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Golden Ram Baseball falls in the SIAC Tournament

By   /  April 25, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The Albany State Golden Rams baseball team fell to the Tuskegee Tigers in the first round of the 2013 SIAC Tournament by the score of 9-5. With the loss, ASU, who entered the tournament as the SIAC Eastern Division Champions, falls into the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tournament. Albany State’s record dropped [...]

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Lady Cavs to enter Region tournament Thursday

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by David Mann LOCUST GROVE, Ga – The Darton State College Lady Cavaliers will enter the 2013 NJCAA Region 17 Softball Championship, at 7 p.m., Thursday, as the No. 2 seed at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove.

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Georgia GOHS releases motorcycle fatality data for 2011 and 2012.

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – Georgia experienced slightly fewer motorcyclist fatalities in 2012 than in 2011, according to data made available by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Wednesday.

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Boston

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet In the aftermath of 9/11, we hoped and prayed Americans would never have to endure another terrorist attack on our soil.

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Jumping jackpots: Mega Millions $92M tonight; Powerball $116M for Wednesday

By   /  April 23, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – Mega Millions and Powerball are balancing generous jackpots. The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $92 million for tonight’s drawing, and the Powerball jackpot has reached $116 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

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‘Kindling the Flames,’ 2013 ‘Sirocco’ released

By   /  April 23, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet AMERICUS —“Sirocco,” Georgia Southwestern State University’s “magazine of the arts,” is published in April of each year by students. A reading and reception celebrating the release of the 2013 edition, “Kindling the Flames,” was held April 10 in the Marshall Student Center Faculty Dining Room.

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Lifelink speaks to DoCo Kiwanians

By   /  April 23, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Carla Hawkins of LifeLink greets Tommy Padgett (right) and others after her Kiwanis DoCo program on April 22.

Tweet Written by David Shivers Albany, Ga -An important, yet often misunderstood, category of life-saving procedures is organ transplants. The donation of a kidney or other organs is a precious gift, but people are often reluctant to sign up, as are families after a loved one’s sudden death, so Carla Hawkins, education specialist for LifeLink [...]

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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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