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Elections Board passing the buck

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Several citizens spoke out, as did Ward II candidate Melissa Strother, mayoral candidate B.J. Fletcher, and former Ward II candidate Cheryl Calhoun.  The results of their efforts? Nothing. From the beginning, county attorney Spencer Lee made it clear that the board saw this ordeal culminating in legal action, and seemed to welcome the action.  [...]

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First-ever SIAC Championship Banquet

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Albany State University Head Football Coach James “Mike” White and Miles College Head Football Coach Reginald Ruffin are among the coaches and officials who participated in the first SIAC championship banquet in Atlanta. Miles College earned the 2011 SIAC Football Championship by beating ASU 20-17 on Nov. 12 at Panther Stadium at Clark Atlanta [...]

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The Spice Delima

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Tweet       In September a sheriff’s deputy in Statesboro responded to a call of a young man who had nearly beaten his girlfriend to death with a beer mug after both had ingested the drug spice. While the girlfriend ended up in intensive care with a shattered cheek and eye socket, a plate [...]

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Prep Game of the Week—Stratford at Deerfield-Windsor

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet     What: Semifinals of the GISA Class AAA playoffs When: Friday, November 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Webb Stadium, Albany 2011 records: Stratford is 10-1 overall. Deerfield-Windsor is 10-2 overall. Last week: Deerfield-Windsor defeated Mount de Sales, 24-7. Stratford defeated Bulloch, 42-7. All-time series record: Stratford leads 22-19. First meeting: Stratford 21, Deerfield-Windsor 12 [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet   Weyman Eugene Harris, 61 The funeral service of Weyman Eugene Harris, 61, of  Rochester, Minn., formerly of Albany, who died November 6 was conducted Friday at Mathews Funeral Home.  Rev. Carrie Myers officiated.  Interment followed in Kimball Cemetery in Worth County, Ga. Weyman was a native and longtime resident of Albany.  He was a [...]

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District combats premature births with education, CenteringPregnancy®

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet   Written by Carolyn Maschke   Each year, more than half a million babies in the United States are born too soon, placing them at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Among those most at risk are children born in medically underserved communities [...]

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ASU guest lecturer advocates more reading

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Tweet Special to the Journal Getting the right knowledge to African-American youth provided a central theme for a presentation designed to inspire freshmen and sophomore students at Albany State University to overcome the social challenges that will likely confront them. “Reading is one of the most important things today’s students can do to avoid a [...]

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Darton College Interesting Seed In Soccer Championship, Matches Will Air On Live Webcast

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet     Darton College Women’s Soccer will enter the national championship tournament to face a familiar adversary, according to the NJCAA’s recently announced tournament seeding. The No. 3-seeded Lady Cavaliers are matched up with No. 6-seed Monroe Community College (N.Y.), the team who broke the Lady Cavaliers’ near-perfect season (25-1) at the 2005 national [...]

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NJCAA Announces Darton Men’s Soccer As No. 1 Seed In Championship Tournament, Games Will Air Live Via Webcast

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet   Written by David Mann   Seven of the best teams in the NJCAA better take a long look at the Darton College Cavaliers. The No. 1 ranked men’s soccer program will enter the national championship tournament in Phoenix as the No. 1 seed, the NJCAA recently announced. “I don’t think that it’s an [...]

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Kiwanis learn about empowering lives

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet     Special to the Journal Bridgett Mack has a passion. She has made that passion a mission as director of the Family Empowerment Center in East Albany, a community organization focused on “Empowering Families, Enhancing Lives.” Mack delivered a powerful message to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County on October 7 about the [...]

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