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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.2 percent in November

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

Georgia Unemployment

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany declined to 9.2 percent in November, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in October. The rate was 9.8 percent in November 2011.

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CHILD-ONLY POLICIES TO BE OFFERED IN JANUARY

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer “Child-Only” individual health coverage beginning January 1, 2013.

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Max Griffin

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Obituaries

Tweet Mr. Max Griffin, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Phoebe Worth Hospital in Sylvester. His funeral service will be Friday 1 PM at Acree Baptist Church with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday.

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Hometown Heroes

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet Air Force Airman Marchelle D. Beamon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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Don’t forget what yesterday was all about

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Christmas time is a time for giving.  People give and give, hoping to help their fellow man have a more joyous holiday season.  It’s one of the best things about this time of year.  That, however, was yesterday.  Today is the day after Christmas.  Today is the day that people seem to forget all [...]

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The Week of Christmas and Is All Well?

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet Many of us are already sick of Christmas by the time we get to this week.  We wonder if we are on the last lap of a race that we begin to think there is simply no hope of winning.  The music, that we first loved to hear around Thanksgiving, has grown tired and worn us [...]

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A Christmas Story

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Jim Layne  /   Comments

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Tweet “Lookie Daddy, them’s Christmasies.” His three-year-old daughter squeaked in her little singsong voice while leaning way over the edge of the shopping cart.  They were in Mayer’s Hardware Store on Christmas Eve.  He needed to purchase a new elbow for the kitchen drain.  It had frozen and cracked the night that the furnace had [...]

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The Kattlistt Communication: Call it a Cry for Action

By   /  December 22, 2012  /  James Christer Malphrus  /   Comments

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Tweet by James Christopher Malphrus They call me #NVR… Did you know? The world ended yesterday, now we have the future that may have been impossible. Granted, the Mayan apocalypse was considered more of a joke than a real fear. But I wrote yesterday about our culture and its love affair with the end of [...]

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DoCo Kiwanis Club Christmas Theater

By   /  December 22, 2012  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Lance “Sherlock” Barnes ((left) and Doug “Officer O’Malley” Lorber compare suspect notes for the “Love You to Death” mystery dinner theatre presentation at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual Christmas celebration, held December 20 at the Chehaw Park education center. A near-capacity crowd turned out for the event, which also featured a wine-tasting [...]

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Buddy Carter: Newtown, Conn

By   /  December 22, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet On June 21, 2008, my mother died.  It was the first time in my adult life that I had someone close to me die.  The sadness I felt at that time was unlike any other I had ever experienced.

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