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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 8.2 percent in November

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.2 percent in November, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in October. This is the lowest the rate has been since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009. The rate was 9.1 percent [...]

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Bully-A-Day: December 25

By   /  December 25, 2013  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Tift County – Today’s story comes from Tift County.  While we would love to not run a Bully-A-Day story on Christmas Day, the bullying doesn’t always take a break, so we don’t either.  This story comes to us from Jenn Coker. It deals with her own son’s dealing with bullying and illustrates [...]

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Bully-A-Day: December 24

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports Leesburg -Bullying happens everywhere, even in such well respected schools as the Lee County School System.  Today’s story comes from the friend of a family that allegedly experienced a horrific event.

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YMCA Offers Tabata Bootcamp™, 8-Week Exercise and Nutritional Program

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tabata Bootcamp™ is being led by Julie Michas

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany – Tabata Bootcamp™ is an 8-week program that combines high-intensity interval training with behavior modification for healthy eating. Participants in Tabata Bootcamp™ often report significant results with weight loss and overall health. Participants in Tabata Bootcamp™ can take advantage of: three 30-minute group workouts per week; online tracking of [...]

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Blood drive scheduled for Thursday

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – It’s the season of giving and what better way to finish up the Christmas holiday than by giving the gift of life by donating blood. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will be holding a community blood drive on Thursday, December 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in [...]

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Bully-A-Day: December 23

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany – Today’s story comes to us anonymously.  The mother of this girl was also the victim of bullying, which does seem to happen from time to time.  However, bullying can come in many forms.  Today’s case doesn’t involve being beaten up, but may actually be more damaging in the long run.

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GDOT Partners with Rail Company to Improve Quitman Crossing

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Quitman – Surface improvements completed at the railroad crossing on U.S. 84 in Quitman will result in a smoother ride for motorists, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

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Christmas Presence

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet It’s Christmas time.  There will be no politics in this week’s “political” column.  Despite the wishes of “some”, I don’t recommend showing up at Christmas dinner with an agenda to be discussed. This is not the time. For Children, it’s a magical time of enchantment, dreams, and of course – presents.  For those with [...]

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Will the flood waters receed?

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet September 25, 2013- Over 200 concerned citizens pack the Tybee Island City Hall in a standing room only meeting moderated by Mayor Jason Buelterman. December 3, 2013- Over 350 concerned citizens pack the auditorium at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick in a standing room only meeting moderated by Chamber of Commerce President [...]

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Attorney General Olens Part of $2.1 Billion Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Ocwen

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion dollar joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Sam Olens, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia and the federal government. In Georgia, Ocwen may provide approximately 7,602 troubled borrowers with an estimated $35.7 million [...]

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