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Strother, Calhoun take aim at elections office

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Tweet They say that “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”  If that’s true, then the Dougherty County Elections Board had better watch out, because there are two women who feel scorned. At a press conference, both Melissa Strother and Cheryl Calhoun argued that the Ward II election shouldn’t be over yet. “We want [...]

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Housing project without non-profit status

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Tweet   Loss of non-profit status, differences between cost and current value among questions Dalewood Estates sits on the side of Willie Pitts Jr. Road, appearing for all to see as a completed development except for the missing sign.  The only hint that there’s an opportunity to rent is an obscure sign off to the [...]

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A different kind of schoolhouse

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Tweet   Written by Tom Knighton     It may be red, but the Family Literacy Connection is nothing like the stereotypical little red schoolhouse that is engrained in popular culture. Instead, it may just be the key to solving many of Albany’s problems. The odd thing is that most people don’t know it exists. [...]

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Candidates call press conference

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Tweet Ward II candidate Melissa Strother and former candidate Cheryl Calhoun have called a press conference for 1:00 pm today in front of the Government Center at 222 Pine Avenue in downtown Albany.  The reason for the press conference is reported to be regarding “irregularities found in the election process.” The Albany Journal will be [...]

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Walker Named Volunteer of the Year

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Tweet   Special to the Journal   Grace Walker was recently named the 2011 Lillian B. Allison Volunteer of the Year during Phoebe’s Volunteer Birthday Celebration and Recognition Dinner. The event, held in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, honored 535 volunteers who had committed 61,008 hours of volunteer service during Phoebe’s 2010-11 Fiscal [...]

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ASU Homecoming 2011

By   /  November 14, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau spend a great deal of time and money drawing visitors to the Good Life City. Their goal was accomplished last weekend, with a minimum effort. Reports show that Albany State University’s 2011 Homecoming may have been the biggest and most successful ever. Albany State [...]

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