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Hometown Heroes

By   /  May 24, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Air Force Airman Aaron D. Alvey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits [...]

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HUDGENS: PREPARE NOW FOR HURRICANE SEASON

By   /  May 24, 2013  /  Government, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 26 through June 1, and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage. Besides high winds, hurricanes can cause flooding, storm surges in coastal areas, and tornadoes, all potentially [...]

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Georgia State Troopers Preparing for a Busy Memorial Day Weekend

By   /  May 24, 2013  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to theJournal (ATLANTA)—Georgia State Troopers are preparing for patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend. The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and ends at midnight on Memorial Day. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said troopers will [...]

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE COLLEGE MATH PREP COURSE

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY- Who says nothing is for free? Darton State College launched a free college math prep course on Monday. The course will make it possible for thousands of students to prepare for the math portion of the Compass Placement exam free of charge, opening them to the possibility of achieving [...]

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Nominations and Applications from Albany needed for 2013 Excalibur Awards

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Awards Recognize Georgia’s Most Innovative Tech-Enabled Companies and Organizations ATLANTA (May 23, 2013) – The Technology Association of Georgia in collaboration with the Business and Technology Alliance of TAG (B&TA), are now accepting applications and nominations for the 2013 Excalibur Awards. These annual awards recognize Georgia companies and organizations that demonstrate the best use of technology, [...]

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Anti-Bullying T-shirt Contest: Submit the Documentary Design Contest to promote in schools

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal We need you to design a t-shirt that Middle School and High School students cannot wait to put on! Not only will kids want these shirts, but we will be distributing them to all ages across the world in promotion with our film “Submit the Documentary” which gives solutions to [...]

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Darton Golf Team:NJCAA Division I National Championship

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Darton College Golf Team participated in the NJCAA Division I National Championship in Lubbock, TX.  The team finished 12th of 24 teams.. “We shot rounds of 300-295-289-297 and finished just 3 shots behind 2-time defending champs Indian Hills (IA), said Bill Jones, III, Darton State College Head Golf Coach. [...]

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ASU students develop winning plan for campus credit union

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet A campus credit union to deposit and borrow money is the idea a team of undergraduate students in Albany State’s College of Business conceived. The students took the plan to a competition of graduate students and walked away with a sixth place finish for the concept that supports community development on the local level. [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP JOINS BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO DELAY POSTAL PROCESSING FACILITY CLOSURES

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) asked the United States Postal Service to stand by its original commitment to keep postal processing facilities open until next spring. In late March, the Postal Service unilaterally decided to accelerate closure of about fifty mail processing facilities across [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 8.6 percent in April

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. The rate was 9.2 percent in April a year ago.

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