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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet Army Pvt. Monica M. Atkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Gerald D. Smith

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Obituaries

Tweet Gerald D. Smith, 82, of Leesburg, GA, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home, Rev. Bruce Smith will officiate.  Interment will follow at Thundering Springs Cemetery.

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What They’re Saying Is Not What They’re Doing

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet In politics, too many are judged on what they say.  Too often, there is quite a distance between what politicians tell us they will do, and what is actually done.  Sometimes that distance can be measured in days – quite literally.  Forty days, to be exact.

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Elizabeth Wilkerson Berg Barry

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Obituaries

Tweet Elizabeth Wilkerson Berg Barry, 66, of Albany died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home. Born January 13, 1947 in St. Louis, MO., Mrs. Barry was the daughter of Evelyn Chandler Berg and the late Dr. Joseph L. Berg. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church and a member of [...]

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Toni Lynne Edwards

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Obituaries

Tweet Toni Lynne Edwards, 55 of Doerun, GA died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Willson Hospice House.  Memorial service will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at the Youth Worship Center at Gillionville Baptist Church.  Rev. Tony Haefs will officiate.

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Politics as usual means protection for large corporation

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There’s a trick in politics for getting something to pass through without much hassle.  You attach it to something relatively noncontroversial and then just be really, really quiet about it.  That’s what happened with something opponents are calling the Monsanto Protection Act. It was hidden deep within the last continuing resolution.  President Obama signed [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.2 percent in February

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate declined to 9.2 percent in February, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.7 percent in January. The rate was 9.9 percent in February a year ago.

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BISHOP WELCOMES ANNOUCEMENT OF U.S. ARMY PEA LISTENING TOUR

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal COLUMBUS, GA –Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, was informed by the U.S. Army that they will be conducting listening sessions at installations across the country regarding the Army’s 2020 Force [...]

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ASU Professor Presents Narrative at Economic Education Series

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Events  /   Comments

Kathaleena Edward Monds, Professor of Business Information Systems and Co-Director of the Center for Economic Education/Small and Minority Entrepreneurship in the Albany State University College of Busines

Tweet Written by Pearly Bowser Albany, Ga – Kathaleena Edward Monds, Professor of Business Information Systems and Co-Director of the Center for Economic Education/Small and Minority Entrepreneurship in the Albany State University College of Business presented a discussion surrounding The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas at Atlanta University Center’s (AUC) Young Black Thinkers [...]

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PIFL WEEK THREE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Albany Panthers  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Matthew Hester KNOXVILLE, TN (March 26, 2013) – The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) has named Lehigh Valley Steelhawks QB Adam Bednarik, Albany Panthers DB Damian Daniels, and Lehigh Valley Steelhawks K George Pierson as the Week 3 Players of the Week.

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