News for Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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Smith lifts Hawks to 95-86 win vs. Hornets

Josh Smith scores 10 of his 23 points in the third quarter to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 95-86 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.

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Drive back from fiscal cliff will be costly

Opinion column

A few leftover thoughts from 2012 as we dive headlong into 2013....

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Finally, some resolutions I know I can keep

Opinion Column

Like many Americans, I've had my share of failed new year resolutions.

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Southerners come to terms with Northerners

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, John Bryant of Albany says that Southerners should come to terms with Northerners.

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Best show of 2013 may be overhead


Forget about the movie theater, television screen and Broadway stages. The best show of the year may be right over your head late this fall and into early 2014.

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TUESDAY'S BOWL ROUNDUP: Late TD gives South Carolina win in Outback Bowl

South Carolina comes back to beat Michigan in the Outback Bowl, while Stanford holds off Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. (ADDS: Northwestern wins Gator Bowl, Oklahoma State wins Heart of Dallas Bowl)

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COLUMN: Set your DVR for Pro Bowl. Now. Seriously

Associated Press sports columnist Jim Litke writes about the interesting phenomenon that is the NFL's Pro Bowl.

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Smith: Injured Falcons will be ready for playoffs

Cornerback Dunta Robinson and defensive end John Abraham, two of Atlanta’s top defensive players, were injured in Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay, but the duo will have two weeks to get healthy for the playoffs.

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Serena Williams closes in on No. 1 ranking

Serena Williams, who is 31-years-old and currently No. 3 in the world, is on pace to become the oldest player to be ranked No. 1 thanks to her recent dominance.

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Finishing strong

The Bulldogs wrap up Tuesday’s Capital One Bowl — and their season — with 22 unanswered points to beat Nebraska.

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Regular season winners in NFL don’t always make champions

The Falcons enter the playoffs as the NFC's No. 1 seed, but that hasn't always translated to success in the NFL playoffs.

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College Football Hall to break ground in Atlanta

Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 2, 2013

A gunman robbed two men in a Woodall’s parking lot at about 9:18 p.m. Monday on North Slappey Boulevard, according to an Albany Police Department report.

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Squawk of the day - Jan. 2, 2013

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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World looks to 2013 after violence, economic woes

As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of economic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivities and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year.

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Officials investigating deadly crash

Investigators in Oregon are trying to piece together the final moments before a tour bus carrying 48 people careened down the side of a steep hillside, ejecting some of the passengers and killing nine.

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APD officer released from hospital after crash

A driver checking her text messages crashed into two parked cars, including an Albany Police Department patrol car, and sent an officer to the hospital at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a police report stated.

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Clinton receiving blood thinners to dissolve clot

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to recover in a New York hospital where she's being treated for a blood clot in her head.

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Experts mixed on video game violence

Determining whether violence in video games carries over to the real word depends on who you ask.

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Maschke reflects on 12 years on school board

Now a private citizen, a former Dougherty School Board member recalls highs and lows of guiding the school system.

Nelda Everson Choquette

Nelda Everson Choquette, 72, Crawfordville, FL, died December 30, 2012

Edna Adams

Edna Adams, died December 30, 2012

Brenda Bedingfield

Brenda Bedingfield, 66, Fitzgerald, died Monday, December 31, 2012

Becky Parker

Becky Parker, 58, Fitzgerald, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Geraldine Chambers

Geraldine Chambers, Albany, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tara Reynolds

Tara Reynolds, 38, died December 26, 2012

Howard Rathel

Howard Rathel, 70, Iron City, died December 31, 2012

Mollie C. Gadson

Mollie C. Gadson, 90, Albany, died December 31, 2012

Paul William Freeman

Paul William Freeman, 80, Leesburg, died Monday, December 31, 2012

Gladys Johnson

Gladys Johnson, 90, Albany, died December 31, 2012

Allan Patrick Newkirk

Allan Patrick Newkird, 67, Americus, died December 29, 2012

Gussie Carter Thomas

Gussie Carter Thomas, 73, Albany, died December 31, 2012

Inez Miller

Inez Miller, Sylvester, died December 31, 2012

Nanell Hart

Nanell Hart, Sumter County, died December 30, 2012