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City slammed with class action suit for taking $88M in MEAG funds from ratepayers

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp The Albany City Commission’s decision to increase public expenditures by using millions of dollars of Water, Gas & Light Commission funds is illegal because the money belongs to utility customers, two Albany residents and a business say in a class-action suit filed Tuesday. In March 2009, the City Commission “unlawfully amended [...]

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Public Service Commission Blasts Atlanta Media Reports on Office Hours, Releases Unedited Interviews with WSB-TV

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet AJC and WSB-TV highlight absences of Commissioner McDonald Yet fail to disclose to the public the recent long illness and death of his spouse ATLANTA – November 18, 2010 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today blasted an Atlanta Constitution-WSB-TV news report criticizing office hours kept by Commissioners.  Calling the coverage “shoddy journalism,” [...]

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Chambliss Statement on Ghailani Verdict

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Tweet WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., a member of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement regarding the civilian trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. “I firmly believe our rules of criminal procedure are not flexible enough to deal with criminals of war,” said Chambliss. “If a civilian court cannot [...]

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Lott opts to violate policy, uphold Reddish dismissal

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Crime, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp In violation of city policy, inconsistent with earlier personnel decisions and without explanation, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott has upheld the firing of airport maintenance supervisor Sean Reddish. Reddish is under indictment on theft charges for cashing in on $1,100 of scrap metal at the airport. City policy requires that an [...]

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Secretary of State Kemp Announces General Election Run-off Early Voting and Election Day Reminders

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Tweet Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today issued the following reminders for voters who plan to participate in the November 30, 2010 General Election Run-off. Secretary Kemp encouraged voters to visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page (MVP) voter education website for the specific early voting dates, times and locations in [...]

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It’s a perfect time to quit smoking

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Don’t let lung cancer get a grip on you By Dr. Linda Britton, Medical Director of Georgia, UnitedHealthcare The annual Great American Smokeout is coming.  On Nov. 18, smokers will be encouraged to put away their cigarettes and cigars for 24 hours with an eye toward kicking the habit altogether.   We’ve all heard about [...]

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Shooting at College Park Apartments

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Tweet Date: November 17, 2010 Subject: Aggravated Assault Time: 13:54 p.m. Incident location: 2400 block of Gillionville Road Victim: black male Suspect: Two black males armed wearing black jackets driving gold in color late model vehicle At approximately, 2:54 p.m., dispatch received a call regarding someone being transported in a personal vehicle to the hospital [...]

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City should focus on Crime, not britches

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany city leaders are wasting a whole lot of time trying to outlaw something that isn’t a real problem. Commissioner Tommie Postell made it his mission to get rid of saggy pants. We agree walking around with your pants falling down and your underwear showing is senseless and silly, but it shouldn’t be a [...]

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Two wins away … Mount DeSales stands in Deerfield’s path to championship game

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Friday’s forecast calls for a turbulent talent explosion when the Mount DeSales Cavaliers of Macon bring their 10-1 record, two speedy running backs, and an offense that averages more than 380 yards per game into town to square off with the 11-0 Deerfield-Windsor Knights. The GISA AAA semifinal contest is expected to be a [...]

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‘Tis the season to penny pinch

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Aaron Johnson  /   Comments

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Tweet Even in Southwest Georgia, we can see the changing trend in our weather. The Georgia heat is subsiding; the landscape is slowly transforming from brown to bare; and the short-sleeved shirts are being traded in for sweaters. It must be time to bring out the red and green and celebrate the birth of Christ. [...]

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