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SLAMMED: CITY AUDIT REVEALS MAJOR DEFICIENCIES AND NONCOMPLIANCE

By   /  January 31, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp The annual report of the City of Albany’s finances by an independent auditor revealed a significant material weakness – a major infraction — and other internal control snafus labeled by the auditor as “serious deficiencies.” Although the city acknowledged accounting firm Mauldin and Jenkins’ findings in writing in its annual comprehensive [...]

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SHOCKWAVES AND INVISIBLE COLORS: ZETA OPHIUCHI

By   /  January 31, 2011  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

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Tweet A huge star, 20 times the mass of our own sun, is hurtling through space. Possibly sent on its course by its former binary star companion’s supernova, the star has been surfing the heavens at roughly 54,000 miles per hour. NASA’s WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) telescope has captured the star as it hurtled [...]

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Gold Dome Nuggets: Tax overhaul on ice for 2011?

By   /  January 31, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet It appears, at least for this year, that the proposal submitted by the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for All Georgians is dead. Gov. Nathan Deal expressed concerns this week about attempting to reform the state’s tax code at a time when Georgia is struggling economically. The proposal had received praise from [...]

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Congressman Bishop to hold quality of life town hall for military families

By   /  January 31, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet MARINE COPRS LOGISTICS BASE Albany, Ga.—Congressman Sanford Bishop, 2nd district of Georgia,  is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting at MCLB Albany’s base theater 10 a.m., Fri., Feb 4. The town hall is being held so that service members and their families can address their concerns and ideas with Bishop as well as [...]

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Land for tax deal latest City sham

By   /  January 31, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet So, Mediacom wants Albany taxpayers to forgive its overdue franchise fee debt by taking its former corporate office off its hands. Who can blame the company for making such a proposition? Not us. But certainly, we blame four City Commission members who have tentatively approved the deal, which came so suddenly and so secretively [...]

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Whatcha Say, Albany?

By   /  January 30, 2011  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

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Tweet REP. BISHOP, AS A federal employee it is your responsibility to report ANY suspected fraud against the federal government. As a member of Congress it is your responsibility to provide oversight to any legislation for which you vote. Perhaps the people of Georgia would be better served by someone who feels it’s their job [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  January 30, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet “This is what is happening to all our memories of Albany. Not much left and what is, well a lot of it looks like this.” That was one of the comments on the Facebook page Vintage Albany about the deteriorated state of the once stately Albany Theatre on North Jackson street. “So very sad! [...]

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We can’t be caught asleep at the wheel

By   /  January 29, 2011  /  Rev. Catt  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m reading a fascinating book right now, The First Heroes by Craig Nelson. It’s the story of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, America’s response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. As I’ve read this book and studied a little about the beginning of World War II, I’ve discovered that America, for the most [...]

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Remember the oldies

By   /  January 29, 2011  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet Windows 7 has achieved 20 percent penetration of the U.S. operating systems market, jumping over Win Vista at 17 percent and slowly gaining on the aging but venerable Win XP, which dropped to under 60 percent (Mac OS holds at about 5 percent and the rest are Linux based). In fact the first service [...]

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Golden Key International Honour Society Inducts Albany-Native Aakash Patel

By   /  January 28, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Atlanta – Albany-native Aakash Patel has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new membership recognition event at the University of Georgia. “It’s only fitting that a top academic achiever like Aakash be recognized by Golden Key,” said John W. Mitchell, Golden Key’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Our [...]

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