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Terrell’s great effort

By   /  February 11, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I was sitting at the Deerfield Windsor School basketball game vs. Terrell Academy on Jan. 21, and thought it was 1986 and I was back in Illinois watching my hometown high school boys varsity teams. Like Terrell Academy, they, too, had no business playing a team like Deerfield and should have been completely outclassed. [...]

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Finding love and finding God

By   /  February 10, 2010  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:11 (NIV)   How has God loved you? When last did you experience God’s love? How have you loved others because of God’s love for you? Have you experienced someone love you with a love that comes [...]

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Schools superintendent flap unites transparency seekers

By   /  February 8, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet So, a funny thing happened on the way to hiring a new Dougherty County School System superintendent. The School Board managed to unite two television stations and the largest local news paper on one single issue and get their butts named defendant in a lawsuit. Go them. The first amendment, specifically the part about [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  February 7, 2010  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Robert Brinson Alston Robert Brinson Alston, 53, of Sasser died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. His body has been cremated; his family received friends Monday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Mr. Alston lived in south Georgia for many of years. He was a graduate of South Georgia Technical College of Americus. [...]

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Church briefs

By   /  February 6, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Thursday, Feb. 4 HISSONG will be in concert at 7 p.m. at the Family Worship Center, 3024 Kensington Court. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be received. A nursery will be open. Parking for disabled people is available and the church has wheelchair access. To get there from [...]

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Theatre Albany to pay tribute to Patsy Cline

By   /  February 6, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Country music legend Patsy Cline will be in the spotlight when Theatre Albany opens its production of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” on Friday. The show was created by Dean Regan with Charlie Dick as Production Advisor. “It is a different show from “Always … Patsy Cline,” said theatre [...]

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Darton defense keys victory

By   /  February 6, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Darton College Lady Cavalier Basketball team locked down on defense in the second half to defeat Atlanta Metro at Cavalier Arena on Tuesday night. DC trailed by 10 points at halftime, while shooting 19% from the field. The Lady Cavs closed the game by outscoring the Metro 36-16 in [...]

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Outlook: It’s not too late for School Board to do right thing

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By the time this newspaper hits the mailboxes of most of our subscribers this week, we likely will know the answers to the $8,000 question: Is the Dougherty County Board of Education a collective role model for our children or is it an organization of white-collar shysters who are no better than the thugs [...]

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Disclosures: Oxendine funding other politicos’ campaigns

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet I was tipped off that Georgia gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine had contributed to at least one statewide candidate through his PAC, Better Georgia. (Both the PAC and Ox’s State Ethics Commission reports show the same address.) I started looking into this – and was somewhat shocked by what I found. Money is the lifeblood [...]

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Lawbreakers

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Tommy Coleman’s job as the Dougherty County Board of Education attorney already was on the line: the board recently decided to seek proposals from other firms for legal services. Now, Coleman is calling his clients a bunch of lawbreakers. Coleman, who has served as the School Board’s counsel for about 14 years, says the [...]

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