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TRACK STARS

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Tweet Dozens of athletes competed April 1 at the first Lee County Special Olympics event at the high school. Band students opened the ceremony with the national anthem and other students also volunteered. Along with multiple sporting events there was also an activities area to include face painting, play dough, animal balloons, bouncy slide, hula [...]

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‘LAURIE’S LAMENT’

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Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO The Albany Civil Rights Institute on Saturday will unveil a painting by Albany artist Derek Taylor titled “Laurie’s Lament” donated to the museum by Dr. Terry Kraus of Albany. The artwork signifies then-Albany Police Chief Laurie Pritchett’s role in the Albany civil rights movement. For information on the institute, visit www.albanycivilrightsinstitute.org or [...]

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Letter to the Editor

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Tweet March 28, 1969 was the day Tommy Marchman should have died. Running through the jungle on patrol in Vietnam, a mortar exploded on the solider just behind him. Mercifully, shrapnel grazed him, leaving only a flesh wound. Previously, a letter from his wife, Kathryn, surprised him, saying she was now saved and baptized. All [...]

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