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THE ARCTIC BEAR IS BACK, STEP BY STEP

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Artist Jean Weiner says early feedback indicates that her recently completed watercolor celebrating Albany’s historic-but-defunct diner at Oglethorpe and Slappey boulevards is going to be a hot commodity. “Keep in mind,” she says, describing her artwork’s progression, that “whites are actually the white of paper (and) light colors are applied first and darks are [...]

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Geek Speak: Top Five Web Freebies

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Geek Speak, News  /   Comments

Tweet This week’s column is one that I plan to make an annual affair. It’s my five favorite freebies. To qualify, I have chosen only programs that are truly free and readily down-loadable and those that I use every day. There are other freeware programs that I highly recommend, but maybe they only get occasional [...]

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Outlook: ADICA board must resign.

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Last week, the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority board of directors agreed the Dollar Square store must leave from downtown Albany, yet they refuse to leave the board themselves as negligent board members. They have completely lost the trust of the public, and continue to eliminate any chance for improvements. No future actions by the [...]

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Battle Color Detachment to kick off toy drive

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment will perform on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., at the Albany Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Battle Color Ceremony will serve as the kickoff for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program [...]

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Without Paula Deen, GraceWay needs us to step to plate

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet The heartfelt and touching feedback received by the GraceWay Recovery Residence’s staff members, who are on the front lines witnessing the consequences of substance abuse and addition, is nearly enough to keep the place going – even during touch financial times. But not quite. And now more than ever, GraceWay needs the Albany community [...]

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High school football recap — Week 2 in review

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet After two weeks of regular season action, the Monroe Tornadoes have yet to give up any points to their opponents, and the also have shutouts in the non-region games they’ve played over the last two years. The Tornadoes extended the latter streak to five games last Thursday as they routed the Terrell County Green [...]

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Pastor Jenkins: The battle of the mind

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Rev. Jenkins  /   Comments

Tweet The mind is the main battlefield. It gets bombarded with all kinds of questions, thoughts, problem solving, and other things. The mind hardly ever gets a break from being challenged to make things happen. First, questions of the mind are very difficult to answer at times. The who, what, when, where, and even how; [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Today Agape Christian Worship Center, 3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, begins hosting Financial Peace University, the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey. This life-changing program experience families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Contact Sasha Simmons at (301) 358-2964 or [...]

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Leaving Albany: Many have calendars marked

By   /  September 9, 2009  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet There’s a new group of folks here, but not for long. I’m calling them the “Albany Timeliners”. These are people that have made Albany home for years, some living here all their lives, but are now marking a date on the calendar when they will leave, if things do not improve. Some are going [...]

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