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Spring break offers chance to vaccinate against H1N1

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet With sickness and hospitalizations from pandemic H1N1 influenza on the rise in Georgia, Southwest Health District is urging parents to make sure young children have received their second dose of vaccine and that family members who have not yet gotten an H1N1 vaccination do so now. “Georgia is one of a handful of states [...]

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Poisoning from prescription drugs common, serious

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Each year, inadvertent poisoning results in more than 700,000 emergency room visits, 120,000 hospitalizations and a growing number of fatalities, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “The same prescription drugs that help control or prevent disease or reduce pain when used correctly can be harmful – or even lethal – if [...]

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Equinox’s Grimaldi is Georgia’s top exporter

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Export sales account for 40 percent of Albany company’s revenue Special to the Journal Mark Grimaldi, president of Albany-based Equinox Chemicals, has been selected the 2010 Small Business Exporter of the Year in Georgia. “Equinox Chemicals is a perfect example of how small businesses can grow by tapping international markets,” said Terri Denison, SBA [...]

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Keown Statement on Health Care Legislation

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Sanford Bishop is too out-of-touch to understand what this bill will do to the people he is supposed to represent. Most of us in Soutwest Georgia have been waiting for Bishop to wake up and do the right thing, but last night he showed us he doesn’t care what we think. I find it [...]

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Cavs top South Georgia

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The Darton baseball team was looking to gain some momentum heading into spring break and there was no other way to do it but play solid baseball versus the South Georgia College Tigers, which was atop the conference standings. Friday night, the Cavs sent freshman RHP Kevin Bibler to the mound for his first [...]

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Letter to the Editor: Bishop Pelosi’s lap dog

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet If you don’t learn from history, you are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The index [...]

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Cultivating ideas

By   /  March 27, 2010  /  Faith, Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet Sometimes people come up to me and have a great idea. I know it is great because they tell me, “Hey, this idea is great!” And often it is a great idea. We all have great ideas at some point. Perhaps they come to us in the darkness of the night. Our hearts and [...]

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Burning a house can be good thing

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Normally, a house going up in smoke and flames would cause alarm, but sometimes it’s a good thing than has multiple benefits. That’s the case in Albany recently. The Albany Fire Department is working with the city to put some dilapidated eyesores to good use by burning them.

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What-Cha Say, Albany?

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet THE TOP 10 REASONS for finalists to pull their name out of contention for the DCSS superintendent selection process: 10. Decent people do not want to be embroiled in this tainted scandal. 9. Don’t want their name to be Googled with negative news stories. 8. Don’t want their home school system to find out [...]

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Chorale wrapping up with <i>I Remember Love</i>

By   /  March 24, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal              The Albany Chorale’s final concert of the 2009-2010 concert season will be I Remember Love on April 10. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with a silent auction with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on the main stage at Theatre Albany, 514 Pine [...]

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