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No Lee SPLOST

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Think of what would likely happen if Lee voted “NO” on SPLOST and all surrounding counties voted “YES” on theirs. Odds are that people would have a natural tendency to shop in Lee County since it would be in their own best interest. On big ticket items such as furniture and automobiles, the prudent [...]

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Albany Marathon

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Area residents will notice several temporary road closings in the area on Saturday as Albany welcomes more than 1,600 participants in the fifth annual Snickers Marathon Energy Bar  marathon and half-marathon, which also is known as the Albany Marathon. Weekends in February and March are typically slow for the local [...]

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End of the road for Deerfield

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

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Tweet Well, it just wasn’t meant to be, I guess. I was there, with my wife, to witness the end (for this year only) of the dreams of both of the Deerfield boys and girls high school basketball teams. These two teams were great and certainly have absolutely nothing to be ashamed about by losing [...]

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ALBANY’S NEWEST CHURCH, BISHOP

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Faith  /   Comments

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Tweet Already more than 200 members strong and counting, 3-week-old Cathedral of Praise held its first service Sunday at the former Friendship Baptist Church at 714 W. Broad Ave. The nondenominational church will host its second celebration in two weeks this Sunday as its hosts the consecration service for its pastor, Tiangello Tramaine Hill, as [...]

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Home Depot investing in downtown

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Home Depot officials in Albany say that when they heard recently that the 100 block of North Washington Street was coming alive, symbolizing new hope in downtown Albany, they couldn’t imagine not being a part of it. B.J. Fletcher said she wasn’t surprised when she got the call that Home Depot [...]

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NCAA notes

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet With the NCAA basketball tournament right around the corner, Georgia is sitting on the bubble with two regular season games remaining. Coach Mark Fox has brought the program a long way in a short time and a tourney invite would help with recruiting, which he needs since the Dawgs’ best player, Trey Thompkins, is [...]

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Westover student at space program

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Reginald Sherman, a Westover High School senior, is participating in the weeklong 2011 Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Tech GOAL winner selected

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Patrick Jenkins, an environmental horticulture student, was named the Albany Technical College Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner in a Rotary Club ceremony last week at Doublegate Country Club.

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A Prime Opportunity to Join in the Fight Against Crime

By   /  March 3, 2011  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet As Sheriff of Dougherty County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us – crime prevention.  My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live.  By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families; both young and old.  It is imperative [...]

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