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What’s not on my New Year’s resolution list

By   /  December 31, 2009  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet by Rev. James L. Snyder It is typical this time of year to prepare a list of resolutions for the coming year. I believe this goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Adam said to Eve, “I think I’ll turn over a new leaf this year.” And so the tradition [...]

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Encounters with angels are around every corner

By   /  December 30, 2009  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet A couple of weeks ago I drove to Tifton. It was a beautiful day. After two years in this place I am still surprised by the beautiful days. The perfect blue sky was lined with clouds as though some grand painter had made lines of clouds and lines of sky in a pattern that [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  December 30, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Theodoric Charles Neal Jr. Theodoric (Ted) Charles Neal Jr. of Albany died Dec. 24, 2009 due to cardiac disease. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Albany with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. William “Butch” Knight will officiate. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements. [...]

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The Albany Journal Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-18

By   /  December 27, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Don Buie srikes a deal: He will spend a year in jail, 9 years on probation, pay $5,000 to the city, and be banished from Dougherty County. # Jury in Buie case says it can't reach verdict. Judge Marshall told 'em to keep trying. # Closing arguments are complete in Buie case. Jury begins [...]

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Cleaning up after Hurricane Don

By   /  December 26, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet By Tom Knighton I guess it was all just too much. Seven hours into jury deliberations, former Albany City Commissioner Don Buie changes his plea to guilty in what has been described as a “teary-eyed” confession to Judge Denise Marshall. As a result he gets a year in jail, has to pay $5,000 in [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  December 26, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Iona Benthall Iona Benthall, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Center. Her remains have been cremated. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements. Born Nov. 14, 1931 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, she is survived by her daughters, Marla Benthall Brookshire and Renee’ Benthall Burlison, both of Albany; brother, Roger Rivet, and sister, Gloria [...]

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YMCA OPEN HOUSE

By   /  December 26, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Jan. 1 YMCA OPEN HOUSE WHAT: The Albany Area YMCA invites everyone to start 2010 on a healthy note by visiting the YMCA during our New Years Day Open House. The YMCA, at 1701 Gillionville Road, will be open from 1 – 4 p.m. on January 1. In honor of our 100th birthday, the [...]

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Former felon Don Buie is a felon once again.

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Albany’s downtown manager, who was fired this summer shortly after being hailed by City Manager Alfred Lott as being capable of managing $6 million in city redevelopment funds, pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine felony corruption charges. As a Dougherty Superior Court jury deliberated the case after telling Judge Denise Marshall it was deadlocked, Buie [...]

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With Buie gone, let’s tackle more corrupt officials

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Give me a downtown director, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott insisted in 2007, and then you can hold me accountable for what happens downtown. But until you do that, I’m not responsible, Lott said convincingly. Assistant City Manager James Taylor passionately sang the same song to downtown stakeholders, who pleaded otherwise. The stakeholders lost. [...]

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Anchor in a storm

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  KK Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet Going home at the end of the day, knowing you’ve made a positive impact in the lives of others, is a very satisfying feeling. Kenny Phillips, executive director of The Anchorage, an Albany residential drug and alcohol rehab program for men, finds satisfaction in knowing the work he and others do at the facility [...]

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