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Sabrina’s Joyful Dinner

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Lon McNeil, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     If you belong to a Sunday school class, I hope it’s like mine. I can comfortably say it’s an imperfect but sincere group of men and women; very real. What’s makes it work is that we take that as a given, and move on from there. I’m a member of the ‘Journey’ [...]

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Wings and things

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     Don’t you just love creative business promotions?  I remember the opening of a new strip mall when I was a boy and a helicopter dropped ping pong balls with numbers on them.  The numbers were prize codes that were awarded by the merchants in the mall.  Some businesses just hand out free [...]

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Georgia receives failing ethics grade in report from the Center for Public Integrity

By   /  March 26, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet    Written by Liz Coyle   In a study released today, Georgia ranks last in the nation on laws that ensure open government and protect citizens from public corruption. Conducted by the non-profit Center for Public Integrity (CPI) along with Global Integrity and Public Radio International, the report gives Georgia a grade of 49 [...]

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Sometimes, you’ve just got to pick a fight

By   /  March 26, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       I was speaking with someone by phone who wants to try and make a positive change here in Albany.  She said to me that she didn’t want to stir up anything and that she thought she could make the local officials change their minds about something through positive discussion.  I applaud [...]

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Gordy Gruhl 1,000 Wins Tribute

By   /  March 26, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Any time a coach reaches a win total that ends with two zeroes is a significant accomplishment. However, there are not many coaches who have three zeroes in the last three digits of their career win total. Deerfield-Windsor basketball coach Gordy Gruhl become one of the few high school coaches in Georgia history [...]

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By   /  March 25, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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A Parenting Rhapsody

By   /  March 25, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     It was a rare attempt at subterfuge and it failed miserably … it’s impossible to sneak anything past a 4-year-old, but you can’t blame a Daddy for trying. I wanted to listen to MY music for a change. It was just a 10-minute drive to Wal-Mart, and I figured we’d be in [...]

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WhatCha-Say?

By   /  March 25, 2012  /  WhatCha-Say?  /  Comments Off

Tweet     What’s entertaining is the number of real estate signs the city overlooks every day. The cities passing the sign ordinances can’t even clean up their own property….yet they want to manage yours.   HOW DO YOU ALL feel about the new proposed airport terminal? I really don’t know myself. I still hate [...]

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Deviled Eggs are a springtime treat

By   /  March 25, 2012  /  In The Kitchen, IN THE KITCHEN WITH ELAINE  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Spring is here early this year. Albany is beautiful on the Avenues this time of year. The Dogwoods, Spirea, Azaleas, Lady Banks in white, shades of pink, purple and yellow, are just gorgeous. It feels like Easter. I’ve been thinking about Easter Hallelujahs, menus for family gatherings and egg hunts. These have [...]

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Vintage Albany: Turner Field WWII POW Camp

By   /  March 25, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet   The United States had control of around five million POW’s by the end of WWII. Of that number about 400,000 German POW’s were housed within the US. Most of the prisoners were spread out across the south. It was easier to house them in the south because of the milder weather; also America [...]

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