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Striving 2 thrive against poverty

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet In late 2009, Forbes.com named Albany one of the 10 poorest cities in the United States. Macon is the only other Georgia city with that distinction. But Harriet Hollis from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce wants to get the Good Life City off of that list, thanks to an initiative called Strive 2 [...]

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Speed up Windows XP

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet From the number of questions I get, the majority of my readers are still running Windows XP as their Operating system. Nothing wrong with that! Continue to run it as long as it will; keep it updated and prepare (by backing up) for the day when that PC will die. Don’t try to upgrade [...]

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Terry Brady Ratcliff

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet The memorial service of Terry Brady Ratcliff, 81, of Leesburg, who died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Lee County Health Care, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Haefs will officiate. A native of Baskin, La., Mrs. Ratcliff resided in Leesburg for four years moving from Shreveport, La. [...]

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Albany police: Fewer chiefs, more Indians

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Good news this week from Albany Police Chief John Proctor. He wants more “street police” to fight crime by having fewer chiefs and more Indians. We could not agree more! Now faced with 43 openings, 15 of those openings would have been filled with sergeants and lieutenants in the old system. There have been [...]

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A part of something larger

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Henri Nouwen’s From Fear to Love offered this on Friday as a Lenten devotional. “It is important to learn to move from a “first loneliness” to a “second loneliness”. The first loneliness is a kind of emotional loneliness: needing friends, family, and home. But when all those needs are more or less met, you [...]

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Where’s the real Robin Hood?

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet It seems a common misconception: the idea that Robin Hood is the perfect model for socialism and altruism in general. In a conversation this past week, that was the opinion of a friend. We were discussing the odd nature of some teachers in distributing school supplies in a way we weren’t thrilled about. It’s [...]

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