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Gun law update

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

Tweet With the change in gun laws, followed by the Supreme Court’s decision that cities and states can’t infringe on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, there is confusion about just exactly what folks can and can’t do with their firearms. Please allow me to clarify some issues. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s [...]

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Cutliff vote one giant leap for good governance here

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Can things be “small” and “giant” at the same time? Well, by golly, when it comes to the recent outcome on the Grovetown debacle, such is the case. One small step by taxpayers, but one giant leap for taxpayers. YOU finally did it! Often, I’m asked “What can we do?” or told, “We can’t [...]

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Preparedness Month’s goal: Knowing Southwest Georgia’s hazards and how to prepare for them

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Carolyn Maschke ALBANY, GA —             Chemical spills and accidental releases of other hazardous materials are high on the list of Southwest Georgia’s top public health hazards, but tornadoes, flooding, drought and pandemic flu are not far behind, warns Southwest Georgia Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director Julie Miller. Regardless of whether the [...]

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Locals should embrace state’s cheating probe

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Government, Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County school system is now under investigation because the leaders refuse to try to find out who tampered with standardized tests. It is clear to the state that someone went behind the students and changed incorrect answers to correct answers so that the Dougherty County school system would not look so bad [...]

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Daughter: Phyllis Banks hit me with shoe, threw police radio at me

By   /  August 30, 2010  /  Crime, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports The teenage daughter of Phyllis Banks, the Albany Police Department’s media manager, told police that her mother struck her multiple times with her shoe and threw her police radio at her during a dispute about the teen’s desire to attend a football game. The dispute occurred about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Banks’ [...]

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Leesburg man drowns in Gulf

By   /  August 30, 2010  /  News, Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet KYLE GALLOWAY, 26, WAS SWIMMING WITH FRIENDS AT PANAMA CITY BEACH             A vacationing Leesburg man drowned early Saturday at Panama City Beach while swimming in rough surf conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.             Kyle Galloway, of Cookville Road, was the son of Bob and Brenda Galloway, who own Berney’s Tire [...]

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Albany State’s Jennings is nominee for national football honor

By   /  August 30, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet After his first game as a Golden Ram, Albany State University quarterback Stanley Jennings is a nominee for a national football fan poll award, presented by The Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN). Jennings was selected as one of four nominees for the National Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance against the [...]

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Darton men, women sweep first Invitational on campus

By   /  August 30, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet By Erica Henry The Darton College men and women’s cross country teams hosted the Darton College Invitational, which was held on the campus of Darton College for the first time. Adam Ross beat the rest of the competitors to win the overall race and the men’s division, timing in at 28:04. Taking second in [...]

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FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MORRIS LEVERETT DEAD AT 73

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  Government, Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Morris Leverett, a former Lee County Commission chairman and Leesburg City Council member, died Saturday. He was 73. The memorial service for Leverett, of 112 Fowler Drive, Leesburg, will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Leesburg.  Rev. Bobby Harrell will officiate. The visitation will be held from 10 to 11 [...]

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Lott still under fire

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet HOWARD, LANGSTAFF SOUGHT MANAGER’S OUSTER; NEW EFFORT UNDER WAY TO HASTEN THE TRANSITION By Kevin Hogencamp Amid a new effort to hasten Albany City Manager Alfred Lott’s ouster, The Albany Journal has learned that City Commission members Jon Howard and Bob Langstaff were the driving forces earlier this month behind an initiative to force [...]

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