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Pork Skins: A Sylvester success story in the making

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Business, Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet Twenty years ago, Johnny Nether got in trouble bootlegging some pork skins at a pool hall where he hung out. He was trying to make a few bucks and accidently founded a business that turned into something he never imagined — that of pork skins cooked a big vat of grease. They might not [...]

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Free Speech, Albany Style

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Here comes Gucci Mane to the Civic Center, exercising his right of free speech. Stand up and exercise yours, by saying you don’t believe a taxpayer supported facility should be offering what you believe to be offensive and harmful messages, and prepare to be verbally assaulted by many. You will be called names and [...]

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Golden Rams’ first 2009 home football game to honor ASU founder

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Saturday’s football game against Kentucky State is not only the first home game of the season for the Albany State University Golden Rams, but the first Joseph Winthrop Holley Classic game, so named after the niversity’s founder. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7 p.m. A series of events are planned for earlier [...]

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“Renewed”, a new book by Albany Georgia Rabbi

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet In his new book, an Albany rabbi assesses the transformations that have shaped contemporary American Judaism. For a very long time, discussions of the future of American Judaism have taken place in an atmosphere of pessimism and recrimination. Since the 1960s, the familiar story goes, Jewish religious institutions have allowed the majority of Jews [...]

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Pastor Jenkins: Committing Early

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Rev. Jenkins  /   Comments

Tweet There are a lot of things that we learn in life as we get older. We learn how to treat people, treat ourselves, and other things. The most important thing we need to do is to give our life to Christ and learn to live for Him early. Have you ever said, “If I [...]

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Jammin’ by the river

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet It seems that every riverside community of any size, and even some tiny ones, has one: a multi-day, artsy sleepover festival for musicians and their fans. But not Albany. Until now. The Cool River Jam on Sept. 11-13 changes all of that. Eleven local bands will be showcased over three days on the banks [...]

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Rev. Garrett Andrew: When stress melts away

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 (NRSV) What do you worry about? Have you tried giving [...]

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Field of Flags returns to the Albany Mall

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet For the seventh year, the Exchange Club of Southwest Georgia in Albany is is erecting 1,000 American flags in the field on the west side of the Albany Mall as a memorial for 9/11 and to honor veterans, current military servicemen and all first responders. The flags, about 3 feet by 5 feet, fly [...]

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WhatCha Say, Albany ? September 3, 2009

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet SOME PEOPLE CONFUSE TELLING unflattering truths with mudslinging. To me mudslinging is telling half-truths or just out and out lies about a candidate or politician. In my opinion, telling an unflattering truth is a whole different ball of wax. If telling unflattering truths turn campaigns negative, so be it! I know this is a [...]

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Geek Speak: the new Microsoft 7 – 10 thumbs up!

By   /  September 3, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet I have put off answering questions about the next new and improved Windows Operating System until the beta product has been in testing for many months and the retail launch is just a few weeks away, so here goes. After reading reviews about Windows 7 from some of my most respected gurus over the [...]

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