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Football prayer silenced

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp One of Lee County High School’s biggest football games ever this Friday night, which is sure to be nail-biter, may feature the largest group prayer in Leesburg’s history. But the participants won’t necessarily be asking God for an upset victory for the upstart Trojans over perennial national powerhouse Northside-Warner Robins. Rather, [...]

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Palmyra unveils latest technology

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Palmyra Medical Center now offers computer-assisted technology for neurological, ENT, general, orthopedic and spinal surgery. This system, the first of its kind in Georgia and among 30 such units in use nationwide, was unveiled Tuesday. It is the most advanced system available for navigation and endoscopic surgery. The hospital has [...]

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Competitive dining’ on ‘Wild Side’ menu

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Tom Seegmuller  /   Comments

Tweet By Tom Seegmueller For the past ten years one evening in fall has been a little more invigorating than the rest. Regardless of moon phase, temperature, rain or shine those in the know await a unique opportunity to visit with the animals at Chehaw and “Walk on the Wild Side”. As the sun sets, [...]

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ASU’s Jennings, Welton SIAC players of week

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet By Edythe Bradley Two Albany State University Golden Rams have been selected for football player of the week honors by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Junior quarterback Stanley Jennings was named Offensive Player of the Week, and junior running back Robert Welton received Newcomer of the Week honors. The dynamic duo was selected [...]

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Congress shouldn’t delay tax vote

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Congress is trying to recess to campaign without voting on a tax bill. They have already failed to pass a budget. Republicans have called for a simple, up or down vote on extending the Bush tax cuts. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama are trying to avoid the issue. Meanwhile, business and investors continue to [...]

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Say yes to SPLOST

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet We want to encourage everyone in Dougherty County to support our special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) VI list of projects you will vote on this year. First and foremost know that this is an extension of a one penny sales tax you already pay. We are all concerned about taxes, and know [...]

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U.S. was not built on good intentions

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Capitalists get a bad rap these days, and it’s a small wonder. The bad reputation of capitalists isn’t without some merit, however. Capitalists aren’t necessarily concerned with a worker’s family or their hopes and dreams. Instead, they’re worried about their company making a profit. It sounds cold, and to an extent it is. But [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

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Tweet Saturday, Oct. 9 Hook FM in Sylvester will present Building 429 in its national 30 Seconds to Change Tour: A Tour to Benefit Haiti, at 6:30 p.m. at Life Christian Church, 1211 Stuart Ave in Albany. Also performing will be MIKESCHAIR and Abandon. The tour encourages sponsoring Haitian children, spreading the message that it [...]

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Men want respect

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

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Tweet Some women just don’t understand this but we men do. Women who never tell their men how much that they love them or how great they are (even if they aren’t!) will probably never have the happy relationship with a man that they could have. Men need respect badly. If you haven’t been doing [...]

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