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A piece of history in Southwest Georgia

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The Memphis Belle (Photo by Bonnie Jefferson)

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton  In 1990, a movie called “Memphis Belle” hit the big screen throughout the nation.  Starring Mathew Modine and Eric Stoltz, the film was based on the true story of the crew of a B-17, one of the first complete crew to finish their tour of duty – which consisted of [...]

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SECOND HARVEST HOSTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 2013

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Tweet Local Volunteers Will Participate in National Day of Community Service, Help Fight Hunger in South Georgia Second Harvest of South Georgia, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the region, is hosting Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26, at its Valdosta and Albany branches. For more than two decades, the Points of Light [...]

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Chehaw Announces Changes in Organization

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Tweet Special to the Journal The Chehaw Park Authority announced today that it is restructuring its organization and eliminating two key positions. This is being done to reduce operating expenses and strengthen the financial position of the organization. “These are challenging times for all businesses,” says Park Authority Chair, Scott Kemp. “We already know that [...]

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Artists and Athletes Unite to Fight Hunger

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Tweet LEESBURG: Lee County High School’s theatre honor society and wrestling team are joining forces this Halloween season to do battle against something very scary: hunger. The LCHS Thespians and wrestlers are working together to support the area’s food bank, Second Harvest, as part of the international Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eats campaign.             Citizens [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON ELECTION OF LORRAINE MILLER AS INTERIM PRESIDENT, CEO OF NAACP

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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 election of Lorraine C. Miller as the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):  “A dear friend of long standing, Lorraine has always demonstrated a keen [...]

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This Column Is Brought To You By The Letter P

By   /  October 21, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Politics: It is the Process by which we the People decide how we will exert control over one another. As government expands, we the people grow more and more dependent on the political process. It’s what we discuss in this space weekly. To some it’s just a game. To others it’s [...]

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