It is disconcerting to contemplate the amount of stuff that middle class Americans own. Whereas the average size of an American home in 1960 was 983 square feet, that average home had mushroomed something like 250 percent in 2011 to 2,480 square feet, even while the average number of people living in the home shrank. My own family history closely mirrors this trend. My parents raised four children; the six of us lived in a three-bedroom, one-bath house with incredibly small closets. I could not imagine now living in such a home. It couldn’t contain all our stuff.
Lindsey Vonn walks the fairway with boyfriend Tiger Woods, who fires a solid 2-under during the first round — even with hoards of media following their every step.
The first-place Braves begin a three-game series tonight against the Nationals, who are huge favorites to win the NL East, in the first of many showdowns this season.
National Signing Day has come and gone, and Albany State’s football team still is without a quarterback signee to replace last year’s senior starter David Kooi. (ADDS: Notes on running game, schedule)
Tianlang Guan, a 14-year-old amateur from China, is just 1-over after the first round and might just make the cut.
The AND1 Streetball Tour stops in Albany tonight, where some of the world’s top streetballers will look to dazzle hoops fans at Albany State’s HPER Gymnasium.
An Albany business is offering health screenings Saturday.
Albany Area Crime Stoppers has two Most Wanted fugitives this week. Rufus May is wanted on a battery warrant while Melissa Mattox has three warrants against her, including probation violation.
Arguably one of the greatest players to never win a major, Sergio “El Niño” Garcia — the Spanish superstar affectionately known as “The Kid” — is tied with Marc Leishman for the first-round lead after Day 1 of the Masters on Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club.
The 10th annual Westover Relays take center stage tonight at Hugh Mills Stadium, where Westover has a chance to sweep the boys and girls title for the first time.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is spending all week at the Masters, looks back on the thrilling win by Georgia's own Tommy Aaron 40 years ago.
Westover’s Don Mills, a three-time Herald All-Area player and academic All-American, signs with Bridgewater College, where he will be a pre-med major.
Patty Woodall has worked for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for 26 years, heading up the hospice program since 1991.
There is a story about Margaret Thatcher, which is probably apocryphal, but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.
Margaret Thatcher, who served as prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, is most famous for teaming up with my father Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II to peacefully end the Cold War and bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union. But at home, the "Iron Lady's" intellect, political will and love of freedom and capitalism also saved Britain from its long, slow death by socialism.
Sen. John McCain posed that question to fellow Republicans who vow to filibuster any bill mandating universal background checks on gun purchases. There are three answers to McCain and the first is this: If it's put to a vote, the bill will probably pass.
For the first time in its 28-year history, the Albany Museum of Art fundraiser also is offering an online auction.
Chehaw's annual Native American Cultural Festival provides a weekend of fun and education.
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Narek Arutyuian is on a mission to show children how amazing classical music can be.
Newly-minted National Technical Honors Society inductees hear a keynote address from Aamir Greene, the 2013 GOAL winner.
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 40 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.
An administrative trial on the merits of the acquisition of the former Palmyra Medical Center is scheduled to begin Aug. 5.
The hotel/motel tax generates $750,000 each year for the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Albany.
Louise Brooks, 101, of Pelham, Ga. died Thursday, April 04, 2013.
Virginia A. Turner, 80, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Joanne Railey Clipper, 66, of Albany died Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Joseph Lee Slaughter, 52 of Albany, GA died Sunday, April 07, 2013.
Mildred Arnold Davis, 91, of Warwick died Thursday April 11, 2013.
Ulyeses Hillsman, Sr., 60, of Albany died Monday, April 8, 2013.
William L. Howard, of Brunswick, Georgia, died April 11, 2013.
Angie Skipper Hudson, 50, of Donalsonville, GA died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Donna Sapp, of Worth County, GA , died Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Raymond Kevin Banks died October 28, 2012.
Charlie Angrish of Sumter County, Georgia died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Luther Timothy Lewis, 66, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.
James Clark, Sr., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Mary B. Singletary, 84, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Murry L. Williams, 100, of Leary, died April 10, 2013.
Mary Marie Jordan, 51, of Moultrie, died Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Claude Harris, Jr., 71 of Albany, GA died Saturday, April 06, 2013.
Lillie Mae Lamb Olds, 66, of Albany died Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Kathy Stephens of 602 E. Union Dr., Doerun, Georgia, died Monday, April 8, 2013.
Wilie Ella Hardee Hemmings, of Albany, died April 11, 2013.
Johnnie Will Maxie, 77, of Albany, died 2013.
Nancy Cornelia Snipes, 61, of Valdosta died Thursday, April 11.
Increasing fees charged by local television broadcast companies has prompted Mediacom to add a "Local Broadcast Surcharge" to the bills of customers who have local television stations in their programming package.
The bravery of the five firefighters was lauded in a press conference on the Wednesday’s events, which left one police officer shot and one man dead.
These are some of the top stories from around the state today.
The U.S. Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block consideration of gun-control legislation prompted by December's Newtown school massacre.
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School bus rear-ended
An early Thursday morning accident sends 12 to the hospital, with no serious injuries reported.