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Valdosta loses by 42; Civilization collapsing?

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The annual “Winnersville Classic” in Valdosta was won by Lowndes 57-15 this past weekend. More than four decades of sports coverage in south Georgia had not prepared me for this final score. This just doesn’t happen to a Valdosta High School team. But, there it was staring at me from the WALB High School [...]

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Child porn nets man, Age 71, for 14 years

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Seventy-one-year-old Franklin Eugene Gilmer of Leesburg has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison for possessing more than 5,000 images of child pornography on his home computers. Gilmer was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography. The sentence must be [...]

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Vicar of Baghdad to visit Georgia

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet The Rev. Canon Andrew White, the “Vicar of Baghdad,” will make a week-long series of appearances throughout Georgia beginning October 14. [See itinerary and biography below]. White, president of The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, is vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad and serves as the Anglican/Episcopalian/Lutheran chaplain [...]

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Recreation important to Leesburg

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet As I walk around Leesburg talking to people, I keep hearing about recreation and the need for more safe recreation opportunities in town. Not just organized sports, such as baseball, softball, and soccer, but solo exercise such as a walking loop or a safe place for kids to play on a playground without fear [...]

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Open Medicare to everyone

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet Imagine for a moment that once a month you needed to drive 100 miles to the city to take your 3-year-old daughter to see a medical specialist. There’s an excellent interstate connecting your town to the city. It’s six lanes wide, limited access, with smooth pavement. Government funds built it with your road taxes. [...]

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Preacher gets 11 years for Lee County bank heist

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet James Albert “Jim” Creason now is officially a recession criminal – a bank robber with an honorable past whose dirty deed appears to be directly attributable to the crippled economy. After pleading guilty to robbing Heritage Bank of the South in Leesburg, the 52-year-old former music minister at an Edison church and associate pastor [...]

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FSU fiasco could impact Bulldogs

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Bobby Bowden must be hearing the tic-tock. He just doesn’t realize it is not a clock, but a bomb about to change the face of college programs across the country. With yet another loss Saturday, the Seminole fans are moving out of their polite “let him retire on his own terms” mood, and into [...]

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Keeping kids safe online

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet This week’s question concerns child safety on the Internet. If you have children, especially pre-teens and teens that use your PC, this may be a concern. Sexual predation might be the scariest thing that a parent could imagine, but it’s much more likely that other hazards will trip up your child. Children are exposed [...]

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RSVP Ramp Volunteers Team Up With Lowe’s

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet SOWEGA Council on Aging’s volunteer group, RSVP Ramp, teamed up with Lowe’s last wek to build ramps for those in need around Albany. RSVP Ramp was started in 1999 and currently consists of 16 male Phoebe volunteers. The crew is a group of senior volunteers over the age of 55, who work together every [...]

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WILLSON HOSPICE HOUSE GOES GREEN

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is seeking Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Willson Hospice House, the 31,500 square foot project on 210 acres of land being developed at 320 Foundation Lane. This project will focus on a point system of “green initiatives” and Project Manager Robert Ward says being “green” could [...]

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