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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet I DON’T KNOW WHAT the City would do with lottery winnings but I do think “buying” a seat on any board is a little suspect. Having it come from WG&L may make some folks think it isn’t taxpayer money, but it is. Second, if the EDC board thought WG&L should have a seat why [...]

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Bump in the road Citizens call to slow traffic spurs officials and others

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet The residents along Lullwater Road in northwest Albany took a traffic concern of theirs through channels and have accomplished something that, according to city officials, has never been done in Albany. Speed humps are now in place despite the city administration’s reluctance to put them there. Indeed, Lake Park Neighborhood Watch may have started [...]

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City has strong fire, public works leaders

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet When he was hired in 2005, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott was unofficially directed to clean house in some departments – the Civic Center, finance and human resources departments, in particular – and to leave well enough alone in other cases. By most accounts, two departments that didn’t need tampering with from a leadership [...]

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A CUT FROM ABOVE Pastor lowering ears once again

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet I’m first and foremost a pastor. I like to tell people that the 40 hours I work here is my part time job.” Never one to shy away from hard work, Bob Prince began his dual career as a preacher and a barber when he was only 16 years old. And while the price [...]

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Free insurance help for seniors

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I know that there are a lot of seniors that are confused about their Medicare Plan D program in which they are currently enrolled and they are wondering if they should change to another plan. The period when a senior can make a change for the year 2010 is Nov. 15-Dec. 31. A change [...]

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Editorial: Too many heads in sand

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  News, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet We, as a community, may well be screwed. It’s true. You see, we’ve got some serious problems in this town, and I’m curious about whether or not our supposed leaders understand them enough to actually do anything. And I wouldn’t be upset if these “leaders” were saying things like “hey, we’re just going to [...]

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City County Consolidation needs to be voted on

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Consolidation. Hands down, one of the touchiest subjects to hit Dougherty County in recent memory. It’s not even the first time it’s been broached in the county, having been debated decades ago. But now, things are steaming forward at a quicker rate than ages past and frankly, that’s a good thing. Now, the county [...]

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A devilish tongue

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet We use our tongues to praise our Lord and Father, but then we curse people, whom God made like himself. Praises and curses come from the same mouth! My brothers and sisters, this should not happen. – James 3:9-10 (NCV) How do you praise God with your tongue? How have you cursed other people [...]

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Deerfield: Area’s last man standing

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Metro Albany’s last team standing not only will play for a shot at history the night after Thanksgiving, but also end the season with the same team that started it. Deerfield-Windsor earned the right to play for back-to-back GISA Class AAA state championships with a 39-25 win over Pinecrest in state semifinal action at [...]

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Local stimulus jobs: Real or fiction?

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet With almost $50 million of taxpayer stimulus money reported by recovery.gov going to Dougherty County, did we really create 40.4 jobs? Or, as the media portrays, are the numbers in doubt. With just a brief preview of the data, the numbers are in doubt. Darton College, with four temporary federal work study jobs reported, [...]

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