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Friday night lights are shining again

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Rev. Hood  /   Comments

Tweet Friday night kicked off the 2010 football season for our Lee County Trojans. It was a great start as we defeated Baconton Charter 49-8. Other than maybe a parade or two in Leesburg during the year, high school football seems to be the event that draws the most of us to any community event at any [...]

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Good news at bad times

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. – Psalm 23:1 (KJV) What does this verse mean to you? Have you ever uttered it before? When did you say this verse? Did you need comforting? Does this verse tell you anything about how to lead your life? If so what? The following is [...]

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TECH STUDENT, 86 PAYS IT FORWARD

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO Albany Technical College Adult Education graduate and Computer Information Systems student Arthur Jones (left), 86, donated a computer that he built to the winner of an adult education essay contest, Jessie Millege (right). Millege’s essay was titled “Who/what would you be willing to die for?” based on his little sister. Jones says he [...]

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DCSS Update

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Turner gets two grants The faculty, staff and students at Turner Elementary School are excited to have received both the “Serve and Learn” and “Dollar General Literacy” grants. The $12,500 Serve and Learn grant will give Turner students the opportunity to learn about democracy and citizenship through active participation in various community service projects through [...]

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States must work together to solve water conflict

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: The following commentary was provided by the Georgia Forum, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational organization. For two decades, Georgia, Alabama and Florida have been battling over future water allocation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin which straddles their borders. The dispute also involves a number of federal agencies, courts, and mediators. Its outcome [...]

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Free lunch and learn on flu on tap Sept. 10

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet By Carolyn Maschke With cold and flu season around the corner, the Dougherty County Health Department’s popular free monthly Lunch and Learn program will help participants learn to avoid catching and spreading germs responsible for contagious diseases.

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Nothing like word of mouth

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet “What goes around, comes around” as they say. Interesting how that old saw can play itself out. Last week I attended a workshop on marketing with social media that was presented by The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center at Darton College.

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Darton freshman wins Camaro in drawing

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet AFTER BEING INJURED IN A FEBRUARY CAR ACCIDENT, LEESBURG’S ANDREW BACON NOW HAS THE COUPE OF HIS DREAMS Special to the Journal When Andrew Bacon’s parents drove him to his senior prom after an accident totaled his car earlier this year, he never imagined the Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo he wore could possibly lead to [...]

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Deerfield/Sherwood Game

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet PHOTO BY MARTHA IVEY Deerfield-Windsor fullback Davis Moore eludes two Sherwood Christian defenders on Friday en route to one of his long runs during the Knights’ 28-6 victor over the Eagles at Deerfield’sWebb Stadium. Moore, who also plyed cornerback, scored two touchdowns and had 96 yards on 15 carries. The Knights’ rolled in the [...]

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I loved it so much

By   /  September 1, 2010  /  Rev. Hagan  /   Comments

Tweet Do you remember Victor Kiam’s famous phrase, “I loved it so much I bought the company”? He was referring to his first Remington electric shaver, which his wife bought for him years before. This was the tag-line in commercials throughout the 80′s. He liked the product so much, he literally bought the company. That [...]

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