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Albany Georgia transit system Director has been fired

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Amid a cloud of secrecy, City Manager Alfred Lott has fired transit system director Nedra Woodyatt and her second-in-command as the city continues to try to push a scandal-ridden $9 million bus station project through the federal bureaucracy. Woodyatt was the project director for the proposed “multi-modal transportation center,” which is [...]

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An open letter to Roy Rogers

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet By Sonny Lofton I draw the curtains as the sky goes black And set a match to candles sheathed in glass Against a keyhole draught, the insistent whine Of weather through the unseen aperture. This is our sole defense against the season; There are the things that we have learned to do Who live [...]

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Without Insurance Albany GA skate park is padlocked

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The City of Albany allowed a businessman to operate the $500,000 taxpayer-owned skateboard park for $1 a year without a lease or liability insurance, public records show. Assistant City Manager James Taylor told the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority last week that the city padlocked the skateboard park on the Flint River’s east bank last [...]

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MALE VIOLENCE: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Photo Credit: RICKIE MCHANEY Saying it’s only the beginning of the end of a community rife with violence, pastors, law enforcement officials, education leaders and more than 200 citizens initiated an anti-violence movement Saturday in Albany. The endeavor was spearheaded in part by Gethsemane Worship Center Bishop Frederick Williams, whose sister, Johnnie, was murdered [...]

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Albany Georgia City Commissioner are sworn into office

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet A PROMISE TO SERVE Albany city commissioners Bob Langstaff, Dorothy Hubbard and Christopher Pike are sworn into office Monday by Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson. Langstaff of Ward 4 and Hubbard of Ward 2 are serving their third terms. Pike replaces Morris Gurr, who served one term as he Ward 3 representative.

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LET FREEDOM SING with Albany Civil Rights Singers

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Nearly 50 years since the Freedom Singers were formed in Albany by a quartet including Rutha Harris to raise money for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and to inform audiences about grass-roots civil rights advocacy efforts, Ms. Harris and other Albany-area volunteers are still spreading their messages through song. The Freedom Singers, which were [...]

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet IF CHRIS PIKE DOES what he says, Albany has a fighting chance. All we need is one courageous elected leader. Pike has the tools. I E-MAILED THE CITY of Albany 311 system and am very impressed by the which, affirmative reply I got. I have another request still pending, so the jury is out. [...]

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The Real Time Blues Band, for real

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Jim Blackwell, leader of The Real Time Blues Band, was playing guitar when he was 10 years old. Music was a vital part of his young life in Albany, playing all through high school and college. But in 1977 he married and moved to Atlanta, leaving music behind for the next 28 years. His [...]

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Your future is brighter than your past

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet By Lawrence Knighton I am sure that many of you can attest to the fact that, just like me, you are glad that 2010 is here. There were many things that happened in 2009 that we want to hurry up and forget. The one thing that all of us have in common is that [...]

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Letter to Editor: Karen Handel part of corrupt culture

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Last week, Karen Handel attempted to jump ship from the Georgia GOP’s ethical Titantic. Handel said it was time for a “radical change” at the Gold Dome. I couldn’t agree with her more. Unfortunately for Handel, she’s a big part of the problem. Questionable contributions and gifts, received as recently as last year, contradict [...]

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