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New blog to represent all points of view

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany – A new political blog will hit the scenes in Southwest Georgia.  Unlike many political blogs that thrive and partisanship, www.laws-n-sausages.com offers multiple points of view on any given topic.   “I’ve been part of the divisiveness in the past, and while I don’t think we will ever completely escape from it, I [...]

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Who’s looking out for us?

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Letter to the editor, Outlook, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Although our county is in need of jobs there is a debate going on with the citizens and the state of Georgia as to whether or not Taylor County is considered worth investing in or simply using it as the logical dumping ground for various trash problems throughout the state. Every city needs to [...]

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Voter identification just makes sense

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Outlook, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet   Once again, the state has spent time and your resources defending its voter identification requirement in court, after it was attacked, most recently, by the Democratic Party of Georgia. Why? It makes it seem as if the Democratic Party of Georgia, which has sued over this issue in the past, wants people to [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Outlook, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Be loyal, buy local “Buy Local” campaigns are common, especially around the holidays, and on the increase.  Often organized by chambers of commerce, the idea is to convince consumers to spend their money in their hometowns, versus leaving town to shop at big box retailers. According to an Institute for Local Self-Reliance survey, independent [...]

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Customer service: Where did it go?

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Outlook, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet     So where has customer service gone? Once upon a time, it was considered the duty of every employee to treat their customers with the utmost respect. Failure to do so was met with an abrupt appointed with the unemployment office. Those days, it seems, are long past. Saturday, my wife was on [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Faith, Rev. Hagan  /   Comments

Tweet The Grand Ole Opry   There in the center of the stage is a circle of hardwood, stained a lighter color than the rest of the floor, on which the performer stands and entertains. It is a section of the floor of the Ryman Auditorium, where the Opry called home for 31 years, that was moved [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Vada Jean Wolfe, 79 Vada Jean Wolfe, 79, of Sylvester died Friday, March 11 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service was held Monday at First Baptist Church of Putney. Interment followed at Floral Memory Gardens. Rev. Joe Carr and Rev. David Benton officiated. A lifelong native of Albany, Mrs. Wolfe retired from [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Mike Flynn, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Tournament time   Here we go on the great three-week ride that is the NCAA basketball tournament. For the third straight year, Albany’s Andre Young will get to play in the event, but the odds of his Clemson team advancing very far are slim. This season, the field was expanded to 68 teams with [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Press Releases, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Actions Taken by the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors at its March 8 Meeting Macon, Ga.—The Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors met on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The Board reviewed and approved 188 applicants seeking registration as a professional engineer by comity; [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Faith, Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet The interests of others Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. – Philippians 2:4 (NRSV) What are your interests? What are the interests of others? How do you look to the interests of others? What does that encompass? Let me brag on my church for [...]

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