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Party switching: The big scam

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Some south Georgia voters got scammed. People in one state Senate and four State House districts re-elected Democrats only to have them switch parties after election day. It’s kind of like going furniture shopping and picking out the perfect blue sofa. Then when it’s delivered to your house, it’s bright red. Reps. Bob Hanner [...]

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NAACP Calls on Department of Justice to Intervene in Georgia State Prisoners’ Peaceful Hunger Strike Under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet CRIPA guarantees humane treatment of incarcerated persons (Atlanta, GA) – The NAACP announced today that it has contacted the U.S. Justice Department through its Civil Rights Division to urge swift federal intervention, under the authority granted them under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq),to ensure that the [...]

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Liquor store KO’d again

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp With a lot more punch thanks to a switcheroo in perspective from Mayor Willie Adams and City Attorney Nathan Davis, the Albany City Commission exercised its privilege Tuesday to deny Alex Rowe’s quest to open a liquor store and check-cashing operation. Four commissioners and Adams say their decision was made because [...]

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Palmyra unveils pediatric wing

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Palmyra Medical Center unveiled its new Pediatrics Wing on Thursday to civic and business leaders and to the hospital’s medical staff. The 5,000-square-foot Pediatric Unit officially opened Monday. The unveiling occurred during the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours networking reception.

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Ballard paces Darton in win

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Bryonne Ballard led the Lady Cavs to victory with a team-high 22 points on 6-7 shooting from beyond the arc Saturday as Darton won at Enterprise State 95-89. After missing her first shot of the game she was “lights out”, connecting on six straight threes to give the Lady Cavaliers an advantage. Christina [...]

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Lott names Lane Rosen top Civic Center choice

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Lane Rosen, the State Theatre’s managing partner, was selected Tuesday by City Manager Alfred Lott as the top candidate to fill the Albany Civic Center director’s position. If Lott handles Rosen’s hiring as he has other department head selections, and if Rosen passes a background check, and if Lott and Rosen [...]

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Brazilian-born ASU volleyball and tennis star finds success at ASU

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal At 22, Brazil native Carolina Ribeiro has had a lifetime of adventure. While most 18-year-old high school graduates were considering whether to attend a local college or one in a neighboring state, she was deciding on which college to attend in a foreign country, with a different language, more than [...]

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A PATRIOTIC CHRISTMAS

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet PHOTOS BY KEVIN HOGENCAMP There were so many tears Saturday at Palmyra Nursing Home, it was hard to tell who was most impacted by a special Christmas project dubbed “Patriots for Patriots” and coordinated by Westover High School teacher John Daughety, a Georgia National Guard member who has served in Afghanistan. Some of Daughety’s students [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

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Tweet Wednesday, Dec. 8- Sunday, Dec. 26 Trinity Lutheran Church, 1508 Whispering Pines Road, will observe Advent and Christmas at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. Sundays through Dec. 26. Christmas Eve worship will begin at 6 pm. Wednesday, Dec. 15- Sunday, Dec. 19 Pastor John D Pasley II and members of Cray Chapel Christian [...]

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Toy Run

By   /  December 15, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Approximately 300 bikers participated in the 27th annual Remaining Few Motorcyle Club’s Toy Run for the Salvation Army on Sunday at Harvey’s Supermarket in east Albany. The run ended at K-Mart on Dawson Road (Photography by Traci Henry)

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