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Bully-A-Day December 28

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports Worth County – Today’s story, once again, comes from Worth County but the writer wishes to remain anonymous. My daughter went to Worth County High last year.and rode the bus to and from school because I couldn’t afford to take her back and forth to school.Well, a middle school child was bullying [...]

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Veterans, patriots rally to be held tomorrow

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Events  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports They once served our nation, but now many veterans feel like they have been forgotten.  However, a group of people have organized a rally slated for tomorrow to remind the people of Southwest Georgia that veterans are all around us.

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Tim Nelson meets with department heads

By   /  September 21, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet Leesburg, GA): On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Lee County Commission candidate Tim Nelson took the time to learn about how a few different County departments operate and fund themselves. He began at the Leesburg branch of the library where he met with Lee County Library Director Claire Leavy. During his visit to the library, [...]

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Lee’s sign ordinance changed

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Leesburg – It remains to be seen of independent candidate Tim Nelson will defeat republican incumbent Rick Muggridge for his seat on the Lee County Commission in November.  That will be for the voters of district four to decide.  However, Nelson has already won a victory when the Lee County Commission voted [...]

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Smithville Chicken Pie Festival

By   /  August 10, 2012  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /  Comments Off

(File photo) The winners of the 2010 Chicken Pie Festival Beauty Pagent in Smithville

Tweet The Smithville Recreation Club in Smithville, Georgia is making preparations for their two big fall events that we hold every October.  Our first fall event is the “Miss Smithville Blue Jean Pageant” which will be held on Saturday, October 20th 2011. This is a preliminary to the “Chicken Pie Festival” on Saturday October 27th, [...]

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‘No’ to more taxation

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   As far as taxes go, I’m generally in favor of sales taxes.  They have the benefit of being a bit fairer as well as being easier to not have to pay.  That makes them more voluntary than other forms of taxation.  However, I’m urging voters to vote against the T-SPLOST referendum on our [...]

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Rivers Alive Brief

By   /  July 20, 2012  /  James Christer Malphrus  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Greetings! #NVR again… And this week I want to talk to you about waterways. This past weekend a couple of our members devoted their Saturday to helping to clean up some of our South Georgia creeks. They did this by coordinating with a state wide effort to clean up our states waterways. That [...]

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Whatcha Say, Albany

By   /  July 17, 2012  /  WhatCha-Say?  /  Comments Off

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Tweet It amazes me how people can say they’ve won or their life has improved by leaving Albany – but I notice 2 things – 1) They continue to discredit any improvement in Albany or 2) They moved to Lee County – which, let’s face it, is tied to Albany at the hip. What affects [...]

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Bill Williams is what Lee County needs

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece written by Robert Rehberg, a frequent associate of the Journal.  The following is his own opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Albany Journal or its management.   If you want to get my attention, just say two words: “tax increase”.   [...]

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Another take on Lon’s column

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Lon McNeil certainly stirred up something with his column two weeks ago where he asked if Albany’s problem was Leesburg.  Here at the Journal offices, we have received a significant amount of communication from folks regarding that column. It’s seemed that no matter where I go, as soon as people find out [...]

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