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Tax Foundation: Rich pay staggering share of total income taxes

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation Are the rich paying their fair share? It’s a question that has come up as President Barack Obama and House Republicans begin to haggle over the budget.

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $31 MILLION TO CONTINUE HELPING HOMELESS PERSONS AND FAMILIES IN GEORGIA

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $31,402,011 to renew support for 151 local homeless housing and service programs in Georgia. Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care programs, the funding announced today will ensure these HUD-assisted local homeless assistance programs remain operating in the [...]

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Darton swim teams finish 3rd at NJCAA Championship

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Tweet Written by David Mann BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Darton State College Swimming teams finished 3rd at the 2013 NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome puts glucose control in double jeopardy

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Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition affecting about 10 percent of women and characterized by excess male hormone and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, appears to cause a sort of double jeopardy for those struggling the hardest to control blood sugar levels, researchers report.

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Albany Early College at ASU

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Tweet Written by Pearly Bowser Albany, Ga – The future location of a program that encourages middle school students to graduate from high school and helps them prepare for college is under review. Right now, Albany Early College is operated by the Dougherty County School system, but is housed in Andrews Hall on Albany State [...]

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Joseph (Joe) Giles

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Tweet Mr. Joseph (Joe) Giles, 54 of 1306 Stuart Ave. in Albany died March 12, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 AM at Kimbrell-Stern. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Sheriffs 1 – Legislators 0

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Georgia has many pockets of institutional political power.  Few can rival that of the local sheriff.  A campaign for sheriff will increase voter turnout in most areas of the state well beyond the upper bands of expectations.  Once elected, a sheriff that remains free of scandal can generally count on having the position as [...]

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Why all the bad news?

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Someone asked me once why newspapers, TV news and news websites focus on the bad stuff.  After all, horrible things seem to get all the attention while good stuff gets page 3.  Well, I understand the question, and I’m going to lay it out very simply.  It’s because of you.

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Idaho Girl Scouts seek end to sales tax on cookies

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation Boise, Id – Everyone knows how hard it is to say no to Girl Scout cookies. Idaho lawmakers found it difficult to say no to the Girl Scouts’ request for a tax break.

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