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Tweet Following nearly three decades in the retail and medical administrative fields, Debbie Finney has brought her experience back to her native Albany as area coordinator for the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center. On December 9 she spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County about the importance of branding and marketing amidst [...]

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Live Out: The Outdoor Social Network to Launch this Winter

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Tweet Athens, GA – Live Out Enterprise LLC will launch Live Out: The Outdoor Social Network this winter. The site hosts an online forum for outdoor enthusiasts and extreme sports fans and provides a collection of resources that encourage and enable participation in outdoor activities. Live Out allows its members to find people in their [...]

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$344M jackpot ornaments Mega Millions drawing Tuesday

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Tweet $344M jackpot ornaments Mega Millions drawing Tuesday ATLANTA – Mega Millions has a massive jackpot with $344 million glazing on a festive sleigh for a single annuity winner for Tuesday’s drawing. Two winning tickets worth $5,000 were sold in Marietta and Atlanta from the Dec. 6 drawing. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: [...]

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Rob Watts to keynote GSW Commencement Dec. 14

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Tweet AMERICUS (Dec. 10, 2013) —Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Convocation Hall of the GSW Student Success Center. Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, will be the commencement speaker. With 405 students expected to graduate, ample space for guests [...]

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Insurance Veteran Liz Johnson Steps Up to Run for Georgia Insurance Commissioner

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Tweet Statesboro, Georgia- Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, a forty-year insurance industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. Johnson is a life-long Democrat and former elected member of the Democratic National Committee. “The incumbent, Ralph Hudgens, has a long history of pursuing a misguided personal agenda rather than working to serve Georgia citizens. His [...]

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Turning off major memory switch dulls memories

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Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – A faultily formed memory sounds like hitting random notes on a keyboard while a proper one sounds more like a song, scientists say. When they turned off a major switch for learning and memory, brain cells communicated, but the relationship was superficial, said Dr. Joe Tsien, neuroscientist [...]

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WAFJ Christmas Cheer Tour collects toys for Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients

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Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – A hospital can be intimidating for a child, but the distraction of a toy, game, or craft can help a young patient cope. This month radio station 88.3 WAFJ is collecting toys during its Christmas Cheer Tour in an effort to help bring comfort to the nearly 100,000 patients treated at [...]

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Darton Struggles at Newberry

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Tweet Newberry, S.C. – Darton struggled at the Newberry College Duals, Saturday, going 0-5 with some of the NCAA’s best Div. 2 wrestling programs. Hosts Newberry College swept the Cavaliers 58-0 in the first round. “That threw us off for the whole day,” Darton head wrestling coach James Hicks said. “We never recovered.” Darton then [...]

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USDA Overhauls 4Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

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Tweet Changes will strengthen rural housing markets; encourage new construction WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a series of sweeping changes to a popular loan program for rural homebuyers. The changes are part of an extensive overhaul that will strengthen rural housing markets, increase the availability [...]

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