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Six months of adventure

By   /  May 8, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     It’s now been six months since I took over the Albany Journal.  I’ve had a lot of folks ask me what it’s been like, so I thought I would take this auspicious occasion to share what it’s been like to sit at the helm of a paper like this. First, let me [...]

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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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A Fond Farewell

By   /  October 12, 2011  /  Kevin Hogencamp  /   Comments

Kevin Hogencamp is publisher of The Albany Journal.

Tweet   Publishing a community newspaper has been a huge honor and an awesome responsibility; now it’s time to pass the baton. This week, my wife, Suzanne, and I reached an agreement to sell The Albany Journal to local journalist Tom Knighton effective Nov. 1.

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Biggest scumbags? Maybe wife beaters

By   /  September 28, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: This column – except for the list of Domestic Violence Month activities – was originally published in The Albany Journal on Sept. 30, 2009.   It’s hard to pinpoint when and why I obtained my absolute disdain for men who abuse women. Sure, I’ve been around domestic violence, but probably less than [...]

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Dougherty officers should make amends for death

By   /  September 19, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet When you are responsible for hurting some, and certainly when you kill someone, you should be sorry for your actions, you should apologize, and you should be held responsible. That’s a basic tenet of human decency.

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Hey, City: Obey Your Ridiculous Sign Law

By   /  August 31, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet We love the snazzy banners on the light poles promoting Albany’s emerging downtown. They’re attention-grabbing and tasteful; quite a promotional tool, indeed. One problem: They are illegal.

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Airport Should Dump Anti-Whistleblower Rule

By   /  August 30, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Through his recent actions, Sanford Hilsman seems to be precisely what this community needs in a leadership role; someone who is not afraid to confront troubling matters head-on. In public, to boot.

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Symphony conductor needs to come clean

By   /  August 20, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Claire Fox Hillard should give Bill Slugg a call. Slugg knows what it’s like to be arrested. In June, the Albany businessman was charged with a felony gun crime, not a relatively rinky-dink misdemeanor like Hillard – the Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor and a Darton College professor — is facing after his prowling arrest [...]

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Taxpayers association symbolizes frustration, hope of most in Albany

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By now, those who are most involved with the Dougherty County Taxpayers Association must have excruciating headaches. After all, they have been beating their heads against a wall nonstop for nearly three years now. But these unselfish, mostly gray-haired citizens keep on keeping on in the name of good, honest, efficient government.

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