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Tobacco use hits us close to home

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Tweet By Dr. Samir N. Khleif Director, Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center   AUGUSTA, Ga. – Smoking hits close to home for most Georgians. About one in five adults, one in four teens and one in nine tweens in the state are smokers.

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Albany Middle Celebrates Reading

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet “Still Wild about Reading” is the theme for Albany Middle School’s annual reading campaign. To start the year-long campaign, the student body and faculty participated in a pep rally led by community member and former Albany Middle School teacher Coach Jesse Massey. Massey invigorated the crowd with his larger than life voice and enthusiasm [...]

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Liberty House Hosts Candlelight Vigil to “Remember, Celebrate and Connect” concluding Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet  The Candlelight Vigil is an annual event that honors survivors of domestic violence, and raises awareness of domestic violence in the community. Join us as we mourn for the 69 lives that were taken by domestic violence in Georgia, celebrate the tremendous progress victim advocates have made over the years, and connect with one [...]

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The Journal remembers bombing of Marine barracks in Lebannon

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Events  /   Comments

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Tweet It’s hard to believe it’s been 29 years ago today when 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers were killed after a suicide bomber in a highjacked truck rammed into the Marine barracks.  Rules of engagement made it difficult for the Marines on guard duty to respond quickly.  The driver then detonated the explosives [...]

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The Movie Guy:Here comes the Boom (In theaters now):

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Keith Kilburn and his wife, Dawn, live in Leesburg with two cats and dog named Godzilla.  He’s written for Herorealm.com before they
 were bought out by corporate interests and has written a novel that he's working on publishing. It’s rumored that he’s seen more movies than Blockbuster rents in a
 year and knows more about comic books than Stan Lee himself!

Tweet by Keith Kilburn I kept seeing the ads for this movie and the thing that went through my mind was, ‘I’m not sure who that guy getting hit with the exercise ball is, but I’ve got to see it on the big screen…’. I’m not a huge fan of Kevin James; I’ve seen him [...]

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Former Wilcox County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Inmate

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal The Justice Department and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Michael J. Moore announced today that Stacy Bloodsworth, the former sheriff of Wilcox County, Georgia, pleaded guilty to assaulting an inmate inside the Wilcox County jail and subsequently conspiring to cover up the assault. Bloodsworth’s son, Austin Bloodsworth, [...]

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Chuck Eaton For Public Service Commission

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Chuck Eaton finds himself at the end of his first term on Georgia’s Public Service Commission with not one but two challengers. Democrat Stephen Oppenheimer and Libertarian Brad Ploeger are each contesting the race. Eaton, however, has earned another term on the Commission. 

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Lee County Production Wins 1st in the Region

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet LEESBURG: Lee County High School’s Theatre Arts Program won top honors in the Region 1-AAAAA One-Act Play Competition on Friday, October 19, at the historic Rylander Theatre in Americus. Lee County’s production of the new play The Cherry Sisters Revisited bested productions from the five other schools in Region 1-AAAAA.

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Young Marines youth organization wins U.S. Dept. of Defense award for anti-drug programs

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Washington, D.C. [Oct. 18, 2012] – The Young Marines youth organization’s Drug Demand Reduction Program is the winner of the 2012 Annual Fulcrum Shield Award for Excellence in Youth Anti-Drug Programs. The award is given annually by the United States Department of Defense. It recognizes military-affiliated youth organizations around the world that have made [...]

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Jolivette set to settle with city

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports The name Rod Jolivette went from relative unknown to local household name when allegations surfaced against him, accusing him of using Albany Fire Department personnel for his own purposes.  The firestorm that followed seemed to follow racial lines straight through the heart of Albany.  Last night, news surfaced that the city will [...]

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