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Summer blood donations encouraged to keep pace with blood needs

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Red Cross says there is an urgent need for platelets and specific blood types July 24, 2013 – While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.9 percent in June

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region increased to 9.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point, from 9.1 percent in May. The rate was 9.6 percent in June a year ago.

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP HONORED BY U.S. MARINE CORPS AT SUNSET PARADE

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

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) was honored by the United States Marine Corps at an evening Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial and preceding ceremony at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Congressman Bishop was chosen to be honored for his steadfast dedication to the Marine Corps; his unwavering [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 10.2 percent in June

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in May. The rate was also 10.2 percent in June a year ago. The rate increased primarily because of two seasonal [...]

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE SET TO AWARD FIRST BACHELOR’S DEGREES

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WHAT: Darton State College will graduate its first RN to BSN students this Thursday night in the Cavalier Arena. Seventeen students will walk across the stage to receive the first four-year degrees from Darton. In addition, 53 students will receive their Associate of Science in nursing degree and will take [...]

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Chick-fil-A of Albany Business Leader’s Lunch and Learn Series

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Mark Miller, Vice President Organizational Effectiveness, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Keynote Speaker Special to the Journal ALBANY – “Great Leaders Serve” refers to both an attitude – an underlying desire to serve – and specific practices the best servant leaders exhibit on a regular basis. Mark Miller, who serves as Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Chick-fil-A, [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP OFFERS TESTAMONY FOR USDA DEPUTY SECRETARY NOMINEE KRYSTA HARDEN

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, offered a testimony in favor of the nomination of USDA Deputy Secretary Nominee Krysta Harden at the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. A [...]

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DCSS, MCLB, 2013 School Lunches

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox DCSS and MCLB The Dougherty County School System is reaching out to Marine parents at MCLB. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s reaping benefits. Even before the fiasco in Worth County, where the school board initially voted no longer to accept Marine kids then reversed course, the Dougherty County [...]

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Feinstein, Chambliss Statement on House Amendment on Phone Records Program

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

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) today released the following joint statement on an amendment to a House spending bill that would end funding for NSA’s phone records program: “The FISA business records program has contributed to disrupting numerous terrorist attacks against [...]

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Things to do Downtown this week!

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet by Aaron Blair Wednesday, July 24th – 10am Introduction to Government Contracting. This seminar — conducted by our dynamic instructor Bridgett Bennett — is a must for anyone thinking about doing business with the government. You will learn how the government buys goods and services and what you must do to win government contracts. [...]

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