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Oh, Buie! NEW REVELATIONS OF CITY HALL CHICANERY SURFACE FROM DON BUIE’S ESTRANGED WIFE

By   /  December 17, 2009  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet When Shanon questioned Don about the deposits, Don told Shanon that it was a mistake, the bank was incompetent, and he was going to call the bank president and take care of the issue.” – Fred Wimberly, Georgia Bureau of Investigation NEW REVELATIONS OF CITY HALL CHICANERY SURFACE FROM DON BUIE’S ESTRANGED WIFE AND [...]

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DCP officer of year is dog’s best friend

By   /  December 16, 2009  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet BOB JAMES SAYS HE RE-ENTERED THE PROFESSION HE LOVES AFTER HIS FAMILY BUSINESS WAS VICTIMIZED BY CON ARTISTS. NOW HE HAS A NEW FIGHT ON HIS HANDS: CANCER. By Lon McNeil Bob James’ first job in law enforcement was at age 19 with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office. He started working in the jail [...]

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Miscellaneous questions

By   /  December 16, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet Yes Virginia. there is a new Operating System from Windows that works? Quite well thank you! I do recommend Windows 7 Home Premium or better. It is, as one tech writer wrote “What Vista should have been”; shades of Windows ME, a road bump on the way to Win XP. A client asked this [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  December 15, 2009  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Friday, Dec. 18 NewSong, on its “Very Merry Christmas Tour,” featuring Big Daddy Weave and Francesca Battistelli, will perform at 7 p.m. at Life Christian Center International, in Albany. Info: 439-4846. The Southern Trio is the special guest at The Cross Cultural Musique in downtown Leesburg at The Lee County Jamboree. Singing begins at [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  December 15, 2009  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Janette Sapiro Finkelstein Janette Sapiro Finkelstein, a Stamford, Conn., resident, died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 at Stamford Hospital. She was 81 years old and was a resident at Atria Assisted Living at the time of her death. Born on Feb. 29, 1928 in Santa Monica, Calif., she was the daughter of Barnett and [...]

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Government gone good Inv. Jason Armstrong

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Albany was in a crisis. Gangs were proliferating in the community and little was being done about it. Indeed, Albany’s mayor, city manager and police chief relegated to lying rather than working with other law enforcement agencies to try to solve the problem. Enter Jason Armstrong. Armstrong, at the time a new investigator with [...]

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School board embracing transparency

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  News, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Dougherty County School System officials announced last week that the public will have the opportunity to meet the superintendent finalists early next year before the School Board extends an employment offer to one of them. Already, the School Board has solicited feedback from citizens on what we perceive to be good qualities of a [...]

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Stepping forward Sam Shugart

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  Lon McNeil, News  /   Comments

Tweet In the last year or so, Albany has seen an overt move by community-minded citizens to change things. New faces and new groups have come to the forefront, motivated by a desire to serve the city they call home, and to counter what they see as a lack of leadership and questionable ethics. This [...]

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Fullerton appointed to Board of Bar Examiners

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Gregory Fullerton, a partner in the law firm of Watson Spence LLP in Albany, has been sworn in for a six-year term to the Board of Bar Examiners by Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice George Carley. A ceremony took place at the State of Georgia Board of Bar Examiners meeting at Mercer University Law [...]

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Bicycle club raises funds for Chehaw

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet The Education Department at Chehaw has received another generous donation from the Pecan City Pedalers. The local bicycling club held its annual fund-raising event, the Nut Roll race, raising $4,000 to donate to the educational and outreach programs at Chehaw. This annual race takes place at Chehaw in September and has raised more than [...]

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