In the past, the phrase “no pain, no gain” has probably scared more individuals away from exercise than any other. Exercise gadget infomercials and fad diet books have made billions of dollars capitalizing on our quest for finding the “easy” no pain or sacrifice way to a sexy body, six-pack abs and an energetic, youthful appearance. These plans told us we could accomplish all this while going through no strenuous exercise, lounging on the couch with a vibrating belt, and eating anything we desire.
Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Oct. 14-21.
From the time she first stepped onto the stage as a teenager in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Diane Lamb has been hooked on performing. ... When the curtain rises Thursday on the eight-performance run of the thriller “Spider Island,” Lamb will portray Salem Mayo, one of two sisters residing in the living quarters of an abandoned lighthouse off the coast of Maine. Last week, Lamb spoke with Jim Hendricks about the play, preparing for her role ... and learning how to sharpen an ax.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a rebuttal of Mandy Flynn’s column last week submitted by her husband, Mike, under the Fair Household Response Act.
Theatre Albany opens Thursday with a suspense thriller set in an isolated lighthouse on "Spider Island."
No. 4 Kansas State routs No. 15 Texas Tech on Saturday and will move up in the BCS poll after No. 3 Florida loses, while No. 10 USC is stunned on the road by Arizona.
Albany native Rashad Greene busts off a 71-yard touchdown Saturday as the Seminoles destroy Duke, 48-7, in Tallahassee to re-assume command of the ACC Atlantic Division.
BYU comes into Atlanta on Saturday afternoon and hands the Yellow Jackets another tough loss as Georgia Tech falls, 41-17, and drops to 3-5 overall this year.
The Rams trail, 6-0, late in the second quarter but rally in a big way to top the Tigers on Saturday, 24-13, for their fifth straight win.
The Trojans nearly pulled off the upset of the season Friday night before falling short against their city rival, 41-32. (ADDS: items on Westover's big win; Monroe's resurgent ground game; Deerfield's dominating defense; Early County's heartbreaking loss to Fitzgerald)
Westwood freshman Perra Harrell won the GISA Class AA state cross country title with a personal best time of 20:09, giving her school its first state championship in girls cross country in the 15-year history of the program. (ADDS: Preseason basketball jamboree at Albany State)
Alejandro Garcia nails the games only goal to lift Darton to a 1-0 victory in Saturday night's semifinal game of the Region XVII tournament.
Atlanta insists its focus is on being the NFL’s only unbeaten team — not on facing the town’s one-time superstar and his struggling Philadelphia Eagles, who are badly in need of a win
The Lady Cavs win their fifth Region XVII championship and do so in dominating fashion against their biggest rival, Georgia Perimeter.
In just their second year fishing on the national HT Redfish Series, Leesburg’s Shawn Vallandingham and Ryan Tiernan score their first pro win recently, good for a $25,000 pay day — and the attention of sponsors around the nation.
Following Saturday's huge 17-9 win in Jacksonville against No. 3 Florida, No. 12 Georgia just needs to close out its SEC schedule with victories against lowly Ole Miss and Auburn to secure its spot in the conference title game for the second straight year.
The management team that produces Gulf Shores, Ala.’s Hangout Festival will partner for the Georgia Throwdown II.
The Alzheimer's Outreach Center will holds a dinner theater production to rise funds.
Here are 10 things you need to know in metro Albany this week (Oct. 28-Nov. 4).
With America's recovery from the Great Recession one that is slow and unsure, the nation needs an individual at the helm who understands business and how to create a climate in which business and entrepreneurship can thrive. We believe that person is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Here is a list of happenings in Southwest Georgia.
Nathan Davis, Albany city attorney, outlines the new open records and open meetings laws at a Saturday Town Hall.
Glenn L. Lawson died Saturday.
Herchel Alwyn Williams died October, 23, 2012.
Sharon Yolanda Watson died October 24, 2012.
Ulysses Lakes died Friday.
Linda Freeman Patterson died Friday.
Shirley Barber died Friday.
James Monroe Gilmore died Saturday.
Tommie Lee Hunt died Tuesday.
Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee Counties
APD responds to at least 33 incidents.
Hanged as a war criminal 147 years ago, Capt. Henry Wirz is memorialized near the prison camp he commanded.
A 3-mile fun run at MCLB-Albany will introduce the community to a Marine Corps-style course run.
Unlucky Runners lose their "life flags" to marauding zombies in the first Zombie River Run at the Riverwalk.
George Chastain IV and Rusty Skalla receive special awards from the Deerfield-Windsor School Alumni Association.
The management team that produces Gulf Shores, Ala.'s Hangout Festival will partner for the Georgia Throwdown II.
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's Digestive Health Center takes lengths to ensure patient and family comfort.
The annual hospital women's health conference features information on treatment, risk factors and prevention.
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Michael Fowler Sr., coroner-elect of Dougherty County, explains the importance of knowing the cost of funeral expenses.
In a battle for state playoff seeding in Region 1-AA, the Bobcats — one week after winning a game with a last-second FG — miss one Friday against the state power Purple Hurricanes in a heartbreaking, 17-14 loss. (UPDATED: 1:30 a.m. with additional quotes, detail)
The Herald No. 2 Patriots avoid a devastating loss to city rival Dougherty, thanks to a trio of second-half touchdowns from running back Dalviness Greene.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe and rookie Brandon Knight each scored 16 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 104-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.. It was the final exhibition game for both teams.. South Gwinnett grad Louis Williams scored 17 points for the Hawks
The Knights just need to win one of their final two games to wrap up the GISA Region 1-AAA title after routing previously perfect region foe Piedmont. (UPDATED: 12:27 with quotes, additional details)
FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bainbridge wins second straight region game; Herald No. 1 Lee beaten in final seconds; Crisp Academy honors fallen former star player with win
Terry Lewis and Damien Bouie run wild Friday night to lead The Herald No. 4 Bearcats in a romp of Northside, Columbus. (ADDS: complete list of state scores, plus roundup items on Seminole-Randolph-Clay; Southland-Tiftarea; Crisp Academy-Tiftarea; Miller County-Stewart County; Cairo-Americus-Sumter; Lee County-Harris County; Berrien-Pelham; Terrell Academy-Sherwood; Westwood-SGA; and Monroe-Crisp County)