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Deborah Neff Honored by Kiwanis Club

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Tweet   Deborah Neff was honored recently by the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County and Kiwanis of Dougherty Foundation. At the club’s March 26 meeting she was presented a special recognition plaque for her contribution five years ago to establish a special University of Georgia scholarship now awarded annually by the foundation. In memory of [...]

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Obituaries

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Tweet   Louise Prevatte Pait Ashton, 105 Louise Prevatte Pait Ashton of Albany died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the age of 105 at Morningside Assisted Living.  Her funeral service was held Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with a private interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.  The Rev. Dr. Don [...]

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New Albany Area Chamber of Commerce CEO named

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  News, Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

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Tweet   Written by Walter Johnson The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has a new President and CEO, and he hails from the upstate region of South Carolina. At a press conference last Friday, the Chamber’s board of directors picked Chris Hardy to lead their organization. He replaces Catherine Glover, who resigned in January to [...]

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Great Zeus! It’s a Botnet!

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

Tweet   Last week’s announcement of the disruption of the Zeus botnet system by Microsoft sounds like good news at first glance, but as you read more closely; you realize the complexity and sophistication of  modern cybercrime operations and wonder if we’ll ever be really safe from them. This excerpt from their press release gives [...]

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Kids will command your attention…whether you want them to or not

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     I try to pay attention. I try to stay involved, connected; to say all the right things and hide my swelling impatience. I want her to know that I’m proud of her accomplishments. But a man – even the most well-intentioned father – can only feign wonder and excitement so many times [...]

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A Promise to Audrey

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Tweet     For those of you who don’t know, and that means most of you, last week was an eventful week in my home.  The day I put last week’s issue to bed, my beautiful daughter finally arrived to join our family.  My wife delivered a 7 lbs, 8 ounce baby girl that exemplifies [...]

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Is Albany’s Problem, Leesburg?

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Lon McNeil, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   By Lon McNeil   If you’ve lived in Albany most of your life, or even for just a few years, then you know the reality of Lee County’s growth; it’s in direct proportion to the growing problems in Albany. “White flight”, as it’s been called, has been going on for decades. Money, mostly [...]

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Easter on Parade

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Spring is in full bloom with all of the tell tale signs. The flowers have painted a virtual mural in our town, school children are taking off for spring break, and the annual edition of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue is on the shelves.  The days are longer too now that we have [...]

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