Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Kentucky coach John Calipari will meet Saturday in the Final Four in what’s being called the biggest sporting event in the state’s history, and neither coach is downplaying the significance of the game, which pits two of college basketball’s bests coaches — and bitter rivals — against one another.
The Hawks continue to be one of the NBA’s average, middle-of-the-road teams as they fail to put up much of a fight Wednesday during a 98-77 home beating by the Bulls, who roll past Atlanta, despite not having the services once again of reigning league MVP Derrick Rose.
The Darton sofball team, which has won 28 games in a row and is now 34-1 for the season, moved up moved up to No. 13 in the nation in the NJCAA poll. (Includes items on Albany State softball players being honored, ASU track & field and the Deerfield-Windsor, Sherwood Christian, Westwood, Southland track & field meet). l
The new NJCAA Top 25 Poll is released Wednesday, and the Darton College baseball team finds itself among the best in the nation for the first time in school history.
Magic Johnson will be the face of the Los Angeles Dodgers as their new owner, while former Braves exec Stan Kasten will oversee operations.
In a little less than a month, Albany’s own Zocko Littleton Jr., 8, and Jordan Brown, 11, will take their free-throw sharpshooting skills to Springfield, Mass. — the birthplace of basketball — where they’ll be two of 12 young hoopsters, who beat out 93,000 others, competing for prestigious Elks “Hoop Shoot” national titles.
For the first time in my sheltered life, I went to Las Vegas. Sodom and Gomorra look like a tent revival compared to Vegas.
Jason Heyward seems to be finding his groove in spring training as he makes an amazing catch to rob a home run Wednesday, then jacks a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth to ensure Atlanta escapes its duel with the Yankees with nothing less than a tie.
As I sit in North Carolina and check out AlbanyHerald.com, I have to frown on my great city. Regardless of my travels, I'm so proud to tell individuals that I'm from Albany, Ga. However, as I read the article titled "Fighting for his father's legacy" (March 25), I sit in dismay with the majority of reactions to Mr. Johnnie Johnson.
To hear the White House tell it, Barack Obama might be the most pipeline-friendly president ever to occupy the Oval Office.
All the indicators point to a decision by Georgian Newt Gingrich to give up his presidential campaign and return home and leave the Republican contest to Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
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Imad Ata Sihwail, 35, of Wauchula, Fla., was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for bank robbery Monday by Senior United States Judge Hugh Lawson, said Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
Darrell Morris, 32, is in good condition after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg at about 8:32 p.m. Tuesday, a Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday.
New to the annual Albany Coin and Money show this year is an educational program aimed at youngsters interested in coin collecting.
Public hearings are scheduled at various sites next month to discuss Georgia's vocational rehabilitation plan.
The Buzz - March 29, 2012
A local home-school association will host a lecture on developing high school curriculum and paying for college.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sounded out the notion that most of a major health care law could survive even if its most controversial provision were struck down.
Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.
A Dougherty County grand jury indictes Johnny Litman III on six counts of theft by receiving stolen burial vaults.
From the T-shirt and hoodie sales to trademarking slogans like "Justice for Trayvon" to the pass-the-hat rallies that bring in thousands, the case of an unarmed black teenager killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer is quickly turning into an Internet-fueled brand.
City commissioners voted Tuesday to buy the former Heritage House property from Oxford Construction once its been leveled.
Albany City Commissioners voted Tuesday to buy the former Heritage House property from Oxford Construction Co. once it’s been leveled.
Nathan James Toal, 15, died Monday afternoon, March 26, 2012
With regret we announce the death of Deriko Savalas Coleman of Uvalda
Armigene Hall, 79, of Dougherty County, GA, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mr. Eddie Lewin Williams, 66, of Sylvester, passed away, Monday, March 26, 2012
A Memorial and Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Bertha M. Reddick will be held on March 31, 2012
Johnny Merrell Robinson, Sr. age 88, of Cairo, GA passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mr. Alfonso Stokes 75, of Albany died Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A 12-year member of the Dougherty County School Board says he wants to focus on his family and career.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now more than a half-billion dollars.
Mr. James Sorrell of Albany died March 19, 2012
Mrs. Earlene Gay Walker Delawder-Swanger, 83, of Albany died Monday March 12, 2012
Mr. Douglas Bernard Wills, 73, of Albany died Sunday March 25, 2012
Mrs. Patsy Diane King, 52, of Albany died on March 27, 2012
Mrs. Bessie L. Peterson of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Iva Rebecca Edwards, 70, of Irwin County, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A second settlement approved by a court in October 2011 is giving another chance to black farmers with discrimination claims who were left out of the first Pigford settlement.
The United States men's soccer team won't play in the Olympics for just the second time since 1976, thanks to El Salvador's Jaime Alas, who scores a miracle last-second goal late Monday night.
The Cavs lose for the fourth time this season to Meridian, which won the Lou Hart Invitational by four strokes despite Darton sophomore Joe Sakulpolphaisan running away with the individual title. (ADDS: Items on GSW golf, Darton baseball, Darton softball)
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Cardinal pitcher Jake Westbrook, a native of Ila, Ga., who was instrumental in St. Louis' World Series title last season.
Freddie Freeman lifts the Braves to a spring training win against the Mets — who Atlanta will open the regular season against on April 5 — by hitting two home runs.
Lee County native Buster Posey catches for Giants ace Tim Linecum in Tuesday's spring training game against the Angels, and on his 25th birthday, the final hurdle left for Posey to clear during his comeback from a broken ankle is to play nine innings.