News for Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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EDC officials say Georgia Quail hunt a huge success

The Georgia Quail Hunt has become one of the state's premier economic development events each year.

Rynders bill would address qualifying

A 2011 Albany City Commission candidate's disqualification inspires a local legislator's efforts to change state law.

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Rachel Maddow and my lesson in civility

When one writes about moral convictions, it’s probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy.

HOPE Ball raises record amount

In a letter to the editor, Glenda Rambo of Albany HOPE Ball raises a record amount.

Valentine’s Day dance brightened up center

In a letter to the editor, Nadine M. Mathis says that Valentine’s Day dance brightened up center.

HOPE raises record amount

The HOPE Ball is held every year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Navy awards contract for MCLB project

The work on MCLB-Albany being done by a contractor based in Columbus is expected to be finished by March 2015.

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Willson honored by Boys & Girls Clubs

An Albany philanthropist is honored for 33 years of service involving area youths.

Short & Paulk buys Dawson hardware

A Tifton-based firm purchases Laing Hardware in Dawson with plans to extend its operations.

Obama's secret weapon emerges

Team Obama trotted out its secret weapon for the fall campaign the other day. To quote an email message sent to supporters by deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, that weapon is "you." Put another way, Obama is depending again -- as he did in 2008 -- on a vast army of volunteers bound by online social networks.

Squawk of the day - Feb. 16, 2012

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Ray Charles Foundation wants donations back from Albany State

Ten years ago, the Ray Charles Foundation donated $3 million to Albany State University which the foundation said was meant to help build the Ray Charles Fine Arts Center. Now most of the money is gone, nothing has been built and the foundation is asking for its money back.

Ella Wilkerson

Mrs. Wilkerson died Feb. 13 at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville

Susan Hagen

Susan Diane Hagen, 61, of Albany, GA, died Friday, February 3, 2012

Walter Mitchell

Walter Oris Mitchell, 96, of Albany, GA departed this life on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Emma Phillips

Mrs. Emma Bennett Phillips, 72, of Sylvester died Wednesday February 15, 2012

Eric Olson

Eric Braddock Olson, 75, of Ft. Gaines died February 14, 2012

Orion Peeples

Orion Hardy Peeples, 89, of Albany, GA died Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mary Yielding

Mary Yielding slipped peacefully into eternal rest at her home in Albany on Valentine's Day

Edna Regan

Edna Ethell Regan, 66, of Albany, passed away, Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marvin Jackson, Sr.

Mr. Marvin Jackson, Sr., 69, of Albany died Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kayron Godwin

Kayron D. Godwin, 51, died on February 5, 2012

Eula Crawford

Mrs. Eula Mae (Mae Baby) Robinson Crawford of Camilla passed away on February 10, 2012

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What constitutes an emergency?

I saw recently where Congress and the president have agreed to continue the current program of providing cell phones, free of charge, to anyone who is receiving food stamps. (When did 911 become the number to call for emergencies? Take the Quik Quiz to find out.)

Charles Gouch

Mr. Charlie B. Gouch, 94, of Meigs, Ga, passed on February 14, 2012

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Historic downtown building powered by solar panels

A solar panel system has been installed on one of Albany's most prominent historic buildings.

Henry Thornton, Sr.

Mr. Harry Thornton, Sr., 76, of Tifton, Ga departed this life Tuesday February 14

Jim Wilson

Jim Dave Wilson of Livingston, New Jersey died on February 14, 2012

Iran loads own fuel rods into research reactor

Iran began loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran research reactor on Wednesday.

Nathaniel Edge

Nathaniel Edge, 68, of Albany died on February 13, 2012