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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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Agerton Observatory hosts open house March 19

By   /  April 19, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AMERICUS, Ga — Georgia Southwestern State University’s Agerton Observatory will host an open house from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 19. This event is free. Members of the public are invited to observe Jupiter, Saturn and the moon.

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Chehaw to Host Cheetah Chase Trail Run

By   /  April 19, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Run through the beautiful South Georgia pines during the 2nd annual Chehaw Cheetah Chase on Saturday, April 20. The Cheetah Chase, sponsored by South Georgia Cycling, features both a four and eight mile trail run, as well as a one mile kids’ fun run. The Cheetah Chase is unique as [...]

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Chehaw Sets Single-Day Attendance Record

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga -If you were at Chehaw last Saturday and thought the crowd was the largest you had ever seen, you would have been correct. Chehaw officials released Saturday’s attendance figures and revealed that there were 3, 188 visitors to the Wild Animal Park and Native American Cultural Festival. It [...]

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BISHOP ADVOCATES FOR PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) spearheaded a bipartisan letter with Congressman Peter King (R-NY) in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). The funds will be directed to identify new methods to diagnose prostate cancer, develop new targeted Medicare and [...]

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Congressman Bishop to keynote ASU Undergraduate Research Symposium

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Pearly Bowser Albany, Ga – On Monday, April 22, the Albany State University Center for Undergraduate Research will host the spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The program will begin at 8 a.m. in the ACAD Auditorium located on the campus.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.4 percent in March

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6 percent in February and seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent [...]

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YMCA Opens Outdoor Pool May 4 and Hosts Healthy Kids Day May 11

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet The outdoor pool at the YMCA Sports Park will open for the season on May 4. For the first few weeks, the pool will only be open on the weekends, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 2-5 p.m. on Sundays. When school is out, the pool will also be open Monday-Friday [...]

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DARTON COLLEGE FOUNDATION TO HOST ‘AN UNFORGETTABLE’ GALA MAY 10

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga – The Darton College Foundation will host its 6th Annual Gala on Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cavalier Arena. This year’s gala will be a little different from years past and is sure to be an unforgettable night. Tickets for the Gala are on sale [...]

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BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING EXPLOSIONS AT BOSTON MARATHON

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), released the following statement regarding the explosions in Boston at the end of the Boston Marathon. “My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston as they, and our nation, cope with the aftermath of the bombings [...]

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