Sometimes when things are going badly for us, our thinking can become distorted and we think that things will never improve. Sometimes we believe that things are always going badly in our lives.
When I breezed into the beauty shop amidst the chatter of voices and clatter of hair dryers and curling irons, I noticed the thick book dropped casually in a chair and it struck me as a bit strange. It’s rare to see anyone reading that book these days. It was probably the first time in decades that a copy of it has seen the inside of a beauty shop.
Congress is back in session, for what it’s worth. And it’s not worth much.
As U.S. Open comes to close, one player asks the burning question: Why do women make equal prize money — but only play three sets?
Veteran tennis pro Nikolay Davydenko echoes the complaints of many on the ATP Tour at the U.S. Open recently when he wonders aloud why men can’t play three sets like the women — or at least make the women play five sets like the men since women are now taking home equal prize money at majors.
My wife, Angie, and I saw “2016: Obama’s America” recently while in the Denver area.
Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at albanyherald.com that’s topical in regards to what area prep football fans are talking about after last week’s games. Feel free to log on and discuss!
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith writes this week that while Missouri lost to his beloved Bulldogs over the weekend, the town --- and their fans --- were gracious losers and still made sure all those who came had a good time.
District 2 Lee County Commissioner Betty Johnson says she will vacate her seat after a split vote on a wage survey.
The Herald's sports staff continues its "Prep Peek," which includes The Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dozen drop-in, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers, the next Game of the Week selection, the Fab 5 Poll and the area's Week 4 schedule.
I knew I was in for a treat Labor Day morning when my meeting with a group of six octogenarians featured this great line from ringleader Silas Barnes....
BULLDOGS NOTEBOOK: UGA getting two suspended defensive stars back Saturday, still mum on status of Rambo, Ogletree; Uga IX set to make debut
Starting CB Sanders Commings and LB Chase Vasser will return Saturday to face FAU after a two-game ban, while Bulldogs coach Mark Richt continues to dodge questions about two more suspended defensive starters.
The Post-Release Intervention Counseling Service will hold a voter registration drive Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Southside Pool Room at 310 Highland Avenue.
The Seminoles blew out Murray State and Savannah State in a pair of laughers to begin the year, but now the competition gets tougher when they host Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon in their ACC opener.
Two years removed from winning the national title, the Tigers are off to a dreadful 0-2 start — and that doesn't sit well with head coach Gene Chizik.
The Falcons can’t bask in their convincing 40-24 win on Sunday against the Chiefs because next up is their home opener — in prime time on Monday night — against Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
The 11th annual Patriots' Field of Flags 9/11 Memorial pays respect to the fallen -- our relatives, friends and community.
Lee County Commissioners plan to meet Sept. 27 to set the county's tax millage rate.
Flint River Habitat for Humanity holds a 9/11 observance as it places a Navy veteran in her new home on Sunny Lane.
Albany police respond to at least 48 incidents.
Former Lee County football player Steven Sutton, who died earlier this year while serving his country overseas as a Lance Cpl. in the U.S. Marines, will have the entire Trojans’ season dedicated in his memory. (ADDS: items on Lee-Albany offense, defense; Calhoun County; Baconton Charter; Sherwood; Randolph-Clay; Bainbridge-Cairo)
See this touching rendition of the Eagles' song "Hole in the World" performed by the U.S. Naval Academy choir.
Angela Lorena Davis, 44, Unadilla. died September 7, 2012
Joseph Lee Thomas, 58, Tifton, died September 11, 2012
Geraldine Dodson Edwards, Sumter County, died September 8, 2012
Audrey Lee Potts, 80, Cuthbert, died September 10, 2012
Oren C. James, 85, Sylvester, died September 10, 2012
Jimmy Walker, Sumter County, died September 8, 2012
Herman Donalson, 91, Colquitt, died September 10, 2012
Ronald Pilkinton, 71, of Ochlocknee, died September 2, 2012
Annie Katherine Watson Shiver, 89, Milton, FL, died September 7, 2012
Betty Eidson Oliver, 85, Jacksonville, FL, died September 9, 2012
Pinkie Lee Brackins, 77 Arlington, died September 10, 1012
Josephine Anderson, 71, Albany, died September 7, 2012
Edward Lawrence Wilson, 69, Albany, died September 7, 2012
Joyce Lee Sellars, 62, Albany, died September 11, 2012
Tonezia Seantrell Hudson, 15, of Albany died August 31, 2012
James Barnett Parr, 79, Albany, died September 10, 2012
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Eva Frances Long Bearden, 94, Albany, died September 10, 2012
Alfred W. Long, Sr., 73, Albany, died September 11, 2012
Check out today's squawk of the day!
America marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that killed almost 3,000.
Five more men have been charged in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart who stockpiled weapons and talked of bombing a Savannah park fountain, poisoning apple crops in the state of Washington and ultimately overthrowing the U.S. government.
Keeping eyes on a possible marijuana grow grove off Newton Road pays off for Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents.
A Dougherty County School Board at-large write-in candidate is attempting to get his name on the November ballot.
Albany Firefighters say that electrical short in the attic of a vacant home sparked a fire that destroyed the structure early Tuesday morning.
Jonny Venters comes in late and blows a 1-0 Braves lead Monday against the Brewers, snapping Atlanta’s five-game winning streak.
Joe Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 44-13, in the 2012 season debut of Monday Night Football for their 11th straight win at home, while later Monday night the Chargers hammer the Raiders in Oakland.
Falcons starting CB Brent Grimes is done for the year after tearing his ACL in Sunday's season-opening win against the Chiefs.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA passes stress test vs. Mizzou, star LB Jones honored; ASU dropped out of D-II Top 25 poll
The Bulldogs pass their first stress test of 2012 after going into a hostile environment — in their SEC opener — and taking care of business in a big way with a 41-20 drubbing. (ADDS: item on Vanderbilt-UGA game moved to prime time Sept. 22 on ESPN2)
No. 1 Monroe rebounds from a heartbreaking loss in its opener to beat up on Class A power Wilcox County, while No. 2 Bainbridge edges another state power in Cairo — its biggest rival — and No. 3 Lee County and No. 4 Early County both roll, leaving Westover as the only Top 5 team to lose last week. (ADDS: breakout of latest Fab 5 Poll)