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ASU receives NEA grant for Imani Winds Woodwind Quintet Performance

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Tweet Special to the Journal   The Albany State University Lyceum Committee has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive a Challenge America Fast-Track Review Grant. The committee was selected to receive one of the 162 grants of $10,000 awarded to organizations in 46 states plus the District of Columbia and [...]

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Geek Speak

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Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com     Clean Sweep                   What is the best all around computer cleaner for the average Windows user?  Good question!   Windows provides a built-in junk file removal utility called Disc Cleanup, but many users want something more [...]

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A Place 4 Hope holds drive for supplies

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Tweet   Staff reports   In a city rated as the fourth poorest in the nation, it would be easy to see Albanians wrapped up in their own problems.  However, there are folks who are taking their valuable time to help those less fortunate.  A Place 4 Hope is one such effort. Founded last year, [...]

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A Tale of two halves

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Falcons Nest, Sports  /  Comments Off

Tweet       OK, I have no idea what happened Sunday.  Honestly, I’m as clueless as the next guy.  To start with, the Carolina Panthers manhandled the Dirty Birds for almost the entirety of the first half.  Then, in the second, it was like a different team.  I can’t say that I’ve never seen [...]

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Made in the Divine Image

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Faith, Rev. Andrew  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” – Acts [...]

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Are the hosts assembled?

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Faith, Rev. Hood  /  Comments Off

Tweet     “Are the hosts assembled?” This event had been in production for several months. Indeed, the script had been written for well longer than that. There was to be a lead role and his part was well rehearsed. The curtains would soon open and the audience would be breathless. The cast numbered into [...]

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Enduring your race

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Doug Rea, Faith  /  Comments Off

Tweet Doug Rea is the Pastor at Connections in Albany, GA.    It’s official: I am accepting my daughter’s challenge.  How hard can the training be for a ½ marathon anyway? It’s not a WHOLE marathon – that would be crazy. Plus, I plan to utilize the walk/run method to conquer the beastly 13.1 miles. [...]

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T-SPLOST

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager of WALB.     You have heard a lot lately, about the new T-SPLOST. A one-percent sales tax which will deliver infrastructure and economic development benefits for our Southwest Georgia region South Georgia has supported local SPLOST efforts many times in the past, so the concept should not [...]

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SCHOOL LUNCH INVESTIGATION

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager of WALB. SCHOOL LUNCH INVESTIGATION Monday night, Dougherty County School Board members voted to hire an independent expert to help them figure out how widespread fraud in the free lunch program is. We hope they’re serious, and we hope they follow through with a complete audit to root [...]

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A note to the Mayor-elect

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Tweet     Dorothy Hubbard is our next mayor.  Some are thrilled by that prospect, some are not.  Regardless of people’s feelings on the matter, it’s a done deal.  However, I thought I would take a moment to speak to our new mayor. To start with, Mayor-elect Hubbard, you should consider one very important fact.  [...]

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