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Sorry -- We've been selling more papers than usual lately. Woodall's usually has plenty. You can also subscribe to the paper and get it by mail. Thanks!  (Feb 10, 2009 | post #5)

Dougherty County, GA

Albany Mayor Willie Adams casts a ballot Monday on the fi...

Thanks much. If you have any story ideas or tips or anonymous contributions to our "Whatcha-Say Albany" feature, please e-mail me at ajournal@thealbany journal.com. Kevin  (Nov 16, 2008 | post #9)

Albany, GA

The City of Albany is looking for a new police chief

Bingo to both posts.  (Nov 10, 2008 | post #3)

Albany, GA

Police seek armed robbery suspects

Yep  (Oct 20, 2008 | post #7)

Albany, GA

Will Wildcats leave Albany?

I'm with you about the $184K list: I've asked the city administration to provide details and the cost-analysis that our leaders are basing this important decision on -- naturally, to no avail. This information either doesn't exist or is being deliberately withheld. In either case, it's disturbing that these same folks are in charge of public safety and managing a $100 million budget.  (Aug 31, 2008 | post #50)

Albany, GA

Will Wildcats leave Albany?

I promise you that I haven't posted anything anonymously. Kevin  (Aug 31, 2008 | post #47)

Albany, GA

Will Wildcats leave Albany?

To set the record straight, at the bottom of this thread what was published in The Albany Journal this week. Regrettably, City Attorney Nathan Davis opted for the piece to be one-sided; I sent it to him before it was published, and he still has opted not to respond. Nathan, by the way, is singlehandedly keeping Alfred Lott and James Younger honest (to a certain extent) by insisting that the they comply with state government-in-the- sunshine laws. If it weren't for Nathan, I can't imagine how criminalized our local government would be by now. Folks, in addition to putting some of these comments in our anonymous Whatcha-Say Albany? column, I'd love to publish your articles and/or op-ed pieces in the Journal. Please send them my way to ajournal@thealbany journal.com. Kevin Here's what as in the Journal this week: Wildcats lawyer: 'Blindsided' by attorney Davis The South Georgia Wildcats' lawyer says that City Attorney Nathan Davis was untruthful and "blindsided " his clients during a spirited City Commission discussion Tuesday on the arena football team's future. Attorney Dave Orlowski said that Davis' contention that the arena football team’s officials approached the city in the 11th hour to renegotiate the final year of its five-year Albany Civic Center contract and attempt to agree on terms for an additional five-year pact "is far from the truth." Orlowski said Davis is sabotaging the Wildcats, and he also criticized City Manager Alfred Lott for not seizing the opportunity to set the record straight. "These negotiations have been going on since our first meeting with Nathan, (City Manager Al (Lott) and (Assistant City Manager) Wes (Smith) on Nov. 13, 2007 ..." Orlowski said Wednesday in a memorandum. "Finally, after the season had ended, I met with Al and Nathan on Aug. 14 … After I informed them of the deadline with the league, I suggested that we have a special called meeting the following Tuesday in order to hash out the concerns you commissioners may have. Then we could vote on it at the regular meeting. Their suggestion, not mine, was to hold off. They gave me the impression that you all would get this information well in advance of the meeting, which was not the case.” “Why he didn't have a contract drafted for presentation at last night's meeting is beyond me. I can tell you that in my experience as an attorney, I was appalled on Nathan's misrepresentation regarding these issues ... Whether or not Nathan or Al informed you of the continued developments of negotiations with the Wildcats, I don't know, but from the tenor of the meeting last night, I honestly doubt it." Orlowski said Davis "obviously does not want the Wildcats here and will do what he can to derail this." "Through the years I have done lots of municipal work, representing Baker County, Newton, Unadilla, Arlington and Poulan," Orlowski said. "I honestly cannot believe how Nathan controlled that meeting and postulated, as opposed to giving legal opinions when asked.”  (Aug 30, 2008 | post #45)

Albany, GA

Will Wildcats leave Albany?

Good thread. Is the Fazzini in the Columbus story connected to the Wildcats' ownership?  (Aug 26, 2008 | post #7)

Albany, GA

The Albany Journal. I Like It.

So far, I'm having trouble disagreeing with anything you've written. But if you'd like, I'll try harder to disagree next time I'm on this blog. Peace.  (Aug 12, 2008 | post #6)

Albany, GA

The Albany Journal. I Like It.

Jeez, re-rooster, I truly hope that you are in touch with your local elected officials. They desparately need input from smart, decent folks. The good ones really, really need to be encouraged to be courageous. Thanks for starting this thread. It'll be very interesting to compare your proposed solution to what we see on the next SPLOST ballot, which happens in November 2010. I hope you bend some ears during those discussions.  (Aug 12, 2008 | post #3)

Albany, GA

Plagiarism and the Albany Journal

I didn't pose as Racy Mama or anyone else; I am the publisher of The Albany Journal. As it turns out, Anniston has something to do with my internet service provide's location. Sounds like you know me. Drop me an e-mail at [email protected] or give me a call at if you want to talk on or off the record.  (Aug 11, 2008 | post #43)

Albany, GA

Gas prices in Albany are the highest of all Georgia's met...

For the record, I haven't posted anonymously, as someone seems to be suggesting. I'm just discovering this thread tonight. Weird.  (Aug 10, 2008 | post #26)

Albany, GA

Gas prices in Albany are the highest of all Georgia's met...

Hogencamp is Dutch. Thanks for asking. What an astonishingly random question.  (Aug 10, 2008 | post #25)

Albany, GA

Plagiarism and the Albany Journal

I couldn't immediately find the Herald's coverage. Both the Herald and WALB did a great job of covering the initial story and investigating afterward. Here are WALB's first two stories: http://www.walb.co m/global/Story.asp ?s=4675988 http://www.walb.co m/global/Story.asp ?s=4679339 Three other quick things:  Why does this thing say I’m from Anniston, Ala.?  Man, do I wish we could come up with another title for this thread!!!  (Aug 10, 2008 | post #40)

Albany, GA

Plagiarism and the Albany Journal

More from The Albany Journal's new Whatcha-Say, Albany feature. THERE AREN’T ANY SOCIAL clubs or comedy clubs in Albany . Young people ages 18-31 really don't have a place to hang out on weekends and after awhile many people are bored with the same old places. In my opinion there is no livelihood there. It seems to be a city for retired people who have lived their life and need somewhere to settle down. This city is behind the times. This is a sad report but yet true. Only Time will tell if Albany will ever thrive. I hope that that it will. THE CITY GOVERNMENT IS an organization that lacks the skills and leaders necessary for a turnaround. But I’ve seen organizations with less than top talent in the ranks become highly effective with the right CEO who can lead and teach and inspire and get the best out of the people. Leadership matters. HOW DID SOME PEOPLE who got the overtime checks after getting overtime for years? Were they pretending to be generous with the City all these years and not claim "all" they worked? It must be the training. I AM A 21 year old student who was born and raised in Albany. I went to college at one of the local colleges there where I obtained my two-year degree. I then decided that I needed to get out of Albany while I had the chance. Since then I have transferred to a four year university up in Atlanta. I have been living here in Atlanta for about 10 months now and I can really see that Albany is a strange city. It once was known as the Good Life City. That is until the crime activity increased. THE CITY IS IN my opinion in an economic crisis. There are not enough corporate jobs with secure benefits. Corporations such as Merck and Bobs, and other business, have closed up shop and moved to other cities. We have homeless people living on the streets. Many people are struggling trying to survive by living paycheck to paycheck, others are living on welfare. The job that I was doing in Albany before I moved was only paying $6.15 an hour; however, that same job in Atlanta pays $9. Albany is OK. In fact is very cheap, in some respects. Housing is cheap. Lots of folks are moving to Lee County where there is a better school system. St Teresa's is a great private school as an alternative in Albany. People are friendly, and at least polite. I LIVE JUST OUTSIDE the Albany City limit sign in Lee County about two miles outside Albany. I grew up here. Compared to other places I've lived it is a little better. I think there’re plenty of things for people to do, young and old alike. The question is ...what kind of fun do you want to get into? THANKS TO ALBANY TECH'S Delta Epsilon Chi members who donated food for the young students of Whitney Child Development Center and their families. ÄEX is an international organization, affiliated with DECA, for college students preparing for careers in business-related areas such as marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Y'ALL NEED LEADERSHIP DOWN there. Pronto. They expect this poor Don Buie fellow to give them all the answers and lead the way. That's their job, but no one on the commission is taking the lead - and most are incapable. It's a toughie. THE CITY GOVERNMENT IS an organization that lacks the skills and leaders necessary for a turnaround. But I’ve seen organizations with less than top talent in the ranks become highly effective with the right CEO who can lead and teach and inspire and get the best out of the people. Leadership matters.  (Aug 10, 2008 | post #39)

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