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FBLA Members hear from School Board Member

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet School Board member, Carol Tharin, is pictured with several Westover High School FBLA members after being a guest speaker for a business class on January 26. Members learned about the importance of having good financial habits. Mrs. Tharin also shared her experiences as a small business owner and some of reasons that planning is [...]

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Hometown Heroes

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet Air Force Airman Kenyetta D. Wade graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Scientists have found an early step in how the brain’s inhibitory cells get excited. A natural balance of excitement and inhibition keeps the brain from firing electrical impulses randomly and excessively, resulting in problems such as schizophrenia and seizures. However excitement is required to put on the [...]

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“No Budget No Pay” House Bill

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet You have probably heard the old joke: do you know how to make Congress work? Easy…Put them on commission. Well we may have a similar law soon… Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, voting for legislation that would withhold the pay of Members of Congress if [...]

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2014 Campaigns Starting To Shape Up

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet By the time you read this column it will be out of date.  The events that began with Saxby Chambliss’ announcement that he will not seek a third term in the US Senate has set off a cascade of events which will keep many of Georgia’s elected officials and those who would like to [...]

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Zero tolerance means zero common sense

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet From time to time, news surfaces of how zero tolerance rules are being applied and show a complete lack of common sense.  Recently, a child faced suspension because he built a gun out of Legos.  Another young child got in trouble for her paper gun, which was really nothing more than a square piece [...]

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Powerball to fetch $151M for Wednesday’s drawing

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA, Ga – Georgia Lottery players can pick up a Powerball jackpot prize packed with $151 million to a single annuity winner for Wednesday’s drawing. No one matched all six winning numbers from Saturday’s Powerball drawing.

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