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I quit smoking and so can you

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I am sure that there are a lot of people reading this article that would like to quit smoking but have been unsuccessful. We know that it is something that we should do not only for our own personal health but for the health of others. Yes, quitting isn’t just important for YOU! If [...]

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CRIME Alert: Use extra caution during holidays

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Celebrating the holidays, we tend to let our guard down and become relaxed; however, scam artists, identity theft, bank and credit card fraud, motor vehicle theft, and burglaries do not take a holiday in our community.

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Leesburg needs openness, professionalism

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet On Nov. 3, the citizens of the City of Leesburg will have a choice between two competing visions. My vision takes the best of the old ways and implements them using fresh, new methods to achieve the best combination of both old and new. One great thing about the old days was that people [...]

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Cleanup for PCs

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet In the past several months I’ve written some columns dealing with removal of various malwares from your PCs, but I also I get questions about how to physically clean the hardware parts of a PC system, especially the monitor. So this week’s column addresses the physical cleaning of your PC. Let’s start with the [...]

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Sanford Bishop contributions noteworthy

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Candidate Mike Keown for incumbent Rep. Sanford Bishop’s seat reported that in his first six weeks of his campaign, donations received totaled more than $105,000, with 96 percent coming from individuals within Georgia’s Second Congressional District. Bishop had donations of $106,000 for the first half of the year with less than 1 percent coming from individuals in his district and expenditures of $207,000. He did a little better in the third quarter with donations of $169,000, and $31.600 or 18 percent coming from individuals in the district.

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Extend the tax credit

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet With all the nonsense going on in government in Albany, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., it’s easy to overlook government gone good. One such example is the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit – a true economic stimulus if there ever was one. Because the tax credit in place, consumers are returning to the market, the inventory [...]

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Focus on jobs, schools, openness – not downtown

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet So, two more Albany downtown businesses – Two Scoops Gelato and Al’s Super Subs – are packing up. Since City Manager Alfred Lott took control of downtown redevelopment at his insistence two years ago (so that someone could be accountable, he said), a virtual ghost town continues to emerge in Albany’s inner city. Meanwhile, [...]

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I dedicate this ice cream sundae to thee

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Sitting in a small café in Manila, Philippines, a thought invaded the corridors of my mind with such terrific force I had to pay attention to it. Thoughts are usually a welcomed visitor to my mind even though they are few and far between. I take what I can get when I can get [...]

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Monthly: Mission October

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Mission:Change truly believes we can “Change The World From Your Backyard” and with our volunteers we put that statement into action. On a cold fall morning we descended once again on the park in central Albany at Davis Street and First Avenue. We chose to spend those few hours Saturday investing in the lives [...]

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