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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet Army Pfc. Marcus Q. Nix has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of [...]

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John Riles Named to Samford University’s Homecoming Court

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Tweet BIRMINGHAM, AL (12/13/2013) – John (Buddy) Riles of Albany recently was named to Samford University’s 2013 Homecoming court as a representative. The court was presented at the homecoming ball and participated in the parade, football game halftime and other weekend festivities. Riles is a Pre-pharmacy major and the son of Burt and Amy Riles [...]

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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Announces Public Computer Security Upgrade

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Tweet Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell recently announced a security upgrade for the Agency’s public computer terminals available at select DDS locations. Google Chromebox computers have replaced the existing public computers provided for customers to access and securely print information mandated by new Federal homeland security (Real ID Act) requirements. This customer [...]

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Gates Millennial Scholars Make ASU First Choice

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Education, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet by Pearlie M. Bowser For more than a decade, the Bill Gates Millennial Scholars program (GMS) has helped to fund the college dreams of over 16,000 students from throughout the country. Among the scholarship recipients are two Albany State University students. Ocquianna Suggs is a freshman from Atlanta majoring in forensic science. Graduating senior [...]

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Kingston Unveils American Renewal Initiative

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Tweet Special to the Journal Six-point document outlines Congressman’s strategy for unifying country WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) today unveiled the American Renewal Initiative, a six-point agenda by which he hopes to unify the country. Kingston likens the initiative to the Contract with America that gave the House a defining agenda. “Today, Washington gets [...]

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Administration takes steps to ensure Americans signing up through the Marketplace have coverage and access to the care they need on January 1

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Tweet Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional steps to help ensure consumers who are seeking health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace smoothly transition to coverage that best fits their needs. We will continue to look for additional steps we can take to make this process easier for consumers. The [...]

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2013 Keep Georgia Beautiful Award Winners Celebrated

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Tweet More than 200 Georgians attended the 35th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 11 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The annual program honors individuals and organizations working to improve Georgia’s environment. “Today’s program celebrates and recognizes 35 years of collaboration by individuals, schools, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies to [...]

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PSC Approves Improvements in the Atlanta Gas Light Pipeline Distribution System to Promote Economic Development

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Tweet ATLANTA, December 12, 2013 – As part of its essential role to promote economic development in Georgia, the Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously approved two agreements for improvements in the Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) natural gas pipeline distribution system. These agreements will ensure that adequate distribution system capacity, system pressure, and [...]

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