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Jim Fowler hosts Sip & Safari 2010 Chehaw fundraiser

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet By Mallory McBride Jim and Betsey Fowler will be the honorary hosts for “Sip & Safari” a fundraiser to benefit Chehaw’s Wild Animal Park, sponsored by OB-GYN Associates at the Veranda. The event will take place at the Fowler’s family plantation, Mud Creek, on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with [...]

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2010 Georgia General Assembly assignments

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Georgia Rep. Ed Rynders will continue to chair the House’s intragovernmental coordination committee and be vice chairman of health and human resources and a member of the appropriations and transportation committees. Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has made committee assignments for the 2010 Georgia General Assembly session. After these new committee assignments [...]

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Albany, Ga Blood Bank plans expansion

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet By Phil Hennin Talecris, a 27-bed blood plasma donation center in Albany, was granted a variance by the City of Albany to expand its service capacity. Marcy McMullen, manager of Talecris Plasma Resources said that multiplied by four clients in a one day period Talecris’ capacity is about 108 clients per day. “Around the [...]

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Movie Up in the Air: hits below the waist

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet A person spends more time with his company sometimes than with his family. He also becomes emotionally linked to a company sometimes, as he does to a wife that he loves a great deal. That was certainly the case for me. I just finished seeing the movie with George Clooney, “Up in the Air” [...]

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Helping the people of Haiti

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Just as Sept. 11, 2001 changed the world, and July 6, 1994 changed Albany, Jan. 12, 2010 forever altered Haiti. As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake and this week, victims’ bodies continued to be recovered beneath building rubble in and near the capital of Port au Prince. No stranger [...]

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Whistleblower complaint led to transit firing of Nedra Woodyatt

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet An anonymous letter written by a bus operator to City Manager Alfred Lott prompted an investigation that resulted in the dismissal of Albany Transit Director Nedra Woodyatt, public records show. The letter, titled “Albany Transit Fleecing the Citizens of Albany,” detailed mismanagement, waste and safety concerns that were documented by Assistant City Manager Wes [...]

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Thanks to Jyquez’s searchers

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet When a little boy disappeared on one of the coldest night’s of the year, WALB-TV put out a call for help and many of you answered it. When Albany police found out 9-year old Jyquez Miller was missing and may be in danger in the bitter cold, they notified us. We reported the need [...]

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Byne Memorial Church celebrates 100 years

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Byne Memorial:  Then … and now It’s been 100 years since the founding congregation members of Byne Memorial Church met in tents while their new place of workshop was being built in 1910 on Society Avenue.  The congregation opened its current facility on Ledo Road in 1997. This Sunday, January 24th, 2010, a Celebration [...]

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From rags to riches in Baker County: Paid In Full

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet When he was a child on a tenant farm in southwest Georgia, Karl E. Peace learned early that his parents, thankfully, were not equal in temperament or ambition. While his mother was protective and had a strong desire to learn, his father subjected him to brutal beatings and would have relegated him to a [...]

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WILLIE Adams’ promises to be drug-tested and to donate his salary  to charity? MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE BROUGHT into Dougherty County’s economy by Jehovah’s Witness conventions each year. Restaurants love to see the JWs coming. Lots of money spent on food. And the hotels and motels are always packed to bursting. But [...]

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