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The antidote to child poverty

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Editor’s note: The author is president of the Georgia Family Council, a nonprofit educational and research organization. He can be reached at stephen.daniels@georgiafamily.org. One out of every seven Americans was living in poverty in 2009. That number, revealed in the Census Bureau’s recently released annual report, is being attributed largely to one of the [...]

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Slowing down …

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet “Be still, and know that I am God!” – Psalm 46:10 What does it mean to you to be still? How often are you still? Why do you think God is telling us here to be still? What does it mean to know that God is God? The following is a prayer by the [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Tweet On July 4, 1976, dozens of people particpated in a raft race on the Flint River sponsored by the Jaycees as part of the U.S. Bicentennial celebration. The race ended at RiverBend, where a festival featuring concerts and artists was held.

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Beef O’Brady’s calling it quits

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Bill Farnsworth’s quest to make it big in the Albany business scene is officially over. Meanwhile, a new business – Ellianos Coffee Co. – is slated to under way in early November. Employees at Beef O’Brady’s near Darton College on Gillionville Road have been notified that the debt-ridden restaurant owned by [...]

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City graft: Human beings are at stake

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet We first met Teena Skipper last week. She’s a real, live person, the widow of a retired and now deceased city employee, Bill Skipper. It’s a travesty that six months after learning that Bill Skipper was cheated out of his city pension funds, the first time City Manager Alfred Lott saw Teena Skipper’s face [...]

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Toe meets leather

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Friday Night Thoughts  /   Comments

Tweet In Albany, Georgia on Friday nights from August through November, things are different around this town. People are busy concluding their work week and making bank deposits or withdrawals for the weekend.  But most importantly, people are scurrying and fluttering around the town like hungry, jealous hummingbirds trying to make it to their favorite [...]

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Albany State volleyball player receives SIAC honor

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Albany State University Lady Ram Priscila Sena has received honors from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). A senior, Sena was selected as this week’s SIAC Setter of the Week for the second consecutive week. Sena continued her impressive play this season, recording 136 assists in five matches for the Golden Rams. The San [...]

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Bishop shuns truth, CNN, about scholarships

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: On Tuesday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper focused his staff’s efforts on getting as much information as possible about U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop cronyistic use of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships. Here is  transcript of the show: COOPER: Well, when Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell suddenly stopped talking to the national media, we [...]

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Time to let Lott go?

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet We should not be surprised the finalist for the new Albany Civic Center director position backed out. Of course, he was afraid of the change coming with Al Lott’s replacement, and that the new city manager would not share the same mindset as the person hiring him. We are amazed the City Commission feels [...]

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Dove day afternoons

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Tom Seegmuller  /   Comments

Tweet It is probably safe to say that the dove may well be the most diverse and confusing game bird on the American continents. Statistics indicate that since Europeans first set foot on these land masses more dove have been killed than any other game bird. However, in some regions of the country debate still [...]

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