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Obituaries

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Peggy Jean Caruso The funeral service of Peggy Jean Caruso, 81, of Albany, who died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at her residence, was conducted Monday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate. Interment was in Andersonville National Cemetery. A native of Bruni, Texas, Mrs. Caruso was born to the late Volney and Rosie Mae [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Wednesday, Jan. 13 Berea Full Gospel Church, 1111 Fifth Ave., will conclude its revival at 7 tonight. Info: Pastor Jimmy Hagadorn at 894-2404. Saturday, Jan. 16 Gospel music featuring The Palmers of Albany and The Greers of Omega, Ga., is on tap beginning at 7 p.m. at Maule’s at Spence Field, 2099 S. Ga. [...]

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Tanning Bed Tax? Taxing behavior they don’t like

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet The purpose of government is to handle a few things and leave me the heck alone. Arrest the bad guys, fight fires, enforce contracts, and I’m good. It’s been said before that it’ll happen. I never had a doubt, but I was a little shocked that it happened so quickly … and in the actual [...]

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Saxby Chambliss: Prosecute airline bomber in military court

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and 20 of their colleagues today called on President Obama to rethink his decision to prosecute Nigerian airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the criminal justice system. In a letter to Obama, Chambliss, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Isakson, a member [...]

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Local Author Bill Lightle an Albany treasure

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet Thirty years ago (!), I was running for public office and a young reporter for the Albany Herald interviewed me. That was back in the days before cable television news (CNN was brand new and not available very many places), before the Internet, before newspapers began going the way of the dinosaur. The reporter [...]

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Safety first – whatever it takes at airports

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet I don’t fly much, maybe three or four times each year, but when I do I prefer to think that my fellow passengers have been thoroughly screened and the plane is as safe as possible. It really doesn’t matter to me if they use X-rays, puffer machines, or any other type of equipment to [...]

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Searching for Jyquez Miller, missing child found

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Sometimes events play out in ways that you never see coming, wish had never happened, but nonetheless stick with you as critical moments, conveying something important and special. Recently, such an event pulled in Albanians from a wide cross-section of our community, including yours truly. One such event was the search for 9-year-old Jyquez [...]

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Tea Party planning under way, April 17, 2010

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Another government takeover in the works. First, it was healthcare and now it’s your IRA. From Businessweek on Jan. 8: “The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments will ask for public comment as soon as next week on ways to promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady [...]

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Should candidates be alphabetical on the ballot screen in Georgia?

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Chris McFadden, a candidate for an open seat on the Court of Appeals of Georgia, is arguing in support of proposed legislation that would change the way candidates are listed on Georgia ballots. The proposed legislation, which McFadden drafted, would rotate the order in which candidates are listed on electronic voting machines. Under current [...]

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Lady Cavs lose conference opener

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The Darton College Lady Cavaliers fell on the road against Atlanta Metro on Friday night 50-49. The loss drops the Lady Cavs to a 9-7 overall record and they begin the conference season 0-1. DC was led by Dominique Gilbert’s third consecutive double-double, posting 11 points and 15 rebounds. Shaylia Jester and Brittany Thornton both added 10 [...]

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