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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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Albany Georgia Government: Sign task farce?

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Last year, Albany’s then-new planning director put together a group of government officials and community members, called it a task force, and – using the services of a high-priced consultant – put together a new sign code. The new code, declared Planning and Development Services Director Howard Brown, was essentially the old code written [...]

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Clinical trial participation increases at Phoebe Putney Hospital

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has seen an increase in clinical trials since Medical Tower II opened in February. The new tower houses the Phillip L. Roberts, M.D., Cancer Pavilion, which features Phoebe’s expanded hematology and medical oncology services. “The new space has allowed us to handle more cases, house more clinical researchers and educators, [...]

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Crossing the finish line together – Sabrina’s story: A family battling disease through love, faith and gratitude

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Deep in the long listing of the RiverFront Run finishing times in the Sports section in today’s newspaper is a seemingly innocuous result: 167 Sabrina Powell 41:26 46 Female A 167th-place finish in Albany’s biggest 5-kilometer race doesn’t warrant a huge headline, especially in the Sports section. But a few hours after she and [...]

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Business: STEAK IS AT STAKE

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell go for three. Why not? First there was Harvest Moon downtown, then the Moon moved to Dawson Road, and soon after, right around the corner, came The Catch. Now local restaurateurs Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell have their eyes and the region’s stomachs set on a third eatery. They’ve [...]

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