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Joiner named second-team Rolex Junior All-American

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet   BRASELTON, Ga. – Jacob Joiner of Albany, Ga., has been named a second-team Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association, establishing himself among the top tier of current and former junior golfers from around the world.

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Georgia Connections Academy welcomes over 2000 students to virtual schooling

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Georgia Connections Academy Welcome Event on September 10 at the Duluth Festival Center.

Tweet     School has started and more than 2000 children are studying hard in grades K-12 at the virtual charter school, Georgia Connections Academy. This is a free, completely online public school offering students and their families flexibility in getting a state certified education.

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When In Doubt, Keep Pedaling

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet A few weeks ago I received an email asking for some advice. I had never met the sender but we have quite a few mutual friends. She had recently become very involved in politics at the grass roots level, one of those drawn to action as part of the TEA Party movement.

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Heard to not pursue legal action

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Rev. Lorenzo Heard has  asked his attorneys to withdraw his lawsuit to be listed on the ballot as an independent candidate for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County Board of Education.  Instead, he seems intent to remain as a write-in candidate for that seat. He will be running against Dr. Lane [...]

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SOWEGA Council on Aging Breaks Ground on Senior Life Enrichment Center

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The SOWEGA Council on Aging will have a Ground Breaking ceremony on Thursday, October 18 at 10:00am at the site of the Senior Life Enrichment Center project located at 335 Society Street in Albany.

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Walk on the Wild Side

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet  (Albany, Ga)- Walk on the Wild Side will be held at Chehaw Park on October 18, from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Zoo Plaza. Come enjoy live music, food provided by Outback, and a silent auction that benefits the Park. Tickets are $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non members. Walk on the Wild Side will [...]

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Governor In Position To Decide Gambling’s Future In Georgia

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  The head of Georgia’s Office of Planning and Budget is poised to take over operations at the Georgia Lottery Corp. The rumor of Alford’s pending appointment was broken by the Atlanta Journal Constitution a couple of weeks ago and last week Alford was confirmed as the sole finalist for the position by Georgia Lottery [...]

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