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What a weekend!

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet On the local scene a really fast Ethiopian out paced the field of approximately 2,000 in the Albany Snickers Marathon. The annual event has become a huge boost to our local economy with runners from as far away as Russia and even Fitzgerald coming to participate. I don’t really know where Ethiopia is, but [...]

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LITERARY CHAMPS

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Westover High School’s literary team won the 1-AAA region literary championship last week at Darton College. Westover students placed first in six of 10 events; second in three events; and third in one event. Westover will compete for the state title on March 19 in Houston County. Team members and their events are: (first [...]

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NUN-YA

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet More than 200 runners and walkers braved the cool temperatures and threatening skies at the recent St. Teresa’s School Nun Run. The 5K race drew 148 participants and another 56 people completed the 1-mile Fun Run. The 5K winner was Augusto Soltero of Albany  with a time of 19:02.69. The female winner was Jane [...]

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CDBG should be left intact

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Cutting Community Development Block Grants would further impact jobs and programs that provide services in: health, education and youth services to the underserved. These people are low- to moderate-income and usually can’t afford day to day services that most of us take for granted.

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TECHNOLOGY DEAN

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Shirley Armstrong, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albany Technical College, announced on Monday the appointment of Joy Knighton to dean of the Technology, Business and Personal Services Division. A native of Albany, Knighton has been with Albany Tech since 2007 serving as the Department Chair and Instructor for the Law Enforcement Technology program. [...]

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Master gardening not just for experts

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Georgia Master Gardeners are active in Southwest Georgia. The St. Teresa’s Catholic School Outdoor Classroom is a prime example of such work. Julie Franklin, a Master Gardener whose children attend St. Teresa’s, has accomplished wonders in building a demonstration garden to provide educational opportunities for students. She has retained a passion for gardening that [...]

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