LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Tech to host hoops jamboree tonight; Albany Motor Speedway set to host championship event Saturday; prep softball state tournament roundup
The Albany Tech men’s and women’s basketball programs are hosting a five-game, preseason jamboree tonight at Albany State, while Albany Motor Speedway is gearing up for its season-ending event Saturday and Baconton, Miller and Seminole softball teams were all in action in the state tournament Thursday.
Herald sports editor Danny Aller and staff writers Mike Phillips, John Millikan and Matt Stewart --- along with, for the first year, WFXL Fox 31 sports anchor Andrew Schnitker --- make their latest prep football picks in Week 8 of "Guessperts" as Stewart and Phillips are now tied for first, with Millikan eight games back, Schnitker 10 back and Aller 14 back.
Some of Damascus native Shawn Williams’ UGA teammates have supported his critical comments of the defense’s play, while others have fired back — although there seems to be one thing everyone agrees on: It’s no surprise a senior leader like Williams was the one who said it.
After a long and successful tenure, NBA Commissioner David Stern announces Thursday he will retire at the end of the 2014 season.
The Lady Cavs have won seven games in a row and have a chance to avenge their season-opening loss to South Georgia in today’s Region XVII Tournament semifinal game at home.
ASU junior Quintory Braswell hasn’t had much playing time this season, but he made the most of an opportunity Saturday with a 100-yard interception return for a TD. (ADDS: items on Dexter Moody tied for national interception mark; ASU injury update)
For all he’s accomplished and records he’s broken since arriving in Athens, Aaron Murray still doesn’t have that signature win — a fact he hopes to change come Saturday in Jacksonville when UGA faces the No. 3, unbeaten Gators.
It took a while for David Kooi to adjust to ASU’s offense after transferring from FAU, but the senior has settled in nicely and hasn’t thrown an interception in more than a month. (ADDS: note about the Rams' reaction to being ranked in first NCAA Division II Super Regional poll).
Lane Price and Lorenzo Heard present their messages to a large crowd at Albany State University.
Emmett McKenzie, 31, of Montezuma, formerly a sergeant at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe, pleaded guilty to conspiring with other correctional officers to violate the civil rights of an inmate in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department reported Thursday.
Talented acrobats will partner with the Albany Symphony Orchestra to put on a show in Albany.
For the second week in a row, Deerfield faces a huge home test against an unbeaten team in its region.
Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips tries to break down the complicated scenario that awaits Region 1-AAAA heading into games, including why Westover may be more interested in the score of the Cairo-Americus game rather than its own.
All was quiet from both sides of the lockout Thursday as the deadline to salvage a full NHL season passed with no deal.
Emanuel Steward, arguably the most famous boxing trainer outside of Angelo Dundee, dies Thursday at age 68, although a cause of his death was not immediately known.
A Lee County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Steven Edward Mathis for homicide by vehicle in the first degree and reckless driving in connection with the death of 14-year-old Douglas Taylor Bailey, according to court papers obtained Thursday.
An Albany hospital receives a Vascular Surgery Excellence award as part of its Healthgrades evaluation.
A former megachurch maintenance man accused of killing a volunteer leading a prayer service was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at a mosque in Maryland, according to police documents.
Randolph Southern's Matt Kendrick wins The Albany Herald's Player of the Week with 65 percent of the vote.
Assistant District Attorney Andrea Ewings explains the juvenile justice system and gangs at a Gang Task Force meeting.
A Lee County jury finds a man guilty of malice and felony murder for gunning down his wife in April 2011.
Check out this Halloween Trivia from http://www.halloween-website.com
October is breast cancer awareness month and brings with it a lot of media and public interest in the subject. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.
Albany police respond to at least 44 incidents.
After watching the third presidential debate, are you clear on America’s foreign policy? I thought not. That’s because there appears to be no singular foreign policy, rather a series of foreign policies, which must be tailored to fit each nation.
Letter to the editor
In a letter to the editor, John A. Taylor of Leesburg says that Romney is looking to start another way.
How important is your vote? Important enough that for one 93-year-old World War II veteran out in Hawaii, he made sure he got his in, even though he was on his deathbed.
Drought conditions in the Midwest prompts Georgia's largest ethanol plant to idle its production.
Hattie L. Turner, 90, Blakely, died October 22, 2012
Mary Lou Wakefield, Arlington, GA died October 19, 2012
Lucille Logan Turner, 88, died October 21, 2012
Willie L, Sikes, Sr., 80, Anchorage, Alaska, died October 18, 2012
Mae B. West, 80, Georgetown, GA, died October 19, 2012
Annie Lue Franklin, 87, Albany, died October 19, 2012
J. W. Barber, 54, Blakely, died October 17, 2012
Sherman Douglas Pressley, 62, Leesburg, died October 24, 2012
Joseph C. Rogers, Jr., 66, Poulan, died October 24, 2012
Clara Mae Henderson Nix, 73, Albany, died October 21, 2012
Carol Diann Thomas, 51, died October 25, 2012
Irene Seabolt McDearmid, 85, died October 22, 2012
Idella Williams Dennison, 81, Albany, died October 16, 2012
Betsey Caldwell Meyer, 69, died October 24, 2012
A.J. Coley, 92, of Ashburn, died October 25, 2012
Nathaniel Tolbert, 48, Albany, died October 20, 2012
Lee Gertha Roberts, 70, Dawson, died October 23, 2012
Mary C. Overbey, 87, died October 22 2012
Susie M. Gilbert, 71, died October 22, 2012
Amy Hunter Owens, 49, Fitzgerald, died October 25,2012
Bennie Lacy, 65, Jakin, died October 24, 2012
Michael Hutchins, Arlington, died October 20, 2012
William Daniel Palmer, Jr., 93, Camilla, died October 25, 2012
Darian Henderson, 46, Blakely, died October 17, 2012
Sammy Manning, Jr., 50,Nashville, GA died October 19, 2012
William Ralph Crozier, 90, Ft. Gaines, died October 24, 2012
Coletta Renea Willingham Davis, 44, Camilla, died October 23, 2012
Truddie Flewellen, 92, Georgetown, GA, died October 16, 2012
Lawrence Moore, 48, died October 19, 2012
Donald Randle, 63, Albany, died October 17, 2012
Hilda Mae Thomas, 74, Bronwood, GA died October 24, 2012
Dorothy Gilford, Sylvester, died October 19, 2012
Ozzie R. Seay, Albany, died October 18, 2012
Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis plans to discuss a new state law dealing with government open meetings and open records at City Commissioner Jon Howard’s 10 a.m. Saturday town hall meeting.
The veteran U.S. congressman representing District 2 is running for his 11th term.
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Watch how technology manufacturer LG 'engages' some of its audience.
A private, renewable plastics manufacturer is cutting the ribbon on its brand new facility in Bainbridge today.
Albany's Water, Gas & Light Commission Board approved this morning a request by officials at the Flint RiverQuarium that would allow the aquarium to dig its own well on site.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia says that a former Macon State Prison guard has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an investigation of inmate abuse.
A couple from a small Southwest Georgia town are proving to be a resilient fixture on a popular national reality show.
A World War II veteran whose effort to vote from his deathbed inspired thousands has died a week after casting his final ballot.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany declined to 9.4 percent in September, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.9 percent in August. The rate was 10.7 percent in September 2011.
The man they call "Kung Fu Panda" --- Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval --- goes off Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series, homering three times to tie a coveted MLB record and lift the Giants past the Tigers, 8-3.