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T. Page Tharp portrait unveiled

By   /  October 9, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet The Lee County Board of Commissioners opened the door Sunday to the newly renovated county offices with a dedication of buildings named T. Page Tharp Government Building, Beulah Forrester Administration, Parks and Recreation Department Offices and the Courthouse Annex. The Tharp family commissioned Lee County artist Myric B. Hornbuckle for the oil-on-linen portrait of [...]

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International Festival 2009

By   /  October 6, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Thousands of people flocked to RiverFront Park on Saturday to attend the second annual International Festival, a production of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Merchants Association. The multicultural affair featured traditional dance, music and costumes from throughout the world, along with puppetteers, clowns, rock climbing, children’s games, exhibitors, and demonstrations [...]

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Albany’s Queen of Waffles

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet “It was then and there that I realized I could fulfill my dream of helping people right here behind the Waffle House counter.” “If you don’t like people and you’re too proud to apologize you had better find a new job!” Editor’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from INC, The Associate Experience [...]

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Hostess and Planning Committee for Constitution Week Celebration

By   /  September 24, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Hostess and Planning Committee for Constitution Week Celebration sponsored by three Albany, GA, chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 11 chapters along with the Sons of the American Revolution gathered on Sept. 19 to celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Three chapters [...]

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‘Lion King’ star’s Little brother gets ‘Snow White’ gig

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

Tweet Editor’s note: Albany residents Laketa and Al Smith relocated to New York City last year to enable their then 9-year-old daughter, Cypress, to perform as “Nala” in Broadway’s “The Lion King.” Here is an update on the family’s show-business journey from Laketa Smith. What a ride! It’s been a while since our family has [...]

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

Tweet PROJECT SUCCESS Albany State University Project Success students and mentors were introduced at a ceremony last week in the President’s Dining Hall. The project involves 30 of the Center for the African-American Male’s sophomores and juniors with 3.0 or higher grade point overages. Its goal is to reach to to students on the path [...]

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