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Powerball stretches to $176M for Saturday’s drawing

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Powerball is on a power surge with the jackpot stretching to $176 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing. The jackpot has grown since Dec. 29 and has rolled nine times. The excitement is spreading across Georgia.

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Bishop, Crawford Organize Chicken Caucus FOR 113th CONGRESS

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) announced members of the bipartisan Congressional Chicken Caucus in the 113th Congress. Bishop and Crawford founded the Chicken Caucus in 2012 and will continue serving as co-chairs of the caucus in the 113th Congress.

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State Agriculture Commissioner reminds Georgians of important safety tips

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Regardless of whether you plan to root for the Ravens or the 49-ers on Sunday, chances are you’re one of millions of Americans with plans to watch the 47th annual Super Bowl game. Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the nation [...]

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Isakson, Chambliss Vote to Cut Spending, Prevent Haphazard Last-Minute Budget Deals

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Tweet Co-Sponsor and Vote In Favor of Dollar-for-Dollar Deficit Reduction Act and End Government Shutdowns Act Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today voted in favor of two amendments to H.R.325, the No Budget, No Pay Act, aimed at cutting spending in exchange for raising [...]

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HUDGENS: INSURED LOSSES FROM STORMS ESTIMATED AT $75 MILLION

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said tornadoes that struck Georgia on Wednesday caused an estimated $75 million in insured losses. “That figure will rise as new claims are reported,” Hudgens said. “Damage to the Daiki Corporation manufacturing plant in Adarisville was quite extensive.”

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Farewell to Dr. Sams

By   /  February 1, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet My doctor and friend passed away this week.  Dr. Ferrol “Sambo” Sams Jr – medical doctor, author, and great human being – died Tuesday at the age of 90 from what his son Dr. Ferrol Sams III described to the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a condition known as “being slap-clean wore out”.  Given his [...]

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Can ASU take a lesson from Darton?

By   /  February 1, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany State University isn’t pleased that Darton State College can offer a bachelors in nursing degree.  However, now that Albany Tech is offering an associates program for nursing, maybe ASU could get a lesson from Darton.  After all, so far at least, Darton isn’t screaming and stamping their feet about how unfair it all [...]

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Dougherty County Jail List

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Tweet Affortu, Daniel Stewart , 1/31/2013, SUSPENDED DL 1ST OFFENSE, TAILLIGHT REQUIREMENTS Amos, Quantese Nicole , 1/30/2013, MARIJUANA-POSSESS LESS THAN 1OZ., POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE Anderson, Michael Todd , 1/25/2013, PANDERING Ball, Kimberly Lashell , 1/26/2013, PROBATION VIOL (WHEN PROB TERMS ALTERED) Bankston, Timbrika Janora , 1/30/2013, GIVING FALSE NAME,ADD,DOB TO POLICE, [...]

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