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Isakson, Chambliss Send Letter Criticizing FAA’s Imprudent Decision to Furlough Air Traffic Controllers, Create Delays for Passengers

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., on Friday strongly urged Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta to reconsider his plan to furlough air traffic controllers and reduce staffing in towers to cut costs as a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Such [...]

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Next Week is the Anniversary of Georgia’s Spring Tornadoes: Are You Ready for the Next Big Disaster?

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal When a series of tornadoes raked across Georgia in April 2011, Nanette Chastine found out quickly how crucial emergency preparedness can be. On the night of April 27, severe weather sent the Griffin resident scrambling into the spare bathroom with her daughter, kitten and dog – armed with blankets and [...]

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A Week We Would Like To Forget

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet Last week was one that many will want to forget, but few will.  It began Monday with a terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon.  As this column is being written Friday morning, it is ending with a Policeman at MIT and one suspect dead and a Boston suburb shut down searching for a suspect [...]

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Master Gardeners, Key Club, Kiwanis improve Arts Council grounds

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by David Shivers Some two-and-a-half hours of intense labor by dedicated volunteers transformed a grass-strewn corridor on the exterior of the Albany Arts Council building on North Jackson Street into a landscaped, mulched butterfly garden spot on Saturday morning, April 20.

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