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Buffalo Rock is hosting an onsite job fair!

Buffalo Rock is hosting an onsite job fair!! We will have onsite interviews & candidates will be able to meet with managers.

When: Monday, January 21, 2022

What time: from 1PM-4PM

Where: 435 Allied Drive Columbus, GA 31906

All positions = $1250 Sign-On Bonus

Warehouse Department

Positions start at $13-15 hr (or more based off performance)

Shift is from 1PM-Until Monday-Friday

Retail Department

$50-55,000/Annually for CDL Positions + bonuses

Shift is from 5:30am – Until Monday-Friday, 4 day work week with 1 day off during the week, & off Saturday & Sunday!

Daily Rate of $150 Per day + handling fee*

$1000 Sign-On Bonus for CDL Positions

$500 Quarterly Bonus

Please make sure to have candidates put in an application at


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast ~ February 3rd, 2022

Sponsored by ALDON – Albany Dougherty National Prayer Committee

2406 Ashford Drive   Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

December 1st, 2021

Dear Friends,

The ALDON Committee wishes to thank you for your previous interest in the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and extends to you an invitation to our 45th annual event.  The breakfast is sponsored by the Albany Dougherty National Prayer Committee (ALDON) and will be held 6:30 AM Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at Merry Acres Event Center 1500 Dawson Road, Albany, Georgia 31707.

The purpose of the breakfast is to join in prayer with others for our city, nation and world.  We believe that prayer in God is the key to overcome the challenges in our Good Life City.  This year our featured speakers will be: Reverend Dr. Bob Moon, retired pastor and VP Church Relations and Chaplain at The Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Ga.  Bob has served at Christ UMC Albany and Valdosta First UMC among his 43 years of appointments.  He was born in India to missionary parents. He received his BA from Asbury University and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary in Church Leadership.  He and wife Betty have two children, Josh and Sarah, and six grandchildren.  Mayor of Albany, Kermit S. Bo Dorough Jr., will also address the community on his plans for 2022. Our Theme:  THE MEASURE OF OUR FAITH based on Romans 8:28. Our ability to thank God for challenging experiences.  Other community leaders also will be participating in the program.

Tickets are available to purchase at ALDON 2406 Ashford Drive Albany, Ga. 31721.  Mail your $20 for each ticket or you may wish to purchase a table of 8 for $160. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 225 West Broad Ave. Albany, Ga.  You may contact Larry Price, Chair for further information.  Only 240 tickets are available for purchase and reservations are required. Deadline will be January 27th, 2022 or when tickets are sold out so get your tickets early.

Because of the cost involved in this effort, no complimentary tickets will be available.  Due to Covid 19 we had to cancel 2021. Thank you for your past attendance and we look forward to seeing you again Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at Merry Acres Event Center.


Larry Price, Chair ALDON

2406 Ashford Drive

Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

Cell 229-317-3900


Thursday February 3rd, 2022, Time: Breakfast 6:30AM, Program 7:00 AM-8:15AM

Merry Acres Event Center 1500 Dawson Road Albany, Ga. 31707

$20 per ticket made out to ALDON and mail to 2406 Ashford Drive Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

Deadline for reservations January 27th, 2022 (or when tickets sold out)

Speakers:  Rev. Doctor Bob Moon and Mayor Kermit S. Bo Dorough, Jr.

Tickets available from above Larry Price or Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 225 West Broad Ave.  Check or Cash please.  No Credit Cards

UGA’s Georgia Economic Outlook Albany — Jan. 26. at the Hilton Garden Inn

UGA’s Georgia Economic Outlook returns to in-person events, delivering business intelligence for the new year

2022 Georgia Economic Outlook provides essential insights for informed decisions 


As Georgia emerges from two years of economic uncertainty, University of Georgia Terry College of Business experts will address Georgia’s recovery from the COVID-19 recession, the booming housing market and what to expect in the year to come at the 39th annual Georgia Economic Outlook series.


The state’s premier economic forecasting series — coming to eight Georgia cities — will return to its traditional format of luncheon programs this winter. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., and the programs begin at 12:30 p.m.


The statewide tour will kick off Dec. 13 in Atlanta. Keynote speaker Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo, will deliver the national forecast, and Terry College of Business Dean Benjamin C. Ayers will deliver the state forecast. The tour will continue onto seven more stops in January and February, where attendees will hear forecasts from local experts. Registration is open for all dates.


  • Atlanta — Dec. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium
  • Augusta — Jan. 7 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
  • Jekyll Island — Jan. 12 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center
  • Savannah — Jan. 20, presented by the Savannah Chatham Chamber of Commerce, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
  • Columbus — Jan. 27 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
  • Athens — Feb. 2 at the Classic Center
  • Macon — Feb. 8 at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

The Selig Center for Economic Growth at the Terry College of Business provides the forecast data and analysis. For more information and to register for the Georgia Economic Outlook, visit


An Evening of Italian Music & Art Concert

  P R E S S   R E L E A S E


DATE: September 15, 2021


CONTACT: LeeAnna Anglin, Operations Manager   (229) 430-8933                                                          

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E:


Season Opening Concert October 2

The Albany Symphony Orchestra opens its 2021 – 2022 “Passport to Adventure” season at the Albany Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, October 2, 2021 with “An Evening of Italian Music” featuring double bass virtuoso Patricia Weitzel.   The program is inspired by the Albany Museum of Art’s “European Splendors” exhibition.  The concert begins at 6:00 pm and will be performed without intermission.  Following the performance, audience members are cordially invited to a wine and cheese reception at the Museum to view this current exhibit.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, and for the safety of our Patrons and performers, masks will be required while in the Municipal Auditorium and must remain in place for the entire performance.

The performance conducted by Music Director, Claire Fox Hillard, will showcase the orchestra in Ottorino Respighi’s “Botticelli Triptych,” a work inspired by and consisting of musical renderings of 3 famous paintings by Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli.  This historical period will also be reflected in the concert’s opening selection by Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrielli:  his antiphonal brass composition “Canzona in Double Echo” for 3 brass choirs.  Distinguished internationally-acclaimed guest artist, double bass soloist Patricia Weitzel, will be be showcased in Giovanni Bottesini’s virtuosic Concerto #2 for double bass and orchestra.  And, the orchestra will fill out the concert with 3 selections from the world of Italian opera:  Rossini’s Overture from La gazza ladra (The Theiving Magpie), Mascagni’s “Intermezzo” from Cavaleria rusticana, and Sinfonias from Francesca Caccini’s La liberazonie di Ruggiero (The Liberation of Ruggiero).  Francesca Caccini’s (1587 – 1640) opera is believed to be the first opera written by a female composer.

Guest soloist PATRICIA WEITZEL is the Lecturer of Double Bass at Columbus State University. She has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, teacher and clinician in Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, the Netherlands and the United States.  Before coming to Columbus State she held faculty positions at Augustana College, Central College, Grinnell College, St. Ambrose University, and Drake University. She is also maintains an active remote private studio with students across the globe.

Weitzel has collaborated and worked with renowned artists such as the Daedalus Quartet, pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, and bassist Volkan Orhon.  Recent engagements include teaching at the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Juilliard School, participation in the Chineke! Orchestra European tour and performance at the 62nd Grammy Awards Ceremony with Lizzo.

In addition to being a performing artist and educator, Weitzel continually receives recognition for her leadership and advocacy of diversity, excellency, and inclusion in the Arts.  As a member of the 2019 Global Leaders Program Cohort and one of the recipients of the Sphinx Organization’s Mpower Artist Grant, she was involved in the development of initiatives that offer opportunities of music education to underserved youth.  Weitzel is the Membership Chair of the International Society of Bassists, an organization with approximately 3000 members in over 40 countries whose mission is to encourage excellence in bass performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie.

Presenting Sponsors for the orchestra’s 58th season are:  WALB-TV; Phoebe Putney Health System; Watson Spence Attorneys LLP; and Hall Booth Smith PC.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $22 for senior (65+) and $15 for students/military.  Season tickets and season packages are also available at a savings over single ticket prices.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Albany Symphony offices at (229) 430-8933 or visit

For any additional information and/or details please feel free to contact:

Claire Fox Hillard                                       (229) 669-3191

Music Director                                 

   Louis Sands, President                            (229) 894-8142

Albany Symphony Association     

Additional concerts of the 2021 – 2022 season: 

2021 – 2022 “Passport to Adventure” Season

at the Albany Municipal Auditorium 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021    6:30 pm      “With an English/Irish Flavor”

30th Anniversary of the holiday tradition, Peppermint Pops

Saturday, March 12, 2022        6:30 pm      “A French Excursion”

A concert featuring area choruses headed to Carnegie Hall to perform Francis Poulenc’s Gloria

Saturday, May 7, 2022            11:00 am      “A Trip to Germany”

Presentation of “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” a production for music enthusiasts of all ages

Secure Records Solutions achieves Inc. 5000 Rank of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.


August 17, 2021 Rainey Campbell, Chief of Staff

THOMASVILLE, GA, August 17, 2021 – Secure Records Solutions, a leading provider of innovative document

management solutions, has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing privately held

companies in its annual Inc. 5000 list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within

the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under

Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as

honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“We’re thrilled and honored to receive this recognition and to be ranked among such incredible companies,”

says Christopher Powell Jones, partner and chief operating officer of Secure Records Solutions. “People

generally think of start-ups as the fastest-growing companies in the country. To be approaching our 20th year in

business and growing at this rate is a huge testament to our innovative approach and dynamic team. We are

fortunate to achieve a 91% growth rate from 2017 to 2020, when most of our industry is shrinking. Our team

has grown, too – 100% from 2017 to 2020. Of course, none of this would be possible without amazing clients

who inspire us to innovate, enhance, and expand our service offerings.”

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s

list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the

average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million.

Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott

Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a

remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of

accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by

industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

About Secure Records Solutions

Secure Records Solutions (SRS) is a family owned and operated document management company

headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia. Founded in 2003, SRS is Southwest Georgia and North Florida’s premier

information management company, known for our legendary client experience, highly accredited security

practices, and fair pricing. SRS offers a full array of document management services including shredding,

scanning, indexing, and storage. Offering innovative, tailored solutions specific to the needs of each client, SRS

creates value through added security, compliance, and efficiency. Excellence in these areas has allowed the

company to grow with its clients into 49 states. For more information about our services, call 229.226.0414 or


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To

qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-

based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of

December 31, 2020. The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million.

Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. More information

can be found at

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections,

and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50

million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts,

and print. The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this

prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. For more information, visit

Healthy Community Charity Golf Tournament


Charity Golf Tournament

JUNE 14, 2021


-Presented By-

AMEC Sixth Episcopal District Sons of Allen, AMEC Women’s Missionary Society, SWGA Sickle Cell Awareness

-Fundraiser to Benefit-

Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia / 50thAnniversary

We appreciate your consideration and hope you will join us for the Healthy Community Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia’ 50thAnniversary.



Stan Smith /SED Sons of Allen / 478-365-5074

Monica Rockwell / SWGA Sickle Cell Awareness / 229-869-6671

Linda Frazier / Women’s Missionary Society / 706-718-1849


Richard H. Jordan

JCOMM Sports