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ASU to hold Community ‘Messiah Sing-Along’

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet On Sunday, Dec. 12, Albany State University will hold its fifth annual “Messiah Sing-Along.” The program will include all solos and choruses from Part I, also known as “the Christmas Section,” and selected works from Parts II and III, including the “Hallelujah Chorus.” ASU voice majors and local professional musicians will perform the solos. [...]

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Georgia leads nation in flu activity, so don’t wait any longer to get vaccinated

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Health, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Southwest Health District’s disease trackers say the unusual amount of influenza activity in Georgia so early in the season is worrisome, and urge residents who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated against seasonal flu to do so. “Georgia is leading the country in reported flu activity, and Southwest District is seeing higher than average numbers for [...]

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Albany ARC requesting help with Christmas Gifts for Consumers

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Albany Advocacy Resource Center, a local non-profit organization that promotes the general welfare of people with disabilities, wherever they may be and to foster the development of programs on their behalf, is seeking help in purchasing Christmas gifts for the consumers of Albany ARC.

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FIRST FLIGHT

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet SPECIAL PHOTOThe Albany-built Thrush Aircraft 510G is the first new airplane to fly behind General Electric’s new light turbine engine, the GE H80 turboprop. The agricultural airplane completed a 25-minute flight from the Thrush manufacturing facility in Albany on Nov. 23 and made its public debut this week at the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention [...]

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Pay It Forward … Buy local. Eat local. Be local.

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet When the going gets tough, folks have to stick together. So next time you’re out and about, looking for somewhere to eat or needing to pick up a gift or a new pair of shoes, think locally. By supporting locally owned businesses, you can pay it forward, keeping money in the local economy and [...]

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MAZZOLA FIRED

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp John Mazzola, Albany’s ousted Civic Center director, has been ousted again. And like before, the circumstances of his departure are being kept close to the vest. After being forced earlier this year to find a job elsewhere by Albany City Manager Alfred Lott, who is now being forced from Albany himself [...]

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Darton swimmers fare well at SCAD

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet The Darton College men’s and women’s teams concluded the SCAD College Invitational on Saturday, at the Chatham County Aquatic Center with a third-place finish for the men’s team and fourth place for the women’s team. While Wingate won the men’s and women’s meets, Darton had 10 individual top-10 finishes among the men and five [...]

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TECH: 50 AND COUNTING

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTOS Albany Technical College will celebrate 50 years of technical education in 2011. To kick off the planned events for 2011, Albany Tech invited its faculty, staff, students, and community partners for a celebration Tuesday at the Kirkland Conference Center. Among the noted speakers were Albany Tech President Anthony Parker, state Rep. Ed [...]

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TSA screenings reveal political hypocrisy

By   /  December 10, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet You might have missed it if you happened to have been living under a rock or something, but we had a bit of a political scuffle recently involving the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. You see, some folks wanted to opt out of those really invasive scanners and decided to make a statement by doing [...]

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MCLB chooses first top employee

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MCLB selects inaugural Employee of the Year

Tweet By Pamela Jackson Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany held its first employee recognition day at Boyett Park on Nov. 18. Serving as a supporting organization to more than 40 tenants, base employees, supervisors and leaders paused to spend the day of training, fellowship and of course, awards. John Richard, operations and plans specialist, Operations [...]

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