Albany Moose Lodge 1285 hands out Tommy Moose plush toys and honors those who protect, serve and respond first to danger during a Friday dinner.
After two moderately successful albums, Eric Church’s 2011 release “Chief” took country music by storm.
I attended a luncheon at Albany Technical College this past Wednesday which was fabulous. Since February is recognized nationally as American Heart Month, the topic was “An Affair of the Heart.”
Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of country music’s hottest singers will bring his red-hot tour to Tallahassee.
Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 20-27.
A Lee County SeaBee suffered a severe anxiety disorder after coming home from a six-month deployment to Iraq.
America’s future financial well-being requires a leader who can integrate the principles of good business practices into the out-of-control Washington culture. Romney is far from perfect, but so is the rest of the Republican field and the incumbent president. Romney also is the only candidate who can draw upon his record of growing business. We recommend him in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
That this land that tells the story of the greatest peace would have precious little of it — as you’re reminded when you wait on line at the security checkpoints, the wall dividing Israel and the West Bank, which includes Bethlehem, or the Palestinian policy office in the Church of the Nativity — couldn’t more vividly remind us of life’s challenges. The key is to live in the world and its daily requirements but also to rise above them. To “hear what the Lord God has to say, a voice that speaks of peace, peace for his people and his friends, and those who turn to him in their hearts” (Psalms 85:8). How might that be, for a change?
I’ll always remember Davy Jones fondly. I have his music to remind me of the impact he had on me during my formative years, and I easily recall flying high on the swingset with the rest of the Irwin County Monkees. Yep, we were just kids being kids. But we created a sweet memory that will live on in my heart for as long as it continues to beat.
A regional organization of dog lovers and trainers helps out with searches for missing persons, living and dead.
Alonzo Hammond, 19, suffered a serious head injury after he leaped out of a moving vehicle to avoid being stabbed by a fellow passenger Saturday, said an Albany Police Department official.
A convenience store robber is wanted by Albany Police Department.
Rain-soaked roads makes for dangerous driving in the area Saturday.
A cuffed man escapes from a patrol car Friday, only to end up in jail Saturday.
LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton pitchers blank Lake Michigan; Albany Tech men's hoops to host first round of region tourney
Tyler Oglesby, Shawn Thomas and former Lee County star Matthew Aldrich allow just three hits in Friday’s shutout of Lake Michigan College, giving the Cavs their third straight win heading into next week’s Region XVII opener.
More than 1,000 people from around the world participated in events downtown Saturday.
Severe weather that moved into the area overnight forced postponement of Albany's Mardi Gras celebration to next weekend, but the Albany Marathon and Half Marathon powered by Snickers and the SB&T Bike Race slogged bravely on.
Wallace S. Crouch, Jr. Albany, died March 3, 2012
Jo Freeman, 58, Albany, died March 2, 2012
Alasis Somaya Moore, 12 days old, died February 27, 2012
Mary Beth Busbee, died March 3, 2012
Robert J. Merchant, 86, Albany, died March 1, 2012
Clara Smith, 92, died March 2, 2012
William Chad Robinson, 38, Iron City, GA, died March 2, 2012
Anne Bacon Studdard, 86, Montezuma, died March 3, 2012
Agnes Smith, Albany, died March 3, 2012
Cecil Albert Brown, 79, of Albany, died March 2, 2012
ASU confirms her passing in a news release.
Jo Neal Freeman, wife of Albany State University President Everette Freeman, has died.
South Carolina upsets the Georgia women in Friday's quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, 59-55.
BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Beachy ready to become go-to guy for Atlanta, which opens spring today; country music star Aldean visits Braves in Fla.
Brandon Beachy will play a key role in any success or failures the Braves have this season as a full-time member of Atlanta’s starting pitching staff, and Beachy is just fine with that; while Former high school baseball standout turned country music star Jason Aldean, a Macon native, gets a spring training workout with the Braves.
Crisp County, coming off its first region title in school history, would now like to win one at state as the Cougars get set today to take on the team in the AAA Elite 8, ELCA, which knocked them out last year.
The Atlanta Falcons place the franchise tag on cornerback Brent Grimes, and former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox is acquitted of a sexual assault he was accused of in September 2010.
Washington County brings a 61-game win streak into today’s GHSA Class AAA Elite 8 showdown with Monroe, which doesn’t seemed fazed after already slaying one unbeaten giant earlier this year in Westover.
Charlton star Courtney Williams scores a staggering 39 points Friday night --- including 18 in the third quarter alone --- as the Lady Vikings storm back to beat Mitchell County 63-53 in the Class A State Tournament's Elite 8 round.
Vladimir Radmanovic nails a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds left to lift the Hawks to a come-from-behind win against the Bucks on Friday night.
The Lady Hornets fall behind 13-4 after the first quarter and 32-17 by halftime of their Class A Elite 8 state tournament game Friday in Milledgeville against Taylor County and never recover as their incredible season comes up three wins shy of a state championship.
Three hoops teams from Mitchell had a chance to keep the county’s state title hopes alive Friday in the GHSA Class A State Tournament in Milledgeville, but one by one — starting with Pelham’s girls and followed by Mitchell’s girls and boys, who nearly upset state-ranked Lanier before falling, 45-44 — they were knocked off.
Not many will argue that Albany High’s boys basketball team has been the best in Southwest Georgia all season, and with area programs dropping like flies in the GHSA state tournament, the Indians are one of the last remaining teams carrying the state title hopes of an entire region into today’s Class AA Elite 8 round.
One week after little fanfare involved with the winning of his 500th career game, Lee County baseball coach Rob Williams gets the star treatment Friday before the Trojans played Tift County with a celebration ceremony before and after.
After losing seven seniors from last year’s state runner-up team, Deerfield will be looking for new leaders to step up when it opens today at the Tattnall Square Invitational in Macon.