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Keep an eye on WG&L

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Last week, word surfaced that Water, Gas & Light wanted money from the City of Albany, in particular from the Long Range Financial Planning fund, to help pay for the cleanup of an old manufactured gas plant that used to provide power to the city.  Over the past few years, more and more of [...]

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Lather’s long road to leadership

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Since joining the Vols in 2008, redshirt senior Herman Lathers has certainly faced his fair share of adversity. Now — as he participates in his final preseason camp with the Orange & White — Lathers is one of few that can say he came out on the other side. “Through it [...]

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Transportation Cooperation: It Was Fun While It Lasted

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Last Tuesday’s vote on regional transportation will remain the political topic for state politics well into the next session of the General Assembly.  Not only does a long standing problem remain unsolved, but the raw politics exposed within the construct of the referendums, the provincial attitudes exerted by voters, and the base fears of [...]

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Southwest Georgia to be penalized for T-SPLOST opposition?

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports The Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax got beaten at the polls on July 31.  It got beaten bad.  So bad, in fact, that Governor Nathan Deal backed off on a pledge to bring the measure back for another vote.  Unfortunately, many missed that hidden within the measure passed by the [...]

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APD makes arrest in Barbeque burglary

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Tweet Staff Reports Police arrested 45 year old Eugene Kennon Jr. around 9 Monday night for the burglary at Riverfront Barbeque early Sunday morning.  Officers are still looking for 36 year old Jomokenyette Tipton, who is being described as a “person of interest” and is wanted for questioning.

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Save-A-Lot donates $1,000 to Second Harvest of South Georgia

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Second Harvest of South Georgia is the largest hunger relief organization in South Georgia and provides nearly 14 million pounds of food to more than 700 local charities each year.  A job like that has a tendency to require a lot.  Yesterday, that job got a bit easier with a donation from Save-A-Lot.

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Bulldogs Practice Twice On Tuesday

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Tweet ATHENS—–The sixth-ranked Georgia football team conducted the first of two two-a-days slated for the 2012 preseason camp with a pair of 90-minute sessions on Tuesday. The Bulldogs concentrated mostly on special teams in the morning practice at Sanford Stadium, then returned to the Woodruff Practice Fields for the second session in shorts and helmets.

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Two Practices Tuesday for Tigers

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Tweet AUBURN — Tuesday was the first double-practice day of the 2012 preseason for the Auburn Tigers, who held a two-hour session Tuesday morning in pads indoors because of the continuing showers. The Tigers returned to the practice field in shorts in the late afternoon for a 90-minute workout outdoors. “I look out there and [...]

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Tide Straps on the Pads for the First Time During 2012 Preseason Practice

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Tweet TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The football team returned to practice Tuesday afternoon at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility for a two-hour session in which the Crimson Tide strapped on full pads for the first time in fall camp. “I am really pleased with the work and progress that our team has made to this point,” [...]

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Gators Football Preview: Special Teams

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Tweet GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gators have their question marks, and then they have kicker Caleb Sturgis. “Probably the best kicker in the country,’’ Gators coach Will Muschamp said. When Sturgis was voted preseason All-SEC first team earlier this summer, Muschamp shared the news with the rest of the team.

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