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Lott submits letter of resignation

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton City Manager Al Lott has submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Willie Adams.  The letter states “proximity to my immediate family” as Lott’s reason for leaving.  However, the Albany City Commission had asked for Lott’s resignation earlier this week after the resignation of former Human Resources director Mary Lamont [...]

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NSA, Homeland Security recognize ASU faculty team

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Three Albany State University faculty members were recognized for their efforts during the National Security Agency Certification Awards Ceremony during the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. Bobbie Stempfley (third from left), director of the National Cybersecurity Division of the Department of Homeland Security, joins ASU faculty members Dr. Zephyrinus Okonkwo, Dr. Khalil Dajani [...]

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AD: Mercer seeking to grow sports program

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet By David Shivers As the recently-named athletic director for Mercer University, Jim Cole has been tasked with raising the national profile of that long-time Georgia educational institution. “The (university) president’s vision is to grow Mercer’s name nationally through its athletic program,” Cole told the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty at its July 19 meeting at [...]

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Kids on the Move at ASU on Saturday

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet By Carolyn Maschke Youngsters who enjoy the benefits of healthy exercise during the sixth annual Kids on the Move fun run and walk scheduled for July 23 will also receive free T-shirts and other giveaways, organizers say. Registration for the event, scheduled at Albany State University’s Hampton Smith Sports Complex Track Field, is from [...]

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ASU helping ex-offenders

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal “In God we trust,” said the human resources manager to a job applicant. “All others we run through NCIC (National Crime Information Center).” This employment humor reveals a serious challenge that ex-offenders face when they seek employment.

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TORNADOES FOREVER

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet The Monroe High School Class of 1960 gathered recently in Albany for its 50th reunion.

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BUSTED AGAIN

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Albany’s most legendary basketball player, 39-year-old Dontonio Wingfield, has run afoul of the law again after declaring recently that he had turned his life around. The former National Basketball Player Association player, who led Westover High School to four state championships, was arrested Monday afternoon in downtown Albany and charged with driving with a [...]

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CRCT results show we must’ve cheated

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Dougherty County school leaders need to pull their heads out of the sand. They continue to insist there’s no way there was any cheating or tampering with standardized tests last year, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Last week, the State Department of Education released school-by-school CRCT scores for this year. The results aren’t [...]

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The sound of praise and preparation

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Rev. Hagan  /   Comments

Tweet I was sitting in my office late in the day, when half a dozen or more folks walked past my office and said hello. I kept about my work of learning that comes with starting new at a church. I am listening, asking questions, and attempting to study any of a thousand aspects of [...]

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Fair Response: The Heat is on

By   /  July 21, 2010  /  Fair Response  /   Comments

Tweet Column by Jimmie Fair Unless you have been living on the Sun, you have heard the news that LeBron James will be playing for the Miami Heat. Now, for me, it was between the Heat and the Knicks. However, I feel bad for the Cavs, being that Cleveland has nothing, and it seems Cleveland [...]

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