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EDC announces industry awards winners

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet By Barbara Rivera-Holmes The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission announced the winners of the 2010 Industry Awards, which culminated the inaugural Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week.The purpose of the celebration week is three-fold: Expose residents to the variety of industries located in the community; create exposure for local industries; and honor the accomplishments of industries. The [...]

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West Nile may come early

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet By Carolyn Maschke Last year the pandemic H1N1 virus dominated the news, but this year Georgia has already seen a human case of West Nile Virus – roughly two months earlier than usual. “This early case may indicate that this will be a busy season, so we are recommending South Georgia residents familiarize themselves [...]

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Is a revolution due?

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Is it actually possible to make real, system-wide changes in our government, using the processes and procedures put in place by the very politicians, judges, and bureaucrats that now run this bloated, deficit spending monster? Probably not, but I’d love to be proven wrong. Revolutions are messy.

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Poor driving habits

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Despite the high cost of operating a vehicle, we seem to have more cars on the road than ever. And we all see examples of poor driving habits. It seems many drivers don’t understand the concept of the four-lane limited access road, which is patterned after Germany’s Autobahn. In this system, the right lane [...]

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Phoebe resident helps peers clear hurdles

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet By Valerie Davis Benton Dr. Gary Swartzentruber is a second-year family medicine resident at the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Like most residents, he is eager to begin his career as a physician immediately after completing his training.

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Big melee has police regrouping

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Albany police officials are taking measures to correct shortcomings in city protocol and planning to prevent melees like the April 24 street brawl downtown from occurring again, internal city records show. As many as 200 juvenile and young adults were involved in the melee, which occurred about 6:30 p.m., police said.

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Why we serve others

By   /  May 5, 2010  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to first must be last of all and servant of all.” – Mark 9:35 (NRSV) What does that passage mean to you? What do you think great is? Have you met someone who served all those around you? Was he/she somehow first? [...]

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