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Mega Millions shoots past $200M, jackpot $224M Friday

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – Mega Millions has rolled up a jumbo jackpot for Friday’s drawing. The jackpot is at an estimated $224 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play. With Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, any lucky player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win [...]

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Local Rotarian Wins Ethics Award

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Ben Barrow receives this honor for his personal standards in business (ALBANY, GA)- Ben Barrow wins the Rotary Ethics Award for adhering to high ethical standards in his professional and personal life. This award was created after the Rotary International President put an emphasis on ethics for this year. Barrow is the first recipient [...]

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Raising awareness of signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke a top priority in May

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Community, Health  /   Comments

Tweet Learning the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke – and calling 911 immediately when they occur – can help reduce death and long-term disability significantly, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia, including Southwest Health District’s 14 counties,” Grant said. [...]

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ALBANY’S LANGSTAFF GETS FEDERAL JUDGESHIP

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Langstaff named as new magistrate It became official today Albany attorney Thomas Langstaff will replace  Richard Hodge as the U.S. federal magistrate judge in Albany. Hodge recently retired due to an illness. Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis was among a host a candidates for the judgeship. Langstaff, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the [...]

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Cutliff should repay us now

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet I’m afraid we are witnessing another “fleecing of city taxpayers.” The city of Albany has to pay back the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development $374,000 of your hard-earned tax dollars. Cutliff Grove Baptist Church wanted to build low cost housing near their church. That’s commendable, but since the plan was approved back [...]

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Vote for a regular guy for governor

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Outlook, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet My name is Otis Putnam, and I am running for governor of Georgia as a Republican. My wife is Julie, and my two boys are Flint and Noah. Brunswick is my hometown. I am a descendant of Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War general and war hero. There is a county in Georgia named after [...]

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GOPs must improve to replace Bishop

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Since 2008 I’ve had a number of pet peeves with the federal government’s out-of-control spending, U.S. debt levels at record highs, taxes, and my representative not listening to the wishes of his constituents — all the things that the Tea Party people are saying. In 2008, the U.S. debt was 4 percent of the [...]

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A proud Methodist

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Faith, Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet I grew up in the Methodist church in a little village (approx. 500 pop.) in northwestern Illinois. My mother went to church every Sunday when I was growing up but my Dad didn’t, for some reason. It wasn’t that he didn’t believe. He just worked all the time at his Standard Oil service station [...]

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Cole’s portrayal of Bishop unfair

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet In response to a recently discovered political opinion article, I offer this rebuttal, an open letter to Don Cole. Although I am anguished at learning a former pastor would take such a harsh stance against struggling working families, humbly known as the meek, in America; I am, without reluctance, prepared to exercise a measure [...]

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