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No room for acumen with school’s under zero tolerance

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Bill Waller, News  /   Comments

Tweet By now, most have heard the story of little Zachary Christie, the 6-year-old boy that brought a camping cutlery tool to school. The tool had a spoon, fork, knife, and bottle opener. He had used the tool to eat at home, and decided that it would be a great idea to bring to school [...]

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Phoebe Volunteers of the Year: Edith Oliver and Bob Kane

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Since the current Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital volunteer program began in 1983, Phoebe volunteers have dedicated more than one million hours to making a difference in the day-to-day operation of the hospital. This year, a crowd of nearly 180 volunteers gathered at First United Methodist Church to celebrate the more than 54,000 hours they [...]

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How to really spruce Albany Georgia up

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Several local paint suppliers have teamed up with Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful and Albany Mayor Willie Adams to make November “Spruce up Albany” month. The paint stores will offer discounts, and the Herald article about it says “The overall purpose of the program is for those living in the Good Life City to feel better [...]

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Should churches pay taxes?

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Doug Rea, the pastor at Connections Albany, is one of the most genuine men I’ve ever met, in any walk of life – much less as a Christian and pastor. Considering the company I’ve kept over the years, that is truly one of the highest compliments I can give a person, and I mean [...]

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Football Game of the Week

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Westover Patriots 2009 Game Results Aug 28 Lee County (1-AAAA) Won 34-13 Sep 05 Crawford County (5-AA) Won 29-6 Sep 11 Mitchell County (1-AA) Lost 7-18 Sep 18 Perry (1-AAA)* Won 14-9 Sep 26 Crisp County (1-AAA)* Lost 10-20 Oct 03 Dougherty (1-AAA)* Lost 8-32 Oct 16 Peach County (1-AAA)* Lost 6-42 Monroe Tornado [...]

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City parks golf carts

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet It’s a no-go for golf carts: Albany city commissioners Bob Langstaff and Roger Marietta lost their bid Tuesday to try to allow the quiet and nifty energy-serving vehicles to be driven on public streets in the community’s neighborhoods. Marietta, who represents Lake Park and other areas in Ward 4, said he’s disappointed that the [...]

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