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Albany State president studies African-American leadership in unions

By   /  February 28, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet From Everyday Citizen For any people to be able to exercise their rights effectively, they must have certain preconditions—a job, physical safety, education, adequate housing and medical care. Without those preconditions, those formal rights are a dead letter. They can’t be exercised. Labor unions have done more to provide those conditions for African Americans [...]

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The economic impact of four-laning Highway 133

By   /  February 28, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet From the Moultrie Observer During the talks about the planned four-laning of Georgia Highway 133 from Valdosta through Moultrie to Albany, much has been said about the cost of the project. Less has been said about the economic impact such a thoroughfare would have on communities along the route. And so, the Archway Project [...]

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Mobile tracking device helps locate Albany kidnapping victims

By   /  February 28, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced that with the help of CalAmp’s Aercept GPS tracking platform, police in Albany were able to rescue kidnapping victims and apprehend the suspected kidnapper. Earlier this month, Albany police issued an all-points-bulletin for a man suspected of kidnapping a woman [...]

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Cooper Tire sales way down

By   /  February 28, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet From Automotive World With sales revenue dropping by $130 million to $636 million in the fourth quarter of 2008, sales at Cooper Tire & Rubber were down year-on-year to $2.9 billion in 2008. Sales revenue dropped by $130 million to $636 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in Albany: Black like me?

By   /  February 25, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet From www.obamafoodorama.blogspot.com Unbeknownst to most Americans, apparently we not only have the first Black/Bi-racial/Post- racial/African American president in our history, but we might also have the very first Black/Bi-racial/Post-racial/African American Secretary of Agriculture. On February 21, while giving a rambling, pandering speech to a group of black farmers at a conference in Albany, hosted [...]

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Power plants: Making the switch from coal

By   /  February 25, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Last year, a significant amount of coal-fired power plant proposals were shot down by regulators, and an increasing number of utilities are developing plans to convert to biomass. Is this a trend and, if so, will it continue?By Anna Austin The end of the coal era is perhaps not in the foreseeable future, but [...]

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To better serve Georgia, the DOT must change

By   /  February 24, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet By Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn RichardsonGeorgia Online News Service Over the last six years, Georgia has invested heavily in transportation improvements, yet commuters are still stuck in traffic and economic development corridors still have not been expanded. As frustrating as it is to acknowledge, we have not [...]

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Puff the Magic Drag lived by a sea (of red ink)

By   /  February 24, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet By K. Patrick JensenGeorgia Online News Service The pleasure of some tobacco-fueled puffs is guaranteed to get a lot more expensive for the state’s smokers April 1 and perhaps even more so later if Georgia boosts the “sin tax” on cigarettes. The Georgia Alliance for Tobacco Prevention, a coalition of anti-smoking groups, aims to [...]

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Free Electronic Recycling Collection Day — This Saturday, Feb. 21

By   /  February 19, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful to HostFree Electronic Recycling Collection Day · Electronics account for 2 to 5% of landfill volumes, but they contribute up to 70% of the toxins found in landfills. · Electronic waste is growing at three times the rate of other municipal waste.· TV’s contain hazardous materials such as lead and mercury. [...]

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Protecting Big Pharma from lawsuits isn’t the way to build a healthy economy in Georgia

By   /  February 19, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet FROM GEORGIA ONLINE NEWS SERVICE By John Sugg So, legislative water-carriers for Big Pharma want to create a safe haven in Georgia for drug companies whose products surprise consumers by causing warts, flatulence, heart palpitations, bleeding, loss of appetite, erections that last more than four hours, depression, suicide, death-by-other-means and many other side effects [...]

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