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Darton State College No. 7 in 1st poll, hosts Doublegale Invite Monday

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Written by David Mann ALBANY, Ga – Darton State earned a No. 7 ranking in the first Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll of the 2013 season, and the Cavaliers will host the No. 2 ranked team and others at the Doublegate Collegiate Invitational next week.

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Shirley D. Sellers

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

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Tweet Shirley D. Sellers, 78, of Albany, GA, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Haefs will officiate. Committal services will follow in Geneva, AL at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2:00 PM (CST).

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Capuchin monkey research shows use of tools is widespread in the animal kingdom

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

A capuchin monkey prepares a nut for cracking, consistently placing nuts with the green line, or stop meridian, facing upward. (Credit: Barth W. Wright/Kansas City University)

Tweet Written by Alan Flurry Athens, Ga. – New Caledonian crows that use sticks to poke and prod hard-to-reach food sources are just one example of a species other than humans that use tools. Until now, however, there has been little research concerning the ways nonhumans use tools.

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Hometown Hero

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Parris Island, S. C.–Marine Corps Pvt. Marquis J. Delaine, son of Carolisa Spellman of Albany, Ga., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

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Bishop CALLS FOR A REASONABLE SOLUTION FOR SEQUESTRATION

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued remarks to the Congressional Record regarding the dangers of the impending sequestration, or across-the-board budget cuts, which are due to go into effect on March 1, 2013. Below you will find the text of the statement submitted for the [...]

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Replace Section V of the Voting Rights Act with A Better Redistricting Process

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Section V of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was argued before the US Supreme Court this week, the sticking point in an Alabama case that will likely see the portion of the law altered or struck down.  Section V only applies to “state and local governments with a history of voter disenfranchisement”.  As such, [...]

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Will raising the drop out age accomplish anything?

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday, we ran Jim Wilcox’s take on the high school drop out age.  We asked what you, our readers thought, something we plan on doing more.  I was curious if I was alone in my thinking on the issue.  Surprisingly, I wasn’t.

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