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Job Investment Fund MUST go forward

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There’s a snag in the job investment fund that commissioner Bob Langstaff first proposed many months ago, but it needs to be worked through and worked through quickly.  That job investment fund may be the last, best hope for turning things around in Albany, and we need it desperately. “But Tom, I thought you [...]

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Sparks fly and neighborhood seeks to keep out rehab home

By   /  August 29, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports The sparks started flying at the government center last night, and that was simply during the Albany City Commission’s pre-brieff.  Citizens for area neighborhood asked for the commission’s help to prevent a drug treatment group home from being established in their neighborhood.

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Entertaining letters

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Yesterday, I received an interesting letter in the mail.  In it, Bonnie Jefferson, who uploads articles and columns to the web here at the Journal but is not a journalist, received a letter accusing her of not having done her research regarding a column.  However, the letter was littered with evidence of a poor [...]

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Commission meeting results in hot water for WG&L

By   /  August 7, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

Commissioner Bob Langstaff presents the situation to the commission regarding WG&L's request of $700,000 in funds to pay for the cleanup of an old manufactured gas plant site.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Last week, Albanians became aware of a potential environmental disaster area right in their own back yards when word surfaced that Water, Gas & Light was being required by Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division to clean up an abandoned manufactured gas plant.  At the Albany City Commission meeting this morning, commissioner [...]

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Albany Georgia City Commissioner are sworn into office

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet A PROMISE TO SERVE Albany city commissioners Bob Langstaff, Dorothy Hubbard and Christopher Pike are sworn into office Monday by Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson. Langstaff of Ward 4 and Hubbard of Ward 2 are serving their third terms. Pike replaces Morris Gurr, who served one term as he Ward 3 representative.

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