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Greg Tanner named to lead AARP Georgia State Office

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA — Greg Tanner, North Carolina native and longtime leader on public service issues, has been named AARP Georgia state director, the top staff position for AARP in Georgia. Tanner replaces Pamela Roshell, who recently left AARP to take a position as regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human [...]

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Georgia Lottery players, students win big in $588M Powerball drawing

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Events  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – Check your Powerball tickets, Georgia! You may hold a winning ticket. Two jackpot winning tickets for Wednesday’s record $588 million Powerball drawing were purchased in Arizona and Missouri. Georgia Lottery players also won big.

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE TO PRESENT 3RD ANNUAL MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE JANUARY 18 AND 19

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Report ALBANY – The Darton College Foundation, along with the college’s Humanities Division will present Noir Suspicions as its third Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on January 18 and 19, 2013. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person.

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A Chehaw Tradition Is Back for the Holiday Season

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga.-  An annual holiday tradition for South Georgia, Chehaw’s Festival of Lights, will begin on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Chehaw will sparkle with spectacular Christmas light displays for its guests of all ages. Visitors tour the thousands of twinkling lights displaying Christmas icons such as candy canes and Christmas [...]

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Wendy Spurlock Gosa

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Obituaries

Tweet Wendy Spurlock Gosa, 42, of Mitchell County, GA died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held, Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Smithville City Cemetery. Dr. Karna Bentley and Rev. Chris Howe will officiate.

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The truth about taxes

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet My voting record as a member of the House, and now as a member of the Senate, confirms that I am not in favor of tax increases. I have never supported or voted for tax increases, and I don’t intend to start now.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta announces call for entries for 10th annual Poster Design Competition

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet High school seniors and high school graduates challenged to design poster expressing competition’s theme: “You Can Create Tomorrow” Staff reports Atlanta, GA – – – The Art Institute of Atlanta and Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced today that entries for the 2013 [...]

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ASU Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers to present Christmas Concert at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church

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Holiday Concert

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga. – The Albany State University Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will continue a Christmas tradition by presenting a holiday concert to the Albany community. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. There is no admission charge.

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Trickle Down Deficit Reform

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet On Tuesday, the Commissioners of Gwinnett County Georgia voted to impose a 1% tax on energy used by manufacturers.  The move will likely be regarded by many as a tax increase.  It runs counter to the State eliminating sales taxes paid by manufacturers on energy as part of last year’s tax reform package.

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Let’s think outside the box

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet It turns out that Georgia’s graduation rate sucks.  With just 67 percent of students graduating, it’s apparently the lowest in the Southeast.  Not something we want to put on our license plates, to be sure.  There’s clearly a lot of work to be done, but our low graduation rate may be the spur we [...]

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