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Rep. Bishop Statement on John Lewis Receiving the Medal of Freedom

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Tweet WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Rep. Lewis was among 15 individuals to receive the highest civilian honor in the United States at the White House today for “an especially meritorious contribution [...]

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DISTINGUISHED CLUB

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Tweet The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County has been recognized by its Kiwanis International parent organization as a “Distinguished Club” for the 2009-10 club year, based on its successful completion of service and growth objectives. The award was presented to club representatives at the Kiwanis Georgia District’s annual midwinter conference held recently at Georgia State [...]

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Hegarty, martin named Lee County Star Student, Teacher

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Tweet Jennifer (Jenna) Grace Hegarty has been named Lee County’s 2011 STAR Student. She chose Sara Martin, as her STAR Teacher. Mrs. Martin taught Jenna AP Literature/Composition. Today at Grand Island Golf Club, Jenna Hegarty and Mrs. Sara Martin were honored at the quarterly “Eggs and Issues” breakfast sponsored by the Lee County Chamber of [...]

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International code in Leesburg, Ga.?

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Tweet “Good Morning, Mrs. Jones, I am interpreting for my employer, here. He is from Namibia and is here to inspect your home for international code compliance. Please step aside while we inspect your home.” No, I have not lost my last few marbles. This is a scene I only imagined after learning of Lee County’s [...]

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River Pointe’s Skinner player of the year

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Tweet Special to the Journal PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – River Pointe Golf Club pro Sonny Skinner of Sylvester and Mike Small of Champaign, Ill., longtime friends and competitive rivals who posted some of the most dominant performances in recent years, grabbed the respective 2010 Senior PGA Professional and Professional Player of the Year awards.

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Church Briefs

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Tweet Now- Friday, March 18 Cross Cultural Musique in downtown Leesburg have these following concerts planned: Feb. 18-Mended Hearts, a ladies’ trio; Feb. 25-Goodbread Ministries; March 4-Wilma Smith; March 11-Living Water Men’s Quartet, Mandy Harrell; March 18-Friendship Trio (men’s trio).

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MOVING UP

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Tweet Sherwood Christian Academy football stars (seated, from left) Chris Roberts, Darren Akins and Phillip English signed scholarships last week to play for St. Augustine’s College, a Division II program in Raleigh, N.C. Also pictured are (standing, from left) Sherwood coach Reggie Mitchell and assistant coach Otis Covington.

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Rep. Bishop Statement on President Obama’s Budget Proposal

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Tweet WASHINGTON – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today released the following statement after President Obama unveiled his budget request for fiscal year 2012.

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Cantey

By   /  February 15, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Cantey Davis was a jock back then. His hero was Coach Bob Fowler, who’d won 15 Varsity letters at Earlham, the Quaker university at Richmond, Indiana. Coach Bob was 6’8” in the days when nobody else was tall enough to dunk basketballs. He inspired exemplary deportment without having to raise his voice. As a [...]

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