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Burning a house can be good thing

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Normally, a house going up in smoke and flames would cause alarm, but sometimes it’s a good thing than has multiple benefits. That’s the case in Albany recently. The Albany Fire Department is working with the city to put some dilapidated eyesores to good use by burning them.

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet THE TOP 10 REASONS for finalists to pull their name out of contention for the DCSS superintendent selection process: 10. Decent people do not want to be embroiled in this tainted scandal. 9. Don’t want their name to be Googled with negative news stories. 8. Don’t want their home school system to find out [...]

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Chorale wrapping up with <i>I Remember Love</i>

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal              The Albany Chorale’s final concert of the 2009-2010 concert season will be I Remember Love on April 10. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with a silent auction with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on the main stage at Theatre Albany, 514 Pine [...]

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Time running out for Consolidation.

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet State Sen. Freddie Powell Sims has a lot on her plate. I understand that life under the Gold Dome can be hectic, but time is running short. Sims has a few more working days to let consolidation go through, and even fewer if she decides she doesn’t like State Rep Ed Rynders’ version and [...]

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Proms and Lesbians In the Bible Belt

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet I don’t know if y’all have seen this one, but over the past couple of days a story has come out about a certain high school senior in Mississippi. Seems this student likes to date girls and wants to wear a tux to prom. The problem? The student’s name is Constance rather than Conrad.

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Letter to the Editor

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet What will it take to awaken taxpayers? Broken, inefficient, and even corrupt government does not just happen. It is an evolutionary process that stems from public apathy, an attitude of helplessness, or a deferral of the problem to “someone else” (the guy in line behind me will fix it) mentality. It has taken almost [...]

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NOT GUILTY!

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet DOUGHERTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE WILLIE LOCKETTE HAS OVERTURNED A JURY’S CONVICTION OF FORMER ALLTEL CONTRACTOR CHRISTOPER WEAVER OF ALBANY. WEAVER FACED 639 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ALLEGEDLY BILKING ALLTEL OUT OF $470,000.

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Church Briefs

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet March 27-28 Center of Refuge will host its third annual S.O.S. (Saving Our Sons) event on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Carver Gym, 410 Mercer Ave. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the church at 2405 Lily Pond Road. “The Celebration of Life Service for Jimmy Teemer Jr.” will be held to stand [...]

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Taxpayers association symbolizes frustration, hope of most in Albany

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By now, those who are most involved with the Dougherty County Taxpayers Association must have excruciating headaches. After all, they have been beating their heads against a wall nonstop for nearly three years now. But these unselfish, mostly gray-haired citizens keep on keeping on in the name of good, honest, efficient government.

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Acting on leadership

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16) Superior: that which transcends excellence to the highest level of performance. Congratulations to every Lee County Band for achieving the [...]

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