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Albany State’s Blunt is nominee for national basketball honor

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany State University forward Demarcus Blunt is a nominee for the Heritage Sports Radio Network’s national basketball fan poll award. Blunt is one  two nominees for the National Player of the Week award for his outstanding performances last week. The 6-5 junior from Cordele, Ga. led the Golden Rams with 41 points, averaging 20.5 [...]

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A ROVING UPDATE

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

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Tweet Almost one month ago, the Mars Rover Odyssey set a new working lifespan record on the red planet. Having landed in 2001, Odyssey set a new record on December 22, 2010 as the longest-serving spacecraft on Mars. It surpassed the previous record set by the Mars Global Surveyor, another NASA spacecraft that orbited Mars [...]

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When demolishing equates to progress

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet One of the few bits of good news in our recent ice storm in Albany was the fact that there were no fires set in vacant buildings. In the past, vagrants broke into these homes, set fires to stay warm, and caused house fires. This not only threatens other buildings nearby, but puts at [...]

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Lawrence Taylor’s plea deal outrageous

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges in court on Thursday, Jan. 13 that stemmed from a May 2010 arrest for felony statutory rape. His sentence: six years of probation and $1,300 in fines. Potential registration as a sex offender will be decided in March.

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C-SPAN In Albany

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet The C-SPAN Digital Bus will visit Albany again on Wednesday, Jan. 26 with two stops on its national tour. During the stops, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Digital Bus and learn about C-SPAN’s public affairs programming. Launched in June 2010, C-SPAN’s new customized coach is engaging visitors of all ages through [...]

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Let Congress Pack heat

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet In 1996 Martin Bryant terrorized the nation of Australia. Called a “pathetic social misfit,” Bryant opened fire in the popular resort town Port Arthur, Tasmania killing 35 people (including children) and injuring more than a dozen others. The public outcry over the carnage led then Prime Minister John Howard to push for some of [...]

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Okay, enough with the cold, already

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Rev. Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet Some things in life are so enjoyable you hope they linger forever. Other things, you hope disappear faster than they came, like relatives during the holidays. Why is it they come in faster than they go out? Don’t get me wrong. I love my relatives. But I love them more from a distance, which [...]

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Docs to dance For fun, charity

By   /  January 19, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Larry Anderson If you like ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” you will love “Dancing with the Docs.” The docs are members of the Dougherty County Medical Society and they will show off their dancing abilities Jan. 22 at the Darton College Auditorium. Dancing begins at 8 p.m., but the evening begins with a [...]

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