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Chambliss, Isakson Statements on Bipartisan Plan to Reopen Government, Prevent Default

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and prevent a default by a vote of 81 to 18. U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson both voted for the legislation and made the following statements:

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Powerball jackpot leaps to stunning $156M for tonight’s drawing

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot keeps rolling in stunning fashion, briskly surpassing $150 million, with tonight’s drawing at an estimated $156 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot began rolling Sept. 21 and has rolled seven times. One winning Powerball ticket worth $10,000 was sold in College Park from [...]

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Albany State President Everette Freeman Named to Colorado Position

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany State University President Everette J. Freeman has been named as the new president of the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Freeman, who has been president of ASU since 2005, will step down from the ASU position on Oct. 31. “President Freeman has guided Albany State with integrity [...]

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Flint RiverQuarium & Thronateeska Heritage Center Present Tricks & Treats in Downtown Albany

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Tweet Special to the Journal Bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown for lots of spooky fun Friday, October 25, from 5-8 pm as the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center team up to present Tricks and Treats. You’ll get twice the fun at just one price because an armband purchase at either location grants [...]

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PSC Approves Change on Lifeline Telephone Service; Approves Plant Vogtle Expenditures

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA, October 15, 2013 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today approved by a majority 3-2 vote a revised rule proposed by Commissioner Doug Everett that would affect telephone service provided under the federal Lifeline program in Docket 35537. The rule would require telecommunications companies offering the Lifeline discount [...]

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Kiwanis of Dougherty 2013 Golf Tournament

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Tweet by David Shivers The rolling greens of Doublegate Country Club on a pleasant, though at times overcast, Monday afternoon were the setting for the 2013 Charles H. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County. Some 35 golfers turned out for the fundraising event, preceded by a hamburger cookout lunch. [...]

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Lady Rams picked 4th in East Division; Cooper, Alexander named preseason All-SIAC

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Tweet by Stan Mccormick, Sports Information Director ATLANTA, GEORGIA- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announced its women’s basketball Preseason All-Conference Team and Predicted Order of Finish for the 2013-2014 season, as voted by its SIAC Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The Albany State University Lady Rams were predicted to finish fourth in the East Division. [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ADVOCATES FOR THE COTTON AND PEANUT INDUSTRIES

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), on behalf of the peanut and cotton industries, urged Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to use his discretion and not impose a 5.1% reduction to the marketing assistance loan to growers and buyers. Secretary Vilsack announced on September 30, 2013 that [...]

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