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Former DFCS Office Director Pleads Guilty to Using Office Credit Cards for Thousands of Dollars of Personal Purchases

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal On August 1, 2013, Valaree Dubberly, of Baxley, Ga., pleaded guilty to Racketeering (O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(c)). Dubberly is a former director of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) offices in Telfair and Wheeler Counties. While employed by DFCS, Dubberly opened business credit card accounts with Wal-Mart in the [...]

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ASU convenes faculty, staff to start the 2013-2014 school year

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet by Pearlie M. Bowser The Albany State University campus community will convene Aug 8 – 9 to officially open the fall semester. “Access—Progress—Success: It’s Everybody’s Business” is the event’s theme and provides the focus for over 25 workshops. President Everette J. Freeman jumpstarts the 2-day gathering with a “State of the University” address. Other [...]

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DISH ready to sign deal if Raycom commits to market rates

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 5, 2013 – DISH customers in 36 markets remain in the dark today despite DISH’s (NASDAQ: DISH) commitment to pay market rates to retransmit Raycom stations. The following statement is attributable to Sruta Vootukuru, DISH director of programming: “DISH is ready to sign a deal right now [...]

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Darton golfers earn GCAA Team Academic Award

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Sports, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet by David T. Mann NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America recently honored the Darton State Cavaliers with a 2013 GCAA Team Academic Award. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. [...]

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A poor workforce doing more to keep away industry than litter

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Mayor Hubbard doesn’t like trash.  I get it.  Hundreds of Albanians have stepped up to her call to deal with litter around Albany.  Honestly, I don’t like to see it either and tip my hat at those intrepid souls who deal with the litter in our community.  Unfortunately for Mayor Hubbard, Albany has bigger [...]

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“Cancer Stomp” Detailed for Kiwanis DoCo

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet by David Shivers The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia has begun a fundraising to benefit its screening activities across the 32 counties it covers in this part of the state. “Cancer Stomp” kicked off on August 1 and will continue until September 14. Melissa Goodin, development director for the coalition, spoke to the Kiwanis [...]

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