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A Shell Game of Presidential Proportion

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Jim Layne  /   Comments

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Tweet I have a very vivid imagination. As an author of fiction I understand the blacksmithing of facts to fit necessity to preserve the suspension of disbelief. I am also the most likely person to tell you that where foreign policy and military operations are concerned, Operational Security (OPSEC) should always trump the people’s right [...]

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Cavaliers head to 1st annual state wrestling contest Sunday

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Brandon Owens ties up an UCF 141-pounder in an 18-14 decision for Darton in the 2012 Cavalier Duals

Tweet Written by David Mann Albany, Ga – The Darton State College wrestling program will compete in the Georgia Intercollegiate Championships – the first tournament of its kind – Sunday in Marietta.

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Darton State College Softball No. 10 in preseason polls

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by David Mann Albany, Ga – The Darton State College Lady Cavaliers are the No. 10-ranked team in the country, the NJCAA announced in a preseason poll Thursday.

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Powerball rolls to $130M jackpot for Saturday’s drawing

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – The jackpot for Powerball continues to rise as no one matched all six winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing. Saturday’s jackpot is at an estimated $130 million to a single annuity winner.

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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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