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Georgia’s Pre-K Program Welcomes 84,000 Four-Year-Olds This Fall

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet State Budget Restores 180 Day Pre-K Calendar in 2013-2014 ATLANTA, Ga., (July 23, 2013) – School bells will be ringing soon for some 84,000 four-year-olds attending Georgia’s Pre-K Program. The universal, lottery-funded Pre-K program has been recognized as one of the top state programs in the nation, based on quality standards, teacher qualifications and [...]

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Worried About Privacy? How About Common Core?

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet The Battle for the MindPrint Print

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US Senate Candidate Dr. Rad Welcomes Michelle Nunn to Georgia Race

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Dr. Branko Radulovacki looks forward to an ‘important and substantive’ debate Special to the Journal Georgia – The first Democratic candidate for US Senate in the state of Georgia, Dr. Branko Radulovacki, welcomes a new competitor in the race to serve the state.

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Commissioner Orders Sweeping Changes for Investigations Unit

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet DJJ Division Realignment Details Released (ATLANTA – GA) Commissioner Avery D. Niles has announced the conclusion of DJJ’s internal investigation to determine why many DJJ sex abuse investigations weren’t completed under deadline. Along with personnel actions planned to address Investigations Unit deficiencies, Commissioner Niles and newly named Director of Investigations Ricky H. Rich have [...]

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Hometown Heroes

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Air Force Airman Christian W. Shook 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 [...]

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Affordable Care Act takes effect soon

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by State Senator Buddy Carter In less than 70 days, one of the fundamental components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is often referred to as, is set to begin. On October 1st of this year, open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges is slated to start.

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Cancer Coalition invites area non-profits to apply for 2013 Cancer Care Grants

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia is now accepting applications for the 2013 Cancer Care Grants: Helping Patients and Families through Local Organizations. The grants are designed to help support local non-profit, community-based health or advocacy organizations that directly assist South Georgia residents undergoing cancer treatment.

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Detroit As A Warning

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Last Thursday the city of Detroit Michigan filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. The move places retired workers’ pensions at risk and makes it likely that those holding Detroit’s municipal bonds will receive pennies on the dollar for their investments. For those individuals affected it will be a painfully dramatic change. [...]

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Worship is about God, not us

By   /  July 21, 2013  /  Faith, Rev. Andrew, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet I have been away in Chicago for three weeks where I am working on a doctorate in ministry degree. Before I say anything more, please know that I will not be receiving this degree for another two years and in no way do I want to be called “doctor” upon its completion. I simply [...]

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$141M Powerball jackpot heats up for drawing Saturday

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – Powerball is heating up as the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is at an estimated $141 million to a single annuity winner. The Powerball jackpot has grown since June 26 and has rolled seven times.

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