News for Friday, November 23, 2012

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Downtown restaurant favorite Friday gathering place

Our Daily Bread on North Washington Street hosts musical and spoken-word artists on Friday nights.

Albany unemployment declines

Metro Albany area was one of nine metro areas in the state to see a decline in unemployment rates for October, the Georgia Department of Labor says.

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Black Friday arrives early

The season's infamous shopping day evolves as "backward retail creep" pulls it further into Thursday evening.

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Rural brush fire threatens area homes

A fire burns through grass, bushes and trees, but succumbs to firefighters before reaching homes Thursday.

Inez Powell

Inez Powell, 95, Colquitt, died November 21, 2012

Clarence Harry Smitherman, Jr.

Clarence Harry Smitherman, Jr, 63, died November 16, 2012

John F. Pilcher

John F. Pilcher, 61, Thomasville, died November 23, 2012

Eddie Mae Ross

Eddie Mae Ross, 47, Camilla, died November 22, 2012

Nell McElveen Lee

Nell McElveen Lee, died November 21, 2012

Betty Harris Clanton

Betty Harris Clanton, 84, Albany, died November 21, 2012

Jimmy Lee Green

Jimmy Lee Green, 63, died November 21, 2012

Lucas Howard

Lucas Howard, 59, Rockwood, TN, died November 14, 2012

Ossie Mae Cherry

Ossie Mae Cherry, Sylvester, died November 19, 2012

Mary Redfearn Kaliher

Mary Redfearn Kaliher, 95, Albany, died November 21, 2012

George Lovett

George Lovett, 55, Sylvester, died November 23, 2012

Barbara Harris-Dunning

Barbara Harris-Dunning, 38, Dawson, died November 17, 2012

Sarah L. Green

Sarah L. Green, 91, Cordele, died November 22, 2012

Deloris A. Erven

Deloris A. Erven, 71, Albany, died November 21, 2012

Angela Fulghum Crosby

Angela Fulghum Crosby, 38, Sale City, died November 22, 2012

Lucy B. Strawder

Lucy B. Strawder, 77, Albany, died November 19, 2012

Ollie Mae Roberts Cook

Ollie Mae Roberts Cook, 87, Ocilla, died November 21, 2012

Letitia Hayden Jones

Letitia Hayden Jones, 99, Durham NC, died November 23, 2012

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Fla. woman dies after spending 42 years in a coma

A Miami woman who spent 42 years in a coma has died.

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Cops: Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind.

Woman pedestrian killed in crash near Americus

A pedestrian was killed on US 280 near Americus Thursday night.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: (UPDATE) Black Friday madness in Moultrie

Insane. Simply insane.

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Shelter offers $5 Black Friday deal on cats

A western Massachusetts animal shelter is getting in on the Black Friday shopping frenzy.

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Cash-strapped post office tests same-day delivery

Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day package delivery.

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Hunting in Georgia? There's an app for that

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has launched a mobile app to help outdoors enthusiasts.

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NFL ROUNDUP: On Thanksgiving, the Texans need OT to beat Lions, Redskins win wild one vs. Cowboys and Pats rout Jets

With a little more than two minutes left in overtime Thursday, Shayne Graham nails a FG to lift the Texans past the Lions and to the best record in the NFL at 10-1.

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