Westover comes close to sweeping the 10th annual Westover Relays team title under the lights Friday night at Hugh Mills Stadium.
NFL NOTEBOOK: Jets QB Sanchez possibly headed to Tampa Bay; Ex-LSU star ‘Honey Badger’ says he ‘lost count’ of failed drug tests; Falcons' O-line being revamped
Mark Sanchez is back on the trading block and likely headed to Tampa Bay. (ADDS: notebook items on Mathieu; Falcons' O-line)
The Hawks storm back from a big halftime hole to the Bucks to get a much-needed win with playoff seeding on the line.
LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton's Mitchell named NJCAA All-American; DWS boys soccer joins girls as region champs
Darton State College basketball star Michelle Mitchell earns Division I, Second-Team All-American honors from the NJCAA on Friday. (ADDS: roundup items on DWS boys, girls soccer; Westover boys soccer; and Deerfield baseball)
Australian Jason Day takes a one-shot lead over the field Friday during the second round of the Masters.
Ramiro Pena plays hero for the Braves after laying down a huge bunt in the ninth then homering in the 10th to beat the Nationals, 6-4, late Friday night in Washington, D.C.
MLB NOTEBOOK: MLB believes A-Rod paid for, tried to cover up Miami steroid documents; Dodgers' Greinke out 8 weeks after brawl
Major League Baseball sources say they have learned that Alex Rodriguez purchased damaging documents that linked him to PEDs.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is in Augusta all week at the Masters, takes a look back at former champ Ben Hogan's mastery.
Pick up a copy of the Saturday Albany Herald to see what people are squawking about.
Rory McIlroy looked out of the Masters race after the first round, but a great score Friday as the world No. 2-ranked player back in the hunt.
Round 1 leader Sergio Garcia implodes Friday, fires a 4-over and no longer is one of the frontrunners.
Chinese amateur Tianling Guan becomes the youngest player in pro golf history to make a cut at a major Friday --- but it didn't come without some controversy.
A weird bounce on the 15th hole derails Tiger Woods’ push to grab the overall lead Friday at the Masters.
The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration's push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown. This is because nothing proposed in the gun control debates would have prevented the mass killing of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and everybody knows it. At best, tighter gun laws will make us feel better.
Letter to the editor
We American senior citizens have worked in our lifetime and we felt as if Social Security would never ever be touched, but look out. We’re not so sure now. It seems to me there are enough things could be touched to leave older people alone.
Letter to the editor
I would like to write a few words in response to Mr. Lee Raines’ letter to the editor (“Marriage equality in Georgia matters to me,” In My View, April 5). I agree with Mr. Raines that he has every right to choose whatever lifestyle he prefers. God’s word says to “choose you this day whosoever you will serve” (Joshua 14:15). God’s word also says, “Come now let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18). So, let’s reason together a little bit.
A Superior Court judge may allow more testing of DNA evidence in the case of a condemned killer.
Eric Colbert, could receive 35 years to life in prison for attempted bank robbery.
Albany police respond to at least 28 incidents.
The local chapter of a national fraternity is teaching young males to make proper decisions at a Project Alpha retreat.
A businessman who has shown interest in an Albany skate park says he's not sure if he'll make another bid on the property.
More than 400 Lee County seniors retrace their journey through the school system.
East Albany sees two shootings late Thursday and early Friday morning, one resulting in a death.
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Monday is, of course, Tax Day. That is the day when we all find out just what the cost of democracy comes to for our respective households. Those expecting refunds from what they paid in for 2012 very likely have already filed and, in most cases, received them. Those who owe the government ... well, the check'll be in the mail Monday.
Alice Jones of Plains, Georgia, died Thursday, April, 11, 2013.
Robert William Watson, 67, of Atlanta, died, April 1, 2013.
Juanita Massey Stott Ketchum, 92, of Ocilla, Georgia, died April 11, 2013.
Patricia Ann Perry died Wednesday, April 11, 2013.
Emma Patterson, 80, of Whigham, GA, died April 10, 2013.
Mildred Arnold Davis, 91, of Warwick died Thursday April 11, 2013.
Phyllis D. Ricks died on April 11, 2013
Willie Ella Hardee Hemmings, 88, died April 11, 2013 in Albany, GA.
Shirley Ann Brown 50 of Fayetteville,Ga. Departed this life Friday April 12, 2013.
Pat Joiner Temples, 68, of Donalsonville, GA, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Gladys Pridgen Thomas, 91, of Adel,Ga., died Tues. April 8, 2013.
Dorothy M. Lowery 85 of Tampa, Fla, died April 7, 2013.
Dorris L. Williams ,73, formally of Attapulgus GA, died April, 10, 2013.
Norma Constance Smith Watson, 91, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Charlie Theron Angrish of Sumter County, Georgia died Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A woman who prosecutors contend continued to defraud the public even after pleading guilty and while awaiting sentencing on a separate set of fraud charges, has been sentenced to spend time in federal prison.
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Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or email@example.com.
The city's third murder of the year happened over night when a man was shot to death in East Albany.