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Albany retiree celebrates birthday and Father’s Day with $1M lottery win

By   /  June 28, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet An Albany retiree’s birthday and Father’s Day were a million times more special this year. Bobby Lee Morgan won a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize within days of his 72nd birthday and Father’s Day. Morgan was watching TV late at night when he scratched his lucky Extreme Green instant ticket. “I couldn’t believe it [...]

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Retail gasoline prices decline and should move lower approaching Independence Day weekend

By   /  June 28, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The national average price of gasoline fell by 5-cents per gallon in the past week. Fuel prices in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee are down by 3-cents, 4-cents and 5-cents per gallon respectively during the same period. With high oil inventories and weak demand, 21 of 38 analysts (55%) surveyed by Bloomberg each Thursday say [...]

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Wildcats win would clinch playoff berth

By   /  June 25, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Tim Dix, the South Georgia Wildcats’ top-notch media relations manager, says that af2 officials informed the team today that South Georgia would clinch a playoff win with a victory Saturday over the Florida Firecats. Go (Wild)Cats! Our Wildcats are on the road this weekend and next, and return to the Albany Civic Center on [...]

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Assistant Chief, accused of theft of services and lying about it, keeps job

By   /  June 15, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Albany City Manager Alfred Lott has ruled that Assistant Fire Chief Rod Jolivete, who was accused of theft of services by having firefighters clean out his relatives’ home, may keep his job. Jolivette will be suspended for 30 days rather than fired, and he will be demoted. WALB has posted Lott’s decision at http://files.walb.com/Jolivette.pdf. [...]

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Cover up? Proctor concealing 911 response info

By   /  June 3, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Chief John Proctor is withholding public information and refusing to provide details about the Police Department’s slow and otherwise botched response to 911 calls about vandalism and disorderly conduct on a recent evening at Westover High School. Indeed, the vandalism continued after a police officer responded and left the scene, according [...]

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