News for Sunday, September 23, 2012


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Snedeker wins Tour Championship, takes home $10 M FedEx Cup bonus

Brandt Snedeker wins $10 million FedEx Cup bonus by taking home the Tour Championship title on Sunday in Atlanta.

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Hudson, Braves beat Phillies, 2-1, move closer to playoffs

Tim Hudson and Atlanta’s bullpen shut down the Phillies, 2-1, on Sunday as the Braves move one step closer to a playoff spot.

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Hamlin wins second leg of Chase, Johnson takes overall lead

Denny Hamlin wins the second round of the Chase on Sunday, and Jimmy Johnson moves into the overall lead in the Chase by finishing second at New Hampshire.

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NFL roundup: Titans, Jets and Chiefs all win in overtime

A look at NFL games from Sunday shows three games end in OT as the Titans beat Detroit, 44-41, the Jets beat the Dolphins, 23-20, and the Chiefs stun the Saints, 27-24 all in OT. (Includes a roundup of all of Sunday's games.)

Lonie Wood Killebrew

Lonie Wood Killebrew, 89, of Ft. Gaines, died Sunday.

Rebecca Brown Hamrick

Rebecca Brown Hamrick, 95, of Ft. Gaines, died Saturday.

Bernice Green

Bernice Gren, of Cordele, died Sunday.

Thelton Q. Faircloth

Thelton Q. Faircloth, of Pelham, died Sunday.

Frances Childs Ellis

Frances Childs Ellis, 93, of Ashburn, died Friday.

Lillian Marie Davis

Lillian Marie Davis died Thursday.

Michael J. Cullers

Michael J. Cullers, of Cordele, died Saturday.

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Super charged

Matt Ryan throws for 275 yards and three TDs to lead the Falcons past San Diego, 27-3, and keep Atlanta unbeaten at 3-0.

Thomas Edward Calhoun

The Rev. Thomas Edward Calhoun , 70, of Fitzgerald, died Sunday.

James E. Brooks Sr.

James E. Brooks Sr., 73, of Irwin County died Sunday.

Wilson Warren

Wilson Warren, 75, of Albany, died Saturday.

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Big 10 for Sept. 14- 21

These are the 10 most viewed stories on for the week of Sept. 14, through Sept. 21, 2012. Click on the headlines to view the stories.

James Layfield

James Layfield, 63, of Albany, died Friday.

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Thumbs Up! - September 24, 2012

See who deserves this week’s Thumbs Up!

Gordon Hatcher

Gordon Hatcher, 86, of Albany, died Saturday.

Cole Harden

Cole Harden, 29, of Dawson died Saturday.

Sherry Greenlee Fry

Sherry Greenlee Fry, 62, of Baconton, died Friday.

James Cook

James Cook, 90, of Leesburg died Saturday.

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Artist at work

Local artist Cameron Malphrus spray paints the back wall of the Downtown Art Park. Malphrus and a team of local artists are painting giant mural that spans the building along the alley of the Broad Avenue Bridge. To view a video of Malphrus at work, go to

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Ray Charles Plaza goes lavender for recovery

In celebration of National Recovery Month, Ray Charles Plaza sports lavender balloons and a festive atmosphere.

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Community celebrates Ray Charles legacy

The upcoming Ray Charles Music Festival in October will pay homage to Charles and his music and will include a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 24, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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'Walk to End Alzheimer's' set for Oct. 13 in Albany

Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth leading cause of death, officials with the Alzheimer's Association say.

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Albany, Americus called to participate in cancer study

Researchers are hoping to better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer with an upcoming study.

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Obama the Blamer in Chief

Barack Obama has become America's blamer in chief.

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Dougherty Jail Report - Sept. 13-20, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Sept. 13-20, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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LATE SATURDAY: Manuel, Greene lead No. 4 Seminoles past No. 10 Clemson, 49-37

EJ Manuel puts on a historic performance, Albany native Rashad Greene catches a touchdown and the No. 4 Seminoles rally to beat the No. 10-ranked Tigers in a wild duel in Tallahassee late Saturday night.

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Tigers nearly stun No. 2 LSU

If not for offensive struggles all day, Auburn was one drive away from upsetting the No. 2 team in the nation Saturday night before falling to LSU, 12-10.

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Miami rallies from 17 points down, stuns Tech in overtime

Former Deerfield star Tony Zenon’s big day for Georgia Tech is spoiled when Miami rallies to beat the Jackets in overtime, 42-36, on Saturday.

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TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Snedeker makes a push for FedEx Cup

Brandt Snedeker shoots a 6-under 64 and enters the final round of the Tour Championship tied with Justin Rose atop the leaderboard.

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PREVIEW: Falcons head West for big test vs. Chargers

With a short week of practice following their big Monday night win against Denver, the high-powered Falcons will look to stay unbeaten this afternoon against an equally high-powered San Diego team.

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Down goes No. 1: Westover upsets Herald top-ranked Monroe

Westover jumps out to a 14-0 lead and then hangs on, 17-14, to stun Herald No. 1 and city rival Monroe on Saturday night at Hugh Mills Stadium as the Patriots begin 1-0 in the Region 1-AAAA race.

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Dogs bully Vandy, remain unbeaten

No. 5 Georgia made quick work of Vanderbilt, 48-3, on Saturday night in Athens for another convincing win to move to 4-0.

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Power shift

For years, ASU ruled the conference, but the power may have officially shifted to Miles after the Golden Bears rout the Rams on Saturday in Albany, 41-6, in a rematch of last year’s conference title game — which Miles also won.

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Braves rough up Halladay, beat Phillies

One night after a tough 6-2 loss to the Phillies, the Braves respond by crushing their NL East rivals, 8-2, to pad their wild card lead.