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ASU Day at the Capitol

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Tweet Albany State University students, alumni and administrators gathered in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 22, for ASU Day at the Capitol. During the event, the ASU Concert Chorale performed in the Rotunda as part of a celebration of the Department of Fine Arts at ASU.

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Libya isn’t our fight

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

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Tweet What the heck is going on? The United States of America is broke and we are pouring millions, soon to be billions into a Libya conflict! Folks, if China owns us and we are really broke, how can we possibly be putting tremendous amounts into this uprising by the Libya rebels? We can’t!

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CRIMINAL INTENT

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Crime  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports From the brutal murder of a defenseless toddler to a dozen businesses selling alcohol to minors, and a bloody stabbing, to boot, criminals ran rampant in Albany during the past week, authorities say. Meanwhile, Albany police announced they solved a 9-year-old murder case with two arrests.

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Best hope for economic recovery

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet With unemployment numbers showing a very modest drop in unemployment warrant a discussion on what is really needed to help Albany recover not just from this recession, but the funk this town has found itself in since Firestone shut down almost three decades ago. For my money, I believe that we need jobs that [...]

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ASU Early Learning Center to Host Week of the Young Child Activities

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet The Week of the Young Child will have its official kick off celebration at the Albany State University Pedestrian Mall at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 11. Albany Mayor Willie Adams is scheduled to sign a document proclaiming April 11-15, 2011 “The Week of the Young Child” in Albany, Ga.

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Kiwanis presentation by SWGA Workforce Development

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet While the jobless rate nationally has dropped to about 8.8 percent,  unemployment in the Albany area is still above the nationally average. One resource for employers and the unemployed here is the workforce development program of the Southwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board. The director of the program, Charles Williams, spoke to the Kiwanis Club [...]

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Tech student honored for her extra effort

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports   Due to hard work, Ruby Bivens is well on her way to fulfilling her dream of owning a child care center. This week, Albany Technical College Academic Achievement Center Director Elaine Mercer presented a top achievement award to Bivens in the college’s math lab. Students working in the lab applauded as [...]

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Development rip-off shouldn’t be forgotten

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Mayor Willie Adams and other politicians beamed as they dug shovels in 2007 in east Albany to break ground for the Enclave at Oglethorpe, hailed as an Atlanta-like urban development for low- to middle-income residents. The taxpayer-subsidized project was to help redefine an otherwise depressed area by bringing residents of various income levels.

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The sound of style

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Brandon Hosley  /   Comments

Tweet When it comes to style, it’s no question that much of the world is influenced by the portraits that music paints. It’s almost impossible to have one without the other. I mean, think about it, if certain brand names weren’t continually validated (or endorsed, to be p.c.) by some of our favorite musicians, would [...]

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