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Tax Commissioner speaks to Kiwanis DoCo

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Kiwanis of Dougherty member Ben Lockett greets Tax Commissioner Denver Collins Hooten following the club’s meeting on February 11.

Tweet Written by David Shivers Albany, Ga – Dougherty County Tax Commissioner Denver Collins Hooten is asking for patience from local taxpayers as her office staff adjusts to new state rules regarding ad valorem taxes that will go into effect March 1.

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UGA to host 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will host the 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference April 10-11 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel in Athens.

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SCHOOL SAFETY

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut brought renewed attention to school security. While no security plan can guarantee absolute protection at all times, we have confidence in the safety of Dougherty County Schools.

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Clinical trial looks to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Samir N. Khleif

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga.—Researchers at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center are investigating a new avenue of treatment to help boost poor pancreatic cancer survival rates. The treatment combines a standard chemotherapy drug with a monoclonal antibody that may help the immune system fight pancreatic cancer.

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Race To Replace Chambliss Creates First Vacancy In GA-10

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet With Senator Saxby Chambliss announcing his retirement, much of Georgia’s political landscape will undergo a seismic shift over the next two years.  While the surprise of the initial news has worn off, the aftershocks will continue to reverberate for months to come as candidates test the waters for various potential races.

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Why limit charter schools to MCLB?

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Dougherty County Board of Education is entertaining the notion of forming a charter school for Marines and base employees at MCLB Albany.  This comes amidst discussions of school closings that stirred the souls of many in the community.  To be honest, I expect BOE member Robert Youngblood’s suggestion to further anger those who [...]

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