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Uninsured Albany native asks for help

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Kay Barber Schwegler Bingaman, pictured here with her husband, Tom, is in need of surgery. A fund-raiser is being conducted in Miller County to raise money for Bingaman’s procedure. An uninsured Albany native, in need of a surgical procedure that could potentially save her life, is reaching out to her community for donations to [...]

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Chaplain of the Day

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Sen. Freddie Powell Sims welcomed Rev. Theodus Drake Jr., senior pastor of Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Monday in the State Senate. “It was an honor to welcome Rev. Drake to the Senate today,” Cagle said. “The [...]

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Mitchell County Church teaching GED classes

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet St. James Baptist Church of Baconton is bringing education to the people. St. James Baptist Church and Albany Technical College have partnered to help individuals who did not complete their high school education obtain their GED and possibly further their education. “It is the church’s responsibility to reach the whole man,” said the church’s [...]

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Alfred Lott says Bus Transit facility NOT a Albany city project

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports City Manager Alfred Lott steadfastly refused a citizens committee’s request in December for an explanation and information regarding irregularities that have occurred during the planning stages for the city’s proposed downtown bus transfer facility. But in a prepared statement to the City Commission on Tuesday night, Lott responded to criticism of the [...]

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DA Greg Edwards says police shooting death of Sarah Riggins justified

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet District Attorney Greg Edwards says the facts are in and that he doesn’t need a citizen’s panel to tell him what he already knows: That Albany police officer Eric Strom shot Sarah Ann Riggins to death in self-defense on Oct. 23 on West Gordon Avenue. “His actions were under the facts and law justified [...]

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Pinned: Darton College Graduates Nurses

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Residents Complete Darton College Nursing Program ALBANY — Several students graduated this fall from the Darton College Nursing Program with Associate of Science degrees. They were recognized during the traditional Nursing Pinning Ceremony and are now eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses. Albany area graduates include Larissa Adelanter, Luanne Ashton, [...]

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A new ADICA?

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet It’s a new year, and looks like the city will be forming a new Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority board. As most have said for some time, the entire board needed to be replaced in order for the public to have any confidence at all in their actions. We feel Jim Taylor, the interim downtown [...]

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Symphony to present ‘Baroque Germany’ on Feb. 20

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Take a winter trip to “Baroque Germany” with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 20, 2010. Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Each concerto features a varied group of soloists, which will showcase outstanding principal players from the ASO. ASO Conductor Claire Fox Hillard joins the orchestra as violin [...]

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This Week’s What-Cha Say

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet REGARDING THE NEW BUS station proposed for Albany, City Manager Alfred Lott talks out of both sides of his mouth. No wonder Albany is in the shape it’s in. He has the same mindset as our president – spend, spend and spend. Don’t worry where the money comes from. Lott, you need to stay [...]

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For the people … of Haiti

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Fair Response  /   Comments

Tweet As the devastation of Haiti unites the world, we must not forget the importance of love. For many years Haiti has been looked over. It amazes me that it takes tragedy in order for global powers to focus on the living conditions of people who live in poverty. Now I am not trying to [...]

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