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Frontier Festival Makes Its Annual Run at Chehaw

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga.- Take an adventure by stepping back in time to the eighteenth and nineteenth century for the annual Frontier Festival at Chehaw. Sponsored by SB&T, the festival is set for place this weekend, Jan. 11-13, 2013, and will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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More doctors, hospitals partner to coordinate care for people with Medicare

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Tweet Doctors and health care providers have formed 106 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries now have access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.

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PANTHERS ANNOUNCE FINAL TRYOUT

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  Albany Panthers  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, GA – The Professional Indoor Football League Champion Albany Panthers will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, February 2 on Phoebe Field in the Albany James H. Gray Civic Center located at 100 West Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany, GA.  Panthers Head Coach Lucious Davis, General Manager Will Carter and staff will [...]

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Lois Clower

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Tweet Mrs. Lois Clower 92, of Albany died January 9, 2013 at Willson Hospice House in Albany. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 AM at First Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Billy Hanna officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens. A native of Colquitt County, GA Mrs. Clower has lived most of her life [...]

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Georgia Savings Account Rates Rank 15th in the Country, According to GoBankingRates.com Report

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Tweet www.GoBankingRates.com releases findings from the latest installment of its “Best Interest Rates in Every State” investigation, this week evaluating the quality of interest rates in Georgia. This Georgia interest rates report finds that while the state ranks 15th overall for savings account rates, they fall below the national average for 6-month and 2-year CD [...]

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT STRICKEN AREAS IN GEORGIA

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Tweet Special to the Journal COLUMBUS, GA—Today, Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack has announced that all 29 counties within the Second Congressional District of Georgia have been named primary or contiguous to natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. In accordance with the designation, farm operators in primary counties and contiguous counties are [...]

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Hope in a Vaccine: HPV and Cervical Cancer

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Tweet By Dr. Samir N. Khleif Director, Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center Augusta, Ga – A vaccine that prevents cancer seemed more like science fiction than science a mere generation ago, but today, it’s a reality for cervical cancer.

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Westover FBLA donates to Faith Community Outreach

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – Westover FBLA is partnering with the Westover Student Council to collect hygiene products for Faith Community Outreach.  Pictured are Student Council President, Hezikiah Johnson, FBLA President, Laura Delgado and Vice President Yasmin Causby.  Participating in this project provide students the opportunity to give back to the community. [...]

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Transportation Now A Quiet Topic In Georgia

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Six Months can be a lifetime in politics.  At the end of July, the most talked about political topic was transportation, and how Georgia would pay for it.  Many state legislators, feeling the heat for the Frankenstein-like transportation funding mechanism that they put before the people, ran away from their own “solution”, insisting they [...]

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Riverfront closing a bad sign for downtown

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Something smells in downtown Albany.  Yesterday, we could chalk it up to chemicals.  Today, not so much.  No, what stinks is apparently the likelihood for businesses to actually thrive downtown, despite all the money our city officials have poured down the black hole that downtown has become.

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