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Cavaliers eager to get into the game, season starts Friday

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Darton State College head baseball coach Scot Hemmings

Tweet Written by David Mann ALBANY – It’s been a long time coming. The Darton State College Cavaliers will finally play ball this Friday as they enter the Gulf Coast 1st Pitch Classic tournament in Panama City, Fla.

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Chambliss Introduces FairTax Bill

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., introduced S.122, The FairTax Act, which would implement a simpler, less-cumbersome tax code. Chambliss has introduced the FairTax legislation every year he has been in the Senate.

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE TO HOST 41ST ANNUAL REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Nearly 200 area middle and high school students will compete in the 41stAnnual Darton State College Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 1, 2013.

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Erickson: Republicans Need To Get Happy

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Last Friday I wrote a farewell to Neal Boortz.  Monday’s column suggested that perhaps some Republicans in leadership should occasionally object to things said by talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he crosses the line into the outlandish, and reassert that he isn’t an actual leader in the Republican party.  In keeping with a [...]

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What’s to be done about unemployment rate?

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Earlier today, we reported here that Albany’s unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent for December of this year.  That was up from 9.2 percent in November, though it was down from the 9.8 percent it was in December of 2011.  The question is, what is to be done about it? First, let’s note that [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 9.7 percent in December

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Government, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Georgia Unemployment

Tweet Staff Reports Atlanta, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany rose to 9.7 percent in December, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in November. The rate was 9.8 percent in December 2011. The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region rose [...]

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