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Letter to the Editor: Save the historic Broad Avenue bridge

By   /  June 29, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet As the city of Albany is attempting to increase the range of attractions and activities in downtown Albany with the reopening of the skate park, we should reconsider the State DOT decision to tear down the historic Broad Avenue Bridge and replace it with a new one. It would be a terrible mistake to [...]

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Men’s Day

By   /  June 28, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Grilling. Movies. Motorcycles. Tailgating. It was all about men — more specifically, fathers — on Friday at Albany Harley-Davidson. Along with a grilling contest, dads and their families watched “Wild Hogs” on the big screen and participated in a stroller derby contest through an obstacle course. The cookoff winners were Fred Smith, who won [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  June 28, 2010  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Margaret Beard The memorial service of Margaret Holman Beard, 70, of 433 S. Audubon Drive, Albany, who died Thursday June 24, 2010, was conducted Saturday at Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Boss officiating. A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Beard resided in Albany since 1952, moving from Valdosta, and was a graduate of Albany [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  June 28, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Saturday, July 3 Berea Full Gospel Church, 1111 Fifth Ave., will sell Boston butts for $20 in the church’s social hall from 10 a.m. to noon. Info: Call Jimmy Hagadom at 888-2467. Damascus Road Studios will present praise and worship with Weyman Salter, Wilma Smith and The Dayspring Trio at 7 p.m. at Philema [...]

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Long days getting shorter

By   /  June 27, 2010  /  Rev. Hagan  /   Comments

Tweet The days seem long, but not long enough to get it all done, do they? Pressing needs get met, and those not-so-pressing get “prioritized” to another day. “There will be more time tomorrow,” we tell ourselves, and there might be. Except of course, daytime started shrinking this week. With the arrival of the summer [...]

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THE “DONUT FACTORY” HAS COME TO ALBANY

By   /  June 27, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Ted Anderson Wow, you have got to check out the new donut and coffee shop that has come to Albany. It is fantastic and going to really give the well-known coffee shop in our area a run for their money. They are located behind the ATT Store at the corner of Nottingham [...]

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House cleaning for speed

By   /  June 25, 2010  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet Housecleaning is the focus of this third in this series about speeding up your PC. To optimize your PC’s performance, you should clean your browser, your startup folder, your files (includes your documents, music and pictures), your programs and your desktop. These five areas can become clogged and slow you down.

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Lee officials overcome worker’s nauseating act

By   /  June 24, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet We’ve always said in this space that it’s never too late to do the right thing. And that’s exactly how Lee County officials handled a wayward employee’s strikingly repulsive performance on the taxpayers’ dime last week. Local Libertarian and political blogger Tim Nelson dutifully notified Lee County code enforcement officers of sign ordinance violations [...]

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CELEBRATION: Independence Day fireworks, fun set

By   /  June 24, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports It’s one of the benefits of living in or near a military community: Double the fun on and around Independence Day. Once again this year, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany will host a huge celebration on July 2 and the City of Albany will host exhibitors and blast fireworks on July 4. [...]

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The best laid plans

By   /  June 23, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Everyone has a different opinion of what is good. What one person considers good may not suit the next person in line. Especially is this seen in the area of cuisine. For example, one man’s broccoli is another man’s apple fritter. The problem comes when the broccoli man insists that the apple fritter man [...]

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