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Tweet Isakson to Host Senate Field Hearing to Address Mismanagement at Atlanta VA Medical Center “Ensuring Veterans Receive the Care They Deserve: Addressing VA Mental Health Program Management” ATLANTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will chair a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee field hearing in Atlanta, Ga., on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 a.m. to [...]

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Auditions for CINDERELLA in Lee County!

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Auditions for CINDERELLA in Lee County! LEESBURG: The magic of Disney’s Cinderella is coming to the stage in Lee County, and area youngsters are invited to audition for this special all-kids production. Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre Troupe and Lee County High School Theatre Arts Program are joining forces to produce this delightful adaptation in [...]

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Chambliss Statement on Transferring Detainees Out of Guantanamo

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement today that they intend to repatriate an additional two detainees to Algeria from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay: “People [...]

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ASU President is Rotary Club speaker

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet When members of the Rotary Club of Dougherty County meet this week, they’ll be updated about Albany State University’s $156 million economic impact in the community, new campus initiatives that impact Southwest Georgia residents and learn about the season line up of upcoming fine arts programs through the ASU College of Arts and Humanities. [...]

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Nunn, The GOP, and The Middle

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Last week, Michelle Nunn made the worst kept secret in Georgia politics official.  She will be a candidate for the US Senate.  In reality for Georgia Democrats, she will be THE candidate for Georgia Senate despite the three other announced candidates who also wish their party’s nomination.  Unlike the Georgia GOP [...]

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Kingston Works to Close $4.2 Billion Illegal Immigrant Loophole

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Despite repeated warnings, Internal Revenue Service fails to act   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) has introduced legislation to prevent illegal immigrants from claiming billions in tax credits intended for American citizens and legal workers. According to the Treasury Department Inspector General, illegal immigrants are cashing in on [...]

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Local Business Owner Honored at SERVPRO(r) Annual Convention

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  People  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Buddy Fitzgerald recognized for outstanding revenue performance at annual event Albany, GA (Grassroots Newswire) July 25, 2013 — Buddy Fitzgerald, Owner of SERVPRO(r) of Albany, was honored with the Millionaire’s Silver award for outstanding revenue performance during SERVPRO’s 44th AnnualConvention, held June 17 – June 21 at the Anaheim Marriott [...]

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Heritage Financial Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $2.7 Million or $0.36 Per Diluted Share

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet ALBANY, Ga. — Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, today announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Highlights of the Company’s results for the second quarter of 2013 include: Net income of $2.7 million or $0.36 per diluted share, up almost twofold [...]

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Attorney General Olens Urges Congress to Grant States the Tools to Combat Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Attorney General Sam Olens today joined a bi-partisan national coalition of 49 attorneys general calling on Congress to amend federal law to help States fight prostitution and child sex trafficking. In a letter to key members of Congress, the attorneys general have asked that Congress amend the Communications Decency Act [...]

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Attorney General Olens Supports Right Use Criminal Background Checks

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he and eight other attorneys general have sent a letter to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to express concern over two recent lawsuits filed by the commission dealing with employers’ use of criminal background checks. The EEOC, for the first time, claims that the employers’ use [...]

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