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Albany State to honor senior basketball players at final home game

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany State University Department of Athletics will honor senior basketball student-athletes during Senior Night festivities on Thursday, Feb. 24. Senior members of the ASU Lady Rams and Golden Rams basketball teams will be honored before the men’s game of their series with the Stillman College Tigers. Tip-off for the women’s game is set for 5:30 p.m., with the [...]

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Win Big. Save a Fish. Join the Albany Journal team in the Flint RiverQuarium Turtle Race!

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Community, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Click here to Win Big in the RiverQuarium Turtle Race. Join the Albany Journal’s Team! Adoption forms are in this week’s newspaper!

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Solar Storms are a Growing Threat: Emergency Backup Plans Needed Now

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

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Tweet Last Monday, February 14, one of the largest solar storms in over a decade took place. It knocked out radio transmissions in the Western Pacific, parts of Asia, and even caused some polar flights to reroute for the sake of regaining communications. It could have been much worse, though, say space weather experts. The [...]

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Fold Grand Island

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Kenny Rogers’ song “The Gambler” gives some pretty good advice to card players. As a gambler, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” Although about playing cards, doesn’t it seem to fit Lee County’s epic struggle with Grand Island (GI)? In the golf business since late 2002, we [...]

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Gold Dome Nuggets

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Sunday sales failure We hear there is much dissatisfaction among members of the Senate Republican Caucus due to the failures of leadership to reach a consensus on local control of Sunday sales of alcohol. What seemed like a “sure thing” just two weeks ago is now dead for the session. Leadership is blaming Lt. [...]

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WE ARE Deerfield! (RIP Tyrone Pitts)

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Friday Night Thoughts  /   Comments

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Tweet We ARE Deerfield! All of US! As I look back over my past experiences with Deerfield, many thoughts come into my mind. I have been involved and associated with Deerfield since 1971. I came to school as a freshman from Merry Acres Junior High. In 1972, I played as a sophomore in Deerfield’s second [...]

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Death penalty used judiciously

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Death penalty cases have been extremely rare in Dougherty County in recent years, with good reason. They’re costly and lengthy and should be reserved for only the most heinous crimes. But the law allows the ultimate penalty for a reason. Sometimes it is the appropriate punishment. District Attorney Greg Edwards’ decision to seek the [...]

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DCSS Update

By   /  February 23, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Westover HOSA Students Place in Region Competition Westover Comprehensive High School’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) took part in the region competitive events program on January 17 via online testing. The top 10 in each event in each region will advance to the state leadership conference and competition in Athens on March 3-5. [...]

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