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Confessions of Faith

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Faith, Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet   “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV 1984) Why is the cross foolish? How is it also the power of God? When thinking of the life, death, and resurrection [...]

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Cruel Children Need Help

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Opinion, Outlook, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet   There are people in this world who seem to go out of their way to prove that evil exists. They are the people who seem to enjoy hurting small animals just for pleasure or amusement. I’m not talking about hunters who are harvesting game for their supper table. I’m talking about the people [...]

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Child Death Team Serves Vital Role

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion, Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Every death of a child is tragic and every parent who goes through that tragedy deserves answers about what happened. In Dougherty County, they get those answers from the Child Death Investigation Team. Two weeks ago, a baby didn’t wake up from a nap at daycare at Byne Memorial Child Development Center. The next [...]

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Sunday Alcohol Sales Should Be Permitted

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion, Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet   Back in 2002, Albany leaders told voters that Sunday alcohol sales would help boost the economy. This was only for restaurants with at least 50 percent of their business coming from food, or hotels with 50 percent of their business in lodging. The majority of voters said yes to the Sunday sales, and [...]

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Exorcise Blue Laws Once and for All

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Letter to the editor, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet   Any way you look at it, blue laws – which deliberately exist to enforce religious standards – are the end result of politics rather than logic, decency or good government. And any way you look at it, laws that exist because of politics are disgusting. Southern and Midwestern states began passing laws to [...]

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RiverQuarium CEO: It’s a Partnership

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet By David Shivers With some 90 days on the job under his belt, the new CEO of Flint RiverQuarium continues making the rounds, getting acquainted with his new community. North Georgia native Sanders Lewallen appeared before the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County on October 10, praising the facility where he has taken the reigns. [...]

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Albany State cross country teams to compete for SIAC championships Friday

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Press Releases, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The Albany State University Lady Rams will look to defend their SIAC Cross Country championship title during the upcoming championship meet. Slated for Friday, Oct. 21, the meet will be hosted by Tuskegee University and held at the Macon County Road and Bridge Department in Tuskegee, Ala. The Lady Rams are led by senior [...]

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Dougherty County Jail Inmates List October 13-20

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Dougherty County Jail List  /   Comments

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Tweet   Adkins, Wendy Marie, Oct. 14, deposit account fraud/bad check, failure to appear, off bond Alford, Neiyeal Devon, Oct. 14, prob violation Allen, Willie James, Oct. 13, marijuana-possess less than 1oz., possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, dang.drugs-ill sale/dist/poss execpt certain condi (10 counts), drug traffic w/in 1000′ pub park/rec/pub, manufacture/sell/dispense/distribute (6 counts) [...]

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