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Wilcox: Hold Elections on Even Years, Business Watch

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Hold Elections on Even Years If low turnout in early voting is any indication, odds are not many Georgians will be going to the polls this election day for municipal elections. The races at city hall are just as important as those for seats in Washington and in Atlanta. Therefore these city elections should [...]

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Don’t Take The Routine For Granted

By   /  October 12, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet I spent Wednesday afternoon flying to Washington DC for my day job. It’s a familiar and routine affair, but there’s still something about the approach to Reagan National airport that allows for a view of the nation’s capital that remains impressive to even the most cynical. We have our monuments, all generally visible at [...]

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Election Board needs to do right

By   /  November 22, 2011  /  Outlook, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet   Mistakes happen.  Anyone who tries to claim otherwise is so full of it.  I wanted to remind everyone of that when it comes to the saga of the Ward II city commission election.  Mistakes happen, but when they happen, every measure needs to be taken to make things right. What has transpired in [...]

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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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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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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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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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Bishop shuns truth, CNN, about scholarships

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: On Tuesday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper focused his staff’s efforts on getting as much information as possible about U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop cronyistic use of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships. Here is  transcript of the show: COOPER: Well, when Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell suddenly stopped talking to the national media, we [...]

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Saturday voting in Dougherty County?

By   /  September 27, 2010  /  Community, Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Dougherty County elections officials will discuss and perhaps decide Wednesday whether to provide the opportunity for residents to vote on Saturdays this fall, a measure strongly opposed by Georgia House of Representatives candidate Karen Kemp of Albany. Saturday voting is being considered in response to a request by Dr. Constance Burkes, [...]

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Should candidates be alphabetical on the ballot screen in Georgia?

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Chris McFadden, a candidate for an open seat on the Court of Appeals of Georgia, is arguing in support of proposed legislation that would change the way candidates are listed on Georgia ballots. The proposed legislation, which McFadden drafted, would rotate the order in which candidates are listed on electronic voting machines. Under current [...]

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