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Library hours reduced due to budget cuts

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Tweet Special to the Journal Effective July 6, the Dougherty County Public Library will reduce its hours of operation at all branch locations. Dwindling tax revenues have resulted in reductions to the library’s budget and it can no longer fill the staff positions necessary for regular operations, said Teresa Cole, director of the Dougherty County [...]

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ASU program focuses on transportation

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Tweet Special to the Journal Thirty-one Albany area high school students are getting a car, truck, train and plane load of transportation experience this summer at Albany State. As participants in the university’s Summer Transportation Institute, the students will gain experiences designed to increase their interest in pursuing careers in the transportation industry. The STI, [...]

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Albany soccer gets a boost with new club

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Tweet Special to the Journal Assessments for the new unified Flint River Soccer Club began Monday at the Lee County Middle School Soccer Complex. The assessments are open for all boys and girls ages 7-18 who want to receive the highest level of soccer training in Southwest Georgia. The Flint River Soccer Club will have [...]

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Rams update football schedule

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Tweet By Edythe Bradley The Albany State University Golden Rams have updated their 2010 football schedule by adding the Savannah State University Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 25. The location and time of that game has not yet been determined. “We are very excited about reviving our game against Savannah State,” said interim ASU Athletics Director [...]

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Utility loan questionable

By   /  June 15, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet On Thursday, the Lee County Commission, in a 4-1 vote, agreed to co-sign a loan with the Utilities Authority for the amount of $22,070,000 for 22 years at a rate of 3.987 percent. Because of a previous agreement with the Utilities Authority, if the county did not co-sign the new loan, they would have [...]

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Jim Crow historian to speak here

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Tweet Special to the Journal On June 24 the Albany Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) will hold its fifth Monthly Community Night with historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad speaking on how the ideas of blackness and criminality came to be conflated at the beginning of the Jim Crow era at the turn of the twentieth century.

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