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New South/Southwest Georgia DOT Communications Officer

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet by David Spear, Press Secretary Georgia Department of Transportation I am pleased to announce that Juanita Birmingham has joined the Department as its new District Four Communications Officer responsible for your community and coverage area. Nita has a BA in Journalism from the Grady School at the University of Georgia and an impressive background [...]

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Bully-A-Day: December 22

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports Today’s story, like so many we have run recently, comes to us from Sylvester. Hello, my name is Nature Hancock and I wanted to share with you what my family and I are currently going through. I know you are busy but, please read all the way through. Friday, at about 2:15, [...]

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The Way, Truth and The Life

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Faith  /   Comments

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Tweet by Garrett Andrew When I was growing up one of my favorite things was reading the daily comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes.” There was one that I saw again recently that stuck with me. Now if you haven’t seen “Calvin and Hobbes” (which means you are far younger than I, or you have been [...]

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88.3 WAFJ delivers toys to Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Events  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Radio station 88.3 WAFJ delivered nearly 300 toys to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia collected by listeners during the contemporary Christian station’s annual Christmas Cheer Tour. The toys will help bring comfort to the nearly 100,000 patients treated at the hospital each year, especially those who can’t [...]

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Isakson to Administration: Stop Targeting Small Family Farms

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Joins Senate Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter to Labor Secretary Demanding the Agency Stop Unlawful Regulation of Family Farms WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today joined 42 of his Senate colleagues, from both sides of the aisle, in a letter to the administration demanding the Occupational Safety and Health [...]

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Book Review: Cornfield Madness

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Author Explores Psychological Impact of Rural Life on Families by Marshall Cole [Palm Harbor, Florida – 15 Nov 2013] An emerging holiday tradition has appeared where families travel to a local farm, purchase a pumpkin or jar of jelly, and spend a cloudy afternoon or moonlit evening wandering through a maze carved out by [...]

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Phoebe working to fight influenza by limiting patient area access

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – With flu season now upon South Georgia, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is working to protect patients, staff and the public by limiting access to patient areas. Phoebe officials are asking those not actively involved in caregiving to avoid visits to the hospital. “The signs are that we [...]

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Life’s Out-takes: Shop With A Cop

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet By Daris Howard My son, Scott, has always wanted to serve his community and his country, but he didn’t see the military as an option for himself. So, when he learned that the local sheriff’s department was looking for some reserve deputies to help when needed, he decided that might be his opportunity. After [...]

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DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION:

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia Preparatory Academy Graduates Largest Class Ever! DJJ Success Story for GA’s 181st School District Special to the Journal (AUGUSTA – GA) Commissioner Avery D. Niles is proud to announce the success of this week’s consolidated DJJ graduation ceremony, the first-ever combined graduation observance conducted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The graduation event [...]

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What’s Wrong With Our Nativity Scenes?

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Even Some ‘Religious’ Elements of Christmas Celebrations Stray from the Truth, Says Bible Publisher-Scholar Staff Reports If you’re in business, you likely don’t even call this the holiday season anymore – it’s “the holiday quarter.” Because for businesses, Christmas is all about making money. “In Western societies, Christmas has largely become a family and [...]

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