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The Back Door: Homeless fed — and informed

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, News  /   Comments

Tweet A recent survey counted homeless citizens in Albany at about 1,200 souls this year, up from 100 souls counted last year. Behind the First Presbyterian Church at 220 N. Jackson Ave. downtown is a door painted with the words, “The Back Door.” Pastor Garrett Andrews said, “We live in a town with rampant homelessness. [...]

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State agency helping Citizens in rural areas

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Business, News  /   Comments

Tweet USDA Rural Development in Georgia has been very busy and working very hard for our rural communities throughout the state. As the new state director, I am very proud of the employees who have been doing that work. I wanted to recognize them and say “thank you” for a job very well done. I [...]

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Chris Pike is already making sense

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Reference Photo of Chris Pike. We’ve had a wait-and-see (or, more bluntly, we’ll-believe-it-when-we-see-it) attitude about Ward 3 Albany City Commissioner-elect Christopher-elect. Pardon us if we don’t trust anything a politician says – even if he or she means every word of it during campaign time. I mean, we’ve been burned, what, 90 percent of [...]

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Palmyra bariatric center recognized for ‘excellence’

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Business, News  /   Comments

Tweet Patients Kim Barber (from left) and Kendra Wilson chat with Amy Grasman, the Bariatric Institute of Southwest Georgia’s director, on Tuesday at Palmyra Medical Center. The institute has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Baiatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery of Excellence. (Photos by Kevin Hogencamp.) Palmyra Medical Center announced Tuesday that the Bariatric [...]

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Digital Bookmobile National Tour stops in Albany

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Tweet Learn how to download free audiobooks for iPod® and more from the Dougherty County Public Library What: Digital Bookmobile National Tour Where: Dougherty Northwest Library, 2507 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707 When: Friday, November 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Learn how to download audiobooks for iPod®, iPhone®, Zune®, and other devices. – [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet George D. Bagley The funeral services for George D. Bagley, 54, of 112 Fox Chase Court, Leesburg, who died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at his residence, was conducted Monday at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Finbarr Stanton officiated. Interment followed in the Bagley family cemetery in Nicholls, Ga. A native of Fort Dix, N.J., [...]

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Jenni Bode paints Family tree Mural for Phoebe

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet For three-year-old Gracyn Cannon, the expansion of the family tree is far more than needed extra space and functional new classrooms. Now the place where Gracyn spends her day transports her to a place where imagination takes over. “I feel like I can jump into fairytale land,” said Gracyn, the daughter of Jay and [...]

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Prep football recap: Week 12 in review

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet And then there was one. Only one metro Albany team is still playing football going into the third week of November, and that’s the Deerfield-Windsor Knights. D-W (11-2) won its 10th straight game Friday, defeating First Presbyterian Day (Macon), 35-21, in quarterfinal round GISA Class AAA playoff action at Webb Stadium. The Knights are [...]

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Semi showdown: Deerfield vs. Pinecrest

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet The Deerfield-Windsor Knights will face the Pinecrest Paladins on Friday in the semifinals of the AAA GISA playoffs at Webb Memorial Stadium. The defending state champions need one more win to return to the finals on Nov. 27. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. After avenging an early season loss to First Presbyterian last week, [...]

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Police impersonator may be operating here

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet “Police officer. You’re under arrest. Get down on the ground. Police officer,” the man yelled as he shoved his hand into his coat pocket as though to show he was armed. His other hand held a cell phone and he appeared to be talking into it as he ran along just behind the passing [...]

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