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Every time this community seems to let me down…

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m a cynical bastard.  It goes with the job.  However, I also have a bit of optimist inside me as well.  Sometimes, that part is crushed, and other times it’s rewarded.  Well folks, this is one time I’ve been rewarded.

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Don’t forget what yesterday was all about

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Christmas time is a time for giving.  People give and give, hoping to help their fellow man have a more joyous holiday season.  It’s one of the best things about this time of year.  That, however, was yesterday.  Today is the day after Christmas.  Today is the day that people seem to forget all [...]

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WE NEED YOU!

By   /  June 22, 2012  /  Opinion, Ted Anderson  /  Comments Off

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Tweet I just recently joined the Golden K Kiwanis of Albany and surely glad I did. My friends, Lee Don and Earl Smith have been after me to do so for some time and all I would say is no, I don’t have time. Well, I finally got smart and listened to them and made [...]

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A Place 4 Hope holds drive for supplies

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Staff reports   In a city rated as the fourth poorest in the nation, it would be easy to see Albanians wrapped up in their own problems.  However, there are folks who are taking their valuable time to help those less fortunate.  A Place 4 Hope is one such effort. Founded last year, [...]

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Jingle Bell Jog Promotes Health and Children’s Miracle Network

By   /  November 17, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Christmas season at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has kicked off with the sale of Jingle Bell Jog T-shirts. Jingle Bell Jog is an annual event that promotes healthy individuals and benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Hosted by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s HealthWorks, this year’s Jingle Bell Jog will be Saturday, [...]

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NUN-YA

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet More than 200 runners and walkers braved the cool temperatures and threatening skies at the recent St. Teresa’s School Nun Run. The 5K race drew 148 participants and another 56 people completed the 1-mile Fun Run. The 5K winner was Augusto Soltero of Albany  with a time of 19:02.69. The female winner was Jane [...]

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RIP Stephen Moncus (memorial fund established)

By   /  August 22, 2010  /  Community, Faith, Obituaries, Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet Mr. Stephen Foye (Goose) Moncus, 33, of Albany, GA died August 17, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be Saturday 10 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Albany. Rev. Garrett Andrew and Rev. Daniel VanCleave officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Stephen has lived in Albany all of his life where he [...]

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ASU to hold Haiti concert

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The tragic natural disaster that occurred in Haiti has prompted the students of Albany State University to hold a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 30th,  in HPER Gymnasium on the ASU campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m. “The Hope for Haiti benefit concert is sure to be a success because we [...]

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Helping the people of Haiti

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Just as Sept. 11, 2001 changed the world, and July 6, 1994 changed Albany, Jan. 12, 2010 forever altered Haiti. As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake and this week, victims’ bodies continued to be recovered beneath building rubble in and near the capital of Port au Prince. No stranger [...]

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Anchor in a storm

By   /  December 25, 2009  /  KK Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet Going home at the end of the day, knowing you’ve made a positive impact in the lives of others, is a very satisfying feeling. Kenny Phillips, executive director of The Anchorage, an Albany residential drug and alcohol rehab program for men, finds satisfaction in knowing the work he and others do at the facility [...]

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