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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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W. Turner

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

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Tweet W.D. (Bud) Turner, Jr., 79, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Cordray Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Hilton Gillespie will officiate. A native of Calhoun County, GA, born to the late W.D and Burline Bailey Turner, he had resided [...]

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Debt Ceiling, Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration… Oh, My!

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Jim Layne  /   Comments

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Tweet So much being made lately by the big media players (those who get and or pay money to the federal government in order to use airwaves and bandwidth in order to spread the president’s socialist agenda) about the impending sequestration, shifting language and the ever present shell game again to reflect negatively on the [...]

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Medical school applicants surpass national average again

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the second consecutive year, a record number of potential students have applied to Georgia’s only public medical school.

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 5

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

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Tweet To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 14, 2013 and is expected to last until the latter days of March.

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Ethics Reform Must Include Official’s Accountability

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet As the 2013 General Assembly begins the heavy lifting portion of the session, we will begin to see bills that have been debated in public (and many that have only been concepts behind the scenes) begin to take their final form.  One that has dominated much of the headlines, but has still yet to [...]

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What a weekend for women in sports

By   /  February 25, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Women have made a lot of headway in sports over the last few decades.  The biggest starts in Tennis are the Williams sisters, and the WNBA has showed that women’s basketball has a place.  However, this past weekend, women made headway in typically “guy” sports and they should be applauded for that.

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Riding the wave of the Holy Spirit,

By   /  February 24, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet My grandfather diedrecently.  He was 95 and lived a full and long life.  The last time I was in California, I preached in the church in which I grew up. Knowing that my grandfather was getting to the point that it was difficult to move around, I did not expect to see him.  But [...]

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Nights@D’Town cancelled

By   /  February 22, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga – Due to the incliment weather, the City of Albany has cancelled the popular Arts on Deck event at the downtown Albany parking deck.  The event is expected to take place the last Friday of March as originally planned.

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