Davis left Virginia for a new life before her senior year and landed in Albany, where she has emerged as the best distance runner in the school’s history and The Herald’s 2011 Player of the Year in girls cross country. (ADDS: breakout of 2011 Herald All-Area Girls Cross Country Team).
Miller County's T.T. Barber and Monroe's Vantrel McMillan win MVP honors as Georgia beats Florida, 48-20, in the Border Wars All-Star game in Tallahassee.
Albany State's men and women sweep Fort Valley State in key conference games on homecoming night at ASU.
A visit from a well-known autism self-advocate has resulted in recognition of the increase of autism in Southwest Georgia.