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Albany State University, Technical College System of Georgia Create New Education Ladder for Firefighters

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – Firefighters throughout the state have a seamless ladder that leads to career advancement through a new academic program developed by Albany State University and the Technical College System of Georgia. The collaborative agreement between ASU and TCSG, the first of its kind in the state creates a bachelor’s [...]

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Time for a Permanent Vacation from Sales Tax Holidays

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Tweet Special to the Journal Temporary Rollbacks Are Poor Substitutes for Real Reform Washington, DC, July 24, 2013—Temporary rollbacks of sales taxes, despite being sold as a boon for consumers and businesses, actually impose significant costs on both groups without yielding significant benefits, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. So-called sales [...]

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Educational Meeting August 13

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Tweet Special to the Journal The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI Night on the second Tuesday evening of each month. These educational meetings are open to the public. The August NAMI Night will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, at Phoebe Northwest in Albany. Babs Hall, Program Manager, Aging and Disability [...]

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Albany Area Chamber’s Chris Hardy Earns Certified Chamber Executive Certification

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Tweet Special to the Journal The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has designated Chris Hardy, President & CEO, of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). The CCE is the only national certification for Chamber Professionals. The announcement was made July 24 at ACCE’s annual [...]

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Army Veteran Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate Seat In Georgia

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Tweet Special to the Journal Columbus, Georgia — Todd Robinson, a Thomasville, Georgia native, retired Army veteran, former firefighter and now educator has thrown his hat into the U.S. Senate race for 2014. Mr. Robinson currently resides in Columbus and delivered his official announcement at the Columbus Government Center on Monday, July 22, 2013.

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Powerball jackpot reaches colossal $425M for Wednesday

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Tweet ATLANTA – Brisk sales have pushed the Powerball jackpot to $425 million, up from $400 million, for Wednesday’s drawing, Georgia Lottery officials announced today. The $425 million jackpot is the third largest jackpot in the game’s history.

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