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Albany’s signature Rock, Roll & Weekend gets big kudos from Southeast Tourism Society

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Tweet Rock, Roll & Run in Downtown Albany has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for March 2012! We just received this great news regarding the application that was submitted in June. The event highlights all of the Downtown Albany activities the first weekend of March including the Mardi [...]

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Dr. Murfee discusses back-to-school issues

By   /  July 20, 2011  /  Community, Education, Government, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet SUPERINTENDENT’S PRESS STATEMENT July 20, 2011 THE DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL These are exciting times in the Dougherty County School System. Veteran teachers are preparing their minds and hearts to return to class and new teachers are being indoctrinated into school and classroom instructional management. In short, we are looking [...]

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Former Klansman Who Traveled to Georgia for Sex with Two Underage Girls Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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Tweet ATLANTA, GA—NEAL RAY SCHMIDT, 59, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced today to serve 20 years in federal prison for seeking to have sex with two teenage girls. SCHMIDT, a retired delivery man and former Grand Dragon for the Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, had traveled from Missouri to Georgia for what [...]

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Church Briefs

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Tweet Saturday, July 23 Terrell Baptist Church, 205 Sumner Road N. in Sumner, will host a sing at 6 p.m. featuring Logan Smith, Mandy Harrell and Terrell’s Brandon Hughes. Info: 776-4561.

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Commission Staff and Georgia Power File Proposed Settlement in the Risk Sharing Mechanism Case for Plant Vogtle Nuclear Power Construction Project

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Tweet ATLANTA, July 18, 2011 – The Georgia Public Service Commission’s Public Interest Advocacy Staff and the Georgia Power Company today filed a proposed settlement seeking to resolve the mechanism for dealing with any potential construction cost overruns at the Georgia Power Company Plant Vogtle construction project in Waynesboro, Georgia in Docket 29849.

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Fund-raiser for 6-year-old on Saturday

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Tweet Staff reports   Barbecue plates are being sold to raise money to help a 6-year-old Albany boy who is battling a severe bleeding disorder. Church Whiting was diagnosed about two years ago with severe chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), although he was been symptomatic for about three years.

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Pin the tail on the Pulsar

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Tweet The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has seen something very interesting in recent months. In a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, several astronomers note how they have witnessed a tail of sorts that appears to be spreading out from a pulsar. The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star, lovingly dubbed PSR J0357+3205.

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HEAVY MEDALERS

By   /  July 20, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany’s In Bound Gymnastics team brought back a host of medals from this month’s AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla. Pictured are, from left, back row: Mya Troup, Level 5 – 2nd All Around 36.45, 1st bars, 2nd vault, 3rd floor, 5th beam; Camryn Williams, Level 5 – 4th AA 36.350, 2nd floor, 3rd beam, [...]

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A Day in the Life of a TB Worker

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Tweet By Sonya Collins Public Health News Bureau   When Farhad Jameel, case manager at Gwinnett County’s tuberculosis control clinic, arrives at work each morning, he collects his surgical mask and several large Zip-loc bags containing the individual medications for four to six homebound tuberculosis (TB) patients living in the county.  He will spend the [...]

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Former Car Dealer Convicted in Multiple Fraud Schemes

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Tweet ATLANTA—PHILIP SWINDALL, 50, of Duluth, Georgia, pleaded guilty today in federal district court to bank fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges, and other information presented in court: SWINDALL was involved in selling cars in the Atlanta metro area for the last decade, and had been [...]

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