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National Day of Prayer set for May 3

By   /  May 2, 2012  /  Opinion, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Written by Walter L. Johnson III   Albany area residents will be among the many Americans who will pray for the nation’s future in the 2012 National Day of Prayer observance Thursday. It will be held at the Government Center, located on 222 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany. It’s the 19th year [...]

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Downtown Albany perception continues to change for 2012

By   /  April 12, 2012  /  Opinion, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Written by Walter L. Johnson II   Fashion, fine art, food, and fun: That’s just part of what’s driving business into Downtown Albany these days. Downtown Manager Aaron Blair believes that 2011 was a turning point in terms in changing the perception of the district in multiple ways. “I felt like we’ve [...]

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New Albany Area Chamber of Commerce CEO named

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  News, Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

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Tweet   Written by Walter Johnson The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has a new President and CEO, and he hails from the upstate region of South Carolina. At a press conference last Friday, the Chamber’s board of directors picked Chris Hardy to lead their organization. He replaces Catherine Glover, who resigned in January to [...]

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Chamber, CVB shake-up: After the dust settled

By   /  February 1, 2012  /  News, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Written by Walter L. Johnson II   Almost one full month into 2012, change has come to the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. Such changes have recently reached the top, as Catherine Glover left her job as President and CEO of the chamber at [...]

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Dorothy Hubbard era begins

By   /  January 9, 2012  /  Government, News, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Mayor-elect Dorothy Hubbard will take office next week as Albany’s first female mayor.   Written by Walter L. Johnson II   Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 will be a history-in-the-making moment for Albany. On that date, Dorothy Hubbard will be sworn in as the city’s first-ever female mayor.  She replaces Willie Adams, who served as [...]

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Prep Football Game of the Week—Mount de Sales at Deerfield-Windsor

By   /  November 9, 2011  /  Sports, Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

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Tweet   What: First round (quarterfinals) of the GISA Class AAA playoffs When: Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. Where: Webb Stadium, Albany 2011 records: Mount de Sales is 7-3, 3-3 in GISA Region 2-AAA. Deerfield-Windsor is 9-2, 8-0 in GISA Region 1-AAA. Last week: Deerfield-Windsor defeated Southland, 41-0. Mount de Sales lost to Tattnall Square, [...]

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Mayoral candidates state positions

By   /  November 2, 2011  /  Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

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Tweet   Written by Walter L. Johnson II   On Tuesday, registered voters will choose between three people to become the next mayor of Albany: restaurant owner B.J. Fletcher, former Ward II city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard, and former state representative John White. While all three candidates recognize the challenges that Albany currently faces, whether it [...]

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Prep Game of the Week: Early at Albany

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Sports, Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

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Tweet   When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Where: Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany 2011 records: Early County is 3-5, 1-3 in Georgia High School Association Region 1-AA. Albany is 4-4, 1-3 in GHSA Region 1-AA. Last week: Early County lost to Cook, 27-26. Albany lost to Brooks County, 62-27. All-time series record: Early County leads [...]

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Prep Game of the Week: Cairo at Westover

By   /  October 19, 2011  /  Opinion, Sports, Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

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Tweet When: Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany 2011 records: Cairo is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in GHSA Region 1-AAA. Westover is 4-3 overall, 2-1 in GHSA Region 1-AAA. Last week: Cairo defeated Worth County, 33-27. Westover defeated Crisp County, 20-6. All-time series record: Cairo leads 17-3 First meeting: Cairo 18, Westover [...]

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Prep Game of the Week: Crisp at Westover

By   /  October 12, 2011  /  Walter L. Johnson II  /   Comments

Tweet When: Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany 2011 records: Crisp County is 4-2 overall, 2-0 in GHSA Region 1-AAA. Westover is 3-3 overall, 1-1 in GHSA Region 1-AAA. Last week: Crisp County defeated Americus-Sumter, 8-7. Westover had a bye. All-time series record: Crisp County leads 16-5 First meeting: Westover 13, [...]

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