Already late for another meeting — that's one thing you learn when you deal with government in any capacity: there's always another meeting — I left last Friday's joint Dougherty Finance Committee/Library Board gathering intent on making up time.
As the Dougherty County Commission prepares to make a for-now final decision Monday on its Library Board's request to provide funds to re-open one of two library branches closed a half-year ago because the system couldn't afford to keep five branches open, commissioners should keep one thing in mind.
Even rock stars, secret agents and strip club bouncers get over the WOW! factor of their jobs after a while. Why should journalists be any different?
I laughed when someone suggested (in a comment) that I had something to do with what commentary was pulled from the website or that I was somehow instrumental in the change in policy that has so far silenced the Ihope4albanys and whatthehecks who could be counted on to drop their own brand of wisdom on us.
There is a general concensus here — as is the case in most communities with self-image issues — that the people with the power to actually make significant changes are talkers more so than they are doers.
I was listening to a group of folks play the one-up game while discussing terrible neighbors the other day ... the old “my neighbors are the worst ever because ...” argument.
Ah, yes, I remember the good old days ... back before automobiles became rolling phone booths ... when a person could fill up his vehicle without having to take out a personal loan ... when planning a cruise vacation was not seen as a potentially deadly activity for thrill-seeking adventurers looking for new and dangerous challenges.
A two-hour retrospective/final episode of NBC’s “The Office” ... talk about huge! That’s what she said.
Things you notice — and other thoughts that pop into your head — while riding alone on the pleasantly solitary back roads between Southwest Georgia and Florida’s Gulf Coast, listening to some old Dylan....
A Sept. 28, 2012 Albany Herald report, using information provided by the Dougherty County Tax office, showed that 24 percent of Dougherty County’s gross tax digest is owned by nonprofits and, therefore, is non-taxable.
If we pay close enough attention, life has a way of giving us what we need to overcome some of our inequities.
The state of South Carolina has a new motto: If you’re governor and you need to take a few days to hike the Appalachian Trail down to Argentina, it’s no big deal.
Even with the emergence of a growing list of sports and entertainment celebrities from this region — baseball’s Buster Posey, country music’s Luke Bryan and Dallas Davidson, TV’s Phillip Phillips — there is arguably no local celebrity more, well, celebrated than Albany girl Paula Deen.
Periodically, the Dougherty County and Albany City commissions appoint citizens to various advisory boards, committees and commissions whose purpose is to provide direction on issues related to the boards’ special areas of interest.
It is, perhaps, a sign of the political times that two Albany City Commission candidates — B.J. Fletcher in Ward III and Bobby Coleman In Ward II — announced a full four months ahead of Aug. 26-30 qualifying for the city's municipal elections their intention to run for office.
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Faith is expressed in a myriad of ways
- Religion Bulletin - Dec. 6, 2013
- Albany Almanac - Dec. 6, 2013
- Jingle Bell Jog in Albany set for Saturday
- T. GAMBLE: We can soar like war eagles
- Albany Almanac - Dec. 5, 2013
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital approves audited financial statements
- Lee County hosting pet parade
- Lee County School System Notebook - Dec. 4, 2013
- Groups succeed in lowering hospital readmission rates
- Dougherty's brightest middle-schoolers go 'bowling'
- Make that really special delivery
- Albany Ward II voters determine today who will be their city commissioner
- Thumbs Up! - Dec.2, 2013
- Don't overlook locally-owned businesses this weekend
- Keep Black Friday Fever under control
- America has good reasons to be thankful
- Clocks ticking down to the holiday season
- Thumbs Up! - Nov. 25, 2013
- Senatorial saucer losing its cool