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Powerball jackpot swells to $245 million

By   /  October 31, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet   ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot continues to climb. After no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has jumped to an estimated $245 million.   Three Georgia Lottery players won $10,000 each in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky tickets were purchased in Atlanta, Jonesboro and Eton.   The Powerball [...]

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Musings Around Town

By   /  October 31, 2011  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

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Tweet     One of the things I enjoy most about writing this column is my interaction with readers. Some feedback comes from e-mailed questions that you send to geekspeak@mchsi.com and some from conversations as I run into you around town. Many in depth comments come from clients that I’m working with while solving an [...]

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Frequent, thorough hand-washing best defense against Shigella infections

By   /  October 31, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet   Written by Carolyn Maschke   Disease investigators and other officials from Southwest Health District are working together to control an outbreak of Shigella, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea (often bloody), fever and stomach cramps. “The spread of Shigella from an infected person to others can be stopped by frequent and careful hand [...]

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Halloween Pumpkins to Be Given to Phoebe’s Pediatric Patients

By   /  October 31, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet   Robert Schley, culinary arts instructor at Westover High School, will be delivering carved pumpkins to pediatric patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Halloween. Schley will deliver the creative Halloween gifts to the Pediatric Unit at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.  

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The Last Scapegoat

By   /  October 29, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Leviticus 16:10, Leviticus 16:21-22, and Leviticus 16:26, provide a backdrop for a term that is still used today — the “scapegoat.” A scapegoat often describes a person who is being used (so-to-speak) to take the guilt away from the party who actually committed the offence. In the Bible, the purpose of the scapegoat was [...]

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The Joys of Chilling Out

By   /  October 29, 2011  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

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Tweet The cold weather that has recently hit the Albany area immediately got me thinking about the cold weather that I have experienced all my life before moving to the deep South in 1986. Being from the Chicago area, the cold weather here is NOTHING even close to what I have been through up north! [...]

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Feasting with the Predators

By   /  October 29, 2011  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

Tweet Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can kill my spirit. There are some who draw their significance from others as vampires. They are psychological and spiritual parasites. “There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and whose fangs are like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and [...]

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Dougherty County Jail Inmate List Oct. 20-27

By   /  October 28, 2011  /  Dougherty County Jail Inmate List  /   Comments

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Tweet   Adams, Robert Jermaine, Oct. 20, simple battery Adkins, Anthony Scott, Oct. 26, state crt intermittent sentence Andrews, Detaveis, Oct. 22, weekend prisoner Arnold, Tarneca Nashaundra, Oct. 20, burglary, theft by taking Baldwin, Ariell Shondrae, Oct. 25, disorderly conduct,general Bane, Deidre Renee, Oct. 21, poss consumpt alco by minor Bankston, Jerry Tawan, Oct. 23, [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  October 28, 2011  /  Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Tweet This is a Herbert Holland photo taken between 1890 and 1900 of W. T. Lockett Central Feed and Sale stable at Pine Avenue and Washington Street. Notice the old courthouse to the left. This photo is from the collection of nearly 3,000 images of Albany’s past that can be found online on the Facebook [...]

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Real Leaders Don’t Look the Other Way

By   /  October 28, 2011  /  Kevin Hogencamp  /   Comments

Kevin Hogencamp is publisher of The Albany Journal.

Tweet   Some in the community say that Albany’s biggest crisis is crime. They might be right. After all, the former Good Life City is now one of Georgia’s most dangerous cities. Others say Albany’s nemesis is poverty. Famously, this is one of the poorest regions of the country. That’s a shame – especially because [...]

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