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BIG MISTAKE: CANDIDATE TO BE DQ’D

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Cheryl Calhoun tried to run against Jon Howard, but was mistakenly put in the race for Ward 2   By Kevin Hogencamp THE ALBANY JOURNAL   Cheryl Calhoun and her husband, Randal, say they tried to set Dougherty County election officials straight: She went to Albany city hall to run against Ward 1 City [...]

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Musician Randomly Stabbed; Reward Offered

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Crime, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Local musician Lance Larsen’s hard-luck life got a lot tougher Monday afternoon when an unknown assailant stabbed him three times, perhaps as part of a gang initiation. Larsen called 911 from his cell phone and was treated at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and released. Larsen, who has autism, was attacked about [...]

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Cannon Steps Up Pressure on CVB Separation From Chamber

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: Albany attorney Phil Cannon distributed this public letter today. Cannon is a founder of the Albany Downtown Merchants Association and is a member of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority.   Thave spoken with many people and met with many groups since my recent public expression regarding the separation of the CVB and [...]

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Mayoral Candidate B.J. Fletcher Introduces Youth Involvement and Mentoring Initiative

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

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Tweet PRESS RELEASE Local funding of youth activities in the city has been reduced, cut or eliminated as a result of the economic downturn. Budgets for public services such as libraries, swimming pools, and recreation centers have been impacted the most and are now operated with limited hours of operation. Keeping our young people active [...]

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Third candidate, Kowana McKinney, enters Ward 6 race

By   /  September 1, 2011  /  Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports   Homemaker and former educator Kowana McKinney qualified as a candidate today as an Albany City Commission Ward 6 candidate. She joins two-term incumbent Tommie Postell and former Dougherty County commissioner Victor Edwards as candidates for the south Albany seat.   Qualifying for mayor and the Ward 6, Ward 1 and Ward [...]

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McCoy Challenging Marietta for Ward 4

By   /  August 29, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Voters in Albany’s Ward 4 will have a choice on the November ballot as Jason McCoy qualified Tuesday as a candidate for City Commission. McCoy will face first-term incumbent Roger Marietta, who has also qualified. Qualifying for the mayor’s position and three City Commission seats – Wards 1, 4 and 6 — [...]

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SIFL CHAMPION PANTHERS TO RECEIVE PROCLAMATION

By   /  July 25, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet In honor of their 2011 SIFL Championship, the Albany Panthers organization will receive a proclamation from the Mayor and City Commission on Tuesday, July 26th. The ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. at the Albany Government Center. The Panthers finished the 2011 season with a 13-2 record and won the Southern Indoor Football [...]

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PERJURY: City lawyer says she isn’t the one lying

By   /  July 13, 2011  /  Crime, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet   By Kevin Hogencamp Mary LaMont, the city’s former human resources director, has provided documentation that she says supports her earlier claim that Assistant City Attorney Jenise Smith lied under oath during a state labor hearing. But Smith says LaMont is the one who is lying. At issue is Smith’s testimony during LaMont’s Georgia [...]

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Chattin’ with Fletcher

By   /  June 22, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet MAYORAL CANDIDATE FIELDS PUBLIC’S QUESTIONS Editor’s note: On Tuesday night, Albany mayoral candidate B.J. Fletcher held an online chat accessible through her Website, BJFletcher4Mayor.com. Following is a text of the session; the content has been slightly edited for brevity and relevance. The chat sessions will be held for five consecutive Tuesdays from 7 to [...]

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Airport maintenance manager convicted of theft

By   /  June 15, 2011  /  Crime, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp (UPDATED 4:39 PM) Editor’s note: Check back for updates to this article. Former Albany city worker Sean Reddish was convicted today of stealing scrap material from a sign project at the municipal airport despite having his boss’s permission to take scrap material from other projects. Reddish, who was the airport operations [...]

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