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VINTAGE ALBANY-Historic Floods

By   /  July 1, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Flood

Tweet Left: Two men attempt to rescue a cow during the flood of 1925; Right: Asa Tift   July seventh will mark the eighteenth anniversary of Albany’s “flood of the century” when Tropical Storm Alberto stalled out over parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Though Albany only received a total of 6.88 inches of rain [...]

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Dougherty County Taxpayers Association speaks out

By   /  May 3, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet With all of the talk lately about the possibility of a raise in property taxes, it’s no surprise to many Albanians that the Dougherty County Taxpayers Association has something to day to it. The group, responding to an email request by the journal, sent the following brief statement: The Dougherty County Taxpayers Association will [...]

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It’s official: Riggins, Baker indicted by Grand Jury

By   /  April 26, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports It is now official.  Embattled school board member Velvet Riggins has been indicted on multiple charges which include public record fraud, two counts of theft by taking, and providing false information to obtain free school meals by a child according to a report on the Albany Herald’s website. Also indicted is Morningside [...]

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Protest votes highly unlikely

By   /  December 13, 2011  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       I sat in a superior courtroom for endless hours, listening to lawyers speak.  Apparently, I had angered God and was being punished for whatever transgressions I had committed.  After said punishment, I deeply apologize for whatever I did to deserve that. However, there was something entertaining about that visit to a [...]

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Allen to challenge Bishop

By   /  December 12, 2011  /  Government, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Rick Allen explains his reasons in an exclusive announcement interview with The Albany Journal   Written by Tom Knighton   Rick Allen came late to the party.  That was the essential verdict of everyone who looked at the Georgia Second’s Republican primary.  Allen entered the race late and never could catch up with eventual [...]

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Slaps on the wrist accomplish nothing

By   /  December 2, 2011  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       The Dougherty County School Board opted to give the proverbial slap on the wrist to Morningside Elementary School principle Gloria Baker by assessing a 15 day suspension without pay.  While it was nice to see a decision that, for once, didn’t go down racial lines, it was still a sad moment [...]

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Unemployment drops to 10.4 percent for October

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Local officials silent about long term improvement   Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor released the latest unemployment statistics for the Albany area, which was at 10.4 percent.  That was a drop of .4 percent over September, which the Department of Labor attributed to fewer layoffs than expected. The unemployment rate last October [...]

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Albanian Rhapsody

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   ‘Unplugged’ has Albany area residents expressing their artistic side   With dim lights, someone steps up to the microphone.  It’s a small gathering, but those who are there know that the next person could be doing almost anything.  Perhaps they are going to do spoken word poetry, or perhaps a humorous song with [...]

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The Movement

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     November 17 is a date that should live on in the memory of Albany for eons.  It was that date, fifty years ago, that the Albany Movement was started.  In 1961, the organization formed with help from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  [...]

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Cartoon obsession is in need of a drastic intervention

By   /  November 27, 2011  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Speeding down the freeway, I drove with one hand on the steering wheel – my eyes trained on the rearview mirror and watching the DVD screen – while my other hand groped in the backseat for the tiny fast-forward button. If people think texting and driving is dangerous, they should see what parents of [...]

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