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MLK far from conquerer in Albany, Georgia

By   /  February 3, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a pretty good grasp of the historical significance of his civil rights work as it was happening and afterward. And King’s self-assessment of his attempts to effect social justice in Albany was brutal: “The mistake I made there was to protest against segregation generally rather than against a [...]

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The problem with America? Americans

By   /  February 2, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Every day, in any given media outlet, someone will tell you who’s to blame for the sorry state of our country. Liberals will shout from the roof tops that the problem lies at the feet of conservatives who favored going to war with Iraq and in stripping away civil liberties. Conservatives will point their [...]

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Interest heavy in replacing Sanford Bishop

By   /  February 2, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet It may be one of the coldest winters on record, but things may be about to heat up in Georgia’s Second Congressional District. At least three, possibly four, candidates are running on the Republican side to challenge Rep. Sanford Bishop. Mike Keown entered the race early. He currently serves as a state representative and [...]

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Message from Kevin Hogencamp

By   /  February 2, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet It was on my birthday in 1999 when, being fairly new to the community, I first heard the song, Oh, Pritchett, Oh, Kelley, Open Dem Cells. The Albany Freedom Singers were performing at the civil rights museum as they’ve done on virtually every second Saturday over the past 15 years. And I’ve been singing [...]

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This stimulus abuse is environmental crime

By   /  January 28, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Editorial What the city of Albany effectively did through its bogus environmental assessment and in the name of “stimulating” the local economy at taxpayer sacrifice was effectively and willfully violate federal environmental law. That crime should be prosecuted. Amid the secrecy and shenanigans associated with the city’s proposed $9 million-plus bus transfer facility, the [...]

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Mountainop Removeal Roadshow Tour in Albany, Ga

By   /  January 28, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The vivid and shocking story of the destruction done by mining coal from the Appalachian Mountains will be told when the Mountaintop Removal Road Show comes to Southwest Georgia. Your south and west Georgia Riverkeepers present Kentucky engineer and environmentalist Dave Cooper will present: Tonight * Thursday, January 28th, 7 p.m.; The Bridge House [...]

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Sabbath violations in the news

By   /  January 28, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Early last year our congregation journeyed through the Ten Commandments, as we listened to the rich depth behind each of those rules for living. We heard how living faithfully in marriage reflects the nature of the unity of God, and how carrying the Holy Name of God well is about so much more than [...]

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Eliminating medical malpractice premiums

By   /  January 28, 2010  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet If you are a physician shelling out tens of thousands of dollars annually for malpractice insurance, you should be screaming at your Congressman and senators right now. Why? Because floating around the House of Representatives last fall was a proposal that would have eliminated all of your premiums — you would have paid $0 [...]

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Uninsured Albany native asks for help

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Kay Barber Schwegler Bingaman, pictured here with her husband, Tom, is in need of surgery. A fund-raiser is being conducted in Miller County to raise money for Bingaman’s procedure. An uninsured Albany native, in need of a surgical procedure that could potentially save her life, is reaching out to her community for donations to [...]

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Chaplain of the Day

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Sen. Freddie Powell Sims welcomed Rev. Theodus Drake Jr., senior pastor of Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Monday in the State Senate. “It was an honor to welcome Rev. Drake to the Senate today,” Cagle said. “The [...]

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