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Chambliss Stresses Need for Action in Syria: Questions Gen. Dempsey on slaughters, lack of U.S. leadership

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned the nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, and nominee for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James A. [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP JOINS CONGRESSIONAL PROBLEM SOLVERS IN UNVEILING BIPARTISAN LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK! PACKAGE WILL MAKE GOVERNMENT MORE EFFICIENT WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined over 70 Democratic and Republican members of Congress from both chambers at a rally to announce the Make Government Work! legislative reform package of nine bills drafted to make government more efficient and effective. [...]

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES FIRST RN TO BSN GRADUATION

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Education, News  /   Comments

Tweet ALBANY – The first Darton State College students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will graduate Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Cavalier Arena. Seventeen students will graduate, being the first class to receive four-year degrees from Darton.

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New York Times admits to problems with testing

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Standardized tests are a part of educational life.  In Dougherty County and the surrounding areas, we have had the reality of what happens when such tests determine so many significant issues.  Teachers and administrators have incentive to cheat the tests.  Even the many teachers who did no such thing have felt the weight of [...]

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The Movie Guy: The Paperboy, Side Effects, and Guilt Trip

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

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Tweet by Keith Kilburn The Paperboy (Now on Netflix, Redbox and at the Wal-Mart) I had seen this movie advertised on television and at Wal-Mart and while I hadn’t seen it up until that point, it looked as though it might have been an interesting movie to check out. The film is populated with actors [...]

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Worth County Schools; College Impact

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox Worth County Schools We’re relieved that Worth County School Board members changed their minds and will allow MCLB students to remain enrolled in their school system. And while we don’t disagree with the school board trying to save taxpayer money…..they sure could have handled it better.

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Smith returns to ASU Football as offensive coordinator

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet by Stan McCormick Albany State head coach James “Mike” White has announced that former coach Steve Smith will return to Golden Rams football as the program’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Smith coached with ASU from 2009-2011. He returns to ASU after stints with the Tennessee State football program and the Kansas City [...]

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Cheryl Calhoun is throwing her hat in the ring again for Ward 3 City Commissioner!

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Cheryl Calhoun will be publicly announcing my candidacy on: Date—July 23, 2013 Time—11 am Place—Government Center, 222 Pine Ave. Among Ms. Calhoun’s beliefs are that the city of Albany deserves a strong spirit of cooperation and a focus on the future and wants to serve the city of Albany by looking out for the [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.6 percent in June

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June. The rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in May, but it was down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in June a year ago.

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Isakson, Chambliss Challenge Education Department’s Role in Obamacare Implementation

By   /  July 17, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Isakson, Chambliss Send Letter to Education Sec. Duncan Questioning How the Department’s Role in Obamacare Relates to Mission of Educating America’s Students WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today joined several of their Republican Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan questioning why the [...]

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