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PERJURY: City lawyer says she isn’t the one lying

By   /  July 13, 2011  /  Crime, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet   By Kevin Hogencamp Mary LaMont, the city’s former human resources director, has provided documentation that she says supports her earlier claim that Assistant City Attorney Jenise Smith lied under oath during a state labor hearing. But Smith says LaMont is the one who is lying. At issue is Smith’s testimony during LaMont’s Georgia [...]

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Eppler deserves apology, money

By   /  May 17, 2011  /  Crime, Government, News, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp 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 said all [...]

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Albany City Manager Alfred Lott to leave March 2

By   /  February 14, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Albany City Manager Alfred Lott moved his resignation up today from July 31 to March 2. Lott, who was forced by the City Commission to find another job, did not say in his latest resignation letter whether he has landed a new assignment. As late as last week, Lott was one [...]

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APD Lt. Bryan LaVoie: I was not promoted because I am white

By   /  February 7, 2011  /  Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Albany police Lt. Bryan LaVoie claims in a federal lawsuit that he was overlooked for a promotion to captain and receives a lower salary than his counterparts because of his race. LaVoie, 43, is white. He sued the City of Albany, which has a majority black City Commission, black city manager, [...]

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Lott one step away from Savannah post; racism alleged

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Amid a controversy mired with allegations of racism, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott was named today as one of two finalists for the Savannah city manager job. The other candidate is Rochelle Small-Toney, Savannah’s interim city manager. The Savannah City Council vote to name Lott and Toney the two finalists was 4-3. [...]

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Albany City Manager Alfred Lott finalist for Savannah job

By   /  January 14, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Alfred Lott, whose tumultuous tenure as Albany city manager is coming to a close because he is being forced to leave his job here, is a finalist for the Savannah city manager job. Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson disclosed the finalists’ names Friday. The other candidates are Wayne Cauthen, former city manager of Kansas City, [...]

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Former Civic Center director candidate Lane Rosen: Albany City Manager Alfred Lott urged Rosen to lie about inconclusive drug test and say that Rosen’s stake in the State Theatre was the deal-breaker, but Rosen refused.

By   /  January 3, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet ANOTHER CITY HALL COVER-UP REVEALED The truth about why Lane Rosen wasn’t hired as Albany Civic Center director Rosen: Lott urged Rosen to lie about inconclusive drug test and say that Rosen’s stake in the State Theatre was the deal-breaker, but Rosen refused. By Kevin Hogencamp State Theatre managing partner Lane Rosen says that [...]

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Lott opts to violate policy, uphold Reddish dismissal

By   /  November 18, 2010  /  Crime, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp In violation of city policy, inconsistent with earlier personnel decisions and without explanation, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott has upheld the firing of airport maintenance supervisor Sean Reddish. Reddish is under indictment on theft charges for cashing in on $1,100 of scrap metal at the airport. City policy requires that an [...]

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Inside Albany: On Sean Reddish

By   /  November 10, 2010  /  Government, Inside Albany, News, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The evidence says … Reddish was fired! Sometimes, rather than the incompetence and sinister behavior that has come to define Albany city hall, our leadership instead is downright weird more than anything. Take the case of Sean Reddish, the airport maintenance manager who was fired in violation of city policy last week due to [...]

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Civic Center selectee withdraws, offers services in private management

By   /  September 20, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Albany City Manager Alfred Lott’s selectee to fill the Civic Center director slot has notified Lott that he will not accept the job, partly due to Lott’s lame-duck status. Shannon McCullough, operations director of the Athens Classic Center, says he was surprised to learn that he had received an “informal” job [...]

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