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City withholding Jolivette’s pay

By   /  December 30, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp When Albany City Manager Alfred Lott refused to pay reinstated firefighter Joey Pait the money Pait would have earned while he was under indictment, a judge intervened and forced Lott to settle up. Now Lott is doing the same thing – out of retaliation, according to his attorney, and in violation [...]

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A new look at the old year

By   /  December 30, 2010  /  Rev. Snyder  /   Comments

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Tweet From a practical standpoint, and if I am anything I am practical, well, practically, this year has gone by rather quickly. The fact I have survived this past year has to count for something. I was musing on this with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage just the other day. I was feeling rather [...]

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Albany Tech celebrates 50 years

By   /  December 30, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Walter L. Johnson II As 2010 comes to a close, Albany Technical College is turning 50 years old in 2011. The celebration officially got underway earlier this month, with a press conference on Dec. 7. Emmett Griswold, who serves as Albany Tech’s Dean of Academic Affairs for the Carlton Construction Academy, as well [...]

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Honor Rouse, others by following the law

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Last night, Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Chad LeCroy was killed in the line of duty while making a traffic safety stop in Atlanta.  Trooper LeCroy was a dedicated and highly skilled traffic enforcement officer who formerly served as a member of GSP’s Nighthawks, one of twenty-four HEAT Units for Highway Enforcement of [...]

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What child is this?

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5 (NRSV) In Isaiah’s poem about the suffering servant Christians see images of Jesus the Christ. As we celebrate Christmas, do you celebrate the reason [...]

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Sherrod in Mad Magazine

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet The forced resignatin of Albany resident Shirley Sherrod in July from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is No. 7 on Mad Magazine’s “Mad 20″ — a list of the nineteen or so dumbest people, things and events of the year”. Sherrod was serving as Georgia director of rural development when blogger Andrew Breitbart posted [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Saturday, Jan. 1- Sunday, Jan. 2 St. Teresa’s Catholic Church will hold Solemnity of Mary Mass at 10 a.m. This feast is not a holy day of obligation this year since it falls on Saturday. The weekend Mass schedule is as usual: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday in English; and 1 [...]

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‘CRAZY’ ABOUT CHRISTMAS

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet The sounds of Christmas and country filled the air during the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual pre-Christmas weekly meeting on Dec. 20. Vocalist Kay Bishop performed Christmas selections but also resurrected memories of Patsy Cline by singing a couple of the late country songbird’s iconic tunes, “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams”. Bishop is well [...]

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Flint RiverQuarium announces New Year specials

By   /  December 28, 2010  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Every Sunday in January Flint RiverQuarium guests will receive $5 admission to the Flint RiverQuarium. Tickets can upgraded to include a movie at the Imagination Theater for an additional $1. These prices cannot be combined with any other discounts. The Flint RiverQuarium is open from 1-5 pm on Sunday. On the first and third [...]

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Circus should be boycotted

By   /  December 28, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet (NOTE TO EDITOR: THE TWO LOCAL PERFORMANCES OF RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM & BAILEY WILL BE: MACON, GA. JAN. 7-9; AND COLUMBUS, GA. JAN. 13-16. THEY WILL ALSO BE PERFORMING IN ATLANTA, AUGUSTA, AND OTHER CITIES.) The circus is coming to town … Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey will be touring throughout Georgia [...]

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