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More confesions of a Gator hater

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet Ah … hate mail from some Gators. Life is good. Apparently my column last week aggravated a few Florida fans. Below in italic are some excerpts of two love letters followed by my sincere response. I am writing in response to your disgraceful and disparaging column about Tim Tebow and The University of Florida. [...]

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The trials and triumphs of the chronically lazy

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Faith, News  /   Comments

Tweet All through my formative years my father and other authority figures railed quite mercilessly against what they called being lazy. According to them, laziness was about as close to the unpardonable sin as a human could possibly get without being burned by hell’s blaze. The lesson for me was, “With all thy getting, get [...]

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CELEBRATION OF INDIA

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Hundreds of people of Indian descent in Southwest Georgia converged on Albany recently to celebrate their native culture with music, dance and fashion.

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Albany dealership holds it in the road

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet In 1948, Albany saw the showroom doors of Albany Ford, Lincoln, Mercury open for the first time. Two of the community’s big names in business; Haley and Pritchett, were behind the post-World War II venture, and the new dealership was a sign of good days ahead. In 1951, Pritchett bought out and took over [...]

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Proctor-led APD arresting criminals indiscriminately

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Earlier this decade, a stunning number of Albany police officers were arrested on charges ranging from domestic violence to stealing a motorcycle victim’s wallet. Every month, it seemed, an APD officer’s jail mug shot was published. In nearly all of those cases, the officer lost his or her job. Then, the new Mayor Willie [...]

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Ox buying his honors

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet On Saturday, the Cobb County GOP and Cobb County GOP Women held some kind of veteran’s celebration. After the event, Ox put the following up on Twitter: Honor to sit at head table @ the Veterans Celebration hosted by the Cobb GOP & Cobb GOP Women in Marietta. There were true heroes present. What [...]

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Time’s up; Lott must go

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Although there have been no charges by any law enforcement agency against Albany City Manager Al Lott, there is certainly enough of a work history to date to clearly show that our City Manager has not performed his responsibilities effectively. People are fired all the time for simply doing a poor job, never having [...]

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Education: Lack of motivation endures in Albany

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Through being considered clever I have suffered much….. If you put new ideas before the eyes of fools They’ll think you foolish and worthless into the bargain; And if you are thought superior to those who have Some reputation for learning, you will become hated Euripides Medea  (Greek); 480-406 B.C. Motivation, or the lack [...]

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Ramp, equipment hot Lee topics

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Last week’s Lee County Commission meeting was dominated by the proposed boat ramp and discussion of four bids for heavy equipment purchases by the Public Works Department. Don Windham, a resident of the Canuga subdivision just across the road from the proposed boat ramp, spoke against building it, citing traffic, trash, safety, gangs, and [...]

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Running toward the ‘God-light’

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet “This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, [...]

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