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Panthers join new league

By   /  October 11, 2011  /  Albany Panthers  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports   Same key 2011 opponents; different league in 2012. That was the big announcement Tuesday from the Albany Panthers owner and general manager. The reigning Southern Indoor Football League Champion Panthers are bolting the SIFL and becoming a founding member of the Professional Indoor Football League. The SIFL’s Columbus Lions, Louisiana Swashbucklers, [...]

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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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Paul Eames, local baseball legend, passes away

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  News, Obituaries, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Paul Eames, 84, of Albany, died Monday, Ocotber 3, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.   His memorial service will be at 2 p.m., October 7, 2011 at Byne Memorial Baptist Church.  Mr. Eames’s remains were cremated and his cremated remains will be buried at Crown Hill Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.  The [...]

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Local Author Pens New Book

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Tom Knighton   There’s a slug monster on the loose in Ty Ty, or there was.  At least, that’s the premise of the book Loyd & Boyd and the Slug Monster of Webster County by R. Lewis McGhee.  Not only does the book take place in our beloved part of the world, but [...]

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Grimsley embraces transition to Academic Affairs

By   /  September 22, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany State University’s new assistant vice president for Academic Affairs brings a quarter-century of teaching experience to the newly created position. Dr. Linda Grimsley stepped into the role at the beginning of fall semester.  She previously served as chair of the ASU Department of Nursing since 1999.

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DARTON’S ATTACK TOO MUCH FOR MIDDLE GEORGIA TO HANDLE

By   /  September 20, 2011  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet 9/19/2011 (ALBANY) – Darton College freshman Andrew Palumbo earned a hat-trick to humble Middle Georgia College 5-1 after a tied up first half Monday. But it was a big night for several of Coach Bart Sasnett’s men, as his talented, No. 3-ranked team continuously improves and comes together. Middle Georgia gave Darton a terrible [...]

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Mallary Churches, Missions Giving Away Food Saturday

By   /  September 15, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet             The 50 churches and missions that make up the Mallary Baptist Association are sponsoring “Love Our Counties Outreach and Food Distribution” Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in three locations within the three counties: Dougherty — Sunnyside Baptist Church; Lee — First Baptist Church Leesburg; and Worth — Bryant Drive [...]

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Albany State’s Jennings receives BoxtoRow National Player of the Week honors

By   /  September 14, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany State University quarterback Stanley Jennings has been named the BoxtoRow National Player of the Week. The senior from Marietta, Ga. led the Golden Rams to a 49-28 victory over the Wingate University Bulldogs last weekend.

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CORNHOLE, ANYONE? Albany couple builds, customizes lawn games

By   /  September 14, 2011  /  Business, Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Sports  /   Comments

She's got game: Albany's Susan Geeslin not only holds her own in cornhole competition, she and her husband, Arnold, design and build the games for a growing customer base. The regulation-size game sets are portable and the Geeslins' specialty is creating platforms with collegiate themes.

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp   It’s a career change that Albany retiree Susan Geeslin could never have fathomed: From educator to making and peddling cornhole games. Cornhole? You bet. Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing beanbags (actually duck cloth bags filled with feed corn) onto a raised wooden platform with [...]

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Al Lott Defeats Malice Charge

By   /  September 8, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Finance director loses lawsuit   By Kevin Hogencamp Defeating one of his former department heads in court, Alfred Lott has prevailed in the most damning civil action filed against him during his troubled tenure as Albany’s city manager.

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