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Not all circus acts are at Civic Center

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil’s foot, Teach me to hear mermaid’s singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find What wind Serves to advance an honest mind. Song John Donne 1633 AD This week [...]

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Albany’s stubborn ignorance

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Everyone can be stubborn and or ignorant. Many things can cause us to behave stubbornly. Being ignorant about something does not imply stupidity, but simply a lack of knowledge. I am totally ignorant about car maintenance, beyond checking fluids and tire pressure. Ignorance is a deficit that can be filled with information and education, [...]

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Good Advice

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet The righteous gives good advice to friends, but the way of the wicked leads astray. – Proverbs 12:26 (NRSV) Do you have friends that give good advice? What about friends that bring you down the wrong path, do you have them too? What kind of friend have you been to others? When have you [...]

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School board action shameless, arrogant

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet The recent Dougherty County School Board selection process of a new Superintendent would be considered a bad joke, but unfortunately, it’s true. After the complete meltdown with the ADICA board, you would think all local elected bodies would go out of their way to conduct all business openly and fairly. Frankly, we spend more [...]

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Letter to Editor: In appreciation of frugality

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet There are two sides to a coin. At the last Lee County Commission meeting there was a discussion on EMS policy; reported was the human issue side. On the other side of the coin, there was the often-maligned-by-some Commissioner Dennis Roland, who to me was wanted to be a good steward of taxpayer money [...]

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Oh, fun! Nun Run is this Saturday

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet It is a 5K race like nun other. It’s St. Teresa’s School’s 2010 Nun Run, which includes a 5K and 1-mile fun run, beginning at 8 a.m. The popular event is the final activity celebrating Catholic Schools Week, a national effort to build awareness of Catholic schools. Both races begin at St. Teresa’s School, [...]

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Another indictment ahead: Dollar Square still not paying rent

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County district attorney gave downtown businessman Tim Washington a choice in December: Either sign a note to pay the city $40,000 that was stolen from taxpayers to equip his Dollar Square store on North Jackson Street — or be convicted of fraud. Jefferson chose to pay up. But Washington isn’t paying the [...]

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Alfred Lott defies bosses, to hire headhunter to help replace Don Buie

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Albany City Manager Alfred Lott says to heck with what his bosses told him: He’s going to hire a headhunter to replace Don Buie whether the City Commission likes it or not. The job’s just too hard to hard for him and his staff to do, Lott says. The price tag for the city [...]

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Living in dark times

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Picture, if you will, living in a land of tyranny and oppression. It’s hard, I know, since we all know we live in the Land of the Free, so I’ll try and help you picture some details that may help you form that picture in your mind. Follow along at home, and we’ll see [...]

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet REGARDING THE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT flap, I see this as a sad step in the education of Dougherty County’s kids. Does this Board of Education even realize their focus is in the education of the kids? No wonder so many students in Dougherty County go the private schools. ******* MY DADDY ALWAYS SAID, “It’s who [...]

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