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Georgia retailers prepared for shoppers over crucial Thanksgiving weekend

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – Georgia retailers are ready for a busy shopping season as the crucial Thanksgiving weekend approaches, the Georgia Retail Association said today. Retailers can make between 20 percent and 40 percent of all their annual sales during the Christmas shopping season in November and December, said GRA President Rick McAllister. “Consumers appear to [...]

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Are You Prepared for What You’ll Find When You Visit Your Parents this Holiday Season?

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Warning Signs that a Person Needs Daily Assistance & Tips for Planning for It by Chris Orestis The holidays and their aftermath are the busiest time of year for long-term care admissions, says expert Chris Orestis. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, families get together and many are seeing Mom and/or Dad for the first time [...]

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Georgia’s highway safety officials barnstorm the state to announce a “Season for Safety”

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet GOHS, GSP remind drivers to buckle up and drive sober ahead of the year’s busiest holiday travel season and inclement weather (ATLANTA) — This week signals the beginning of the busiest travel season of the year. The remaining 35 days of 2013 will see some of the highest traffic volumes ever as Georgians and [...]

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Chambliss Urges Strict Congressional Oversight of Iran Nuclear Deal

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Sends letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee requesting report on the verifiability of proposal WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Robert Menendez (D-Fla.) and Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) [...]

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Kingston Blasts Iran Nuclear Deal, Pushes Stronger Sanctions

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) today blasted the Obama Administration’s announced nuclear deal with Iran and backed stronger sanctions against the regime. Kingston, a member of the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, urged the Senate to take up House-passed legislation that would target increased sanctions on the country’s energy [...]

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Just in thyme: $205M in the pot for Mega Millions drawing

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Just in thyme: $205M in the pot for Mega Millions drawing ATLANTA – The estimated Mega Millions jackpot to a single annuity winner is at $205 million for Tuesday’s drawing, and lottery players across Georgia are excited about minting the largest prize just days before Thanksgiving. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has [...]

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Albany is among 19 cities selected for Georgia’s Main Street Start-up Program

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Statewide program encourages downtown development Albany, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) announced that Albany is one of nineteen Georgia cities selected to join the Main Street Start-up Program, which provides technical assistance to cities looking to improve their downtowns. Twenty-five cities across the state applied to the 2014-2015 program, the [...]

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Holiday shopping should include online security steps

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – Many holiday shopping lists include online purchases, but is that website safe for credit cards? A security proponent at the University of Georgia has some tips for secure online shopping techniques for shoppers making their lists and checking them twice.

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WINTER ISN’T ALWAYS A WONDERLAND – PREPARE FOR FRIGHTFUL WEATHER

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign promotes Winter Weather Awareness Week on Dec. 2-6 (ATLANTA) Although the winter season doesn’t officially start until late December, that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from serving up an early taste, recently blanketing Georgia with frosty temperatures and freeze warnings. And as holiday shoppers prepare for the [...]

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HUDGENS URGES CAUTION WITH HOLIDAY COOKING

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays are over. “We’ve had 15 fatalities in Georgia so far this year in which the cause of the fire was cooking-related,” [...]

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