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DNR SELECTS 2012 GEORGIA BOATING OFFICER OF THE YEAR

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Search and rescue, boating safety enforcement, and boating safety education are just some of the responsibilities of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division boating officers.  Cpl. Shawn Elmore recently was selected as the 2012 Georgia Boating Officer of the Year for his outstanding [...]

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Georgia Considers Call For Limited Constitutional Convention

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The Constitution is not an easy document to amend.  This is by design.  It is, after all, the very foundation of our system of government.  Foundations are mostly permanent, as they are what give the structural integrity to whatever is built upon them.  Changes should be well thought out, and only done when absolutely [...]

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Close ‘em down

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The school board is about to decide the fate of several area schools.  People who’s children attend these schools are fired up and trying to save these schools.  Unfortunately, this isn’t about convenience, it’s about economics.  If they want to save these schools, how about coming up with the money to run them?

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Cutliff Grove

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet We have not only heard that taxpayers are upset…much more like outraged, that the Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center wants the Albany City Commission to restructure the center’s debt, on a low-income housing project it took over from the city in 2008.

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Saxby Chambliss to headline UGA’s spring undergraduate commencement

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., will take the podium May 10 in Sanford Stadium for the University of Georgia’s undergraduate Commencement. The spring ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and will recognize Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African-American graduate, with an honorary doctor of laws degree.

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Georgia law enforcement agencies looking for veterans to fill openings

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Glennville, Ga – Georgia military personnel returning from duty are in big demand here as Georgia law enforcement agencies have more than 800 jobs waiting for them to apply. A vanguard of state H-R departments is reaching out this spring to veterans who are looking for work.

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Congressman BISHOP Speaks ON IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMICS at Lee County Middle School During Stock Market Challenge

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal LEESBURG, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) attended and spoke to students at Lee County Middle School during their GCEE Capital Hill Stock Market Challenge regarding the importance of education and economics.

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Bill Aims To Improve Teacher Evaluations

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Amidst all the headline bills regarding guns, ethics, hospital bed taxes and various attempts to repeal federal constitutional amendments, there are bills that affect some of the real problems Georgia has faced for far too long quietly moving through the legislature.  One such proposal – House Bill 244 – has passed the House and [...]

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Susan Elaine McConnell

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

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Tweet Susan Elaine McConnell, 55, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Chris Turner will officiate. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.

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Are mixed signals to blame for obesity

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Obesity, particularly childhood obesity, has spent a lot of time in the news.  There’s a good reason for that too.  Obesity is a dangerous condition that can lead to a myriad of health problems.  Unfortunately, society typically receives mixed signals about how to address the issue of weight, particularly among women.

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