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Integrity: Being in God’s presence

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever. – Psalm 41:12 (NIV) \What does it mean to have integrity? Do you have integrity? Have you met anyone with good character? How has meeting such people changed your life? Who is watching you as you go about your life? Are [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTOS The Albany Journal is publishing Vintage Albany photos every week for the unforseeable future. At left, famed Albany Police Chief Laurie Pritchett poses for a photo at his work desk circa 1961. He strategically thwarted civil rights protests by using mass arrests, successfully preventing dramatic, violent incidents that might backfire by attracting national publicity. Merritt Thomas [...]

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WANTED: Hardware merchant’s triggerman

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Albany police have identified Michael Cophone Rivers as a “person of interest” in the Saturday-morning shooting and attempted robbery of Walter Phelps, owner of P&P Garden Center and Hardware. On Tuesday afternoon, police released Rivers’ photo and request for the public’s help in locating him. Phelps, meanwhile, is recovering from a gunshot [...]

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Inside Albany

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Finally: Hero’s welcome for 48th They deployed to Iraq numerous times and received a yellow ribbon reception when they came back home, but how many Albanians know they are back from serving in Afghanistan? The 48th BCT suffered the most fatalities (26) of any Army National Guard BCT during its deployment to Iraq. In recognition [...]

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Seabrooks gives athletics update

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet By David Shivers Even after decades under his belt as an educator, athlete, and athletic director for Dougherty County school system, DoCo Kiwanian Johnny Seabrooks continues to pursue goals for improving athletic facilities and the academic performance of student athletes. Seabrooks, or “Coach,” as he is often called, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of [...]

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MISTAKE-TURNED-COVERUP Oops! Police lock ‘person of interest’ in room overnight

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Albany detectives accidentally locked a “person of interest” in a burglary case in a police interview room for at least eight hours – but the person responsible hasn’t confessed, angering high-ranking police officials. As was the practice of his predecessor, Albany Police Chief John Proctor is exacerbating his department’s error by [...]

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Plans are baking for Chicken Pie Festival

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet By Cathy Higgins Smithville’s Chicken Pie Festival may be more than three months away, but the Lee County town is already getting pie-eyed as preparations for the annual event are under way. The autumn festival will begin Oct. 23 with the annual Blue Jean Pageant, which will whet southwest Georgians’ appetite for a day [...]

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The last hurrah of summer

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Rev. James L. Snyder As the last firecracker sizzled in the night, I heaved a sigh of relief. It is not that I do not enjoy a good firework display, but after all, when you have seen one firecracker they are all just about the same. The thing they all have in [...]

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YOU BE THE JUDGE: Wilcox, Stephenson, Crowdis weigh in on county salary issue

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: Following are an editorial by WALB-TV General Manager Jim Wilcox, a response from Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson, and a response to Stephenson by Dougherty County Administrator Richard Crowdis.

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Superintendent experiences military first-hand

By   /  July 7, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet By Pamela Jackson After decades of imagining what life would have been like if he had followed his first instinct to join the military, one local educator was finally given the experience of a lifetime that he longed for. Impressive, amazing and unbelievable are just some of the words Dr. Larry Walters, superintendent, Lee [...]

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