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‘Flipping’ your comfort zone

By   /  July 1, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Atlanta can sometimes feel like another country.  It can be fun to go up and visit for a spell, but I do not think that I would like to live there. My wife spends a lot of time in Atlanta.  She wanted to try a burger joint that she heard about.  Okay, [...]

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Getting Past Your Past

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Doug Rea, Faith  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     In his 1994 Oscar-winning performance, Tom Hanks played the role of the seemingly simple-minded yet complex character of Forrest Gump. Throughout his life, Forrest was intertwined by two other characters.

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Behold, I have told you

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Faith, Rev. Hood  /  Comments Off

Tweet     “Behold, I have told you.” He had come all the way from heaven. His arrival had ushered in a great earthquake. He was on a mission. He was to roll back the stone from the door of the tomb in which the crucified Christ was laid. He sat upon it like General [...]

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SPLOST Forums

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     There’s much debate about the proposed new transportation tax that Georgians will vote on July 31st.  According to the Chamber of Commerce, this regional tax will create more than $15,000 jobs, will have a $500 million economic impact on Southwest Georgia, and If it passes, the revenue generated in our area is [...]

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DoCo Kiwanis gives check to Sowega Council on Aging

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County already lends support to Sowega Council on Aging by manning a “Meals on Wheels” delivery route every Thursday and Friday. On June 25, though, the club demonstrated financial support for the council, as Sowega Council executive director Kay Hind accepted a check for $1,000 from club [...]

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James Hicks takes over as head of Darton wrestling, Erikson resigns

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Written by David Mann   Former Campbellsville University assistant wrestling coach James Hicks will become the new head coach of the Darton State College wrestling program. Tom Erickson, who was scheduled to become head of the program beginning July 1, resigned Thursday.

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I AM SO LUCKY!

By   /  June 29, 2012  /  Opinion, Ted Anderson  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     My wife has been gone for two days!  No, thank God, she didn’t leave me, although, I deserve it sometimes when I don’t treat her like I should.  We’ve been married for 53 years this coming August 9th and I am so lucky to have her as my bride.  Those of you [...]

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Former ASU Lady Rams selected for NCAA scholarships to complete degrees

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Written by Edythe Bradley After completing outstanding athletic careers as Albany State University Lady Rams, two former student-athletes were selected by the NCAA as recipients of Division II Degree Completion Awards, athletic administrators have announced. The awards will give Breanna Fields and Brittany White an opportunity to complete their undergraduate degrees at [...]

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Bill Williams is what Lee County needs

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece written by Robert Rehberg, a frequent associate of the Journal.  The following is his own opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Albany Journal or its management.   If you want to get my attention, just say two words: “tax increase”.   [...]

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Losing the Hearts and Minds

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     In March of this year, a series of break-ins at Doctors offices in Atlanta resulted in the thefts of several laptops.  In each case, valuables in plain sight were passed over.  Only the laptops, and only the ones in the executive offices – the ones which would likely contain sensitive data, were [...]

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