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(UPDATED!) Truth be told: With secret out, Lott’s Savannah plans in jeopardy)

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet UPDATED at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10: From the Savannah Morning News: Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson stated during the Savannah City Council meeting that Alfred Lott is no longer considered a viable candidate and has been eliminated as a candidate for the city manager position. UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10: From the [...]

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 3

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet To our readers:   State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 10, 2011 and is expected to last until the latter days of March.

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Civic Center director needs a free hand

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Things are finally looking up for the Albany Civic Center. As of this week, the mortgage on the huge, 10,200-seat arena is paid off and the facility has a new director. Timothy Mabe of Valdosta is taking the helm of the struggling facility, and his arrival brings renewed hope that the Civic Center can [...]

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DOT making roads safer

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet 1,744. That’s roughly the population of the lovely town of Darien on Georgia’s coast; or of Richland in Stewart County – home of the annual Pig Fest barbeque festival. It’s also the number of lives lost on Georgia highways in 2005.  The fourth highest total of any state in the nation and a jarring [...]

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Please, don’t call me ‘Sweetie’

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Rev. Snyder  /   Comments

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Tweet The past several weeks, I have been trying to keep my curmudgeon levels to a minimum. It has been a struggle but I am happy to report I have been making fantastic progress. That is until the other day. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and our daughters had planned to spend the day [...]

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Bill encourage employers to hire illegalimmigrants

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet I recently came across the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Daily Legislative Watch and learned something quite disturbing. This legislative update contained a reference to SB 7, a bill proposed by the Insurance and Labor Committee that would essentially prevent illegal immigrants the ability to collect workers’ compensation if injured or sick on the job. [...]

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With new coach, Rams baseball has lofty goals

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany State University began a new era in its baseball program last week when Kenyan Conner makes his debut as interim head coach of Golden Rams. Conner and the 2010 SIAC defending champions will host their home opener on Saturday, Feb. 12, in a non-conference match-up against the Miles College [...]

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Fuel for joy

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet My son danced with me the other day. I was trying to get ready for work and he went up to a toy that plays music and started a song. Then he ran over to me and grabbed my hand. “Come on, daddy, dance!” he said while trying to pull me up. I got [...]

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City should not buy Mediacom building

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Prior to your editorial last week, I had asked for another option prepared for discussion at the Feb. 15 work session. After reflecting on the negative attention the City of Albany has received by even the possibility of entering into a “deal” with Mediacom, I think we need to abandon that option. I propose [...]

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2010 in review

By   /  February 9, 2011  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet I wanted to take this opportunity to share the accomplishments and productivity of the Sheriff’s Office during 2010. It was a difficult year economically, but the employees of the Sheriff’s Office have really stepped up and showed a level of determination and dedication that has made me very proud.

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