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Hometown Heroes

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet Parris Island, S. C. — Marine Corps Pfc. Craig D. Schlegel, son of Michelle L. Bates of Albany, Ga. and Kenneth E. Schlegel, of Leesburg, Ga., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

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2nd Amendment Rights

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet After the President’s speech calling for changes in our gun laws, You have heard discussions about the Second Amendment, and the role of guns in society. Some say hunters do not need semi-automatic guns with high capacity magazines? That is true, but completely misses the point. The real point is: “The right to bear [...]

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Lee County Thespians Garner Gold and More!

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Leesburg, Ga. – The theatre arts honor society at Lee County High School, Thespian Troupe 5297, has earned several marks of distinction over the past few weeks. Most notably and most recently, the troupe was named one of Georgia’s first Gold Level Honor Troupes, a distinction shared with only five [...]

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Ethics a Bigger Issue Than Gift Caps

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Ethics, again, will be a much talked about topic around the legislature this session.  Unlike other sessions, however, the legislature may not just limit themselves to just talk. Senators have started the ball rolling, adopting new Senate Rules that install a cap on lobbyist expenditures for any member of the body in excess of [...]

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Bo Dorough was right

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet At the Albany City Commission meeting the other day, attorney Bo Dorough made a statement that he already knew how commissioner Jon Howard would vote.  Unsurprisingly, Tommie Postell got rather belligerent, saying that Dorough had no idea how Howard would vote. Unfortunately for Postell and his grandstanding, we do.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.6 percent in December

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago.

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