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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet October 25, 2012(FHTNC)–Navy Seaman Apprentice Josh A. House, son of Tammy K. Woodland of Americus, Ga., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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Kiwanis of Dougherty County helps SW Georgia Home School Key Club

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BREAKING NEWS: Senate Intelligence Committee Announces Hearings To Review Circumstances Surrounding September 11, 2012, Terrorist Attack in Libya and Intelligence and Security in Region

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Tweet Washington—The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today announced hearings into the circumstances—including the intelligence and security situation—surrounding the recent terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the intelligence and security situation in other Arab Spring countries, in a press release from the offices of Senators Diane Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss  The committee will hold a [...]

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The Sheriff Speaks: Helpful tips from Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Kevin Sproul  /   Comments

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Tweet The holiday season is upon us. Unfortunately, many holiday shoppers may fall prey to unscrupulous criminals who hang out in mall and shopping center parking lots, doing their “shopping” from the packages placed in parked vehicles.  Some foresight and planning can reduce the chances of becoming a victim during a season that should be [...]

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Tamiflu doesn’t offer relief promised, says UGA study

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Tweet Athens, Ga. – For the nearly 62 million Americans infected with influenza each year, oeseltamivir, commonly called Tamiflu, promises to offer relief. New research from the University of Georgia finds the medication may not have all of the benefits flu sufferers and doctors are hoping for.

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Former Marine seeks to help teens through website

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Former Marine Steve Owens adheres to the Marine Corps motto "Semper Fidelis" by being always faithful to helping the next generation.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton   Being a teenager is tough.  Now, former Marine seeks to make it a bit easier through his blog, called Devil Dog’s Life. “Devil Dawg’s Life is a site that serves multiple purposes. First and foremost, it is a site where youth can come and read about real life issues [...]

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Wesleyan to offer scholarships for new nursing program

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Tweet Macon, GA  – Wesleyan College is now enrolling women who plan to enter the College’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. To commemorate the program’s launch, Wesleyan will award two transfer students in the inaugural class full-tuition scholarships. The transfer student with the highest GPA and the transfer student with the highest [...]

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USDA Drought Assistance Minimizes Impacts While Spurring Improvements on 1M Acres of American Farmland

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Tweet WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to help producers rebound from drought have touched more than one million acres of farmland across the country as nearly 2,000 producers took advantage of conservation funding targeted to drought-stricken areas by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS made more than $27 million available [...]

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University System Moving To Fund Schools Based On Graduation Rates

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  The State of Georgia will be taking a hard look at college graduation rates with an eye toward tweaking the funding formula for the University System of Georgia. Currently, the main driver for the state funds contributed to each institution within the system is college enrollment. Governor Nathan Deal is currently working with Chancellor [...]

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Southwest GA Home School Key Club efforts

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The Southwest Georgia Home School Association Key Club members recently participated in “Operation Christmas Child” by gathering the items for the boxes, packing, and wrapping the gifts. The international relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse will distribute the packages to needy children around the world.  The SGHSA Key Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County.

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