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SOWEGA Council on Meeting honors RSVP Program

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Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers are age 55+ and serve at impact stations throughout our community

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga -The SOWEGA Council on Aging (COA) will honor seniors who participate in the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) today. The recognition luncheon was held at First United Methodist Church in Albany earlier today.

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Thomas Gene (Tommy) Ragsdale

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Obituaries

Tweet Thomas Gene (Tommy) Ragsdale, 75, of Albany, GA, died December 3, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Albany. Dr. William E. (Butch) Knight and Dr. John Ed Mathison will officiate. Entombment services will follow at 3:00 PM at Park [...]

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Wyden, Isakson Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Morsi to Crack Down on Arms Smuggling into Gaza

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Tweet Special to the Journal Washington, D.C. – Recognizing the role Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi played in brokering the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire last month, 18 U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to President Morsi urging him to step up efforts to stop arms smuggling through the Sinai and into Gaza that [...]

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New Superintendent Search

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Dr. Joshua Murfree’s troubled tenure as Dougherty County’s School Superintendent is finally coming to an end. Dr. Murfree and the school board worked together to work out an exit plan for him without any kind of drawn out, public battle that could have further disrupted the school system’s operations.

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BISHOP ANNOUNCES $10K National Endowment for the Arts GRANT FOR albany state university

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today announcing the awarding of a new $10,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to bolster the arts in underserved populations. Over 150 organizations across the country received a combined total of $1.5 million in [...]

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Build a Stronger Educational and Financial Foundation for Georgia’s Children

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Tweet With the holiday season upon us, most Georgians are thinking about celebrations with family and friends, holiday break and, of course, gifts. This holiday season, I am encouraging Georgia parents and grandparents to give the most important gift you can to your children — the gift of education.

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Easter Seals Southern Georgia Employees Travel to Washington D.C.

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The Georgia Delegation

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, GA- The White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a roundtable conversation with Georgia’s leadership team entitled, “Working Together to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff.”  The conversation pulled together critical stakeholders from the federal, private, association, creative, and grassroots sectors.

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The Movie Guy: Red Dawn and Project X

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Keith Kilburn

Tweet Red Dawn (Now in theaters) Hollywood has a problem with making anything remotely passing for original these days. All too often we the audience are treated to some movie that remakes, rehashes or in general is just plain derivative of some other movie from just a few years ago. When words like ‘remakes’ or [...]

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Fourth and Inches at the Fiscal Cliff

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Tweet It is coming down to the end of the fourth quarter, Years have become months.  Months have dwindled to weeks.  Soon weeks will die away to a few days.  Then in the tense hours before our nation rappels, Ausie style over the fiscal cliff and into an abyss of publicized as austerity the actors [...]

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Deal Plays Coy On Support For Saxby

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet It is amazing how quickly we move from one campaign cycle into another.  Saxby Chambliss’s race for reelection to the U.S. Senate seemed to begin in earnest before Thanksgiving. While votes from the 2012 election were still being counted, those behind the scenes were moving quickly to position themselves for a possible run at [...]

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