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GBI to probe Dougherty schools in cheating case

By   /  October 18, 2010  /  Education, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist a probe into possible cheating on standardized tests at schools in Doiugherty County and Atlanta. Perdue ordered the agency today to assist in a special investigation now led by former state Attorney General Mike Bowers and ex-DeKalb County District Attorney Bob Wilson. Perdue [...]

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Old friend, new dough: Morven man wins $400,000 prize

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Tweet ATLANTA – A volunteer firefighter from Morven has won a crop of cash while visiting an old friend. Shelby Warren won a $400,000 top prize playing 20X the Money, a Georgia Lottery instant game. “The guy at the store is someone I’ve known for a really long time,” the 31-year-old explained. “He had purchased [...]

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Wild Adventures Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

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Tweet Valdosta, GA- Wild Adventures Theme Park invites local businesses, organizations and golfers to the third annual Share It Forward Golf tournament, Thursday, November 11, at Stone Creek Golf Club.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.  Prizes and recognition will be given to winning teams and participating sponsors. Practice [...]

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Bishop surpasses half-a-million dollars raised in 3rd Quarter and over $1.2 million for the 2010 cycle to date; Poll numbers show Congressman widening lead

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Tweet With nearly $600,000 cash-on-hand, Bishop leads opponent with 50% of voter support ALBANY, GEORGIA – Congressman Sanford Bishop (GA-02) has raised $558,262 during the third quarter of 2010 and has $597,373.95 cash on hand according to the updated figures filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Friday evening. On top of the tremendous fundraising [...]

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ASTRONOMERS CALL FOR NEW HELP: MINERS (DATA MINERS, THAT IS).

By   /  October 18, 2010  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /   Comments

Tweet Albany – Astronomers are experiencing a new challenge: they simply have too much data. Joshua Bloom of the University of California, Berkeley says that in just the past 30 years, the technology used in astronomy has become so advanced that astronomers have become inundated with data. The cause? Digital photography. Bloom said in a [...]

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