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GEORGIA FARM BUREAU HOLDS 76th ANNUAL CONVENTION

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Tweet Jekyll Island – More than 1,500 Georgia farmers and agribusiness leaders from across the state met on Jekyll Island Dec. 8-10 for the 76th Annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention. The three-day event included a tradeshow and commodity conferences where farmers heard updates on policy and production issues impacting Georgia’s major commodities. During the general [...]

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Thanks for Supporting the Art Market

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet by Aaron Blair This Saturday will be the final Second Saturday Open-Air Art Market in the Art Park until Spring (March). The Art Market is from 10am-2pm. Looking for a place to sell your art or crafts? Come down to the Art Park on Pine this Saturday from 10am-2pm. All artist and crafters are [...]

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Practical Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

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Tweet Special to the Journal Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Jake Davis of Alfa Insurance and the Georgia Arson Control Board are urging the community of Dougherty County to keep safety in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays. According to Jake Davis, [...]

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Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black releases 2013 Georgia Grown Holiday Gift Guide

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Commissioner Gary W. Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture today announced the release of the 2013 Georgia Grown Holiday Gift Guide. The annual Georgia Grown Holiday Gift Guide is available online at www.georgiagrown.com and is comprised of various food products and gifts that are exclusive to Georgia. A few of this year’s items [...]

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Albany State vs. Columbus State Tonight

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Tweet by Stanley McCormick, Sports Information Director The Lady Rams Basketball team at Albany State University will play Columbus State tonight at6 p.m. in the SPER Gym. The game is open to the public.

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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet December 11, 2013 (FHTNC)-Navy Seaman Recruit Mitchell A. Barron, son of Francis X. and Lovelina Y. Barron of Albany, Ga. and brother of Michael A. Barron of Kennesaw, Ga., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Barron completed a variety of training which included [...]

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Things to do Downtown this Week!

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Tweet by Aaron Blair Riverfront BBQ: Everyone’s favorite BBQ restaurant is now serving an amazing country breakfast from 7am-10am. Wednesday, December 11th – 5pm Unwind Wednesday at Icons Bar & Grill. Every Wednesday in December all martinis and well drinks $2 from 5pm-7pm. Professionals come to mix. mingle and enjoy and after work power networking [...]

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Letter to the Editor: Jobs are the issue; our Congressmen just don’t get it.

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Dear Editor: Americans are floundering until the economy recovers. The economy won’t recover until there are sufficient non-government jobs to employ the masses. There will not be sufficient jobs until we address the issue that caused our job losses in the first place, our inability to compete with the rest of the world. We [...]

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MILLIONS MORE AMERICANS SET TO GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH MEDICAID EXPANSION

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet CONGRESSMAN BISHOP URGES GEORGIA TO EXPAND MEDICAID SO THAT 478,000 MORE GEORGIANS CAN GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) highlighted recent data that shows that there would be 478,000 fewer uninsured Georgians by 2016 if Georgia takes advantage of the Medicaid expansion opportunity provided under the Affordable [...]

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