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BISHOP BRAGS ON BRYAN

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today commended country music star Luke Bryan, of Leesburg, Georgia, on his Country Music Association (CMA) Top New Artist Award. “All of us in Southwest Georgia are proud of his accomplishment and I would like to recognize and applaud Mr. Bryan’s dedication and determination to [...]

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Isakson Vows to Run Aggressive Campaign for Re-election

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet I Am Energized and Ready to Run a Vigorous Campaign That Will Give Georgia Voters a Clear Choice’ ATLANTA – U.S. Senator and Senate candidate Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Wednesday that he is organized in all 159 Georgia counties and is prepared to aggressively campaign to represent the people of Georgia in the U.S. [...]

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School board candidates blast incumbents over superintendent issue

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Two Dougherty County Board of Education hopefuls sharply criticized the four incumbents who strayed from the board’s selection process en route to hiring Dr. Joshua Murfree as schools superintendent. Murfree was hired after a 1-hour interview and was not introduced to the public before the selection was made as had been agreed upon by [...]

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Governor hopeful claims $1 million buyout offered

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Carl Camon said today that he was offered $1 million to drop out of the Georgia governor’s race and run for lieutenant governor, instead. Camon, a former five-time Nashville, Ga., mayor, made the claim at a political forum hosted by Darton College’s Democrats Independents and Republican Team. Other gubernatorial candidates at [...]

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County Commission candidate Lyle to run as a Republican

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Dougherty County Commission candidate Ewell Lyle learned Sunday that he had a key decision to make before qualifying later this month to be a candidate: He needed to associate himself with a political party or run as an independent.

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Inside Albany

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Langstaff tapped for judgeship Albany attorney Thomas Langstaff is the heir-apparent to replace Richard Hodge as the U.S. federal magistrate judge in Albany. While Langstaff declined to comment on the matter Tuesday, courthouse sources said that the announcement of Langstaff to the judgeship is imminent. Hodge recently retired due to an illness.

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City fighting real growth

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet One thing that most everyone agrees on is that development is necessary for any community to grow. Development helps keep jobs going and creates new places for people to live and work. On Tuesday, the City of Albany agreed to pay U.S. Housing and Urban Development over $370,000 that had gone towards subsidizing development [...]

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Is this crazy … or am I crazy?

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I was always taught to not spend money for something that I wanted until I saved up the money for it. But our government is greatly in debt and spending money it doesn’t have. What kind of example does that set for our children and their children?

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Is Roethlisberger a rapist?

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet I’ve been a Pittsburgh Steelers fan since 1972, the year of The Immaculate Reception, when Franco Harris was a rookie running back out of Penn State and Terry Bradshaw was in his third year as a pro after being the first pick in the draft by the historically hapless franchise in 1970. I cheered [...]

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Save SAM Shortline

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet The SAM Shortline offers trips back in time, but the excursion train based in Cordele could be derailed without help from people like you. It’s a great asset for south Georgia that takes tourists and school groups on fun and educational trips to historic locations in Crisp and Sumter counties. But its future is [...]

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