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Ward 2: No end in sight.

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

Melissa Strother and attorney Bo Dorough will have to wait until after the holidays for a verdict.

Tweet Judge Joe Bishop called an end to proceedings late Friday afternoon, but the question of what to do about the controversial Ward 2 race is still to be decided.  Attorneys for Melissa Strother and Ivey Hines, as well as City Attorney Nathan Davis, asked plenty of questions, but little in the way of new [...]

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Humiliation is every parent’s right

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Parents need to gather blackmail material on their kids as soon as possible. Thankfully, with the proliferation of digital cameras and affordable hand-held video recorders, trigger happy Moms and Dads can build up a stockpile of humiliating material before their precious little bundles of holy havoc are old enough to stop posing long enough [...]

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Alice in Albany

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Tweet By Jessica Cliett   Does Alice really live in Wonderland or does she live in Albany??? Ballet Theatre South is presenting Alice in Wonderland December 2, 2011 through December 4, 2011 at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. Choreographers Leslie Hodges of Camilla and Charles Hagan of Tallahassee have teamed up to choreograph the classic story [...]

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Owens’ play was big time

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Falcons Nest, Sports  /  Comments Off

Tweet     With a 17 to nothing halftime score, I was convinced that Atlanta was playing a perfect game. Then, however, the second half started and we witnessed a Minnesota team that is just plain awful give the dirty birds a run for their money.  After Atlanta finally scored in the second half, it [...]

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Easter Seals Shows Its Appreciation

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Tweet   Easter Seals honors employees in Ashburn   Special to the Journal   (ALBANY, GA)- Easter Seals Southern Georgia honored both Pamela Young and Louise Felder for serving five dedicated years to the organization on Tuesday, November 15th in Ashburn. Employees, clients and families gathered at the Rosemary Terrace Apartments for the occasion honoring [...]

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Leesburg Author to Hold Book-Signings

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Tweet     Special to the Journal   LEESBURG, Ga. – Leesburg author Valerie Davis Benton will be signing copies of her recently published novel, “Greater Heights,” after the Leesburg Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Java The Hut, located in downtown Leesburg on U.S. 19. This will be [...]

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Dated Data

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

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Tweet                 This week’s question comes from a high school student who recently turned in a research paper in a social studies class and lost grade points because the data that he used was from an outdated Website.  As it turns out the main source of his report was a news article that was dated [...]

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What Are You Thankful For?

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Kevin Sproul  /  Comments Off

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Tweet By the time you read this article, you will probably have eaten too much during the Thanksgiving holiday and might still be eating left-over turkey sandwiches. As I took time to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my family and relatives, we discussed what we were most grateful for. I do not know about you, [...]

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Investigation

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet The Secretary of State’s office is looking into the Ward II election.  Here’s a glimpse at some of what they might find.   Written by Tom Knighton   Last week, Melissa Strother handed reporters a 2,400 word report outlining “irregularities” in the election process.  Among those were many aimed squarely at the elections office. [...]

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Slaps on the wrist accomplish nothing

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       The Dougherty County School Board opted to give the proverbial slap on the wrist to Morningside Elementary School principle Gloria Baker by assessing a 15 day suspension without pay.  While it was nice to see a decision that, for once, didn’t go down racial lines, it was still a sad moment [...]

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