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Score a sober driver for this year’s Super Bowl

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As the Seahawks and Broncos battle it out in New Jersey for one of America’s most highly anticipated sports events, friends and family will gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate the Super Bowl. As football fans congregate for the big game, the Governor’s Office of Highway [...]

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DECAL and Georgia Food Bank Offering Grants to Serve More Children in Summer Meal Program

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) is hoping to serve more nutritious meals to children this year through its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), administered by DECAL and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Beginning February 1, 2014, the agency [...]

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LP Georgia Chairman Doug Craig Issues Statement on Winter Storm and Response

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Tweet Special to the Journal This week has been a tough one for many in Georgia. Tuesday saw snow and ice cover most of metropolitan Atlanta, closing businesses, schools, and roads across the region. While the emergencies and inconveniences are tragic and preventable, this storm and the response showed us that we should not depend [...]

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Isakson Praises Senate Passage of His Bill to Protect Homeowners from Flood Insurance Rate Spike

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today praised the Senate passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would protect millions of homeowners from being hit by huge flood insurance premium rate hikes. The legislation would also require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete an affordability [...]

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GDOT Continues to Treat Ice on Roadways and Bridges

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Tweet Special to the Journal TIFTON, Ga. – Georgia Department of Transportation crews were out Thursday morning treating patches of ice on roadways and bridges and will continue to monitor conditions.

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DPG Chair DuBose Porter Issues Statement on Winter Storm

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Tweet Special to the Journal Dublin – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following remarks in response to Georgia’s recent snow storm. “First, our thoughts and prayers are with the men, women, and children who still haven’t made it home. I also want to commend Georgia’s first responders, teachers, and unexpected guardian [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 8.2 percent in December, SWGA’s remains unchanged

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago. Meanwhile, there was no change for the rest of Southwest Georgia [...]

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Kids in the Kitchen: The Fight against Childhood Obesity

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany – Presented by The Junior League of Albany, Georgia, Inc., Kids in the Kitchen will be held on Saturday, February 8, from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the JCPenny wing of the Albany Mall.  Kids in the Kitchen is a day of healthy fun and games for kids and their [...]

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Storm Departed; Impacts & Bitter Cold Remain Throughout Metro & Much of State

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – The winter storm that devastated traffic in Metropolitan Atlanta Tuesday and presented dangerous driving conditions across nearly two-thirds of Georgia has moved into the Carolinas and the Atlantic Ocean.  But it wreaked havoc on Metropolitan Atlanta traffic; an impact that continues to be felt this morning.  Clean-up efforts [...]

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Ice Reported on Baker, Decatur, Dougherty and Wilcox County Bridges

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Tweet Staff Reports TIFTON – The Georgia Department of Transportation has received reports of ice on Decatur, Dougherty and Wilcox County bridges. The locations are: Baker County ·      State Route 37 at the Flint River Crisp County ·      State Route 300 at I-75 ·      SR 33 Connector at I-75 ·      SR 30 at Lake Blackshear [...]

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