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Betty Flowers Parmelee

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Tweet Betty Flowers Parmelee, 90, of Parrott, GA, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at her daughter’s residence. Graveside service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at Parrott Cemetery with Rev. Julian Griner officiating.

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MCG faculty member, former hostage returns to Kuwait as Fulbright Scholar

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Dr. James E. Carroll spent six months in Kuwait as a hostage in the U.S. Embassy in 1990 .

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – The last six months Dr. James E. Carroll spent in Kuwait were in 1990 and as a hostage in the U.S. Embassy. Starting this January, he’s going back for six months as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Christmas Luminary Celebration

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga. – The Resident Planning Group of McIntosh Homes is joining forces with the residents of Palmyra Heights and Rawson Circle along with Mission Change and Hines Memorial C.M.E. Church to conduct the second annual combined Luminary Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

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CITY GIVES RIVERQUARIUM $150,000

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany City Commissioners recently gave the Flint Riverquarium 150-thousand dollars to remain open and at least have a chance to look for new private funding sources.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.5 percent in November

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.5 percent in November, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in October. The rate was 9.5 percent in November a year ago.

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Juvenile Justice Changes On Tap

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet During the 2012 Session of the Georgia General Assembly, laws were changed to relax sentences on some crimes to help deal with Georgia’s growing prison population and save the related expenses of incarcerating so many of our fellow citizens.  Key to the debate was not only the direct costs to the state, but the [...]

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Violence about culture, not alcohol

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Commissioners are considering revoking the alcohol licenses for five area businesses due to violence that occurs at these places.  The idea is that by revoking the licenses, people won’t congregate at these locations and the violence will decrease.  I understand the intention.  It’s also very, very wrong.

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