The bands played, the confetti flew and the pundits pronounced on Bill Clinton's folksy wonkiness, Jennifer Granholm's YouTube-ready theatrics and President Obama's "workmanlike" acceptance speech. I'm consumed, however, by the less-expected star turns by understudies at last week's Democratic National Convention.
Letter writer Tekla C. Sellars says some unexpected help in a hospital parking lot renews her faith of the good in people.
For all the political splash, pomp and circumstance over the past two weeks as America's two major political parties patted themselves on the back and hobnobbed with celebrities and the like, the jobs numbers that came out Friday should have been a dose of sobering reality.
Dougherty County officials say more than one-third of the county’s budget is spent on the sheriff’s department and jail.
Soul superstar Ray Charles and Hall of Fame songwriter Boudleaux Bryant will be celebrated by their hometowns.
A local activist says community involvement is essential if citizens want to curtail violence.
A seperate investigation has been launched by the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
An investigation into alleged election irregularities has been launched by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
Former President Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school this Sunday.
These are calls that public safety departments in Albany and Dougherty County responded to Sept. 6-7, 2012.
According to the Better Business Bureau of Columbus, a bogus loan company is targeting Albany residents.
Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to read all of the squawks.
PREVIEW: Wingate’s pass-happy attack to test Rams’ secondary today in N.C.; game to be streamed live online
Wingate throws the ball around 50 times a game and will put the ASU’s secondary to the test today in the Rams’ first road game of 2012.
The Yellow Jackets began with an opening loss in overtime just a few days ago to Virginia Tech and now must find a way to shake off that loss and take care of business today against lowly Presbyterian.
PREVIEWS: Bulldogs ready to spoil Tigers' prime time, SEC debut; Auburn gets key players back for MSU showdown
Missouri makes its SEC debut tonight on national TV against the Georgia Bulldogs, who’d like nothing more than to spoil that debut and move to 2-0.
In his first action, on his first series as FSU’s new punt returner, Albany native Rashad Greene took it to the house — a trend the Seminoles hope continues today vs. Savannah State.
NFL stars Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove see their controversial NFL suspensions for their roles in bountygate lifted Friday, allowing them to return to action and play immediately.
Angela Lorena Davis, 44, Unadilla, died September 7, 2012
Abbie R. Hatton, 79, died September 6, 2012
Anne Thomas Conger, 86, Bainbridge, died September 5, 2012
Ruth Daniels, 90, died September 4, 2012
Johnie Wynn, 89, Fitzgerald, died September 6, 2012
Lori Ledgerwood, 64, Bainbridge, died September 7, 2012
Kendra Kinsey, 25, died September 6, 2012
Johnny Key, 64, died August 30, 2012
Louise Elizabeth Pryor, 84, Athens, died September 7, 2012
Terry Whitaker, 46, Damascus, died September 6, 2012
Tiney J. Howard Palmore, 65, died August 30, 2012
Patricia Bridges Tatum, Sumter County, died September 4, 2012
Alicia Monts, 48, Americus, died September 2, 2012
Franklin Parker, 56, Albany, died September 4, 2012
Eunice Cloteel Holt Saunders, 84, Scooterville, died September 6, 2012
Elosie Brown Buffi, Lee County, died September 6, 2012
Charles E. Hawkins, Sr., 60, Newton, died September 4, 2012
Josephine Anderson, 71, Albany, died September 7, 2012
Solomon Clark, 90, Albany, died September 7, 2012
Bernice Johnson Roney, 81, Albany, died September 7, 2012
Arthur James Roberts, 54, Albany, died August 30, 2012
A Dougherty County School Board candidate says she's concerned about mismanagement of the county school system.
A Maryland State Trooper is alive but will likely never be able to work as a peace officer again after being struck by a tractor trailer.
A 21-year-old man is in custody in connection with the murder of a 4-year-old boy.
Hugh Dustin Grubbs is arrested late Thursday for illegal possession of prescription narcotics.
Hugh Dustin Grubbs is arrested Thursday afternoon for illegal possession of prescription narcotics.
U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Authorities say a cashier chased a suspect through downtown Augusta after being robbed at knife-point.
U.S. OPEN: Ferrerr wins epic five-setter, will face defending champ Djokovic in semis; Bryan bros. back in doubles final
David Ferrer of Spain won an epic five-setter Thursday to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals, where Novak Djokovic awaits, while the U.S.A.’s Bryan brothers reach the doubles final again.
For the second game in a row, Atlanta only needs one run to beat the Rockies, who are shut out for the second straight day by the Braves.
Herald sports editor Danny Aller and staff writers Mike Phillips, John Millikan and Matt Stewart --- along with, for the first time, WFXL Fox 31 sports anchor Andrew Schnitker --- make their picks in this season's second edition of "Guessperts" following Week 1, which finished with a tie for first place by Millikan and Stewart with records of 17-4.
Albany Area Crime Stoppers has eight Most Wanted fugitives this week.
Albany will have a representative in the U.S. Senior Amateur Open later this month in N.J. after Bill Clanton earns a coveted qualifying spot Thursday at Doublegate.