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The Sheriff Speaks

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Kevin Sproul, The Sheriff Speaks  /   Comments

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Tweet by Kevin Sproul It seems as though everyone has been following the case against George Zimmerman and the shooting death of young Travon Martin. Since that case hit the national airwaves last year, many people have voiced their personal opinions or interpretations of the ”stand your ground” law, I have also crossed paths with [...]

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Attorney General Olens Intervenes in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Involving Massive Kickback Scheme

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Tweet Special to the Journal Attorney General Sam Olens has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA, Inc.); HMA Monroe, LLC; Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiaries Atlanta Medical Center, North Fulton Hospital, Sylvan Grove Hospital and Spalding Regional Medical Center; and Clinica de la Mama (Clinica) involving a massive Medicaid [...]

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Development authority member completes training from UGA’s Institute of Government

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Tweet Special to the Journal B.J. Fletcher recently completed Development Authority Training provided by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority. Fletcher is a member of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Development Authority, which is based in Albany. Participants in the daylong [...]

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By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet By Jim Wallace, WALB News Channel 10 There’s a bit of a construction boom in Albany and Dougherty County right now, especially commercial building construction. Experts say that’s a sign that businesses think South Georgia’s economy is improving, and they’re ready to expand and hire.

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By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Dr. David “Butch” Mosely converses after the Kiwanis DoCo meeting with (from left) Kiwanians Joan Seay, Irma Whitten, and Carolyn Gay.

Tweet by David Shivers When Dr. David “Butch” Mosely came aboard as interim superintendent for the Dougherty County School System in January, he inherited a number of thorny issues. Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County on July 29, though, he emphasized up front that “I’m glad to be here and glad to be [...]

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DARTON’S CHIEF BRACKIN ATTENDS GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE 2013 ANNUAL SUMMER TRAINING CONFERENCE

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief James Brackin, of the Darton State College Police Department, recently attended the 2013 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Heads of law enforcement agencies from throughout [...]

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GIRLS INC. OF ALBANY’S STRONG, SMART AND BOLD UNIVERSITY HOLDS ITS FIRST COMMENCEMENT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013

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Tweet ALBANY, GA- Girls Inc. of Albany, GA’s Strong, Smart and Bold University summer program will hold its first commencement on Friday, August 2, 2013. At the commencement ceremony, Executive Director Sherrell Alexander will confer 67 participation certificates to the Class of 2013. The program, which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Girls Inc. East [...]

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Georgia Communities Celebrate 30th Anniversary of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by Senator Buddy Carter ATLANTA (July 31, 2013) – During the next weeks, communities across Georgia will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a non- profit organization devoted to building safer communities by [...]

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