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Bishop shuns truth, CNN, about scholarships

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: On Tuesday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper focused his staff’s efforts on getting as much information as possible about U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop cronyistic use of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships. Here is  transcript of the show: COOPER: Well, when Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell suddenly stopped talking to the national media, we [...]

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Saturday voting in Dougherty County?

By   /  September 27, 2010  /  Community, Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Dougherty County elections officials will discuss and perhaps decide Wednesday whether to provide the opportunity for residents to vote on Saturdays this fall, a measure strongly opposed by Georgia House of Representatives candidate Karen Kemp of Albany. Saturday voting is being considered in response to a request by Dr. Constance Burkes, [...]

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Bishop steered scholarships to family

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By JOHN BRESNAHAN | 9/9/10 10:23 PM EDT POLITICO.COM Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the nonprofit group. Bishop is the second Democrat found to have funneled CBC Foundation scholarship funds to relatives, [...]

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FREEDOM WORKERS

By   /  September 2, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO The less-taxes, small-government political advocacy group FreedomWorks’ chapter in Albany hosted thE organization’s national chairman, Dick Armey, last Wednesday at Merry Acres Conference Center. Armey, a former House majority leader from Texas, was an engineer of the Republican Revolution of the 1990s. He was in Albany prommoting the book “Give Us Liberty, A Tea Party Manifesto,” [...]

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Locals should embrace state’s cheating probe

By   /  August 31, 2010  /  Government, Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County school system is now under investigation because the leaders refuse to try to find out who tampered with standardized tests. It is clear to the state that someone went behind the students and changed incorrect answers to correct answers so that the Dougherty County school system would not look so bad [...]

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FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MORRIS LEVERETT DEAD AT 73

By   /  August 29, 2010  /  Government, Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Morris Leverett, a former Lee County Commission chairman and Leesburg City Council member, died Saturday. He was 73. The memorial service for Leverett, of 112 Fowler Drive, Leesburg, will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Leesburg.  Rev. Bobby Harrell will officiate. The visitation will be held from 10 to 11 [...]

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Sherrod to discuss returning to Ag Department with Vilsack on Tuesday

By   /  August 22, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Albany’s Shirley Sherrod might soon be a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee soon. Sherrod and Agriculture Secretary will meet Tuesday to discuss her taking the reigns as deputy director of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach, the department says. It will be the first face-to-face meeting between Vilsack and Sherrod since Vilsack’s office forced [...]

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OBITUARY FOR BERTHA SPROUL, MOTHER OF SHERIFF KEVIN SPROUL

By   /  August 22, 2010  /  Community, Faith, Obituaries, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Mrs. Bertha Sproul of Albany died August 19, 2010 at the Willson Hospice House.Funeral services will be Monday August 23, 2010 10 AM at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Finbarr Stanton officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. A native of Greensburg, PA, Mrs. Sproul has lived most of her life in Albany [...]

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SWGAPolitics.com Year in Review

By   /  January 8, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Wow. 2009 is over. We saw quite a bit happen during the year. We’ve seen one of the top-three most powerful politicians in the state drop out of the Georgia governor’s race under the auspices of his health, only to have the rumor come out later in the year that it was actually over [...]

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Reflecting on a memorable year

By   /  January 8, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet This has been quite a year. To sum up the stories of the year, from my perspective, is truly a daunting task. I’ve taken a moment and thought about it, and I’ve realized that my perspective has primarily been dealing with the City of Albany. The city that I love, and the government that [...]

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