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Isakson Reacts to D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Obama Recess Appointments to Labor Board Unconstitutional

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., made the following statement in response to the ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that President Obama’s recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board, a federal labor board known as the NLRB, were in violation [...]

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Westover FBLA members attend region conference

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet FBLA members from Westover High School attended the FBLA Region Conference at Moultrie Technical College on January 18, 2012. Members enjoyed participating in competitive events and attending life skill workshops. Mrs. Esther Barwick, FBLA Adviser, accompanied students to the conference.

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HUDGENS KICKS OFF FIRE SAFETY CALENDAR GIVEAWAY

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga  – Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens today kicked off a statewide fire safety campaign aimed at school-age children. Calendars featuring fire safety tips for children and illustrated by children are being distributed to thousands of classrooms around the state.

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New technology provides rapid diagnosis of respiratory illness

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents Health System physicians now have a quick, thorough method to identify the viruses and bacteria causing respiratory illness. Within an hour the technique, called polymerase chain reaction, determines which of 21 common viruses and bacteria are causing coughing, hacking, wheezing and other respiratory symptoms. That information tells physicians how [...]

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DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Jim Shuller Atlanta, Ga – The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce the election of a new DJJ Board Chairman today. During the regular meeting of the DJJ Board on Thursday, January 24, 2013, Commissioner Avery D. Niles confirmed the election of Board Vice Chair Elaine [...]

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Georgia delegation reacts to Chambliss retirement

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Friday morning, the website Politico broke the news that Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss was going to retire after his current term ends.  While Chambliss had been saying he intended to run again for some time, speculation was still running that he was finished.

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ASU’s Center for the African-American Male to host Winter Youth Summit

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Perlie Bowser Albany, Ga. – Continuing its commitment to educate young males of “Generation Next” Albany State University’s Center for the African-American Male will host its 5th annual Winter Youth Summit Friday, Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the Albany State University HPER Gymnasium.

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Thank you Albanians

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet I wanted to write to thank fellow Albany residents who generously gave of their time and means to help impact thousands of hurting kids this Christmas. Together we were able to pack over 4,740 shoe boxes—filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities—for Operation Christmas Child. Our packed shoe box gifts, joined by millions [...]

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Chambliss to retire

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Saxby Chambliss has been a fixture in Georgia politics for quite some time.  That is about to change according to an article at Politico. Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who has positioned himself as a bipartisan deal-maker on the budget, will not run for a third term next year, according to a source familiar [...]

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Chambliss, Isakson to Obama: Let’s Finish the Keystone XL Pipeline

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined their Senate colleagues in urging President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect the Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas. The letter was signed by 53 senators, and came a day [...]

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