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Asteroid Apophis a Threat in 2029?

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

Tweet Astronomers have been tracking a 900-foot wide rock that is hurtling towards earth. Will it strike us? Only the math can tell. Photographed on January 31, astronomers said on March 9 that this was the first clear shot they have been able to take of the approaching asteroid in at least 3 years. The [...]

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All Eyes on Saudi

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Aaron Johnson, Opinion, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet   As we see gas prices rise across the U.S., we can blame most of it to turmoil in the Middle East. Uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya threaten monarchical rule. Markets have responded with crude oil prices rising beyond $100 per barrel. One can speculate that some of the rise can be [...]

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By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO The Lee County Chamber of Commerce held a reception for the Artist and Photographers who participated in Saturday’s Under the Oaks Arts Festival. Pictured are, from left, Cameron Malphrus, honorable mention, art; Emily Arnold, third place, art; Robert Peavey, second place, art; Janice Rentz, first place, art; Doug Wolfe, first place, photography, [...]

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Church Briefs

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Church Briefs, Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Wednesday, March 16 Moody Symphonic Band performed a free concert at Porterfield United Methodist Friday, March 18 Cross Cultural Musique in downtown will feature Friendship Trio (men’s trio).   Sunday, March 20 Celebrate with Friends, Relatives, and Neighbors Day (FRAN-tastic Day 2011) at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1501 Newton Road, from 11 a.m. to [...]

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Mega Millions soars to $172 million

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Press Releases, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – Lottery fever is spreading across Georgia. The jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $172 million to a single annuity winner. It only takes $1 for a chance to win big. Any lucky player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately [...]

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Kickoff! Panthers open Saturday

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, Sports, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp The 2010 test run is done; it’s time for the Albany Panthers to make a complete  Southern Indoor Football League championship run, says Albany Panthers General Manager Will Carter. With most of last year’s division championship team intact, and a full off-season to prepare for the team’s second season, Carter is [...]

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A ROOM IN HIS HONOR

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, People, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet PHOTO BY KEVIN HOGENCAMP Former Albany Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Lamar Clifton, a Dougherty County native who is largely credited for helping lure Miller Brewing Co. to Albany, among other accomplishments, was honored Tuesday in a ceremony naming a Chamber conference room after him. After leaving the Chamber, Clifton enjoyed a career [...]

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Roles revisited after 12 years

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Community, Lon McNeil, Opinion, People  /   Comments

Tweet By Lon McNeil For Doug Lorber and Glenn White, Theatre Albany’s current production of “Scapino” must surely have an element of deja vu mixed in with their performances. Twelve years ago, both were hitting their marks in the same play, as the same characters; Scapino, played by Lorber, and Geronte, played by White. The [...]

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World-renowned young violinist to perform in Albany

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet   Special to the Journal When he was 10, Gareth Johnson and his dad attended a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert. That’s when Johnson first heard famed violinist Itzhak Perlman perform. That performance made Johnson decide to learn how to play the violin. He went on to become a child prodigy and has been [...]

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Phoebe, MCG partnership to strengthen pediatric care

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports At least twice in recent years, critically ill pediatric patients in the Albany area have died en route to more specialized care in other areas of Georgia. In either case, the patient may have lived if health care wasn’t being sought elsewhere, said Dr. Bruce Smith, an Albany pediatrician. Under a new [...]

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