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Health Department extends hours for mass seasonal flu shot clinic Sept. 2

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County Health Department will open early and stay late Wednesday during a seasonal flu shot mass clinic aimed at protecting as many residents as possible as quickly as possible. The cost will be $20, which is $5 less than Public Health charged last year per dose. “It is more important than ever [...]

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Southwest Ga Food bank purchases new(er) semi truck

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia has upgraded to a newer semi truck, which will be used to obtain and distribute more food throughout Southwest Georgia in the fight against hunger. Thanks to a grant from the Zeist Foundation in Atlanta and the support of local donors the Food Bank was able to purchase [...]

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Metro Albany’s July unemployment rate rises to 10.6 percent

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The Georgia Department of Labor says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Albany area rose to 10.6 percent in July, up five-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in June. In Albany, the number of unemployed workers increased in July to 8,120, up 2,987 from July 2008. The number [...]

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Why Protest Reform That Would Benefit Us: A Letter To Congressman Bishop

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet In a recent article about the protest at Congressman Sanford Bishop’s office against healthcare reform, Congressman Bishop said, “We have the First Amendment in this country, but I find it curious that people choose to protest healthcare reform that would benefit them.” Congressman, you find it curious because at your town hall meeting in [...]

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Opinion: Keown should replace Bishop

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet I want to report on Mike Keown’s campaign for Congress against Sanford Bishop. He has a website: www.mikekeown.com and is hard at work moving across the district. But first let me share some other good news. Americans for Prosperity sent an update with some good news. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has stated that [...]

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The Sheriff Speaks: Helpful tips from Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet Watch Groups (Part 1) With the recent rash of home invasions and burglaries, are you worried about crime in your neighborhood? You are not alone. More than likely, your next door neighbor is probably as concerned as you are. Crime destroys neighborhoods and can shatter lives. Crime can also cause a climate of fear [...]

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County health departments to begin offering seasonal flu shots Wednesday

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Southwest Health District’s 14 county health departments will begin offering seasonal flu shots Wednesday, Sept. 2, roughly a month earlier than usual. Plus, the District has reduced the price to $20. “We are offering seasonal flu vaccine earlier than usual and cutting the cost to help encourage residents to get vaccinated as soon as [...]

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For the love of the game, these fans are READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet To be such big football fans that they rarely miss a Dougherty High Trojan practice, much less out-of-town games, you’d think that 51-year-old twins Clem and Tim Washington would have once played the sport they so dearly love. Not a chance. Their mother would have none of it. Was the Washingtons’ mother afraid her [...]

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Lawnscapes is Albany Chamber’s Busines of the Week

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Star Business of the Week is Lawnscapes. This Star Business of the Week presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Chamber of Commerce. Chamber staff, board members and ambassadors will present Mathew Parker a plaque. Rachelle Bitterman Director of Communications Albany Area [...]

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David Maschke, Charlie Peeler get gubernatorial appointments

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed David Maschke of Albany to the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and Charlie Peeler to the Judicial Nominating Commission. An architect, Maschke chairs the Dougherty County School Board. The Regional Commissions, formerly known as Regional Development Centers, are the official regional planning and development organizations for local governments and [...]

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