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Football: UGA abused? To the contrary.

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet The eight month death march to August begins. Sure we have a few bowl games, state playoffs and an outside shot of getting the Falcons to the postseason, but August represents new hope for the local high school programs and the Bulldogs. In the meantime, we will have to find something to distract us. [...]

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With ‘One Heart’, volunteers host Thanksgiving dinner

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Community, News  /   Comments

Tweet Louis King (left) and Chester Smith share a laugh during the annual One Heart Thanksgiving celebration in downtown Albany. More than 500 people, mostly homeless, were served by Christian motorcylists and other volunteers. Doctors and working people and low-income families with children and homeless individuals ate dinner together this Thanksgiving — an event not [...]

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Dec 5, 2009, Block Party at Henderson Community Center

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The public is invited to the “Hands on the Community” Block Party sponsored by Stand Up Again Inc. and the Albany Parks and Recreation Department. The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at Henderson Community Center, 701 Willard St. Holiday food boxes, complete with a turkey, will be [...]

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet I ENJOY ARENA FOOTBALL and am glad it is returning – providing it is not a “ward of the taxpayer”. Have any of you heard of government coming up with “good deals” lately? Have you seen details of the contract? Remember Buie’s contracts? Now, I am not saying there is anything wrong with the [...]

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Shakers and movers of the bell

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet “Stand near the kettle. Keep the bell ringing. Greet people. Smile. Don’t eat on the job. No. Not even a candy bar. No radio. Don’t smoke at the kettle. Don’t ask shoppers for donations.” The rules are the same for every bell ringer. I like to say I have steady work. I work for [...]

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Red Kettle campaign under way in Albany

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet A Salvation Army bell-ringer who identified herself Sharon Works last week outside Winn-Dixie on Sylvester Road in Albany The Salvation Army has begun its 2009 Red Kettle Campaign to ask the community for donations in the Albany area. The campaign is a traditional part of the Christmas season, and people know the Salvation Army [...]

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What I owe Jews: A Christmas story

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Much Madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Much Sense-the starkest Madness- ‘Tis the Majority In this, as All prevail- Assent – and you are sane- Demur-you’re straightway dangerous- And handled with a Chain- Emily Dickenson/Poem 435 The holiday for Christians is fast upon us. The celebration of our Savior’s birth comes December [...]

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