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Isakson Named to Senate Finance Committee

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Tweet Panel Will Play Key Role in Upcoming Debate on Cutting Spending, Reducing Debt Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today was named to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, which will play a key role in the upcoming critical debate on cutting spending and reducing our nation’s debt.

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Second RIDEforHOPE set for March 7th

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia presents RIDEforHOPE, an exciting indoor cycling event, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Hosted by Tony’s Gym in Albany, a Top 10 Spinning® Facility in the United States, the RIDE will raise funds for local cancer education, screening and other services for [...]

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Supports Pre-Filed Legislation to Streamline Professional License Renewals

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Today, Representative Dusty Hightower (R-Carrollton) filed legislation that will significantly reduce processing times for almost half a million Georgians who hold professional licenses. Currently, due to an unintended consequence of earlier legislation, anyone renewing a professional license is required to submit proof of citizenship before the license [...]

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Virtual patient may help future doctors prevent suicide

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Dr. Adriana Foster, psychiatrist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, is principal investigator on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded study in which 40 sophomore medical students watch a video of a physician interviewing a patient with a mood disorder.

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – A virtual patient named Denise may help future physicians feel more comfortable and capable assessing suicide risk. Denise, a mother and wife, is seeking psychiatric care for insomnia and a mood disorder.

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, DC – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: “I am pleased that Congress passed needed middle class tax relief and continued unemployment insurance protection for 2 million unemployed Americans. However, while I am relieved that the agreement reached prevents [...]

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New UGA research helps explain why girls do better in school

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Tweet Athens, Ga. – Why do girls get better grades in elementary school than boys—even when they perform worse on standardized tests? New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it’s because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to [...]

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BISHOP STATEMENT ON FISCAL CLIFF LEGISLATION

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding last night’s passage of the Senate Amendments to HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The resolution passed 257 to 187; Congressman Bishop voted in favor of passage.

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Planning begins on transfer of state archives to University System

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga — A nine-member working group will begin the planning work needed to ultimately transfer control and operation of the Georgia State Archives from the Georgia Secretary of State to the Board of Regents. The transfer requires passage of legislation that Governor Nathan Deal will propose in the 2013 [...]

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Oh, for the good old days

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet I think it’s a sign that I’m getting old.  After all, I look at what passes for “entertainment” for my kids, and I’m forced to realize what parents always seem to realize.  All the best stuff came out years ago.

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