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Former Albany broadcaster wins $10,000 … again

By   /  September 2, 2011  /  Government, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet (From the Georgia Lottery) ATLANTA – A retired Albany broadcaster has quite an item to report. Roy Douglas Oliver, 72, won $10,000 in Thursday’s Maximum Green Extra Chance drawing. Oliver won the same prize in June’s monthly drawing. “If you continue to enter them, I guess your odds are as good as anybody else,” [...]

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The Levee breaks into downtown

By   /  July 13, 2011  /  Business, Community, News  /   Comments

The Levee President Vince Detorre (foreground) and CEO Blake Cook are moving their growing business Northwest Albany to downtown.

Tweet MUSIC  AND MEDIA COMPANY GROWING, RELOCATING Staff reports Blake Cook calls it a synergistic relocation. Aaron Blair calls it “a huge deal for downtown.” Whatever you call it, The Levee Creative Group – an emerging music and media company – is moving from Northwest Albany to downtown. “We saw the momentum that was happening [...]

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Things to do in Downtown Albany this week!

By   /  July 11, 2011  /  Business, Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Tuesday, July 12th – 6pm Downtown Merchant Association Monthly Meeting Location: Subway- 122 N. Jackson Street Wednesday, July 13th- 5pm Wine Down Wednesdays! Location: Chill Bar & Lounge every Wednesday. Mix. Mingle. Sip. Unwind. Hangout with friends, listening to music & mingle with other professionals. Sponsored by Downtown Merchants, Global Essence, and Living Legends [...]

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ASU’s economic impact measured at $138 million

By   /  June 13, 2011  /  Business, Education, Government  /   Comments

Tweet During the 2010 fiscal year, Albany State University’s overall economic impact on the regional economy was measured at $137,707,545, according to a report recently released by the University System of Georgia. The report also measured ASU’s employment impact at 1,757 jobs in fiscal year 2010. Of that total, 580 jobs were on-campus and 1,177 [...]

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Bo Henry, Stewart Campbell purchase Merry Acres

By   /  June 7, 2011  /  Business, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet (News Release) Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell are proud to announce that they have purchased the Merry Acres Event Center/Restaurant and Office complex along with the Merry Acres Motel from the Dozier Family who has owned and operated the business since the 1950′s. The Dozier and Stanfill families have had a very successful real [...]

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Customer service: Where did it go?

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Outlook, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet     So where has customer service gone? Once upon a time, it was considered the duty of every employee to treat their customers with the utmost respect. Failure to do so was met with an abrupt appointed with the unemployment office. Those days, it seems, are long past. Saturday, my wife was on [...]

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Hooters Being Evicted (UPDATED!)

By   /  February 3, 2011  /  Business, News  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Hooters Being Evicted (UPDATED) Hooters’ landlord has served eviction papers on the Albany restaurant for its failure to pay rent. Property owner Joe Watkins says he hopes the business at 2817 Old Dawson Road remains open, but that he exhausted every opportunity work with Hooters before serving the business with a [...]

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USDA says: Randolph County area businesses threatened with closing saved with federal funds

By   /  September 13, 2010  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Curt Wiley, Chief of Staff of USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Services in Washington, D.C., will be in Randolph County to visit with three business owners who have benefitted from recent funding to create jobs. The celebration and facility tour will be at RockWater (also known as Peerless Manufacturing) on U.S. Highway 82 [...]

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LOCAL RESTRAURANT MIXING THINGS UP FOR COMMUNITY

By   /  August 3, 2010  /  Business, Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Area Favorite Now Offers Live Music, Mexican Food and Other New Features       Special to the Journal Roosters Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Edison has been a staple in the community for three decades. With local favorites like fried shrimp, manchester quail, hearty breakfasts and a bountiful lunch buffet, the local restaurant [...]

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Albany, Ga Blood Bank plans expansion

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet By Phil Hennin Talecris, a 27-bed blood plasma donation center in Albany, was granted a variance by the City of Albany to expand its service capacity. Marcy McMullen, manager of Talecris Plasma Resources said that multiplied by four clients in a one day period Talecris’ capacity is about 108 clients per day. “Around the [...]

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