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While others are celebrating this Holiday Season, are you worrying about your child’s school?

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia’s Connections Academy talks about “switching” mid-year By Georgia Connections Academy Principal Heather Robinson   Maybe you are moving, due to a job change. Maybe your child’s school performance is lackluster, and your child needs a “fresh start” with the New Year.

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A Chehaw Tradition Is Back for the Holiday Season

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Tweet Special to the Journal (Albany, Ga.)-  An annual holiday tradition for South Georgia, Chehaw’s Festival of Lights, has begun!  Chehaw is aglow with sparkling and spectacular Christmas light displays for its guests of all ages. The lights will be on Dec. 6-9, 13-24, 26-30, and the cost is $15 per car or $12 per [...]

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AAAC presents DCSS Elementary Art Show

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – Albany Area Arts Council is pleased to showcase art work of Dougherty County Elementary School students. This Exhibition is an annual event and their first big art show of the school year. This year’s exhibit features artwork of 185 children from sixteen elementary schools. The exhibit opens [...]

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Chambliss Joins Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral caucus dedicated to decreasing the unemployment rate of the nation’s veterans and educating other members on the subject. The caucus is led by U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate, and by U.S. [...]

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ASU to hold Fall Commencement on Dec. 8

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Tweet Special to the Journal Start a conversation about music with soon-to-be Albany State University graduate Carlos McKibben and his face lights up. His musical talent was apparent at age 2. At the family church, his mom played the piano; and he became enamored with the keys too, committing to hours of rehearsals at Lincoln [...]

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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet December 05, 2012(FHTNC)–Marine Corps Pfc. Brandon P. Whitney, a 2011 graduate of Worth County High School, Sylvester, Ga., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

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Phoebe responds to poor ranking

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Business  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga – Social media sites were abuzz yesterday as word floated about Phoebe’s ranking as the sixth worse hospital in the nation.  The ranking was on Health.com’s website and came courtesy of a group called Leapfrog.

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Washington Republicans Fighting A Losing Battle

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Republicans seem to be negotiating with themselves in Washington these days, as the realization has set in that regardless of the outcome of these “fiscal cliff” negotiations, they’re likely to come out on the losing end.  Democrats, for their part, seem content to blow off any Republican offers with a guffaw and ask Republicans [...]

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Bob Costas and gun rights

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The internet has blown up recently with regard to NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas.  For those who have missed it, Costas took a moment Sunday night to address his thoughts regarding the tragedy surrounding Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher.  Belcher is alleged to have killed his girlfriend, then drove to the team’s facility [...]

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