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Riddle’s Termination Should Be Reversed

By   /  September 30, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

Tweet   I think I know why I’ve never been asked to serve on the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. It’s because of situations like the recent firing of Lisa Riddle, the wildly successful Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) director, for allegedly discussing her boss’s massive salary. Clearly, I would step [...]

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By   /  September 21, 2011  /  Inside Albany, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet 15-year-old missing The Albany Police Department Investigations Bureau Family Protection Unit is soliciting the public’s assistance with locating 15-year-old ShaRonda Seay. ShaRonda, a Monroe High School student, has been missing since Monday, Sept. 12. ShaRonda has been known to run away from home; still, anyone found harboring her could face criminal charges, police say.

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Ethics Commission: Edwards OK

By   /  September 8, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet Dougherty County Commission Muarlean Edwards and the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission are now on the same page: Edwards no longer owes a $75 late filing fee. The commission acknowledges that a reporting error, not a deliberate delinquency, resulted in the appearance that Edwards was delinquent in filing campaign finance disclosure forms. [...]

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By   /  July 28, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet TOUGH TASK: City hires new personnel boss   A Montgomery, Ala., human resources executive has taken the helm of one of the hottest seats in Albany: the city government’s human resources director. Henry Cohen has worked as Aranov Realty Management Co. since 2004 following a four-month sting as the executive director of the American [...]

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Albany Facebook page touts good government

By   /  July 22, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet Tired of the poor leadership, scandals, crime and corruption that plague our community? An Albany resident is using Facebook to try to educate citizens about local government with hopes that the information helps voters make good decisions at the polls. The spearhead of the Facebook page Albany Voters for Good Leadership is remaining anonymous.

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By   /  May 19, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet Eppler deserves apology, money   For nearly three months, the citizens of Albany – via the Albany Police Department – kept U.S. Marine Sgt. James Eppler in a jail cell for a crime that authorities now say he didn’t commit. Eppler was freed Tuesday; police now say his wife Natalie killed herself, as Eppler [...]

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By   /  April 21, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet Online school meeting draws no one from Albany Georgia Connections Academy, the online, tuition-free, public education option at we featured last week in The Albany Journal , has received about 5,500 inquiries and about 800 applications, its principal said.

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By   /  April 16, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

Tweet     Dollar Square builder is still in the game   Don Buie and Tim Washington had a special relationship; the two schemed to put Washington’s new Dollar Square store in some fancy downtown digs for a whopping $1-a-month rent, with taxpayers picking up the difference. To boot, taxpayers would spend tens of thousands [...]

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By   /  April 2, 2011  /  Inside Albany  /   Comments

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Tweet Hubbard wants to be next mayor   She hasn’t made it official, but Albany City Commission member Dorothy Hubbard is the second person to start plotting to succeed Mayor Willie Adams this fall. She is actively working behind the scenes with the assistance of Dr. Brenda Hodges Tiller, a prominent local activist.

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Kiwanis gets update on Recreation and Parks

By   /  March 21, 2011  /  Inside Albany, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Even before it was put in charge of Albany’s civic center and municipal auditorium, the city’s Recreation & Parks Department (ARPD) held a multitude of responsibilities for oversight of public-use facilities and programs for all ages in the community. The department’s Kristin Caso, marketing and special events planner, and Robyn Fink, therapeutics/aquatics events coordinator, [...]

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