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Day of Prayer in Albany

By   /  May 12, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet PHOTOS BY CATHY HIGGINS At noon Thursday a large crowd gathered in front of the Government Center in downtown Albany for the city’s 17th annual observation of the National Day of Prayer. The hour-long event featured Rev. Garrett Andrew of First Presbyterian Church touching on the theme of the event, “Prayer for such a [...]

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Albany retiree wins $1 million

By   /  April 6, 2010  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet An Albany retiree is celebrating a million-dollar Georgia Lottery win. Frances Cole, 65, won $1 million on the instant game World Class Millions. She claimed her prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery’s Tifton office. BP Food Mart #0021, located at 1817 N. Slappey Blvd. in Albany, sold the lucky top prize ticket. Cole scratched [...]

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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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From rags to riches in Baker County: Paid In Full

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet When he was a child on a tenant farm in southwest Georgia, Karl E. Peace learned early that his parents, thankfully, were not equal in temperament or ambition. While his mother was protective and had a strong desire to learn, his father subjected him to brutal beatings and would have relegated him to a [...]

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LET FREEDOM SING with Albany Civil Rights Singers

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Nearly 50 years since the Freedom Singers were formed in Albany by a quartet including Rutha Harris to raise money for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and to inform audiences about grass-roots civil rights advocacy efforts, Ms. Harris and other Albany-area volunteers are still spreading their messages through song. The Freedom Singers, which were [...]

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Special Olmpics Bowling 9

By   /  December 9, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet BOWL OF GOOD FUN Athletes from the Albany Recreation and Parks Department’s Special Olympics program enjoyed a day of bowling at a recent tournament held at the Rose Bowl in Thomasville.

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A CUT FROM ABOVE Pastor lowering ears once again

By   /  November 27, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet I’m first and foremost a pastor. I like to tell people that the 40 hours I work here is my part time job.” Never one to shy away from hard work, Bob Prince began his dual career as a preacher and a barber when he was only 16 years old. And while the price [...]

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An awesome pancake day for Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet Kiwanians Dr. Larry Perkins (left) and Bob Fowler get things going on the pancake griddle at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual breakfast. The down-home aroma of pancakes on the large, specially-made griddle and sizzling sausage and bacon wafted tantalizingly through the air at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual pancake breakfast [...]

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Albany housekeeper wins a tidy $280,000

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  People  /  Comments Off

Tweet An Albany housekeeper is celebrating a “tidy” Georgia Lottery win. Belinda Gilliard, 43, matched all five winning numbers in the Nov. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing and won $280,127. Gilliard purchased her jackpot ticket at June Bug’s Grocery, 1905 S. Madison St., Albany. “I went by the store to pick up a printout of the [...]

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A century of living right Mary Taylor

By   /  November 20, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Longevity in itself is fine, but the real point of living right is the love, and Mary Bass Fitzgerald Taylor, my grandmother, is a solid example of not only a long life, but a loving one. On Nov. 8, she turned 100. To celebrate, family came from all over, some of whom I’d never [...]

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