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Obituaries

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Doris Peek Horne Williams, 92 Doris Peek Horne Williams lived a full and vibrant life for over 92 years, leaving all that knew her a happier person for having had her in their lives. Doris passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23. Doris was born in Atlanta on March 12, 1919 to the late Hobson [...]

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Early detection boosts survival rates in women with breast cancer

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Health, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet By Carolyn Maschke   Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women – and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States – but mammography can detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Mammography can detect breast cancer [...]

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WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Crime, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports   If a community’s municipal lawyers are an ethics barometer, Albany may be in deep trouble. The City of Albany’s city attorney, assistant city attorney, Municipal Court Judge and solicitor have all been accused recently of committing crimes. The latest taxpayer-paid Albany attorney to face the wrong side of the law is [...]

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No Race Riots Here

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Letter to the editor, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Not to worry: The recent beating of a white football coach by 30 black people in Georgia was not a race riot. The Associated Press called it an “ambush.” A local TV station said a “fight broke out:” Maybe the coach attacked the mob, instead of the other way around. Whatever. The attack left [...]

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Downtown not so boring anymore

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Downtown has a reputation for being violent, but otherwise boring. Albany has a reputation for there being “nothing to do.” This past Friday night, both of those were stood up on its head for me when I had an incredible time and never left the downtown area. First, there was the Dinner & A [...]

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BIG MISTAKE: CANDIDATE TO BE DQ’D

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Cheryl Calhoun tried to run against Jon Howard, but was mistakenly put in the race for Ward 2   By Kevin Hogencamp THE ALBANY JOURNAL   Cheryl Calhoun and her husband, Randal, say they tried to set Dougherty County election officials straight: She went to Albany city hall to run against Ward 1 City [...]

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Albany among poorest in nation

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Tom Knighton Albany is the fourth poorest community in the nation, according to DailyFinance.com, a financial website owned by AOL, in a list published on their website Oct. 21 of this year.  The website calculated its decision based on multiple criteria, but primarily on the median household income.  Other factors that contributed to [...]

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Vintage Albany

By   /  October 23, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

Vintage Albany ad

Tweet This is an ad for the Metropolitan Paving Brick Co. in Canton, Ohio. The ad ran in The American City magazine in 1932. This was the company that provided the bricks for Albany’s paved streets. The picture depicted in the ad was of Washington Street looking toward Pine Avenue, taken in 1902. This and [...]

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Exchange Club Hosts Fire Prevention Program

By   /  October 22, 2011  /  Community, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet   The Exchange Club of Southwest Georgia hosted a Fire Prevention program for the 2nd Graders of Byne School.  Members of the Albany Fire Department taught the Children what to do if their homes were on fire, how to react if any emergency happens in the house, the Stop Drop and Roll if they [...]

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Halloween! OMG … HIDE!

By   /  October 22, 2011  /  Doug Rea  /   Comments

Tweet         Christians love to hide. We have or own buildings, music, clothing, bookstores, and coffee shops. But most of all, we hide from Halloween – AKA “Satan’s Day” {{{insert evil laugh here}}}. Many will be in their homes with their lights off indicating that the evil children of darkness, those that are caught up in [...]

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