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USDA Approves Georgia Counties for Disaster Designation

By   /  November 29, 2010  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated 151 Georgia counties as primary disaster areas due to caused by drought and excessive heat from July 1, 2010 to the present.  The designation was in response to request submitted by Governor Perdue. “Georgia’s economy [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  November 29, 2010  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet This 1960s-era photograph of Laska, pictured here in the 1960s at the Tift Park Zoo, was recently added to the Vintage Albany page on Facebook. When Chehaw opened, Laska was “walked” across town; she died shortly after the move. Laska’s photograph evoked memories on Vintage Albany of a spitting, poop-throwing, cigarette-smoking chimp at the [...]

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With Lott’s blatant robbery of WG&L in peril, bankruptcy may loom for City

By   /  November 28, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Depending on whether the judicial system works, the city of Albany’s Big Tax Lie may soon come to a screeching halt and our municipal government may have to start living within its means. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the class-action suit filed last week could ultimately lead to the city’s [...]

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Whatcha Say, Albany?

By   /  November 28, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

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Tweet THERE’RE LAWYERS IN AGONY willing to take on the City & WG&L? I didn’t think there were any who couldn’t be bought off with the City’s taxpayer money. You’re my hero among the legal community. Kudos to you and I hope you win big. Can someone tell me what happened to the traffic ticket [...]

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Race needs to stop mattering

By   /  November 28, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet A citizen group is hoping to make Darton College a four year school. The argument, and it’s a sound one, is that with a nursing shortage, the need for more four year programs is incredibly high. Darton graduates a lot of nurses each year. Discussions on a local website show resistance to this plan, [...]

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Albany State Golden Rams to face Wingate Bulldogs in playoff game

By   /  November 27, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany State University and Wingate University football fans who cannot attend the NCAA Division II second-round playoff game, which kicks off today at 1 p.m., can catch all the action on an NCAA website. Fans can watch live action from the Albany State University Coliseum by accessing the NCAA All-Access website at http://www.ncaa.com/allaccess/index.html?media=212355. The [...]

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Vietnam War: The real story

By   /  November 27, 2010  /  Marvin Mixxon  /   Comments

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Tweet Mr. Ted Anderson (Albany Journal, Nov. 17), a recent country music hit declared, “You should have seen it in color.” We Vietnam veterans did — in cinemascope, wide-screen, bright and bold Technicolor. What you got from that Military Channel program you referenced was only a snapshot of incidences, not the whole story. Your recounting [...]

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This Frier’s cookin’

By   /  November 27, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet One rule of thumb with any successful project is commitment and determination. If you are embarking on a career as a musician/songwriter, you had also better develop along the way, a thick skin and lose any aversion to hard work you may have. Being a performer may look like nothing but a good time, but ask Landis [...]

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What is a botnet?

By   /  November 27, 2010  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet Some of your questions require a bit of background and additional definitions of related terms before I can deliver an answer that makes sense to you. This week’s question about botnets is such a one. Webopedia defines a botnet as a type of bot running on an IRC network that has been created with [...]

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LaMont: City trying to buy secret recordings ‘I am not for sale!’

By   /  November 27, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Mary LaMont says she thought about it for a moment, but that’s about all. Her ethics just wouldn’t let her walk away with $500,000 or more while leaving the ailing municipal government and Albany community in the dust. LaMont, the former city human resources director who has audiotapes and other evidence [...]

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