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HUDGENS: PREPARE NOW FOR WINTER STORM

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – With snow and icy precipitation in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips for winter.

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GEORGIA DOT WINTER WEATHER EVENT CONTACTS

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Georgia Department of Transportation is prepared for possible winter weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. The Department has ample personnel and resources located throughout the state and will pre-treat and treat roads throughout as conditions warrant. In addition, manpower, equipment, salt, gravel and brine can be relocated from lesser impacted [...]

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GDOT Maintenance Crews Ready for Winter Storm Leon

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

GDOT employee Clarence Brown  works to attach a snow plow to a tandem dump truck

Tweet Special to the Journal TIFTON – Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews in southwest Georgia are ready for Leon, the winter storm predicted to move into the area late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 2

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

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Tweet To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 13, 2014 and is expected to last until the first of March.

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DARTON APPOINTS FRANK MALINOWSKI AS INTERIM ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

Frank Malinowski

Tweet Written by Amanda Clements ALBANY – Darton State College announced today the appointment of Frank Malinowski as interim assistant vice president for enrollment management (AVP) effective February 3.  As interim AVP for enrollment, Malinowski will be responsible for the oversight of the departments of admissions, financial aid, and registrar. This strategic role will enable Darton State to [...]

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Calories, Cancer and Leading by Example: Exercising your right to a healthier lifestyle

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet While the old adage ‘we are what we eat’ might be an oversimplification, the truth is we are affected by how we eat. A 2010 survey by the Center for Disease Control found that nearly 70 percent of the United States adult population could be considered overweight – having a Body Mass Index between [...]

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Combating Poverty Step 3: Race relations

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Fifty years after the civil rights movement, race is still a big deal in Albany.  In reality, it may well be a big chunk of what is actually wrong in this community.  Many in the black community still see racism behind every nook and crany, while now many whites see every matter that doesn’t [...]

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Encore Performances for Honored Lee County Show

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

The Cast of 80 Days--(left to right) Turner Hitt, Courtney Shirley, Zac Crew, Davis Cowart, Hunter Fallin, and Nicolette Mantica.

Tweet Special to the Journal LEESBURG – Lee County High School’s Theatre Arts Program has been honored with an invitation to perform their recent production of Around the World in 80 Days at the upcoming Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus. The group has been tapped to open the annual conference on Thursday, February 6th, with [...]

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Time for something different

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet My public writing began as somewhat of an accident.  Almost eight years ago I made a wisecrack on a political blog under an assumed name in the middle of the night.  Three and a half years ago I was named editor of that website, PeachPundit.com.  Shortly after I began writing a daily political column [...]

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Do We Still See Colored People?

By   /  January 26, 2014  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette President Lyndon Johnson visited Martin county Kentucky in 1964. I was nine years old. We were considered the poorest county in the United States. Most of us did not know we were poor but we would soon find out from Johnson and the national media. At that time, there were no [...]

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