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Chambliss’ Remarks on the 2013 Farm Bill

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  News, Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., former chairman and former ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the 2013 Farm Bill. To watch his speech, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mtWzVbxpZo

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Secretary of State Advises Georgians on Charitable Donations

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to theJournal   ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations after the recent natural disaster in Oklahoma. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia’s charities regulator. Secretary Kemp said, “In light of the recent devastation in Moore, Oklahoma, let’s make the [...]

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National Dam Safety Awareness Day Highlights the Need For Those Living Near Dams to Educate Themselves

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Information guide produced by state dam safety officials provides tips and information for Georgia residents, real estate agents and others Lexington, Ky. – This year’s National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31 marks the 124th anniversary of the historic Johnstown Flood, underscoring the need for Georgia residents to understand both the benefits of dams and [...]

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Help for Oklahoma

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Tom Knighton, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet It hasn’t been all that long ago.  On multiple occasions, the people of Southwest Georgia counted on help from across the nation as we rebuilt from floods and tornadoes alike.  Nameless and faceless people from all parts of this nation sent what they could because we, the people of Southwest Georgia, needed it.  It [...]

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University of Georgia SBDC: Starting Your Business June 6 & Writing a Business Plan June 20

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Starting a Business If you are considering starting a small business, then this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion include the traits of successful entrepreneurs, market research, legal structures for your business, estimating start-up costs and cash flow projection, financing alternatives, failure factors, and business planning. Since lack of planning is one [...]

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Georgia Lottery introduces new Impact Wrestling game

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal  ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation has partnered with Impact Wrestling to launch its new instant game Impact Wrestling. “We are pleased to partner with Impact Wrestling to offer a fresh, new game to our players and wrestling enthusiasts,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. “Every [...]

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GA GOP Sets Course For Future – But With A Warning

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet (Editor’s Note:Due tounforseen computer issues this week, The Journal was unable to publish Charlie Harper’s column on Monday, so we present it here. We are sorry for any inconvenience and Mr. Harper’scolumns will continue to appear in the Monday issue in the future)   What do you get the political party who has everything?  [...]

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Hometown Heroes

By   /  May 21, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Specialto theJournal May 21, 2013(FHTNC)–Navy Seaman Tiara M. Todd, a 2010 graduate of Dougherty Comprehensive High School, Albany, Ga., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Todd completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, [...]

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Let’s Treat our Regional Tourist Attractions Fairly & Equally

By   /  May 21, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Last November, The Albany City Commission gave the Riverquarium $150K, to remain open and look for other funding sources. There was much community discussion about this, and many who said, give them nothing, and just let this beautiful and unique tourist attraction close.

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Isakson Demands Answers from Former IRS Commissioners at Senate Finance Hearing

By   /  May 21, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to theJournal Isakson: ‘We Need to Get to the Bottom of What Happened’ to ‘Restore the American People’s Confidence’ WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today demanded answers from former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioners Steven Miller and Douglas Shulman at a Senate Finance Committee hearing examining the IRS targeting conservative political [...]

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