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Breed specific laws don’t work

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet Last Monday, January 13, 2013, all but one city commissioner voted against the proposed ordinance. The ordinance proposal would require all “pit bull” owners to have a six foot fence with a covered pen that is at least 25 feet from property line. It would also require owners to have $100K of liability insurance, [...]

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School Board Raises

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Dougherty County School Board members apparently won’t get the big raise they wanted. Last summer, the board voted 4 to 3 to increase their pay from $250 a month to $1000 a month. But they can’t get that raise unless the General Assembly approves it.

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What to Do When You Suspect Child Abuse

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Onslaught of Cases Prompts Advocate to Share Tips for Recognizing, Reporting Abuse Special to the Journal The news reports are as shocking as they are relentless: An Army sergeant in Maryland charged with 1st-degree child abuse, accused of starving, beating and burning her 4-year-old stepdaughter. A North Carolina Child Protective Services supervisor and her [...]

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Golden Rams’ comeback falls short against Benedict

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet by Stan McCormick, Director of Sports Information Senior forward Jamorris Gaines recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Albany State Golden Rams lost to the Benedict College Tigers 75-71. With the loss, ASU falls to 7-8, 4-3 in the SIAC. Benedict improves to 11-4, 6-1. In the first half, Albany [...]

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More than a Civil Rights Leader: The Martin Luther King, Jr. You May Not Know

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet by Brian J. Trautman Most Americans know Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of the twentieth century’s most revered voices for racial equality, the charismatic leader of the American Civil Rights movement, who gave the famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Perhaps they even know a thing or two about his role [...]

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Lady Rams take control of SIAC East Division with win over Benedict

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet by Stan McCormick, Director of Sports Information Freshman Artisha Holston recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and added three steals to lead the Albany State Lady Rams past the Benedict College Lady Tigers, 60-50. With the victory, ASU improves to 11-3, 6-1 in the SIAC. The Lady Rams also take over [...]

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 1

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session. The session began January 13, 2014 and is expected to last until the first of March. Day 1 (Monday, January 13, 2014): Today, I begin my tenth and final session in the Georgia State Legislature. What [...]

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MLK Dream Needs More Than A Statue

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet This is the week that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King with a national holiday, commemorating his birth and the revolution he brought to our country and the rest of the world with non-violent social change. As such, it’s also a time to take a moment to reflect on where we are, how far [...]

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES ALIGN TO PRESENT THE 2014 DREAM SUMMIT FOR AREA YOUTH

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet ALBANY, GA- Local organizations ban together in a different way in an effort to share the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Albany area youth. The 3rd annual Dream Summit takes place Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Albany Civic Center. The Dream Summit is an annual collaboration of local leaders and [...]

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Lee County Dog Ordinance

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet by Tim Nelson As you are aware the Lee County Board of Commissioners are working to pass a dangerous dog ordinance. I have contacted the Lee County administrator Mr. Rabun, Chairman Rick Muggridge and Commissioner Greg Fritch. Mr. Rabun assured me that the ordinance was not breed specific after his discussion with the county [...]

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