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Cheryl Calhoun is throwing her hat in the ring again for Ward 3 City Commissioner!

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet by Cheryl Calhounn I will be publically announcing my candidacy on: Date—July 23, 2013 Time—11 am Place—Government Center 222 Pine Ave. I believe that the city of Albany: Deserves a strong spirit of cooperation and a focus on the future I would like to serve the city of Albany by: Looking out for the [...]

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Commissioners tour manufactured gas plant

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

WG&L's Lee Daniels and Keith Goodin speak with commissioners John Howard and Roger Marietta and city attorney Nathan Davis at the site of the old manufactured gas plant.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton For years, it provided a much needed item to a growing Albany.  Today, it sits vacant and poses a potential environmental hazard.  The old manufactured gas plant was once part of modern life in the Good Life City, while today it appears that as much as $10 million may need [...]

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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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Mayor’s call just smoke and mirrors

By   /  June 5, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

Tom Knighton

Tweet     Last week, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard issued a “service challenge” to the people of Albany.  On the surface, she’s saying things that should seem like common sense.  Clearly, city officials can’t do it all.  They need help from the community as a whole.  What isn’t so clear is that while officials like Hubbard [...]

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Pike as pro tempore

By   /  November 12, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Just a day after Christopher Pike handily won the Ward 3 seat, Commissioner Tommie Postell wants to ignore the city charter (Well, I think he just wants to amend it, but the effect will be the same) by blocking him taking the title of mayor pro tempore. Now, keep in mind that this position [...]

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Encouragement in Ward 3

By   /  November 12, 2009  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet As we watched newcomer Christopher Pike easily defeat Arthur Williams in a landslide, it is encouraging that what also won, was Pike’s positive approach to the campaign. He ran on his ideas for future progress and cooperation, not dwelling in the past combative, and divisive approach Williams was known for. Pike also would not [...]

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Feds block bus project due to bogus information

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Concerns about false information provided by Albany and state officials have prompted the federal government to withdraw its $7 million in funding for a proposed downtown bus station complex, but the project could be resurrected, public records show. Clearly, public records show, city and state officials conspired to inaccurately present a flawed environmental assessment, [...]

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Terry Hart gets backing for Ward 5 commission seat: A ‘kiss of death’?

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County Taxpayers Association has officially thrown its lot behind former railroad executive Terry Hart in his bid for the Ward 5 Albany City Commission seat currently held by Bob Langstaff. Thursday night, the DCTPA made it official, though it was already a foregone conclusion that they would. Bob Langstaff is one seat [...]

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Our Perspective: Albany City Commision Candidates need to commit to end public corruption

By   /  August 27, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet cor·rup·tion [kuh-ruhp-shuhn] – noun 1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt. 2. moral perversion; depravity. 3. perversion of integrity. 4. corrupt or dishonest proceedings. This fall’s Albany City Commission races aren’t any more critical than any other, really; indeed, every local election is and has been important to a community’s success [...]

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