Brett Sheppard nearly misses a no-hitter and delivers the game-winning hit Tuesday in the Eagles' region opener. (ADDS: roundup items on Lee County, Deerfield and Terrell Academy baseball; Deerfield, Tiftarea golf; Deerfield boys, girls soccer; and Albany State track & field)
NFL NOTEBOOK: As it turns out, Falcons got a nice bargain in Jackson; owners approve two new rule changes
Outside of the $4 million guaranteed, aging RB Steven Jackson will have to earn every last penny of his $12M deal. (ADDS: notebook items on rule changes; Tebow's future with Jets; Ravens' Harbaugh OK with dismantling team)
Blinn College out of Texas plays its way into the tournament Monday, then knocks off No. 8 seed Darton State College on Tuesday, ending the Lady Cavs’ bid for an NJCAA national title.
The man who helped deliver three straight national titles to Darton — former head coach and current golf director Dale Dover — is set to enter the NJCAA Golf Coaches Hall of Fame.
Steeped in history, energized by tradition, and boasting students who matriculate at three local colleges, Charleston, S.C., doesn’t have a skyline-until a cruise ship slides up to the docks and empties a boatload of tourists.
Before I say this, just know that I am not bragging. I am sure that this is not anything to brag about. But you and I are friends and I always endeavor to be honest with you so you should know the truth.
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An Albany driver sideswiped two vehicles before his car flipped over and came to rest in front of a residence.
The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty.
I don’t know if it was the determined set of his shoulders or the angry look on his face that made me stop to talk with the man picking up trash along the rural Lee County road.
Reaching youths and stopping gang violence has moved to the top of one church's agenda.
No one is injured in a shooting that occurred less than 24 hours after a drive-by that claimed the lives of two men.
Local officials hope that a tour of Southwest Georgia cities leads to further investment in the area.
On the surface, it seems absurd that the Albany Police Department would even have to ask residents to lock their cars, particularly when there are handguns in the vehicles.
Albany police respond to at least 30 incidents.
Federal agents say they found images and videos of prepubescent children on discs seized from a suspect's home.
A federally-funded grant will go toward redevelopment of a 98-unit, low-income apartment complex in East Albany.
An indictment lodged against nine defendants charged with cocaine trafficking remains under seal.
Officials from the Southwest Public Health District were notified through a letter last month from the Georgia Department of Public Health that analyses had shown elevated levels of arsenic in several wells in Thomas County.
Lawrence W. Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, will open the Albany State University College of Business’ 2013 Foundation for Economic Education lecture series at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Peace Hall’s Room 127.
Efforts to bring two appointed Albany commissions under tighter city scrutiny pass a tentative vote by 4-3 margins.
The Lily Pad SANE Center functions as an investigative resource, as well as a safe haven, for regional abuse victims.
A fire on West Tift Avenue damaged a house and killed a handful of puppies, fire officials say.
Rickie Lamar Banks, 51, of Doerun, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Jimmy Lee Hill, 57, of Albany died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Robert Barfield, 62, of Leesburg died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Bruce Warren Everett, 59, of Gainesville, FL., died Monday, March 4, 2013.
Reginald Garrard, 59, of Camilla, died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Mr. Luther Edwin Spooner, Sr., age 92, of Donalsonville, GA died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Harold F. Turner, Jr., 65, of Milton, FL died Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Martha Louise Osburn, 84, died March 15, 2013.
Larry Thomas Rathburn, 66, of Fitzgerald, GA died Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Lossie Mae Paul, 105, of Ocilla, GA died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Willie McGowan, 48, of Albany, GA died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Sammie Lamar Thomas Jr., 44, of Doerun, died Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Hulon Beckwith, of Pelham, GA, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Erik Vincal Mitchell, 39, of Albany died Saturday March 16, 2013.
Betty Lewis Montgomery, 70, of Lee County, GA, died March 15, 2013.
Desmond Williams,of Albany, Georgia died Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Charlie Young, Jr. died Friday, March 15, 2013.
Otis Douglas, Sr., 91, of Whigham, GA, died Thursday, March 14, 2013.
Max B. Eaton, 78, of Sylvester died Saturday March 16, 2013.
Jimmie Lee Crumbley of Albany, Georgia departed this life Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Mrs. Andrea Pearlette Fuse Brooks of Sumter County, GA died Wednesday, March 16, 2013.
The first three defendants in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy case brought by the federal government appeared in court Tuesday
Seven U.S. Marines were killed and seven people injured during a training exercise.
A dozen car bombs and suicide blasts tore into Shi'ite districts in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Deerfield tennis smashes Southland, moves to 11-0; GSW golf in 10th after first day of Bobcat Invitational
The Deerfield tennis teams are rolling right now after beating Southland on Monday in a dual match.