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SCREWED UP!

By   /  November 25, 2011  /  Government, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Candidates allege that election officials screwed up and now voters are paying the price Written by Tom Knighton   It would be easy to say that Ward II was a mess, but candidate Melissa Strother and former candidate Cheryl Calhoun might take exception to the use of the past tense.  In their minds, it’s [...]

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Dougherty County Jail Inmate List Nov. 17- Nov. 24

By   /  November 25, 2011  /  Crime, Dougherty County Jail Inmate List, Dougherty County Jail List, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Adams, Enola Leighann, Nov. 19, simple battery Amburn, Lucius Mckinley III, Nov. 20, dui-alcohol / less safe, headlights required Ashberry, Roderica Takeria, Nov. 18, computer theft Askew, Joseph Richard, Nov. 22, bond revoked Baisden, Daryll Marquette, Nov. 17, suspended dl 1st offense Barnes, Richard Dewayne, Nov. 18, weekend prisoner Bass, Dempsey Reynardlo, Nov. 19, [...]

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Dougherty County Jail Inmate List Nov. 10 -Nov. 17

By   /  November 18, 2011  /  Dougherty County Jail List  /   Comments

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Tweet       Adams, Barnett, Nov. 12, obstruction of officers (2 counts), poss/consumption/purchase alcohol by minor, prob violation Adams, Bernard Alexander, Nov. 12, obstruction of officers, obstruction of officers-felony,poss/consumption/purchase alcohol by minor Adams, Ryan Wilkins, Nov. 13, prob violation, simple battery, theft by shoplifting Allen, Uniqua Roeshaun, Nov. 11, disorderly conduct, general Anderson, Brandon [...]

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Elections Board passing the buck

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Several citizens spoke out, as did Ward II candidate Melissa Strother, mayoral candidate B.J. Fletcher, and former Ward II candidate Cheryl Calhoun.  The results of their efforts? Nothing. From the beginning, county attorney Spencer Lee made it clear that the board saw this ordeal culminating in legal action, and seemed to welcome the action.  [...]

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They’ve come a long way

By   /  November 15, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet     A couple of years ago, city officials lamented being “out blogged” regarding downtown.  They felt that the blogging against the city’s plan would ultimately hurt their efforts, so they held a meeting to try and map out a strategy.  They invited city leaders and business leaders.  However, they didn’t bother to invite [...]

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Strother, Calhoun take aim at elections office

By   /  November 14, 2011  /  Government, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet They say that “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”  If that’s true, then the Dougherty County Elections Board had better watch out, because there are two women who feel scorned. At a press conference, both Melissa Strother and Cheryl Calhoun argued that the Ward II election shouldn’t be over yet. “We want [...]

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Housing project without non-profit status

By   /  November 14, 2011  /  Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet   Loss of non-profit status, differences between cost and current value among questions Dalewood Estates sits on the side of Willie Pitts Jr. Road, appearing for all to see as a completed development except for the missing sign.  The only hint that there’s an opportunity to rent is an obscure sign off to the [...]

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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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Remembering Merritt Thomas Ranew 1938-2011

By   /  October 19, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Photo Gallery, Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Merritt Thomas Ranew, an Albany native who became a Major League baseball player and successful local horse trainer and businessman, died Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta. He was 73. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements. Ranew was born on Tuesday, May 10, 1938. In 1957, at the age of [...]

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Local baseball legend Merritt Ranew passes away

By   /  October 19, 2011  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Obituaries, People  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports   Merritt Thomas Ranew, an Albany native who became a Major League baseball player and successful local horse trainer and businessman, died Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta. He was 73. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements. Ranew was born on Tuesday, May 10, 1938. In 1957, at [...]

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