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CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA RANKED AMONG TOP 100 EMPLOYERS FOR NINTH YEAR IN A ROW BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE

By   204 days ago

Tweet Largest Pediatric Healthcare System in the U.S. Continues to Provide Personal and Professional Opportunities for Employee Base ATLANTA (January 16, 2014) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s elite list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. It is the ninth consecutive time the not-for-profit pediatric healthcare system [...]

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GeorgiaInfo, the state’s online almanac based at the University of Georgia, has launched a redesigned website

By   204 days ago

Tweet Athens, Ga. – GeorgiaInfo, the state’s online almanac based at the University of Georgia, launched a redesigned website Jan. 21. GeorgiaInfo is part of the Digital Library of Georgia, and is hosted by GALILEO and the University of Georgia Libraries. GeorgiaInfo was created in 1996 by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. In 2008, [...]

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Share My Lesson Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Crowd Sourced Solution

By   209 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal Share My Lesson has won the 2014 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Crowd Sourced Solution. A joint venture of the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, Share My Lesson offers one central location for free K-12 teaching resources, including activities, worksheets and lesson plans. [...]

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GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS, INC. HOLDS ITS SECOND PUBLIC POLICY LUNCHEON WITH STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL

By   210 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal In an unprecedented gesture, Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. (GLBC) was presented with keys to Cities and Counties from over 250 jurisdictions. This act of solidarity and commitment from the Chairs of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. (GCBM) and the Georgia Association [...]

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If Farmworkers Earned More, Could We Afford What They Pick?

By   211 days ago

Tweet INS Veteran Shares Economic Benefits of Tighter Immigration Control Income inequality and the minimum wage have become national buzzwords, but noticeably absent from the conversation is the economic plight of American farmworkers. “Almost half the people laboring in our fields are U.S. citizens and legally authorized immigrants, but Americans tend to think they’re all [...]

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Red Cross Calls For Blood and Platelet Donations

By   212 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 600 Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly [...]

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U.S. Migration of Monarch Butterflies Shrinks Again Under Inhospitable Conditions

A Monarch butterfly in Mexico. The number of surviving butterflies has varied from year to year, sometimes wildly, but the decrease in the size of the migration in the last decade has been steep and generally steady. Marco Ugarte/Associated Press

By   212 days ago

Tweet By MICHAEL WINES Faltering under extreme weather and vanishing habitats, the yearly winter migration of monarch butterflies to a handful of forested Mexican mountains dwindled precipitously in December, continuing what scientists said was an increasingly alarming decline. The migrating population has become so small — perhaps 35 million, experts guess — that the prospects [...]

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Score a sober driver for this year’s Super Bowl

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By   213 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As the Seahawks and Broncos battle it out in New Jersey for one of America’s most highly anticipated sports events, friends and family will gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate the Super Bowl. As football fans congregate for the big game, the Governor’s Office of Highway [...]

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Rosseau, Berry lead Darton against GeorgiaTech

By   211 days ago

Tweet by David T.Mann ATLANTA – After another week of intense training in the pool, the Darton State Swimming and Diving program met some serious competition at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Saturday. The Cavs fell 136-82 and the Lady Cavs 127-42 in a dual meet with the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore JD Rosseau finished third in [...]

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Lady Rams demolish Paine, Golden Rams pull away late

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By   223 days ago

Tweet Staff Reports Albany – Junior point guard Mecca Frost had 15 points and five assists, and sophomore guard Keidra Green added 15 points and five rebounds to lead the Albany State Lady Rams to an 82-69 victory over the Paine College Lady Lions, while men’s senior forward Jamorris Gaines scored 25 points and grabbed [...]

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Golden Rams’ comeback falls short against Benedict

By   224 days ago

Tweet by Stan McCormick, Director of Sports Information Senior forward Jamorris Gaines recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Albany State Golden Rams lost to the Benedict College Tigers 75-71. With the loss, ASU falls to 7-8, 4-3 in the SIAC. Benedict improves to 11-4, 6-1. In the first half, Albany [...]

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Lady Rams take control of SIAC East Division with win over Benedict

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By   224 days ago

Tweet by Stan McCormick, Director of Sports Information Freshman Artisha Holston recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and added three steals to lead the Albany State Lady Rams past the Benedict College Lady Tigers, 60-50. With the victory, ASU improves to 11-3, 6-1 in the SIAC. The Lady Rams also take over [...]

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Cavaliers win at Birmingham-Southern College

By   230 days ago

Tweet Written by David Mann BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Darton State College Cavaliers earned first-place honors while the Lady Cavs took third at the Birmingham-Southern College Invitational swim meet, Saturday.

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Lady Rams pummel LeMoyne-Owen, Rams score win as well

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By   230 days ago

Tweet Staff reports Senior guard Kourtney Alexander scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Albany State Lady Rams to an 86-58 victory over the LeMoyne-Owen Lady Magicians. With the win, ASU improves to 9-3, 4-1 in the SIAC. LeMoyne-Owen falls to 0-15, 0-5.

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Lady Cavs Fall to Georgia Highlands in Overtime Heartbreaker

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By   232 days ago

Tweet by David T.Mann, Sports Information Director ALBANY – Despite a late second half lead of eight points, the Lady Cavaliers fell to Georgia Highlands 90-86 in overtime at the Cavalier Arena, in Albany today. Darton’s sophomores led the charge and kept a steady yet narrow lead throughout most of the game. Jasmine Wilson scored [...]

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Darton State Brings in Eric Neel to Coach Lady Cavalier Softball

By   233 days ago

Tweet by David T. Mann, Director of Sports Information ALBANY – Darton State College hired Eric Neel, a championship high school coach from Mississippi, to take over the Lady Cavalier softball program, the Darton athletic department announced today. Neel comes to Darton from Hattiesburg, Miss., and has led previous high school programs to a level [...]

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Punish the deed not the breed.

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By   206 days ago

Tweet Not all Pitbulls are bad. They were born like any other dog. It is how you raise them that determines their character. It is like raising a child when you have a dog… They can be good or bad. I want to tell you a story. There was a girl that moved to Albany [...]

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It’s Time To Talk About Transportation

By   210 days ago

Tweet Tuesday was the big day. After months of planning, PolicyBEST was launched at a 10:30am press conference. The organization’s goal – of which I am the Executive Director – is to facilitate substantive policy discussion in areas where Georgia has specific needs but governance has gotten sidetracked.

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 3

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By   210 days ago

Tweet To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session. The session began January 13, 2014 and is expected to last until the first of March.

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 2

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By   217 days ago

Tweet To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 13, 2014 and is expected to last until the first of March.

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Calories, Cancer and Leading by Example: Exercising your right to a healthier lifestyle

By   217 days ago

Tweet While the old adage ‘we are what we eat’ might be an oversimplification, the truth is we are affected by how we eat. A 2010 survey by the Center for Disease Control found that nearly 70 percent of the United States adult population could be considered overweight – having a Body Mass Index between [...]

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Combating Poverty Step 3: Race relations

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By   217 days ago

Tweet Fifty years after the civil rights movement, race is still a big deal in Albany.  In reality, it may well be a big chunk of what is actually wrong in this community.  Many in the black community still see racism behind every nook and crany, while now many whites see every matter that doesn’t [...]

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Time for something different

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By   217 days ago

Tweet My public writing began as somewhat of an accident.  Almost eight years ago I made a wisecrack on a political blog under an assumed name in the middle of the night.  Three and a half years ago I was named editor of that website, PeachPundit.com.  Shortly after I began writing a daily political column [...]

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Combating Poverty Step 2: The Right Kind of Jobs

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By   220 days ago

Tweet We need jobs.  That is hardly a groundbreaking statement.  Just yesterday, Albanians learned about a new restaurant opening on Meredith that will occupy the building that used to be the Ordinary Coyote.  This is good news, right? Hardly.

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Path2College Launches College Sweepstakes Savings

By   203 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – With the New Year comes new opportunities, and one Georgia program is launching a sweepstakes that is intended to provide a child with the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams by helping pay for a college education. Today, the Path2College 529 Plan, the state of Georgia’s 529 [...]

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Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist can Prevent Emergency Repair

By   205 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal (StatePoint) With a little easy home maintenance throughout the year, you can prevent emergency repairs down the line. Experts recommend posting a task checklist in a convenient location, such as on the refrigerator or a corkboard. “Maintenance is usually a lot simpler than a repair, and a lot more affordable,” [...]

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Valentine’s Day is Coming: Are you Ready?

By   205 days ago

Tweet to the Journal (SPM Wire) This year, don’t let Valentine’s Day catch you unprepared. From red roses to dinner reservations, romantic resources are in demand on Valentine’s Day, so it’s best to place your orders in advance and call ahead. Here are some tips to let that special someone know that you care: • [...]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany Announces New Board Members

By   209 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany installed five new board members on its Corporate Board of Directors at their annual meeting. Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany serves 675 youth daily by offering leadership, guidance and skill development to itsmembers – empowering them to realize their full potential [...]

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Adolescents’ salt intake correlates with obesity, inflammation

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By   210 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, researchers report.

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Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation on Achieving a Healthy Glow Without Tanning Beds

By   211 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal New York, NY – As the temperature drops and winter lingers, women are seeking ways to warm up their dull winter skin. Taking a note from Hollywood A-listers, many are abandoning the fake-baked looks achieved from UV tanning in favor of a more natural glow. This is an important and [...]

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Celebrity Couple Celebrates 5 Years of Wedded Bliss & a 23-Year Age Difference

By   211 days ago

Tweet 4 Tips for Keeping Romance Alive Award-winning singer-songwriter Gary Chapman and his wife, Nashville Wives star Cassie Piersol Chapman, say they’re so in love, one wedding just wasn’t enough. “We got married Dec. 22, 2008 in a very small ceremony my father performed,” says Gary, 56, a five-time Grammy-nominated, seven-time Dove Award-winning artist who [...]

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fred’s Pharmacy Takes Aim at South’s Number One Killer With Free Screenings, Donation to American Heart Association

By   212 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal MEMPHIS, TN. – To help make the vital message of February’s American Heart Month top of mind, fred’s Pharmacy will provide free blood pressure screenings to thousands of Americans and has established a goal of donating up to $50,000 to the American Heart Association. fred’s Pharmacy will offer free blood [...]

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GSW Public Safety Chief Oris Bryant passes

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By   360 days ago

Tweet Special to the Journal AMERICUS (Sept. 5, 2013)—Chief Oris Bryant, director of Public Safety at Georgia Southwestern State University, passed away suddenly early Thursday, Sept. 5. The following statement is from GSW President Kendall Blanchard. “It was with both shock and sorrow that we learned early this morning of the passing of our friend [...]

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Ruben Douglas Edmunds

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By   419 days ago

Tweet Ruben Douglas Edmunds, 70, of Albany, GA, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at Gentiva Hospice Unit at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  A private ceremony for immediate family will be held at a later date.

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Ruby Viola Saxon

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By   423 days ago

Tweet Ruby Viola Saxon, 85, of Albany, GA, died July 3, 2013 at Willson Hospice House.  Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Donnie Nix will officiate.

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Norma Lee Coppage Calhoun

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By   448 days ago

Tweet Mrs. Norma Lee Coppage Calhoun, 71 of Lake Point Dr. in Ft. Gaines, GA former resident of Albany died June 6, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday 11 AM at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Michelena D’Ambrosio Swanson

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By   454 days ago

Tweet Michelena D’Ambrosio Swanson died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be held Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church with interment to follow at Andersonville National Cemetery at 12:00 Noon. A rosary will be held Wednesday, June 5th 2013 at 6:00 PM with visitation to [...]

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Phillip Dorr Marley

By   459 days ago

Tweet Phillip Dorr Marley, age 85, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 3 at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 10:00 AM with a family interment following in Andersonville National Cemetery. Dr. William D. (Biff) Coker officiating.

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Sarah Griffith Lyons Cox

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By   467 days ago

Tweet Sarah Griffith Lyons Cox, 79 of Albany died May 20, 2013 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, GA. Funeral services will be Thursday 10 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor officiating. A native of Rome, GA, Mrs. Cox lived in Albany since 1960, where she was a member of Porterfield [...]

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Vivian Chatman Royal

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By   474 days ago

Tweet Vivian Chatman Royal, 89 of Albany died May 15, 2013 at Palmyra Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Friday 11 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Doug Haught, minister officiating.

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