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Kiwanians get scoop on Radium project

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Tweet By David Shivers A lot of DoCo Kiwanians, and other county residents as well, hold fond memories of summer days spent at the old Radium Springs casino and club, a landmark that fell into disuse and was eventually torn down following the devastating floods of 1994 and 1998.

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Age discrimination? Fired city worker, 61, says so

By   /  September 3, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Ten days after an Albany city employee complained that she should be making as much money as a new employee performing similar duties, the new employee was fired for allegedly falsifying her resume. But to soften the blow, she was given a severance check. Martha Everson, of Baconton, says in a [...]

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Blakely farmer bales with $50,000 in lottery winnings

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Tweet ATLANTA – One Blakely farmer has stumbled upon a special kind of seed. Paul Allen, 73, won a $50,000 top prize playing the popular Georgia Lottery instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic. Krishna Food Store, 910 N. Main St. in Blakely, sold the lucky ticket.

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‘One-sided physical altercation’ between Harter and Lloyd

By   /  September 3, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp These are anxious times in Albany, particularly in the public school system. And especially in the school’s administrative offices following the rogue process that resulted in the hiring of Superintendent Joshua Murfree and amid budget cutbacks and a cheating scandal that could result in the Dougherty County School Board losing some [...]

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Perry & Walters adds associate

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Tweet Special to the Journal Perry & Walters LLP, Albany’s oldest law firm, has hired Jonathan L. Morris as an associate. A magna cum lade graduate from Georgia State University Law School, Morris joined Perry & Walters where his practice area includes municipal government, civil litigation, and property tax appeals.

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The Enduring Spirit of the American Worker

By   /  September 3, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond Labor Day 2010 celebrations will be muted or non-existent for millions of Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, or too discouraged to continue the search for work.  The Great Recession is reaping a bitter harvest of jobs, hopes, and dreams.  Americans fortunate enough to be gainfully employed are haunted [...]

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Lott hid forgeries from police, feds

By   /  September 3, 2010  /  Crime, Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Albany City Manager Alfred Lott allowed a city employee who committed fraud on the city’s behalf to quietly resign rather than to be fired or prosecuted, and then hid the matter from police and the federal agency that was defrauded, public records show.

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Whatcha Say, Albany?

By   /  September 3, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet DOUGHERTY COUNTY IS IN a sad state when teachers having tattoos becomes an issue, but our poor quality of education is not addressed! Let’s get rid of the bad teachers, not the tattooed teachers. Come on school board members, use your brains for more than something to fill up your skull! Where are our [...]

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