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ASU Sports Media director passes away

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet It was with a heavy heart that Journal staff learned of the passing of Edythe Bradley, sports media director for Albany State University.  WALB reported her passing earlier today, stating that Bradley had been sick for some time with an undisclosed illness.  ASU athletic director Dr. Richard Williams would not confirm Bradley’s death.

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Sentimental Traditions, Old Habits Die Hard

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet For nearly a week, I have tuned out events on the national and international stage and focused on the home front.  My wife and I prepped and precooked, then baked to her little heart’s content. Cranberry sauce, country style green beans, pumpkin, and apple pies ready to serve.  Dinner rolls, dressing, and a candied [...]

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Choosing a Merry Christmas

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Doug Rea  /   Comments

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Tweet Very soon friends, family, and acquaintances will share in the immortal phrase, “Merry Christmas.”  The closer the big day approaches the more frequent it will become.  But what does it actually mean to wish someone, “Merry Christmas?”  Is it simply the expected salutation of the season? Do we think of offering someone a  “Merry [...]

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Remaining Thankful

By   /  November 25, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

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Tweet by Rev. Keith Hood We’ve  had much to be thankful for in our lives .We have  a gracious God who bestows good upon us even when we forget His benevolence. When I reflect back upon the first Thanksgiving celebrations, I see a group of people who didn’t approach life with a sense of entitlement. These [...]

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In the Kitchen with Elaine

By   /  November 24, 2012  /  IN THE KITCHEN WITH ELAINE  /   Comments

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Tweet by Elaine Barrett Most of us still have turkey in the fridge this cool Saturday morning but we may be running out of things to accompany the left-over bird. So here are a couple of vegetable recipes that are fairly simple to prepare and maybe you’ve never even tried one of them! Enjoy!

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No Black Friday Here

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Today is the day we all know as “Black Friday”, presumably because it is the day you’re most likely to get a black eye will fighting over the last flat screen TV offered at a loss leading sale price to get you into a store at an ungodly hour.  I don’t care much for [...]

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Finally, a smart decision on taxation

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The City of Albany got it right.  The finance department wanted to raise the occupational tax fee, and the city commission failed to do so at their work session earlier this week.  That failure is probably the best thing they could have done in the grand scheme of things. To bad they’re willing to [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.3 percent in October

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Georgia Unemployment

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany declined to 9.3 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.4 percent in September. The rate was 10.4 percent in October 2011. The rate for Southwest Georgia declined to 8.9 percent, also a one-tenth [...]

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas at Chehaw

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Final preparations have begun for the Festival of Lights Albany, Ga.-  The Christmas season is right around the corner as Chehaw is making final preparations for its annual Festival of Lights. The Chehaw employees are busy setting up holiday light displays all over the park as the opening night grows closer. This year’s displays [...]

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BISHOP WISHES ALL A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

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