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The biggest fan: DWS William Rose

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet Fan may not be a big enough word to describe William Rose. Teammate might be a better fit. For the last three seasons he has run onto the football field with the team, endured long bus rides and stormed the sidelines yelling encouraging words to the Deerfield-Windsor School Knights As he roams the sidelines [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  November 25, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Gene Bowman Gene Bowman, 78, of Albany, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Centers. Graveside funeral services were held Friday at Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Gordon Rouse officiated. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements. A native of McGraws, W.V., Mr. Bowman resided in Albany since 1964, moving from West Virginia. He was employed [...]

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DWS one team on dream

By   /  November 25, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet As the world’s worst photographer, I have to admit, I got lucky with the shot just above this column. I snapped it as the defending state champion Deerfield-Windsor Knights were running onto the field for their first contest of the 2009 season. Take a good look at this photo and you will understand what [...]

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Make Christmas brighter for our mental patients

By   /  November 25, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia’s seven regional mental health and mental retardation hospitals. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact or support from friends or family. Fifty-one years ago the Georgia Municipal association and [...]

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DWS Knights: Outside the box

By   /  November 25, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Box? What box? As the Deerfield-Windsor School Knights prepared for their semifinal championship game against the Pinecrest Paladins, Bobby Joiner (thank you) came in and delivered the pre-game devotion. And what a devotion it was. Bobby discussed and shared scripture relating to being able to play “outside the box.” One needs to be able [...]

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More H1N1 children’s vaccine available

By   /  November 24, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Around 1,700 more doses of H1N1 nasal spray are available in time for children who need a second dose of vaccine to achieve full immunity, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “The approximately 1,730 children aged 2 through 9 in our 14-county Health District who have gotten their first dose of [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  November 24, 2009  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 The Legends of Gospel Music, Ron Blackwood and The Blackwood Brothers, The Chuck Wagon Gang and The Florida Boys will perform beginning at 7 at Randolph-Southern in Shellman. General admission tickets are $15; children under 12 are admitted free with paid ticket holders. Send check or money order by Nov. [...]

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Girls Inc. awarded

By   /  November 24, 2009  /  KK Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet Girls Inc. members (left to right) Destiny Holmes, Destiny Davis and Jada Cowart work to build their robot – Electra Girl – in preparation for the national Robotics Challenge next month. Girls Inc. Albany gained national recognition this week when it was named Affiliate of the Year for the second year in a row. [...]

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Mayor’s motorcade deadline is Dec. 9, 2009

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

Tweet For 51 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s regional mental health and mental retardation hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. The program, begun in 1958 by the Georgia Municipal Association in cooperation with then Governor Ernest Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city [...]

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Government already taking over medicine

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Don’t wear a pink ribbon during breast cancer awareness month next October, Congressman Bishop. You didn’t just vote for a government takeover of medicine, you celebrated it with parties at your district offices. Less than one week later, we see what life will be like under your plan. An Obama administration task force just [...]

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