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Trick or Treat?

By   /  November 7, 2011  /  News, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet With no sign and little hint of anyone living there, Dalewood Estates may just be the poster child for wasteful projects.  Mayoral candidate and former state representative John White is part of the group who developed this property, reportedly using taxpayer money.   Written by Tom Knighton   If you found yourself taking your [...]

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Obituaries

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Tweet   Edna L. Williams, 84 Edna L. Williams, 84, of Albany died November 3 at Palmyra Nursing Home. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Billy Hanna officiated. A native of Wingate, Texas, Mrs. Williams spent most of her life in Texas and moved to Albany, fourteen years ago. She was a [...]

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Southwest Health District urges vigilance as Shigella cases spread

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Tweet   Written by Carol Maschke   Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said cases of shigellosis, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea (often bloody), fever and stomach cramps, have been confirmed in additional counties, and wants the public to take precautions to help stop the disease from spreading. “It is more widespread [...]

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SCIENTISTS RE-THINKING THEORIES FOR LIFE ON MARS

By   /  November 7, 2011  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

Tweet   New interpretations of data from NASA and European orbiters are beginning to come together, suggesting that the possibility for life on Mars is not so strong on the surface, but much more promising for the subsurface directly underground. This interpretation comes after researchers have discovered clay and certain types of minerals in the [...]

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Yard Of The Month

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Tweet     The Daffodil Garden Club selected the home of Pam and Mike Mooney, 1210 Hilltop Drive as their Yard Of The Month for November, 2011.  The Club welcomes suggestions from readers.  They can be reached by calling 436-6888 and leaving a message.      

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Telescope Solves Ancient Historical Mystery

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Tweet      Astronomers recently used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to unravel a 2,000 year old mystery. In 185 A.D., Chinese sky watchers made note of something they noticed in the sky. They called it a “guest star” at the time, and continued to make notation of its visibility for about the next 8 months. [...]

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Letter to the Editor

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Tweet Students of today need to read news with a critical eye. It is vital to enhancg democracy and defeating narrow-mindedness. Students also need an understanding of the world’s economy, politics, social structures and environment in order to make the best decisions about how to live their own lives. From Afghanistan to Iraq, current events [...]

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Former Cheerleader in new role

By   /  November 7, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet   Written by Tom Knighton   Liz Gray was always described as Albany’s biggest cheerleader. Her role at the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau was a natural fit for the Albany native. Now, however, she’s opted for greener pastures as the director of sales and marketing at Merry Acres Inn and Conference Center. Gray’s departure [...]

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Vintage Albany

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Tweet This photo is of Robert Dukes, as a young lineman for the City of Albany circa 1948. Later in the 1960’s he was the assistant general manager of the Water, Gas and Light for city of Albany. During this time, he designed the Christmas lights that were displayed downtown. Those were the most popular [...]

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Vintage Albany

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Tweet The photo on the left is of Albanian John G. LaRoque taken during the civil war. The picture on the right is also of LaRoque many years later standing by Albany’s Confederate Memorial. It was decorated with flowers and portraits of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee for Confederate Memorial Day, April 26, 1903. [...]

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