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Mental Health Discussion

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The nation is still numb from the unspeakable horror that left 28 people dead in Newtown, Connecticut last week. As we learn more about the young man who created this carnage, and plunged a town into mourning, We soon saw that he was mentally ill… And how could anyone kill 20 little children and [...]

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Isakson Statement on the Passing of Sen. Inouye

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Earlier today, the Journal reported on the comments by Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Rep. Sanford Bishop on the death of Hawaii senator, Daniel Inouye yesterday.

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Sara Minchew Oxford

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

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Tweet Sara Minchew Oxford died Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Savannah, GA. A native of Douglas, Georgia, Mrs. Oxford, the widow of Charles Tillman Oxford who preceded her in death in 1999, had live in Albany since 1946. She moved to Magnolia Manor in Americus, Georgia in 2005 and then to Savannah. She was a [...]

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UGA scientific divers discover 36,000-year-old Atlantic gray whale fossil

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

Scientists working near Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary have uncovered the fossil of an extinct species of whale.

Tweet Athens, Ga. – While the Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction by the 1700s, the Pacific or California gray swims today with a population near its pre-whaling levels. University of Georgia scientists have published their discovery of an Atlantic gray whale fossil off the Georgia coast that has re-enlivened efforts to connect the [...]

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Key Club singers perform

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by David Shivers The Southwest Georgia Home School Association Key Club entertained at the December 17 Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County luncheon meeting with a selection of Christmas carols and songs. The SGHSA Key Club is sponsored by Kiwanis of Dougherty and is active throughout the year with service projects.

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Area representation speaks on death of Sen. Daniel Inouye

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye passed away yesterday.  Reports indicate it was from complications from a respiratory infection.  Last night, word came from the local delegation to congress on Inouye’s passing.

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DeKalb School Board Illustrates Need For Choice

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Editor’s note: While this is about the Dekalb County School System, that system has many of the same issues as the Dougherty County School System. On Friday the DeKalb County School System was put on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  SACS parent organization, AdvancED, issued a report blasting the governance [...]

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Note to county: Get rid of your boards

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Dougherty County, as well as the City of Albany, is governed by a commission that appoints various boards that study certain issues in more depth and make decisions.  I’m going to recommend that the Dougherty County commission get rid of them all. After all, if you’re going to buck their decisions, act like you [...]

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Chambliss, Woodall Call for FairTax Consideration

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga-7, asked the Joint Committee on Taxation to produce a revenue estimate of H.R. 25 and S. 13, the FairTax bill. This estimate will allow the FairTax to be considered during congressional negotiations for tax reform.

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Georgia FFA Members Eligible for Monty’s Plant Food Company Scholarships

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Louisville, Ky.— Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, industry, is now accepting applications from Georgia students for four, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are [...]

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