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Darton expansion good for economy

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Earlier this year the University of Georgia Alumni Association, led by Vic Sullivan, recognized the “Bulldog 100”, a new program to honor the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. Winners are scattered across the country, but an amazing 81 percent are businesses based right here in Georgia. Our state has made huge [...]

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Flint River Preserve certified green

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal A community in Warwick is the first in the state to earn land development certification under the National Green Building Standard. Flint River Preserve is a 373-acre residential development with 130 home sites, five catch and eat fishing lakes, community garden, over a mile of Flint River frontage, community pavilion [...]

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Water Festival 2010 to be held at Flint RiverQuarium Sept. 28-30

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet About 900 fifth-graders will learn firsthand about water use and conservation during Water Festival 2010 Sept. 28-30 at the Flint RiverQuarium. Held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, the Water Festival will give students hands-on educational experiences on topics such as water and its effect on animals, standing water and mosquitoes, agricultural [...]

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Word from the Wetherbee (Plantarium): Planet’s Lack of Odor Could Rewrite Chemistry

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet The rules of chemistry are being reevaluated. Scientists at the University of Central Florida recently published the results of a study that report a planet with chemistry that is leaving scientists puzzled because it is missing one of the most common and plentiful compounds found on gas giants: methane. On Earth, methane—a particularly odorous [...]

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Thronateeska: You’ve got to experience it

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet On Saturday, Thronateeska Heritage Center and Wetherbee Plantetarium will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com. It’s a perfect opportunity for southwest Georgians to discover one of the area’s cultural treasures, in addition to learning more about [...]

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HELPING WITH HOUSING

By   /  September 22, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO Bank of America’s Cynthia Young presents a $2,500 to Flint River Habitat for Humanity, represented by Executive Director Stacey Odom-Driggers. The Winery in Albany also made a recent significant donation to the housing organization.

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