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CHRISTOPHER PIKE HAS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Christopher Pike was sworn in this past week and has an opportunity to set the Albany City Commission on fire with his youth, intelligence and enthusiasm. I met Pike several years ago at Thronateeska and was impressed with his drive and youthfulness. Pike and I discovered we are both Albany State University alumni, and [...]

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FINKELSTEIN IS CORRECT!

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet It is a rare day that dawns with me in full agreement with James Finkelstein. Last week, Jim wrote a fine piece on Albany author Bill Lightle. Bill has written two fine books and is a local literary luminary. I met Bill back in his football days at Albany High. He was a good [...]

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NEW CHARTER SCHOOL OPENING IN BLUFFTON

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Pataula Charter School in Bluffton, Ga., is set to open this August. The new charter school will have K-6 grades and will be open to children in Baker, Clay, Calhoun Early and Randolph counties.

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Church Briefs

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Sunday, Jan. 24 Byne Memorial Church on Ledo Road will hold a Celebration Service commemorating their 100th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served afterward; call 436-5700 for reservations. A reflection time will be available from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 The Singing Samaritans will be the special guest at Cross [...]

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Will 2010 census show Albany growth?

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet The Heart is the Capital of the Mind – The Mind is a single State – The Heart and the Mind together make A single Continent – One is the Population – Numerous enough – This ecstatic Nation Seek – it is Yourself The Heart Is the Capital of the Mind Emily Dickinson 1876 [...]

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Is Lee County Commission Calloway Trip justified?

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Before getting into the meat of this post, I want to thank Lee County Clerk Christi Dockery for being so responsive to my requests and being pro-active in making sure I get all announcements sent to the local media. She, Alan Ours, Bob Alexander, Marshall Wilcox, and the rest of the county staff have [...]

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Letter to Editor: Barnes, not Handel, ethically challenged

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Tweet I found great reason for humor in the fact that State Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kidd attacked Karen Handel on ethics in these pages last week. Is this the same Jane Kidd whose favored candidate for governor, Roy Barnes, led the most corrupt Governor’s office in recent memory? A governor who took campaign contributions [...]

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