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Isakson Named Ranking Republican for Trade Subcommittee

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has been named the ranking Republican for the Senate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness within the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The trade subcommittee handles a wide range of issues relevant to trade and U.S. competitiveness in world business [...]

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ASU to Present Lecture Series

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Gabrielle Starr

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – The founder of an Atlanta based mentoring program designed to provide family oriented support to females ages 10 to 21 years old using wisdom, empathy and respect will be the keynote speaker at the Albany State University Lecture Series, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9:50 a.m. in the [...]

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The Albany Area YMCA Seeks Participants for the Boot Camp Challenge

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – The Albany Area YMCA will hold the first Boot Camp Challenge of 2013 on Saturday, March 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road. The Boot Camp Challenge is designed to test the participants’ level of agility, flexibility, strength, power and endurance through a [...]

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Sodium transporter appears likely target for treating salt-sensitive hypertension

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Genetics and demographics likely put you at risk for salt-sensitive hypertension, and scientists are looking for a way to protect you.

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PANTHERS ANNOUNCE MEET AND GREET PARTY

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Albany Panthers  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, GA – The Back-to-Back Champion and reigning Professional Indoor Football League Champion Albany Panthers announce their 4th Annual “Meet and Greet Party”. Festivities will be held on Friday, March 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Phoebe Field at the Albany James H. Gray Civic Center. All Panthers fans are invited [...]

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Albany Marathon & Half Marathon and Mardi Gras Street Festival Changes

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, GA – The Albany Marathon & Half Marathon and Mardi Gras Street Festival to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 are experiencing a few changes this year.

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Jamel Sharp becomes Darton’s 1st National Wrestling Champion

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by David Mann DES MOINES, IOWA – Darton State College freshman Jamel Sharp won the 125-pound class NJCAA Wrestling Championship title, Saturday, to become the first wrestler from Darton State College to stand above the rest on the champion’s podium. Sharp, a Valdosta High graduate and AAAAA state champ, cruised through the tournament [...]

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Sequestration More Bark Than Bite

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet This week’s news out of Washington will be filled with talk of “Sequestration”.  It is the latest manufactured crisis du jour to ensure Americans who pay little attention to politics and national finances have a headline term to add to their vocabulary to affirm to themselves that they follow politics.

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Leave SPLOST funds alone

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Dougherty County Commission wants to replace the roof on the Northwest Library.  Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t oppose every expenditure, and this is one I have no issue with.  What is an issue is that commissioners want to use SPLOST funds earmarked for utility relocation.

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