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Read for the Record

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Judge Darrisaw to visit Live Oak Elementary (ALBANY, GA)- Georgia Read for the Record is a national event to jumpstart early childhood education. Community members and leaders will be serving preschool students the week of September 30th-October 4th, to assist in the development of literacy skills in schools across Georgia. Victoria Darrisaw, the State [...]

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Golden Rams Basketball releases 2013-14 schedule

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet by Stan McCormick, Director of Sports Information Albany State University head men’s basketball coach Christopher Cameron and the Golden Rams have announced their 2013-2014 men’s basketball schedule, which includes a solid non-conference lineup and a traditionally competitive conference schedule. In his eighth season as head coach, Cameron says although the upcoming season will be [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MRS. EVELYN LOWERY

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement regarding the passing of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, wife of the Reverend Joseph Lowery. “Mrs. Evelyn Lowery was an extraordinary woman. Her quiet leadership made a profound impact on the nation and the world,” said Congressman Bishop. “Not [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.8 percent in August

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region decreased to 8.8 percent in August, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in July. The rate was 9.4 percent in August a year ago. The rate dropped because there [...]

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Inner City Slickers Program Opening in Leesburg

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet by Morgan Seegmueller Inner City Slickers Leesburg (ICS) will have its grand opening in the form of a one-day camp at Serenity Stables Saturday, September 28. The children attending the camp have been selected from the community and are considered at-risk youth. The camp will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. During this one day [...]

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Republican Party Reception Tonight

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Please join Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett, State GOP Chairman John Padgett and friends for a gathering in order to re-establish the Republican Party in Dougherty County. The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 26, at 6:00 pm at the Manor House at Merry Acres. Bo Henry is serving [...]

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HHS boosts stockpile of products to treat acute radiation syndrome

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Contracts allow repurposing of a commercial cancer therapy for use in emergencies Orders placed today under Project BioShield contracts will increase the national stockpile of leukocyte growth factors, a treatment for acute radiation syndrome. The products ordered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and [...]

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THE UNVEILING OF THE NELSON TIFT BRONZE PORTRAIT

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Specialk to the Journal Downtown Albany, Georgia – September 26, 2013 – The Downtown Manager’s Office and local artist Ms. Gayla Renee Catrett invite you to attend the unveiling of the bronze portrait of Nelson Tift on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. This event will take place on Front Street across from [...]

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State of Public Health Conference to tackle health care reform on Oct. 3

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – Len M. Nichols, a renowned health care economist and professor of health policy at George Mason University, will address national health care reform in his keynote speech at the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s second annual State of Public Health Conference Oct. 3 at the [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.1 percent in August

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.1 percent in August, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in July. The rate was 9.7 percent in August a year ago. The rate dropped because there was a significant reduction [...]

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