News for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Easy does it

The Herald No. 4 Dougherty girls have little trouble with visiting Crisp County, which is without Herald Super 6er Nasheema Oliver, who was recently removed from the team. (ADDS: Crisp boys beat Dougherty)

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NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Sean Payton

Saints coach Sean Payton’s season-long suspension for his role in a bounty program is lifted Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Signs, vigil mark anniversary of Paterno’s death

One year after longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died in the midst of a sex-abuse scandal involving one of his former assistant coaches, fans remember the Hall of Famer.

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Harbaugh brothers ready for rematch at Super Bowl

The Harbaugh brothers will become the first siblings to coach against each other in the Super Bowl when the 49ers and Ravens clash Feb. 3.

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Djokovic into semifinals for 11th Grand Slam in a row

Novak Djokovic beats fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych in four sets to advance to the Australian Open semifinals, where he will meet David Ferrer.

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Braves back to work as spring training nears

With spring training just a few weeks away, a handful of Atlanta Braves show up for an informal workout Tuesday at Turner Field. (ADDS: Braves notebook)

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‘Les Miserables’ a revolutionary epic

Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables” presents in every facet of filmmaking Victor Hugo’s epic tale of a man and his attempt to regain human worth.

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Southern home is inescapable

One evening back in late spring, I returned home from two weeks of flitting through major airports and hurrying bare-footed through security sensors. I was bone-weary from cramped planes — the center seat too many times — and delayed flights.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 23, 2013

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

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At what point did redneck become chic?

Dear Hollywood (and points north): A few facts about the people of the rural South that you obviously are not aware of:

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 23, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 42 incidents.

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Fourth quarter gains lift Synovus

Synovus is the parent company of SB&T bank.

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Charley B's, Club Xscape keep licenses

The Albany City Commission refuses to pass an ordinance of alcohol license non-renewal against two nightspots.

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Lee Commission approves funding for 4-H program assistant

Half of the expense for the Lee Extension Service salary will be funded by the state.

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Library Board votes to re-bid main library renovations

The Board cites 'inconsistencies and ambiguities' in decision to re-bid $5 million project.

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Gala event to fund fight against domestic violence

The Liberty House Pearls and Possibilities Gala aims for a good time and providing for domestic violence victims.

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Exchange Club starts coon dog event

The Albany organization is launching its Winter Classic this week..

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Deal: Agenda trimmed back because of budget

Gov. Nathan Deal addresses Georgia lawmakers Tuesday with plans on how to deal with the state budget.

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GOP moves to delay debt-ceiling showdown

Seeking to regain their budget footing versus President Barack Obama, Republicans controlling the House are moving quickly to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent a first-ever U.S. default for at least three months.

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New York City extols virtues of tiny apartments

The Big Apple is legendary for its legions of residents who live in really, really small apartments. Many of them are fiercely proud of it and can even find the humor in their cramped quarters. Now the city is about to see just how small New Yorkers are willing to go.

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Two reportedly shot in college shooting in Texas

Two people were believed to have been shot Tuesday afternoon at a small college in Texas.

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Warrants issued in connection to Albany shooting

Police are searching for Antwan Ronell Lamons, 24, in connection to a shooting on Chery Avenue on Monday.

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Tifton elementary school briefly locked down after reports of gunfire nearby

A Tifton elementary school was placed on lock down after reports of gun fire in a nearby neighborhood drew a police response.

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Tifton elementary school briefly locked down after reports of gunfire nearby

A Tifton elementary school was placed on lock down after reports of gun fire in a nearby neighborhood drew a police response.

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AT&T to buy Alltel

Alltell expands Mitchell County service

Alltell expands its Mitchell County service.

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Man sues after state rejects GAYGUY license plate

An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation.

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