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Albany State University ROTC cadets participate in weapons training

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Cadet Major Cox demonstrates how to properly adjust the M16 rifle's front sight post.

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga – Dozens of Army Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets from Albany State Universityrecently participated in weapons familiarization training at Building 7120 located at the Marine Corps Logistics Base. According to ASU military instructors, Capt. Jerald Ferguson and Master Sgt. Robert McCall participating in weapons familiarization training prior to firing at [...]

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ASU honors a community leader and advocate

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Tweet Albany State University will honor one of southwest Georgia’s most beloved business leaders, mentors and advocates for the arts and education at the 3rd Annual Community Service Award Banquet. Retired banker and realtor Patsy Martin is the guest of honor at the event scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday on Nov. 29 in the Student [...]

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November – National Family Caregiver Month designation puts focus on Rosalynn Carter Institute’s efforts

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National Family Caregiver Month—Rosalynn Carter is shown here presenting the 2012 Georgia Family Caregiver of the Year award to Ashley Stroud of Decatur during the RCI Summit Gala last month.

Tweet Staff Reports AMERICUS —November is National Family Caregiver’s Month – an opportune time to recognize caregivers. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is taking advantage of this presidential proclamation to raise awareness for caregivers locally and throughout the U.S.

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Powerball jackpot raised again, soars to $550M

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – Powerball is packing an even more powerful punch. Georgia Lottery officials announced today that strong sales have pushed Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot from $500 million to $550 million.

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GSW students help troops celebrate the holidays through Operation Desert Support

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Operation Desert Support—Chuck Huffman, Ph.D., right, and members of his Psychology and Modern Life class participated in a stocking decorating workday for troops in Afghanistan.

Tweet Staff Reports AMERICUS, Ga. (Nov. 27, 2012)—Georgia Southwestern State University Psychology Professor Chuck Huffman and his Psychology and Modern Life class showcased their arts and crafts skills for a few hours today to help troops in Afghanistan celebrate the holidays.

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ASU to hold candlelight vigil in memory of graduate student

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Mariah Myers was fatally injured in a car crash on Nov. 20, 2012.

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga – The Albany State University College of Education, students, faculty and staff mourn the loss of graduate student Mariah Myers, who was fatally injured in a car crash in McIntosh County, Tuesday, Nov. 20. The ASU Student Government Association will hold a candlelight vigil in memoriam, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at [...]

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$49M winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Thomasville

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – ‘Twas the night before the record $500 million Powerball drawing and all through the house … someone was celebrating a $49 million Mega Millions win. Susie Qs #0001, located at 13091 U.S. Highway 319 N. in Thomasville, sold the lucky jackpot ticket.

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Fiscal Cliff Economics – Part II

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Tweet Yesterday this column dealt with the economics behind the fiscal cliff.  Since no one can get too much of economics lectures disguised as political columns, I’m going to continue that discussion today.

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Government and their spending addiction

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet All levels of government seem to have an addiction to spending.  I use the phrase “addiction” because we have politicians giving us the political version of “I can quit any time I want” while not actually doing it.  This seems to be the case at all levels of government, with Dougherty County deciding to [...]

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