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We all hurt today

By   /  April 16, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet An eight year old boy was among the three killed yesterday when a bomb scarred the face of the Boston Marathon.  Tomorrow, we will all probably point fingers at each other about who is responsible for the environment that lead to this, but today we all just plain hurt.

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Blasts rock Boston

By   /  April 16, 2013  /  Crime  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Boston, Ma. – Boston has now joined an exclusive club that no community wishes to be part of, that club of communities that have been scarred by violent acts of terrorism after at least three people were killed and 144 injured after two explosions ripped through the crowds watching the [...]

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Chambliss Statement on the Boston Marathon Explosions

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement regarding the Boston Marathon explosions: “My prayers go out to the people of Boston, and especially to those who were killed or injured in today’s attack. As the evidence [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP WORKS TO PROTECT AGRICULTURE, FOOD PROCESSING, AND PEST CONTROL INDUSTRIES

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies cosponsored the newly introduced Pest Free Food Supply Act. The legislation would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw [...]

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Ethics reform achieved

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

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Tweet “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”  Potter Stewart During the recently completed legislative session, one of the hottest topics discussed was ethics.  With the passage of HB 142 and HB 143 on the last day of the session, ethics reform, or [...]

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No Pleasing The Party Of No

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet I’ve almost been amused at the press Senator Johnny Isakson has received over the past week.  Almost. Some on the hard right are going ballistic over the temerity of Isakson to agree to have dinner with 11 of his colleagues from the Senate and the President.  These same folks are people who like to [...]

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It made it back!

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Here in Albany, most folks probably realize that there are two incarnations of the Chehaw Indian Festival.  The old one was huge, with Native Americans dancing for prizes and drawing them from all across the country.  Cars would be backed up forever it would seem with people trying to get into the park.

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Hometown Heroes

By   /  April 12, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Great Lakes, Ill. – Navy Seaman Christopher J. Pruitt, son of Cynthia B. Pruitt of Albany, Ga. and Jimmy Pruitt, of Albany, Ga., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP FIGHTS TO CLOSE PAY GAP BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

By   /  April 12, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) took action to force an up-or-down vote by signing a discharge petition to bring up H.R. 377, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The bill would help close the gender pay gap by closing loopholes in and strengthening the nearly 50 year [...]

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Have our senators betrayed us?

By   /  April 12, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss both voted to allow the latest abomination of gun control legislation to move forward in the senate.  For some folks, this isn’t a big deal.  For me, it’s an absolute betrayal of the Constitution.

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