News for Sunday, April 28, 2013


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FALCONS NOTEBOOK: Ryan could be in for a raise

Now that Aaron Rodgers has signed a five-year deal worth $110 million, Falcons QB Matt Ryan could be in for a big payday.

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Tigers sweep Braves

The once red-hot Braves limp out of Detroit after losing 8-3 on Sunday and being swept by the Tigers. The Braves struck out 39 times in the three-game series.

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Harvick wins Toyota 400

Kevin Harvick leads for only two laps but wins the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond late Saturday.

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Bush legacy evident as time goes by

Opinion Column

Clare Boothe Luce liked to say that “a great man is one sentence.” Presidents, in particular. The most common “one sentence” for George W. Bush (whose legacy is being reassessed as his presidential library opens) is: “He kept us safe.”

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Thumbs Up! - April 29, 2013

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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NBA ROUNDUP: Heat, Spurs sweep; Boston stays alive

Even without Dwyane Wade, the Heat has little trouble beating the Bucks to complete a 4-0 sweep. (INCUDES Celtics stay alive with win against Knicks, and the Spurs sweeping the Lakers)

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What community newspapers mean to me

Opinion Column

A wise man once told me, “If it isn’t in the newspaper, it never really happened.” I have found this to be no truer than in politics. Community newspapers are true guardians of the public interest and the absolute best purveyor of accurate local information.

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'Faces of Freedom' gaining ground

Southern Ag Carriers is expected to be among the backers of a wounded veterans program that is beginning to gain ground in Georgia.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 18-25, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 18-25, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Squawk of the day - April 29, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - April 29, 2013

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

Marijane Lane Scarborough

Marijane Lane Scarborough died Saturday.

John Homer Hudson

John Homer Hudson died Wednesday.

Martha Ann Hart

Martha Ann Hart died Tuesday.

Majorie M. Turner

Marjorie M. Turner died Tuesday.

Joseph Henry Solomon Jr.

Joseph Henry Solomon Jr. Thursday.

Dollie Morman

Dollie Morman died Saturday.

Clarence David Edwards Sr.

Clarence David Edwards Sr. died Saturday.

Rebecca Bernell Dabbs

Rebecca Bernell Dabbs died Saturday.

Lou Ella Bentley Bates

Lou Ella Bentley Bates died Sunday.

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WG&L linemen to put skills on display

The Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission will host the 19th Georgia Lineman's Rodeo at Chehaw Park.

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Firefighter makes competitive shoe video

A local firefighter is one of 500 people invited to compete in Under Armour's Spine Venom video competition.

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'Bag Lady Luncheon' combines glamour, philanthropy

A silent auction will feature gently used high-end and designer handbags to raise funds for the organization.

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Big 10 for the week of April 19 - 29, 2013

These were the most-read stories at for the week of April 19 -29, 2013.