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Jace’s Law Establishing Home Day Care Provisions Passes the Senate

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet The Georgia Senate on Friday unanimously passed Sen. Freddie Powell Sims’ (D-Albany) bill, which mandates an immediate investigation and closure of Family Home Day Care centers if a child dies under the facility’s care. Sen. Sims was inspired to create the legislation (SB 451) after hearing about the death of her four month old [...]

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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CREATE 20,000 JOBS

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet The Georgia Department of Human Services announced today that it will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

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Dougherty could learn from Americus board

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet To clearly illustrate how the dysfunctional Dougherty County School Board should operate, you need only look to our northern neighbors in Americus/Sumter County. They, too, are searching for a school superintendent, but are conducting the search in a proper fashion open to the public.

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Love Offering

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Physicians at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital donated $2,500 on Friday to The Anchorage drug and alcohol treatment program. Pictured, from left, are Anchorage Director Kenny Phillips; Dr. Tiim Trulock, an Anchorage Executive Committee member representing the contributing physicians; and Anchorage Board Chairman Skylar Martin.

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Building a legacy

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet The Albany Civil Rights Institute received $5,000 pledges last week from Albany Mayor Willie Adams and his wife, Connie, and Artensian Contracting Co.’s Glenn Singfield and Jake Barrow and their wives, Tandra and Ashley, to kick off the organization’s Legacy Pew Campaign. The donors will get their names on a plaque on a pew [...]

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Fence dispute is government’s doing

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Whether Ray Fajardo should have been able to erect an ornamental black fence in his front yard is one thing. Of course he should, unless subdivision covenants restrict it. It’s his property. How can government say otherwise without holding a citizen referendum?

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Isakson hospitalized again

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Monday night after doctors found an irregular heartbeat during a routine appointment to check Isakson’s progress in recovering from a bacterial infection.

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Allstate Recognizes Albany Entrepreneur for Top Performance

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Local Allstate Agency Owner Highlighted for Outstanding Customer Service and Business Results Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Lonnie Mathis with the Chairman’s Conference award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth.

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Hanging up his hat

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul (right) and former sheriff Jamil Saba (left) honor retiring Col. Lee Shiver for 34 years in law enforcement on Friday at a courthouse ceremony attended by dozes of Shiver’s current and former co-workers and colleagues, along with judges and other dignitaries.

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ASU Stadium gets new name

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet WHAT’S IN A NAME? Albany State University, that’s what. As the sign says, Albany Municipal Stadium received a new name on Monday.

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