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GHSU researcher’s products target cold sores, fever blisters

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Stephen Hsu, Professor of Oral Biology in the College of Dental Medicine, created the AverTeaX® topical ointment that targets cold sores and fever blisters.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – A Georgia Health Sciences University researcher has developed a topical ointment and a daily lip protector with natural ingredients to combat herpes simplex virus type 1, commonly known as cold sores and fever blisters.

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Christopher Pike’s troubles not just personal ones anymore

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet I like Commissioner Christopher Pike.  He’s a very approachable guy, and frankly I’ve always enjoyed talking with the man.  His business is internet based, which means we come from the same roots.  In this economy, he’s suffering apparently.  That’s something that I know quite a bit about as well.  Unfortunately for Pike though, as [...]

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A Year of Blessings Behind, Resolutions Ahead

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  Jim Layne  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Layne Any column that looks back on a year’s achievements is bound to come across as boastful, braggartly, or as an expression of vanity. Bear with me, my successes this year are probably very meager by most standards but after a number of bad years, good news is great news and deserves [...]

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Dougherty County Jail List

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  Dougherty County Jail Inmate List  /   Comments

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Tweet Anderson, Terry Demond , 12/21/2012, PROB VIOL, , PROBATION VIOL (WHEN PROB TERMS ALTERED) Baker, Jerry Wayne , 12/22/2012, CRIMINAL TRESPASS Banks, Stephanie Lashawn , 12/20/2012, SUSPENDED DL 1ST OFFENSE Bell, Lucious Pernell , 12/20/2012, PROB VIOLATION , THEFT BY TAKING

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Frank Wayne Arnold

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

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Tweet Frank Wayne Arnold was born February 28, 1940 in Manchester, TN. Frank departed this life on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family at his side. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Henry Freeman will officiate.

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Assault weapon bans pop up closer to home

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Senator Dianne Feinstein unleashed her federal assault weapon ban proposal yesterday, stirring up gun rights advocates throughout the nation.  Closer to home, Atlanta state senator Vincent Fort said he would introduce a bill in January, arguing that now is a time when gun rights advocates and gun control advocates can find middle ground and [...]

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New DCCS Superintendent

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet It is such a shame, we must continue to publically discuss the poor decisions made by the Dougherty County School System. Even when the board voted on the mutually agreed to termination of outgoing Superintendent Joshua Murfree, 3 of the 4 block votes, that have made so many bad choices could still not move [...]

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Newspaper goes way too far

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Today, I have to apologize for my profession.  Not because of a general act that most journalist commit, but because of the actions of a single newspaper that seems to believe it’s right for them to treat law abiding citizens the same as sex offenders are treated when it decided to show an interactive [...]

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Hometown Heroes

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet Air Force Airman Aliyah L. Monroe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Bertha G. McDearmid

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

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Tweet Mrs. Bertha G. McDearmid, 89 of Leesburg died December 24, 2012 at Lee county Health Care in Leesburg, GA. Funeral services will be Friday 11 AM at Crown Hill Mausoleum Chapel with Interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. William E. (Butch) Knight officiating.

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