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Daytime 3-1-1 phone number: What’s the point?

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

By definition, dialing 3-1-1 should allow citizens to obtain important non-emergency services quickly and effectively. Some examples of 3-1-1 calls, as opposed to emergency 9-1-1 calls, are: potholes, noise complaints, debris in roadway, dead animal removal, and reporting non-working streetlamps.

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Albany’s Queen of Waffles

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet “It was then and there that I realized I could fulfill my dream of helping people right here behind the Waffle House counter.” “If you don’t like people and you’re too proud to apologize you had better find a new job!” Editor’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from INC, The Associate Experience [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Peggy Sue Hatcher Peggy Sue Hatcher, 73, of 801 Community Ave, Albany, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Centers after a lengthy illness. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at Andersonville National Cemetery with Rev. officiating. A native of Piedmont, Ala., Mrs. Hatcher resided in Albany for the past 32 years after [...]

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Geek Speak: Fix my shortcuts!

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet This week’s question comes from one of my clients in Paradise (Emerald Coast of Florida). She wants to know why, all of a sudden, some of her desktop shortcut icons don’t look like they used to and worse, don’t open with the correct program like they used to. For example, a shortcut to one [...]

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Terry Hart gets backing for Ward 5 commission seat: A ‘kiss of death’?

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County Taxpayers Association has officially thrown its lot behind former railroad executive Terry Hart in his bid for the Ward 5 Albany City Commission seat currently held by Bob Langstaff. Thursday night, the DCTPA made it official, though it was already a foregone conclusion that they would. Bob Langstaff is one seat [...]

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A public challenge to Roy Barnes

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Earlier this week, Roy Barnes stated, “I’m fed up with both the Democrats and the Republicans. I’d be a Bull Moose or a Whig if they still had a party.” Now, David Poythress took exception to this, saying in an e-mail, “So, in addition to Roy Barnes dissing the Democratic Party, he says he [...]

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Mr. Wrestling II grappling with politics in Plain

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet One of Plains, Ga.’s 650 or so residents claims to be the famed, masked Mr. Wrestling II of grappling lore. Well, sort of. John Walker, a fourth-grade teacher and Lions Club president who is seeking a seat on the Plains City Council, says he regularly donned a mask in the ring for pay from [...]

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CITY PROBE: Closer To Getting the truth?

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet NOW THAT GREG EDWARDS, the Dougherty Judicial Circuit district attorney, has his hands on the long-awaited Georgia Bureau of Investigation report into the downtown manager’s office, what’s next? When will the public get to see what’s in it? There’s no telling. “I literally just got the report a few minutes ago,” Edwards said Tuesday. [...]

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PALMYRA EMPHASIZNG PASTORAL CARE

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Business, Health  /   Comments

Tweet PALMYRA MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCED last week that it has implemented a pastoral care program for patients and their families. Palmyra also announced that Donald Chapman will be the lead contact for this program at the facility. “Pastoral Care is such an important part of the healing process associated with Healthcare,” said Mark Rader, Palmyra [...]

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How is it heartless?

By   /  September 29, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Letting people keep more of their money is one of the best stimulus plans available. People will spend money in the natural course of their lives, and it will build up demand for products naturally. It’s not an artificial stimulus like sending out thousands of dollars to each taxpayer. While that might increase demand temporarily, it doesn’t do anything long term. More money in my wallet every single time? That’s a whole different ball game.

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