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East Albany Boys and Girls Club visits Lewis Farms

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Tweet Special to the Journal The Southwest Georgia Project, Inc. (SWGAP) is pleased to partner with the East Albany Boys & Girls Club  for a trip to Lewis Farms in Pretoria, GA. The children will learn about farm life, take a hay ride through the cow pasture, and bottle feed some calves. Additionally, SWGAP has [...]

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Georgia Human Trafficking Law Receives High Marks in National Study

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Georgia is one of seven states to earn a “B” grade in a national study of state human trafficking laws. Shared Hope International, a non-profit committed to combating human trafficking, produces an annual report grading the effectiveness of each state’s human trafficking law. Georgia improved from a [...]

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High hormone levels put young black males at risk for cardiovascular disease

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Increased levels of the hormone c in young black males correlate with an unhealthy chain of events that starts with retaining too much salt and results in an enlarged heart muscle, researchers say.

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Dixie Milissa Simon

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Obituaries

Tweet Dixie Milissa Simon, 84 of Albany, GA died Friday, December 7, 2012 at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Harrell will officiate.

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Odessa McDaniel Gutherie

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Obituaries

Tweet Odessa McDaniel Guthrie, 88, of Albany died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2:00PM at Crown Hill Mausoleum. Brian McDaniel will officiate.

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ASU Foundation elects new board members

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga. – When the Albany State University Foundation convenes for its bi-annual meeting on Dec. 7, five new members will begin their first terms. The new members are clergymen, corporate executives and lawmakers from the Southwest Georgia community.

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Southwest Georgia Project to conduct training

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Tweet Special to the Journal The Southwest Georgia Project, Inc. (SWGAP) is pleased to conduct a free training on the  new Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE)  program that offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs starting January 1, 2013. This exemption allows farmers to save money and SWGAP [...]

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BISHOP EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER CLIMAX POST OFFICE CLOSURE

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal CLIMAX, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) expressed his concern about the decision of the United States Postal Service to close the main Post Office in Climax, Georgia.

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A day that will live in infamy

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet We all know what today is.  December 7, 1941 is a date that still lives in infamy.  The deadly attack at Pearl Harbor was the first sucker punch this nation ever really endured.  The date is now symbolically linked to September 11, another sucker punch we’ve had to endure as a nation.

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For Different Reasons, Fewer People Want To Be A Senator This Week

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Politics has a cruel way of demonstrating that just when you think you have everything figured out, the rules and situations change.  December is usually a time where public politics is relatively quiet.  There are behind the scenes preparations for legislative sessions that begin anew in January, but it is usually the time when [...]

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