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Darton receives funding for retrofit projects to save on utility costs

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Tweet Darton College has been approved to receive funding through the State Facilities Retrofit Program for three energy conservation projects totaling $494,526. The projects at Darton include replacing all existing T-12 fixtures to T-8 electronic ballast fixtures campus wide, replacing existing high bay lights in the Physical Education Building with energy efficient T-5 fixtures, and [...]

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Prep game of the week: Monroe at Crisp

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet At 3-0 on the season, Monroe rides into this week’s contest against Crisp County with something to prove. Last season, the Golden Tornado had an identical record when the faced the Cougars. A tough 14-12 loss in a very physical contest took the wind out of the storm, and Monroe finished the season with [...]

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Southwest Health District launches toll-free Flu Hotline in English and Spanish

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet For Southwest Georgia residents, access to up-to-date information on Pandemic H1N1 Influenza, also known as Swine Flu, is only a phone call away – and the call is toll-free. “By calling 1-800-829-2255, you will get current and credible information about influenza,” said Southwest Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Information ranges from symptoms of [...]

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OUTLOOK: Transportation planning requires input, expertise

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet There’s been a lot of action on the transportation front in our community lately, particularly as it pertains to repairing or reconstructing the dilapidated Broad Avenue bridge across the Flint River. And much of what has taken place during public meetings has been very encouraging, especially the newfound reality that at least some state [...]

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Outlook: ASU Homecoming One Dream, One Family, One Love

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Some will say, “One Dream, One Family, One Love – haven’t I heard this before?” Others will ask, “Why the repeat?” But who will ask the most important question of them all, “Albany State University – how do they do it?” How does a school founded 106 years ago by a man from Rhode [...]

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet ARTHUR WILLIAMS is just as qualified as any commissioner presently serving and he’s good entertainment to boot! JUST HEARD ON THE news that Obama is appointing a Manufacturing Czar. So, it appears Albany’s problems will soon be over! GET HIS PHONE NUMBER and give it to the mayor so we can jump on the [...]

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Geek Speak: Hoax or real threat? Debunking computer threats.

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  Geek Speak, News  /   Comments

Tweet How can you spot a hoax from a real threat when you receive an email from a trusted friend? Worse yet how can you protect yourself from what appears to be a safe site or link when it actually is compromised? Turns out it’s easier to debunk a hoax than it is to keep [...]

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Sizing up the Dawgs … and Andrew’s TD

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet As a Bulldog fan I have faced a harsh realization. What we need are higher expectations. This new attitude hit me last week when I was at a gas station in Eufaula, Ala. While filling my tank, an old dirty white Ford truck pulled up at the next pump. A woman got out to [...]

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Letter to Editor: AMANDA CASEY writes, Cancer Ties symbolizes our community’s strengths

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Tweet On Friday, September 11, 2009, Carrie Council and I attended an Emerge Albany luncheon at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. William Hancock, our speaker, asked each member of the group to write down, on an index card, one positive thing about living in Albany. For an hour, I thought about what I wanted [...]

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Coming home to ASU: It’s more than a reunion

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet It’s legitimate to conclude that Albany State University invented homecoming. But it didn’t. Several colleges, including the University of Missouri, lay claim to starting the tradition that has come to be one of southwest Georgia’s signature annual events. But, boy, does ASU get homecoming right. Lisa Riddle, director of the Albany Convention and Visitors [...]

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