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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Tweet By the time you read this column it will be out of date.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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HUDGENS OFFERS HOMEOWNERS TIPS IN CONJUNCTION WITH SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia is Feb. 4 – 9, and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens want to remind homeowners of some important insurance tips to protect their property from tornadoes, flooding and other weather-related hazards.

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Rep. Sanford Bishop and REP. Martha Roby Announce formation of Congressional Peanut Caucus for 113th Congress

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) and Martha Roby (R-AL) announced the re-formation of the Congressional Peanut Caucus for the 113th Congress.

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Phase II of GSW’s Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex complete

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Phase II of GSW’s Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex is the home to the RCI and the Psychology/Sociology Department.

Tweet AMERICUS (Jan. 30, 2013)—With the beginning of a new year brings new resolution, a new semester and a brand new building. Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is pleased to announce that the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex’s second phase (Carter II) is now finished providing a 35,000 square foot home to the [...]

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Over 400 Georgia high school students participate at 39th annual GSW math tournament

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

422 students from 45 high schools in Georgia competed in the 39th annual GSW Math Tournament.

Tweet Special to the Journal Americus, Ga—High school students from all over Georgia squared off Friday, Jan. 25 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test.

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Cavaliers split opening weekend in First Pitch Classic

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Written by David Mann PANAMA CITY, FLA. – The Darton State College Cavaliers won two of four games in opening weekend baseball action in Panama City, Fla., in the annual First Pitch Classic tournament.

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