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College Costs

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager of WALB.   The Georgia Student Finance Commission told lawmakers recently that lottery proceeds cannot keep up with the demand for scholarships. That means the financial burden on the student and his family will increase, and it’s no wonder. The problem is that the cost of higher education [...]

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The role of the Wife

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Doug Rea, Faith  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Doug Rea is the Pastor at Connections in Albany, GA. That said – let’s get to the one word everyone is waiting for. Men are hoping that I not only say it but emphasize it as well. Women, you’re almost daring me to use the “S” word so you can say, “I KNEW IT! [...]

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Dougherty County Jail Inmate List Jan. 19 – Jan. 26

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Crime, Dougherty County Jail Inmate List, Dougherty County Jail List, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Allen, Bennie T, Jan. 23, aggravated assault Allen, Juaneesa Lashun, Jan. 20, disorderly conduct Allen, Veronica Denise, Jan. 21, disorderly conduct Anderson, Linda Nicole, Jan. 21, dui (1st offense alcohol), duty-involving inj or death, improper lane chge/dr on rdways for traffic, open container (po), striking stat object      near roadway prob Andrews, Jacqueline Denise, [...]

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MUSLIM LAWS USED IN THE USA?

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Opinion, Ted Anderson  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at aj@thealbanyjournal.com.   As most of you know, Dearborn, Michigan has a large population of Muslims and now, I understand [...]

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Moving Dollars Around Isn’t Growth

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Lon McNeil, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Lon McNeil is an independent marketing consultant in Albany and can be reached at lonmcneil@gmail.com.   For as long as I can remember, Albany’s plan for economic development has always centered on building up, or rejuvenating specific geographical sections of our community. When I was a kid, the buzz was all about expansion efforts [...]

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Georgia Lottery awards $500,000 to Sylvester resident

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet WHO:             Georgia Lottery Corporation WHAT:          Half-million dollar check presentation ceremony for a Georgia Lottery winner. The winner, a Sylvester     resident, played the instant game Black Pearls and won a $500,000 top prize. WHEN:          Thursday, January 26, 2012 2 p.m. WHERE:      County Line Grocery 4405 Acree Ave. Sylvester, GA 31791 MORE:          There will be photo [...]

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FBLA learns about good nutrition

By   /  January 26, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Anna Wari from Chick-fil-A was the guest speaker at a Westover High School Future Business Leaders of America meeting on January 18th. Mrs. Wari spoke about the new healthy food choices offered by Chick-fil-A. She encouraged students to consider make good nutritional choices each day.

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Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska team up for Home School Days 2012

By   /  January 26, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Special to the Journal   Every Wednesday for six weeks, beginning Feb. 8, the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritge Center will be partnering to teach a series of classes geared toward elementary-aged homeschooled students. The theme, “Seasons and Cycles,” will explore the weather and the changes it has on our environment, focusing [...]

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ASU English professor receives prestigious award

By   /  January 26, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet   Special to the Journal  An Albany State University professor in the College of Arts and Humanities was recently honored at the 2011 Harlem Renaissance Conference for her contributions to the teaching profession. Dr. Marva O. Banks, an English professor at ASU, received the first Evelyn Gilbert Etheridge award at the conference held at [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  January 25, 2012  /  Obituaries  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Billie Jean Barfield Knight, 72 Billie Jean Barfield Knight, 72, of Albany died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Willson Hospice House.  The funeral services were held Saturday, January 21 at Mathews Funeral Home.  Rev. Chuck Smith and Rev. Melvin Slappy officiated. Interment will follow at Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery. A native of Albany, [...]

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