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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

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  Politics  /   Comments

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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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Proclamation: Unlimited National Emergency

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Jim Layne, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet Buckle Up, because this ain’t your Granny’s fireside chat. My fellow Americans, my friends.  How often I have heard those words stated by someone who was as much like me as a mayfly.  My fellows are hard working family types with children.  I do not have time for the monetarily wealthy, social elite, or [...]

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HHS announces new investment in school-based health centers

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Washington, D.C. -Today Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced awards of more than $80 million to 197 school-based health center programs across the country, made possible by the Affordable Care Act. This funding will allow school-based health centers to serve an additional 384,000 students, and continue the expansion of preventive and [...]

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Time to Fix the Debt

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Dougherty County Jail List  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday in my inbox I received an update from Fix The Debt, a national interest group formed to push for bi-partisan progress toward not only averting the fiscal cliff issue looming with an immediate deadline, but to emphasize the nation’s $16 trillion national debt which continues to grow.  They are pushing a blend of [...]

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Time for healing. Answers will come later

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The op-ed pages of newspapers throughout the nation are focused on Newtown, Conn. and with good reason.  The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rocks each of us to our very core.  In other mass shootings, it’s generally adults that are killed.  If not, then it’s an attack committed by a peer of the victims, [...]

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NORTH FLORIDA’S ROD PERRY, GEORGIA’S SONNY SKINNER EARN RESPECTIVE 2012 PGA, SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rod Perry of Port Orange, Fla., and Sonny Skinner of Sylvester, Ga., whose consistency carried them throughout the season to success in both Section and national events, have earned the respective 2012 PGA Professional and Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year awards.

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