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GPA Achieves Strong December Numbers

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Savannah, Ga. – The Georgia Ports Authority ended calendar year 2012 with a strong December, marking an 11.7 percent increase in total tonnage across all terminals, and a 21.8 percent increase in auto and machinery units compared to December 2011.

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THEATRE ALBANY TO CONDUCT AUDITIONS FOR “THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY”

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – Artistic Director Mark Costello has announced that Theatre Albany will conduct auditions for the comedy The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig Sunday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the theatre located at 514 Pine Avenue.

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Riverfront’s fate to stay put?

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports In an email from Albany downtown manager Aaron Blair, it seems as though popular downtown barbeque joint, Riverfront Barbeque, will be staying right where it is for the time being.

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$1.67 million grant supports possible cure methodology for deadly form of leukemia

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Anand Jillella (from left), Kim Cheely and Dr. Vamsi Kota

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University cancer researchers are expanding the reach of an easy-to-use algorithm that could keep 30 percent of patients with a rare but deadly form of leukemia from dying within the first month of diagnosis.

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Darton Athletics ranks No. 5 nationally in overall fall sports poll

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by David Mann CLEVELAND – The National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators recently announced Darton State College Athletics as the No. 5 overall athletics program in its fall sports poll of the 2012-2013 NATYCAA Cup Standings.

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Chambliss Retirement Leaves South Georgia Political Vacuum

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Moultrie is about as South Georgia as you can get.  It lies in the middle of a patch of land about equal distances from Tifton, Valdosta, Albany, and Thomasville.  Or as those of us from Atlanta might say, it’s the kind of place you would have to go to on purpose.

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On our last legs

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Before Christmas, I asked for help.  We’re in a tough bind here at The Albany Journal.  Time have been tough all around, but they’ve been particularly rough here, and we asked for help from our readers.  Some of you helped, and we are extremely appreciative of that.  Unfortunately, we’re not nearly where we need [...]

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Poll touts Purdue as frontrunner

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton The ink is barely dry on the reports of Senator Saxby Chambliss and his decision to retire from the United States Senate.  However, politics never sleeps.  Discussions started almost instantly regarding who would take the senator from Moultrie’s place in Washington.

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Our need for community

By   /  January 27, 2013  /  Doug Rea  /   Comments

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Tweet Here in Albany, we have at least four coffee shops that I know of and a new one getting ready to open. Personally, I spend about 10 hours a week in these places doing emailing and writing. Where do you think the idea, “With Your Latte” was born? I do some of my work [...]

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Why we serve others

By   /  January 27, 2013  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to first must be last of all and servant of all.” – Mark 9:35 (NRSV) What does that passage mean to you? What do you think great is? Have you met someone who served all those around you? Was he/she somehow first? [...]

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