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Football: Late September is upon us

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet You can tell it is late September. The temperature falls below 80 at night, humidity is down around 70 percent, and the Florida lizards are finished playing high school teams and looking beatable once they hit the field with another big-boy team. In the off season, Utah tried to buy an early spot on [...]

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High school football recap — Week 4 in review

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Four weeks of the high school football regular season are in the books, and it has already brought one rare sight, at least to fans in Albany/Dougherty County. Three of the county’s four public school teams find themselves sitting in a three-way tie for first place after only one week of region play. One [...]

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Consolidation? Yes!

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet About a decade or more ago I addressed the City and County Commissions here in Albany and suggested to them that it made eminent good sense to consolidate governments. Of course, they listened to me, and that is why we now have a combined city-county government that has saved local taxpayers hundreds of thousands [...]

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‘Lion King’ star’s Little brother gets ‘Snow White’ gig

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: Albany residents Laketa and Al Smith relocated to New York City last year to enable their then 9-year-old daughter, Cypress, to perform as “Nala” in Broadway’s “The Lion King.” Here is an update on the family’s show-business journey from Laketa Smith. What a ride! It’s been a while since our family has [...]

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By   /  September 23, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet PROJECT SUCCESS Albany State University Project Success students and mentors were introduced at a ceremony last week in the President’s Dining Hall. The project involves 30 of the Center for the African-American Male’s sophomores and juniors with 3.0 or higher grade point overages. Its goal is to reach to to students on the path [...]

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Kudos from our Readers about ASU Homecoming Section

By   /  September 22, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Kudos, especially for Homecoming section It was with delight that read The Albany Journal for the first time in many years last week while visiting Albany. I was especially pleased with your Albany State University Homecoming section. It is clear from reading your newspaper that The Albany Journal makes an extra effort to cover [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  September 22, 2009  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Sept. 25, 2009 Blessed will perform at 7:30 p.m. Cross Cultural Musique in downtown Leesburg at The Lee County Jamboree. For information or to schedule a night for your church or group to sign, call Keith Hood at (229) 376-3293. Sept. 27, 2009 Master organist Jonathan Durkovic will perform at 3 p.m. at Porterfield [...]

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The Albany Journal Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

By   /  September 20, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Tommy: what time is it? Terry: its time to twist and shout like we did last summer # 13 hours after kickoff the party is over # They are playing one more song. Really, for those of you that don't follow bo's band, it is "one more song" # I am gettin sleepy and [...]

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Darton receives funding for retrofit projects to save on utility costs

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

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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