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The Music of Our Lives

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Music has played a huge part in my life. I got my first kiss at a fifth grade lock-in while slow dancing to Bon Jovi’s “Never Say Goodbye” off the seminal Slippery When Wet. When my house burned down, the only thing I actually mourned was the loss of my KISS records. [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY: J.D. Gortatowsky

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  News, Vintage Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet   Young Gorty in 1903, Center: the painting Fete Nocturne,  Right: Ciro’s nightclub in NYC with Herman Hover Louella Parsons and J. D. Gortatowsky in 1955   Jacob Dewey Gortatowsky was born in Albany in 1885, the son of Prussian (Germany later Poland)  immigrant Morris D. Gortatowsky and Mary Casper Gortatowsky of Griffin, Georgia, Morris [...]

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Obituaries

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  Obituaries  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Robert S. Castleberry, 77 Robert S. Castleberry, 77, of Leesburg, Ga., died May 11, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.  Pastor John Powell will officiate.  Interment will follow in Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Worth County, Ga. A [...]

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School choice would actually fix DCSS

By   /  May 14, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet     I know it may seem counter intuitive to many.  How can we fix the Dougherty County School System by doing the very thing many argue would destroy the system?  Well, it’s not particularly difficult, but we first must understand a couple of things. The first thing to keep in mind is that [...]

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