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Restoring Our Story; Thronateeska’s Newest Addition Reveals Our Past

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Thronateeska Heritage Center has a new addition. It’s not a new display or artifact, it’s a person — Cathy Flohre — and she is embarking on a complex and detailed exploration into Albany’s past. Flohre recently joined the Thronateeska staff as archivist collections manager, and she is already busy at work, classifying and organizing [...]

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Downtown’s Riddle: Albany Convention and Vistors Bureau

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Who has been working in Downtown Albany now for years, is well respected, honest, hard-working, and non-controversial? If you’ve spent any time at all dealing with the issues of downtown and tourism development here, you know the answer. She is Lisa Riddle, Director of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB is a [...]

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Outlook: Sanford Bishop out of touch with his constituents

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-2-Ga) held his final town hall meeting on healthcare reform Thursday at Albany State University. I attended the meeting to hear what our congressman had to say about the bills. Congressman Bishop said that he had not made up his mind yet about the various bills floating around Washington because they [...]

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Labor Day: Thank you, American workers

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Labor Day has become a somewhat misunderstood and underappreciated holiday. More often than not workers work on Labor Day while the bosses picnic, golf and go boating to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. In the desperate struggle to find a way out of the economic chaos the [...]

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Thronateeska: A great destination

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet In a time when we are reporting problems associated with Albany’s downtown area, we want to tip our hat to an organization that’s producing good news. Attendance at the recently expanded Thronateeska Heritage Center is up dramatically. Thronateeska and the Wetherbee Planetarium underwent a nearly $4 million expansion and renovation from July through November [...]

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Geek Speak: Google Calendar

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet If you ever have trouble remembering things or events, appointments; this week’s column is for you. An efficient and easy to use calendar might just be a way to keep yourself on track without all those post-it notes and scribbles on your desktop. If we can find all this for free, even better! There [...]

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Albany Outlook: Health Care Meeting: Democracy in Action

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet I went to a town hall meeting last Thursday — and democracy broke out. I fully expected to see members of the lunatic fringe attempting to shout down our congressman or monopolize the microphones. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to note that our local law enforcement was out in force and, while being studiously [...]

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Our Perspective: Albany City Commision Candidates need to commit to end public corruption

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet cor·rup·tion [kuh-ruhp-shuhn] – noun 1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt. 2. moral perversion; depravity. 3. perversion of integrity. 4. corrupt or dishonest proceedings. This fall’s Albany City Commission races aren’t any more critical than any other, really; indeed, every local election is and has been important to a community’s success [...]

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Colette Roberts Jenkins: Bringing mind, body and spirit together – to conquer

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Lon McNeil, News  /   Comments

Tweet When she was 29, Colette Roberts Jenkins was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Lying in bed, unable to walk or even feel her feet, she realized that she had taken some of the simple pleasures in life for granted. “Such as the feel of carpet on the bottom of my feet,” said Jenkins. “My prayer [...]

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Albany, Georgia Church Briefs: week beginning August 28, 2009

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Faith  /   Comments

Gold City, Mandy Harrell and The Harper Trio will perform at Liberty Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Tickets (children under 10 get in free) are available at Medicine Man Corner, 2416 Dawson Road; Family Christian Store, 1422 W. Broad Ave.; Lifeway Christian Store, 1218 N. Westover Blvd.; Elements Coffee Co.,

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