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Parades, politics mark Labor Day

For many Americans, Monday was a last opportunity to get in some summer fun before the busy fall. In Albany, authorities said it was a quiet holiday.

Doris G. Cochran

Doris G. Cochran, 96, of Sylvester, died Monday.

Mary Alice Teal Williams

Mary Alice Teal Williams, 75, of Blakely, died Friday, August 31, 2012.

Ed Owen Walsh Jr.

Ed Owen Walssh, Jr., 89, of Fitzgerald, died Monday, September 3, 2012.

Katherine Sheridan Turner

Katherine Sheridan Turner, 91, of Maysville, died on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

Dorothy Keaton

Dorothy Keaton, 81, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, August 26, 2012.

Jackie Lee Clark

Jackie Lee Clark, 80, of Irwin County, died Sunday, September 2, 2012.

Ronald Lavon Hurst

Ronald Lavon Hurst, 51, of Cairo, died Saturday, September 1, 2012.

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Uggla and his .208 batting average benched for Monday’s game

Atlanta's Dan Uggla, who hit .160 in June, .115 in July and .207 in August, doesn't play Monday's game against the Rockies.

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No. 3 Darton men stay unbeaten with 1-0 win

The Darton men's soccer team beats Georgia Military College, 1-0, on Monday to improve to 5-0, while the Lady Cavs win their first game of the season.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA’s Gurley named SEC Co-Freshman Player Of The Week

Freshman Todd Gurley rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries against Buffalo on Saturday and was named the SEC Co-Freshman Player Of The Week on Monday. (ADDS: UGA practice report; Auburn FB’s mother dies)

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Serena Williams rolls at U.S. Open; Fish withdraws

Serena Williams advances to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open with a dominating 6-0, 6-0 victory, while Roger Federer easily takes care of Mardy Fish to advance.

Carlton Price

Carlton Price, 83, of Albany died on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

George Earl Capps Powell

George Earl Capps "Skip" Powell, 61, of Leesburg, died Saturday, September 1, 2012.

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Albany State jumps to No. 16 in Division II poll

The Albany State football team improves six spots in the weekly poll after beating North Greenville in Saturday's season opener.

Joe Nathan Gardner

Joe Nathan Gardner, 57, of Albany died on Monday, September 3, 2012.

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FSU preparing for another tune-up game against lowly Savannah St.

Florida State just got done dealing Murray State a 69-3 defeat, and now the Seminoles are preparing to face a Savannah State team that was hammered by Oklahoma State on Saturday, 84-0.

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McIlroy holds off Tiger, Oosthuizen to win Deutsche Bank

Rory McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as the only three-time winners on the PGA Tour this season after shooting a 4-under 67 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday in Massachusetts.

Jon Dewey Ayres

Jon Dewey Ayres, 55, of Moscow Russia, died on August 20, 2012.

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Medlen dominant again as Braves beat Rockies, 6-1

Kris Medlen throws his second complete game of the season and strikes out a career-high 12 to lead the Braves to a 7-1 victory against Colorado on Monday.

Squawk of the Day - Sept. 4, 2012

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Hamlin hangs on to win at Atlanta

Denny Hamlin holds off Jeff Gordon to win at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night.

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Roddick wins, holds off retirement at U.S. Open

Andy Roddick, who announced he would retire after the U.S. Open, won his second match in New York to stay alive on Sunday, beating Fabio Fognini, 7-5, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4. to put his retirement off a little longer. (INCLUDES OTHER RESULTS).