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Mann top firefighter

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Because of his quick and selfless actions that gave a fire victim a second chance in life, Dwayne Mann was named Tuesday night as Albany’s firefighter of the year. “This is the type of heroism that goes above and beyond what we expect,” Fire Chief James Carswell said in presenting the [...]

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Farm Credit wrong to support Bishop

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet I am a business owner here in Georgia and have a sister and brother-in-law that are farmers. I wanted to voice my extreme displeasure in Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s recent donation to Sanford Bishop’s PAC via the recent golf tournament and accompanying photo opportunity of Bishop receiving the check. Regardless of the logic and [...]

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Amendment 2 pays for lifesaving care

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet On November 2nd, Georgians will vote on Amendment 2 to lock-in the assurance of access to trauma care in every corner of our state.   Voters must determine if it’s worth adding less than three- cents- a- day to the cost of our vehicle tags to develop a statewide trauma care network accessible to all [...]

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The Astronomy of Halloween

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany – Many of the holidays we now celebrate have their roots in nature. Ancient peoples paid a great deal of attention to the world around them and many of them were far more familiar with their night sky than people in our day and age. As their own personal calendars and cues for [...]

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Aqua Darts hit the road

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports The Darton Aqua Darts, an Albany Area USA Swimming club team that swims at Darton College, will travel to Columbus, Ga., to compete in the Hurricane Fall Classic on Oct. 29-30. “We are very excited about the Columbus Hurricane Fall Classic. I can see our hard work paying off at practice. The swimmers [...]

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Your vote matters

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Please tune out the false negative ads on television paid for by anonymous haters and be determined to vote! Early voting continues in the Candy Room at 125 Pine Ave. in Albany this week. Tuesday, Nov. 2, will be a historic day and we need everyone at the polls.

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Breast cancer: Early diagnosis is crucial

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet One in eight American females is projected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Seventy-five percent of breast cancer patients have no identifiable risk factor aside from gender.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is appropriate to consider what one can do to prevent breast cancer and facilitate early diagnosis.

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Exchange Club Fair

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet PHOTO BY KEVIN HOGENCAMP A community staple, the Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia, kicked off Tuesday and continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 810 S. Westover Road at Oakridge Drive. From free entertainment all week long to livestock contests to the popular demolition derby, all of the old favorites are back for the [...]

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Home School Key Club ‘volunteers of the year’

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By David Shivers The Southwest Georgia Home School Association Key Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County, came home from a recent district awards banquet in Valdosta as the winner of the Third District Volunteer of the Year (for populations 70,001 and over) award. The honor – bestowed by the Georgia Recreation [...]

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