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The Gift that Keeps On Giving

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Tweet Written by Pearly Bowser Albany – It is often said that it is better to give than to receive and, this holiday season, the College of Education is doing just that.

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Mega Millions jackpot raised from $550M to $586M

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As a result of brisk ticket sales, Georgia Lottery officials announced today that the Mega Millions estimated jackpot has been bumped from $550 million to $586 million for Tuesday’s drawing. This is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has [...]

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Bully-A-Day: December 16

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Tweet Bullying is a far more prevalent problem than many people in Southwest Georgia are aware.  Following the tragedy involving Dustin Hammonds, many parents are reaching out, sharing the stories of their own encounters with bullying.  The Journal has asked to run these stories, in hopes of running a bully story per day, and we [...]

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Consultant speaks to DoCo Kiwanis on business branding

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Debbie Finney of UGA’s Small Business Develop Center talks to the Kiwanis DoCo audience about small business and branding.

Tweet Written by David Shivers Albany – 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 [...]

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It’s time for schools to stop turning a blind eye to bullying.

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Dustin Hammonds didn’t deserve the two years of torment that his parents allege he went through.  For two years, a young man was tormented in the one place we all like to pretend our children are safe at: school.  Now, the entire area is hurting over a child most of us never got to [...]

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Winning the Compromise

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Hopefully this is the last column in which we talk about budget showdowns and shut downs for a while.  Perhaps you’ve enjoyed them.  Frankly, they’ve been easy for me because I can almost cut and paste the last one.  We’ve been in this cycle for a while.  And provided the Senate votes to approve [...]

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