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Historic 1600 Acre Souter Plantation to Sell at Auction

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet ALBANY, GA – On December 12, 2009, for the first time in over 150 years, 1,600 acres of the historic Souter Plantation in Macon County, Ga. Will be offered at auction by J. Durham & Associates Inc. of Albany. This auction offers the bidder a once in a lifetime chance at owning a piece [...]

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ASU Football: McKenna MVP, 8 Rams named to All-SIAC team

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Tweet Albany State University quarterback A.J. McKenna has been named the SIAC’s most valuable player and offensive player of the year. McKenna is one of four Golden Rams named to the 2009 All-SIAC football team. Also named to the first team are running back Demetrice Johnson, offensive lineman Joseph Ephrem and defensive back Mario Fuller. [...]

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DWS Chorus sings for Kiwanis of Dougherty County

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Tweet The joyous musical sounds of Christmas reverberated throughout the meeting room of the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County November 30 as the talented Deerfield-Windsor School Chorus performed several holiday favorites for the club’s luncheon gathering. Led by Diane Giddens and Lindsey Stewart, the performance was highlighted by both group numbers and solo vocals to [...]

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Pure hearts and a good night’s sleep

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet Create in me a pure heart, God, and make my spirit right again. – Psalm 51:10 (NCV) What is a pure heart like? Do you have a pure heart? How can you receive a pure heart? Why does the psalm writer need to ask God to make his “spirit right again”? Do you ever [...]

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Jingle Bell Jog

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Tweet One of Albany’s most popular and scenic footraces, the Jingle Bell Jog, is this Saturday. Funds raised from the event help provide specialized euipment and programs to help pediatric patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Claire Thompson was only 3 lbs and 5 ounces when she was born at Phoebe. She was 32 weeks [...]

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Dec 3, 2009, Church Briefs

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Tweet Friday, Dec. 4 The Centrakids Choir of Central Baptist Church, 1618 W. Third Ave. (at Dawson Road) will present “The Best Christmas Present Ever” at 6 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. A benefit sing for Kenny Chambliss with special guest Southern Majesty will be held at 7 p.m. at [...]

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First aid as a graduation requirement?

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton, News  /   Comments

Tweet Should certification in basic first aid be required of all high school graduates? State Senator Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) thinks so, and under her SB 298 pre-file, it would happen as soon as 2014. Along with making it a graduation requirement in 2014, SB 298 would require all health classes in eighth grade and above [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Helen Louise Murphy Bailey The funeral service of Helen Louise Murphy Bailey, 76, of Albany, who died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Palmyra Nursing Home, was conducted Friday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Wesley Kaylor officiated. A native of Mingo County., W.V., Mrs. Bailey resided in Albany since 1973, moving from West Virginia. She [...]

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Gridiron season comes to an end

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Tweet Another high school football season has ended in metro Albany. But it was a season that closed in heartbreaking fashion for one local team. Last week, the Deerfield-Windsor Knights tried to become the first local squad to win back-to-back state championships. But the George Walton Bulldogs of Monroe brought a potential celebration to a [...]

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As the football world passes by our city

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Tweet As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind- – Emily Dickinson/ Poem 1129 Watching over decades of football wars and school crises has taught me important lessons in life. If you are satisfied with your position then you are already dead and if [...]

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