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THIS CALENDAR IS FOR THE DOGS (AND CATS too!)

By   /  December 9, 2009  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet For a $5 donation, the Albany Humane Society is celebrating some of Albany’s prized pets and helping stray ones at the same time. Volunteers and companies donated their artwork (Annie Carter and Jenni Bode) photography skills (Rosemary West) and printing presses (Albany Printing Co.) for the project. The calendar  can be purhased at the [...]

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With ‘One Heart’, volunteers host Thanksgiving dinner

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Community, News  /   Comments

Tweet Louis King (left) and Chester Smith share a laugh during the annual One Heart Thanksgiving celebration in downtown Albany. More than 500 people, mostly homeless, were served by Christian motorcylists and other volunteers. Doctors and working people and low-income families with children and homeless individuals ate dinner together this Thanksgiving — an event not [...]

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Red Kettle campaign under way in Albany

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet A Salvation Army bell-ringer who identified herself Sharon Works last week outside Winn-Dixie on Sylvester Road in Albany The Salvation Army has begun its 2009 Red Kettle Campaign to ask the community for donations in the Albany area. The campaign is a traditional part of the Christmas season, and people know the Salvation Army [...]

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Jingle Bell Jog

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet One of Albany’s most popular and scenic footraces, the Jingle Bell Jog, is this Saturday. Funds raised from the event help provide specialized euipment and programs to help pediatric patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Claire Thompson was only 3 lbs and 5 ounces when she was born at Phoebe. She was 32 weeks [...]

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Make Christmas brighter for our mental patients

By   /  November 25, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia’s seven regional mental health and mental retardation hospitals. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact or support from friends or family. Fifty-one years ago the Georgia Municipal association and [...]

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Girls Inc. awarded

By   /  November 24, 2009  /  KK Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet Girls Inc. members (left to right) Destiny Holmes, Destiny Davis and Jada Cowart work to build their robot – Electra Girl – in preparation for the national Robotics Challenge next month. Girls Inc. Albany gained national recognition this week when it was named Affiliate of the Year for the second year in a row. [...]

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Mayor’s motorcade deadline is Dec. 9, 2009

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet For 51 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s regional mental health and mental retardation hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. The program, begun in 1958 by the Georgia Municipal Association in cooperation with then Governor Ernest Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city [...]

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An awesome pancake day for Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet Kiwanians Dr. Larry Perkins (left) and Bob Fowler get things going on the pancake griddle at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual breakfast. The down-home aroma of pancakes on the large, specially-made griddle and sizzling sausage and bacon wafted tantalizingly through the air at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual pancake breakfast [...]

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The Back Door: Homeless fed — and informed

By   /  November 18, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, News  /   Comments

Tweet A recent survey counted homeless citizens in Albany at about 1,200 souls this year, up from 100 souls counted last year. Behind the First Presbyterian Church at 220 N. Jackson Ave. downtown is a door painted with the words, “The Back Door.” Pastor Garrett Andrews said, “We live in a town with rampant homelessness. [...]

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Friday, Nov 13, 2009 Mission:Change Hope for the Hungry

By   /  November 9, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet HOPE FOR THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS SLEEPOUT WHAT: The purpose of this Mission:Change event is to bring about social change by raising awareness, funds, food and clothing for our neighbors in need, while educating on the serious issues of hunger and homelessness within our community. WHEN: 6 p.m.-7 a.m. WHERE: In the open field [...]

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