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Lott one step away from Savannah post; racism alleged

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Amid a controversy mired with allegations of racism, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott was named today as one of two finalists for the Savannah city manager job. The other candidate is Rochelle Small-Toney, Savannah’s interim city manager. The Savannah City Council vote to name Lott and Toney the two finalists was 4-3. [...]

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Bishop Statement Following President Obama’s State of the Union Address

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) tonight released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress.

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L’JUAS CLOSED: WOODS SADDLED WITH DEBT, YET OPTIMISTIC

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Business  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Lajuana Woods faces numerous court liens, is three months behind on a federal $100,000 loan, and has lost money every day of 2011 because her business has been closed since Dec. 30 But Woods says she  is optimistic that after renovations are complete, perhaps by Super Bowl Sunday in early February, [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet Sara Joiner Eubanks recently posted this photograph on the Vintage Albany page on Facebook. It’s of a men’s luncheon in Albany — perhaps a Rotary Club gathering — probably in the 1940s. Among those in the photograph are Harold MacNabb, C. R. “Beanie” Davis, George H. Joiner and Fred Sumter. If you know any [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Church Briefs  /   Comments

Tweet Friday, Jan. 28- Friday, March 18 Cross Cultural Musique in downtown Leesburg have these following concerts planned: Jan. 28-The Fox Family; Feb. 4-Jeff Henry; Feb. 18-Mended Hearts, a ladies’ trio; Feb. 25-Goodbread Ministries; March 4-Wilma Smith; March 11-Living Water Men’s Quartet, Mandy Harrell; March 18-Friendship Trio (men’s trio). Sunday, Jan. 30 Northside Baptist Church, [...]

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Short and to the point: Americans pro-business

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week on the eve of the House vote to repeal Obamacare, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing his agencies to review their rules and regulations to be more business friendly. The Executive Order, entitled “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review – Executive Order” is over 1100 words long. It was accompanied by a memorandum [...]

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A PICTURESQUE PRIZE

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet This photo of Rosedale Avenue taken by Liz Gray, sales manager for the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, won the Georgia Production Partners Photo Location Contest. Gray’s boss, CVB Director Lisa Riddle, submitted the entry. The prize: A 30-second television commercial produced for an Albany tourism spot.

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Blood supply low

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet You saw on the news last week that winter storms closed roads and canceled classes, but did you know that it also crippled our blood supply? Hundreds of blood drives were canceled because of the weather on the East coast, and that translates into a loss of 24,000 blood products that are not available [...]

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HONORING LEE, JACKSON

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet An area banquet to honor Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was held by the Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson Camp 141, Sons of Confederate Veterans of Albany, on Jan. 8, 2011 at the American Legion building on Gillionville Road. The band “A Joyful Noise” played songs that were popular during [...]

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WILL BETELGEUSE BE EARTH’S SECOND SUN?

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

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Tweet Some news agencies, including the Huffington Post, have recently been running reports that Earth will “soon” be warmed by a second sun beginning in 2012. Betelgeuse (yes, pronounced beetle-juice) is losing mass and is due to explode, or go “supernova.” When it does so, it is expected to become significantly brighter for a period [...]

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