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Chattin’ with Fletcher

By   /  June 22, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet MAYORAL CANDIDATE FIELDS PUBLIC’S QUESTIONS Editor’s note: On Tuesday night, Albany mayoral candidate B.J. Fletcher held an online chat accessible through her Website, BJFletcher4Mayor.com. Following is a text of the session; the content has been slightly edited for brevity and relevance. The chat sessions will be held for five consecutive Tuesdays from 7 to [...]

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Bishop Tackles Federal Budget Deficit with Albany Residents

By   /  June 20, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Nearly 100 Albany residents tried their hand at balancing the federal budget tonight during a deficit reduction workshop held by Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02). The bi-partisan Concord Coalition helped organize the event at Albany Technical College, which put people into groups of five to ten and asked them to work together and [...]

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MCLB Albany increases security

By   /  May 2, 2011  /  Crime, Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE Albany, Ga. – Following President Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces, the U.S. Northern Command instituted a force protection baseline change for all its Department of Defense installations across the nation. All military installations and activities have been placed in [...]

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Obama’s statement on Osama Bin Laden’s death

By   /  May 2, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet President Barack Obama’s remarks in the White House East Room at 11:35 p.m. Sunday: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder [...]

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 7

By   /  March 6, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet To our readers:   State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 10, 2011 and is expected to last until the latter days of March.

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Albany City Manager Alfred Lott to leave March 2

By   /  February 14, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Albany City Manager Alfred Lott moved his resignation up today from July 31 to March 2. Lott, who was forced by the City Commission to find another job, did not say in his latest resignation letter whether he has landed a new assignment. As late as last week, Lott was one [...]

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With high-powered attorney on board, Albany’s Sherrod sues blogger over video portraying her as racist

By   /  February 14, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Albany’s Shirley Sherrod has sued Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose craftily edited video resulted in Sherrod’s ouster from her U.S. Department of Agriculture post amid allegations of racism. Sherrod filed suit in District of Columbia Superior Court, accusing Breitbart of “defamation, false light and infliction of emotional distress.” “This lawsuit is [...]

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Lott one step away from Savannah post; racism alleged

By   /  January 26, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff reports Amid a controversy mired with allegations of racism, Albany City Manager Alfred Lott was named today as one of two finalists for the Savannah city manager job. The other candidate is Rochelle Small-Toney, Savannah’s interim city manager. The Savannah City Council vote to name Lott and Toney the two finalists was 4-3. [...]

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Albany City Manager Alfred Lott finalist for Savannah job

By   /  January 14, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Alfred Lott, whose tumultuous tenure as Albany city manager is coming to a close because he is being forced to leave his job here, is a finalist for the Savannah city manager job. Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson disclosed the finalists’ names Friday. The other candidates are Wayne Cauthen, former city manager of Kansas City, [...]

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Former Civic Center director candidate Lane Rosen: Albany City Manager Alfred Lott urged Rosen to lie about inconclusive drug test and say that Rosen’s stake in the State Theatre was the deal-breaker, but Rosen refused.

By   /  January 3, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet ANOTHER CITY HALL COVER-UP REVEALED The truth about why Lane Rosen wasn’t hired as Albany Civic Center director Rosen: Lott urged Rosen to lie about inconclusive drug test and say that Rosen’s stake in the State Theatre was the deal-breaker, but Rosen refused. By Kevin Hogencamp State Theatre managing partner Lane Rosen says that [...]

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