LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton debuts at No. 20 in latest NJCAA ranking, then wins sixth straight
Michelle Mitchell and the Darton State College women celebrated their debut in the NJCAA’s Top 25 poll Wednesday at No. 20 with their 6th straight win, this time vs. Central Georgia Tech. (ADDS: items on Albany Tech-South Georgia Tech men, women and Terrell Academy-Crisp Academy boys basketball
The red-hot Hawks win their sixth straight game late Wednesday night at home against Charlotte.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Miles calls rumors he was leaving for Arkansas 'not true,' signs extension with Tigers
After turning down the job at Arkansas, Les Miles signs a long-team extension with LSU on Wednesday. (ADDS: item on ACC planning to add Louisville to conference to replace Maryland)
The fab freshman duo at Georgia they call “Gurshall” — Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall — will be facing off against two backs from Alabama on Saturday in T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy who may be just as good, if not better.
Early County senior leader Jacori Taylor knows all about scrambling and finding time on the run, but the best option he ever made was last year when he moved from linebacker to quarterback, where he and the Bobcats are deep in the state playoffs in the GHSA Class AA Elite 8 — and still soaring.
B.J. Utpon, Tampa Bay's prized slugger, is making his free-agent destination Atlanta.
It seems only fitting that for Atlanta to lock up the NFC South title tonight, it must beat the one team it would probably least like to face: the New Orleans Saints.
For a sitting Republican senator from a solidly red state, Saxby Chambliss has a lot of people talking about taking his job.
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce presents its 2013 legislative agenda for the advancement of area businesses.
Second Harvest of South Georgia is barely keeping pace with food for the hungry this holiday season.
Common Cause brings ideas on government and ethics to the Carnegie Library in Albany on Wednesday.
Letter to the editor
New Lee County library and conference center — I drive by this building at least twice a day, when it should be in heavy use. I have only seen three cars there at any given time. One time there were four vehicles, but one was a service truck. Doesn’t seem to be utilized that much.
The city’s downtown intersection on U.S. Highway 19 has been redesigned to incorporate a turning lane.
Patsy Martin is the guest of honor at tonight's Annual Community Service Award banquet.
Well, Thanksgiving has now come and gone but reasons for being thankful continue. I’m first thankful to read that Dolly Parton has now come forward and denied rumors and allegations that she is gay.
Deal launches defense initiative
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday a comprehensive assessment of economic development opportunities at Georgia’s military base establishments and their surrounding communities as part of his ongoing effort to grow Georgia’s economy through job creation.
"The only pledge I’d sign is a pledge to sign no more pledges.” That bit of wisdom came from Rep. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, during his successful run for a U.S. Senate seat. Now a few of his more courageous colleagues are taking the same path and renouncing the politics of purity.
The agreement is contingent on Upton passing a physical exam.
Drug agents net 1.25 pounds marijuana, $2,200 in cash and rescue an 8-month-old girl during a drug bust, authorities state.
Federal officials say they plan to close the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Georgia Rural Development Office in Baxley.
After the human beings march in Leesburg’s Christmas parade Saturday, dogs will be given their opportunity to shine.
King's Kids Production Company, a drama troupe that is part of Sherwood Christian Academy's Fine Arts Program, will perform "Yes, Virginia" this weekend.
Albany police respond to at least 29 incidents.
A yard sale is planned beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at 1152 Dawson Road to benefit three-year-old Brynlee Ethridge who is battling leukemia.
The parents of Jasmine Benjamin first learned from a Facebook post that their daughter had been found dead in a study room at her dorm at Valdosta State University.
Sen. John Kerry is angling to be the nation's top diplomat by being, well, diplomatic.
Barbara Choate Greenhill, Lee County, died November 26, 2012
Mattie Hollingsworth, 76, Columbus, died November 24, 2012
Tommy W. Tucker, 55, Fitzgerald, died November 27, 2012
Solomon Dennard, College Park, GA died November 27, 2012
Argulia Hall, Plains, died November 27, 2012
Jacqueline T. Edwards, 59, Forest Heights, MD, died November 17, 2012
Mose Hubbard, 74, Leesburg, died November 23, 2012
Alex Jay, 86, Newton, died November 23, 2012
Judy C. Johnson, 88, Warwick, died November 26, 2012
Alice Nix Brock, 82, Ashburn, died December 1, 2012
Carolyn Rita Amundsen, Albany, died November 28, 2012
Douglas Hendrix, Sr., 70, Cochran, died November 27, 2012
A. Wallace Bowen, 85, Poulan, died November 28, 2012
Arlie Blake Jones, Tifton, died November 28, 2012
Eddie McClendon, Cordele died November 26, 2012
Eugenia Christopher, 52, died November 28, 2012
Wendy Gosa of Albany, died November 27, 2012
Ray Lyons Bragg, 87, Newnan, died Monday, November 26, 2012
Marian R. Wiley-Vinson, died November, 18, 2012
Silas Poole, 55, died November 25, 2012
Check out today's squawk of the day!
President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the election.
The focal point for the 2012 Christmas Parade arrived downtown Wednesday, delivered by Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission linemen.
Cenqwarn Harris, 18, was shot while riding a bicycle.
These are incredible anamorphic illusions.
Store owners hope ‘lightning strikes twice’ with powerball drawing.
Montavious Jones scores 14 points and grabs eight rebounds to lead Dougherty to a 45-43 win against Americus-Sumter, giving the Trojans their first victory of the season.