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Johnny Vardeman: Herschel’s rise, Carter’s demise led big news from 1980
Georgia tailback Herschel Walter (34) dives over the line against the Florida Gators on the way to rushing for 238 yards during the Bulldogs' 26-21 win on Nov. 9, 1980, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stan Badz) - photo by Associated Press
If you were living hereabouts in 1980, you might remember some of this. Phil Niekro, now a resident of Flowery Branch, was still winning baseball games with his knuckleball at age 41 for the Atlanta Braves.