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Things to do Downtown the Week!

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet by Aaron Blair Wednesday, September 25th – Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Mix.Mingle.Unwind. Location: 242 W Broad Ave Thursday, September 26th – 10am Taco Truck Thursday at the Flint RiverQuarium. Stop by the FRQ Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck”. 10am-2pm Thursday, September 26th – 10am Marketing to State [...]

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The Kattlistt Communication: Call it a Cry for Action

By   /  December 22, 2012  /  James Christer Malphrus  /   Comments

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Tweet by James Christopher Malphrus They call me #NVR… Did you know? The world ended yesterday, now we have the future that may have been impossible. Granted, the Mayan apocalypse was considered more of a joke than a real fear. But I wrote yesterday about our culture and its love affair with the end of [...]

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Allen speaks to Kiwanis

By   /  June 23, 2012  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Written by David Shivers A week after an appearance by Congressman Sanford Bishop, the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County greeted one of his potential opponents in the November General Election. Rick Allen, owner of a successful medical supply company in Columbus, is vying with Ken DeLoach and John House in the July [...]

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Darton College Wrestling gives back to Albany

By   /  May 6, 2012  /  Community, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet    Written by David Mann 4/30/2012 (ALBANY) – The Darton College wrestling program joined Habitat For Humanity to construct a new home for a local family, Friday. The team put in several hours of flooring and debris removal at a future residence in East Albany. “We wanted to teach our guys about getting involved [...]

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On positive and negative comments

By   /  May 1, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet       There are a lot of people out there who believe that “negative” comments about Albany hurt our community. I recently had a friend on Facebook say as much. As someone who can be pretty critical of our local government, I felt it important to address this just a bit. First, let [...]

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Sometimes, you’ve just got to pick a fight

By   /  March 26, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       I was speaking with someone by phone who wants to try and make a positive change here in Albany.  She said to me that she didn’t want to stir up anything and that she thought she could make the local officials change their minds about something through positive discussion.  I applaud [...]

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Quit blaming the citizens

By   /  March 13, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet     I’m getting tired of it.  I’m getting rather sick of the attitude some officials espouse, blaming the people of Albany – and often times their “attitude” – for Albany being in its current state.  The most recent incident comes via a WFXL report where EDC head Ted Clem is quoted as saying, [...]

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Albany Advocacy Resource Center: Selfless Service

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  KK Snyder  /   Comments

Tweet While most of us run through our days trying to complete a never-ending to do list, chances are we have some free time in there somewhere. What we do with that free time, however, could be life changing, for ourselves and for others. When Millie Turner retired from banking a couple of years ago, [...]

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Searching for Jyquez Miller, missing child found

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Sometimes events play out in ways that you never see coming, wish had never happened, but nonetheless stick with you as critical moments, conveying something important and special. Recently, such an event pulled in Albanians from a wide cross-section of our community, including yours truly. One such event was the search for 9-year-old Jyquez [...]

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Freedom Shrine donated to Lake Park Elementary by Exchange Club

By   /  October 28, 2009  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet WALL OF FREEDOM The Exchange Club of Albany, represented in the photo by Mason Montegard, last week donated a Freedom Shrine to Lake Park Elementary School. The Freedom Shrine is an impressive, permanently mounted collection of 30 of the most important and historic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the [...]

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