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To Jellybean: Be careful what you wish for!

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet Jellybean’s been asking for a little brother for a while now. So, like the doting, dutiful parents we are, My Lovely Wife and I gave Jellybean what she wanted. But rather than going through all the hassle of insemination and pregnancy – the waiting and the expense, we did the next best thing.

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Summer Camp

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet As a continuation of last week’s theme, let’s pack our bags and get ready for the time honored tradition of summer camp. I remember my days as a Boy Scout and the annual trip to my week long home away from home…Scout Camp. In those days, the bathroom was primitive, and the only shower [...]

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Young Sherwood Eagles Team works for Improvement

By   /  July 29, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Tweet Written by Gene Termunde   The Sherwood Christian Academy Eagles start the 2012 football season with the goal of improving on the 1-9 record they had last season. In speaking with coach Ottis Covington he is excited about the upcoming season and the way the program is progressing in just his second season as [...]

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SCHOOL SYSTEM PROBLEMS

By   /  July 29, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /  Comments Off

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Tweet The latest Dougherty County School System controversy is another embarrassment to a system that has had more than its share in recent years. The system likely will have to repay the state more than $100,000 in misspent federal grant money. The most serious issue . . . a contract worth more than $90,000 to [...]

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Tablet Wars

By   /  July 29, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

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Tweet                Tablet wars are heating up appropriate to the season.  As the sidewalks sizzle, so do tablet sales.  What’s all the fuss?  What is a tablet anyway?  It’s a computer!  It’s a toy? It’s both and it can be used for some work even though at present most uses lean to the entertainment end [...]

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Lessons in sacrifice

By   /  July 28, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

Keith Hood

Tweet This is Janice (Keith’s) wife continuing on about my trip to Burkina Faso, Africa. This will be the last part of my three-part series on my trip. For the first week, I gave the setting. I described my journey back to the Dark Continent—specifically Burkina Faso. I talked about how I went with a [...]

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It’s fine to be friends with both

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  Ask Ashley  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Dear Ashley, My best friend and her husband were recently divorced after 6 years of marriage, during which time my husband and I fell in complete platonic love with her and her husband. We’ve been an inseparable group of four. Their reasoning for their divorce is just that the flame has died and they [...]

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Obit

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  Obituaries  /  Comments Off

Obituaries

Tweet SMSGT John J. Citorelli, US Air Force (Ret’d), 82 of Albany died July 26, 2012 at Phoebe Putney memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday July 28, 2012 2 PM at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.

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Nature’s Cure: The Impact of probiotics

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  Health  /  Comments Off

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Tweet To begin, let’s define what a probiotic is. Pro and biota mean ‘for life’, Probiotics are a diverse group of “live microorganisms which, when administered in sufficient quantities, can confer a health benefit”, defined by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and WHO (World Health Organization). They are deemed safe and [...]

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Reluctantly, NO on T-SPLOST

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet T-SPLOST voters will make up their minds based on what they think is in their best interests.  I live in the Atlanta region, in one of the 10 counties that make up the Atlanta Regional Commission.  The economic health of Georgia extends far beyond these 10 counties to the entire state.  As such, the [...]

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