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By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE TO UNVEIL ONLINE KIDS’ PINES CATALOG AS PART OF CHILDREN’S DAY AT THE CAPITOL ATLANTA — Georgia Public Library Service will officially unveil its new online Kids’ PINES Catalog as part of Children’s Day at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 23. The catalog will be used at more than 275 [...]

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RobertCrossMiddleMagnetWinsRegionalAcademicBowl

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

1st Row: Scott Dawson, Captain; Taliya Griffin, Co-Captain; Ryan Moore; Yasmine Jones 2nd Row: Will Jones, Ana Paduano, Nigel Jackson, Justin Clements, Hector Grimaldo, DeAnna Reed, Edbonie Benefield
3rd Row: Mr. Scott Dawson, Sr., Mrs. Thelma Chunn, Principal; George Darrisaw; Mauricio Recendez; ShaCamryn Malone; Ethelene Kimber, Coach  Daniels

Tweet Robert Cross Middle Magnet School Academic Bowl Team won its Regional Bowl Competition, Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Americus, Georgia. The competition was hosted by faculty members of Georgia Southwestern State University. Robert Cross was victorious in winning all of their six games. In Game One, Robert Cross beat out Cohn Middle, 150-125. The [...]

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What You Should Know About Acute Heart Failure

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet SpecialtotheJournal (StatePoint) It’s easy to be misled by the many misconceptions about heart disease — for example — that it only affects the elderly or those with unhealthy diets. But in reality, every 40 seconds someone in America dies from heart disease, making it a leading cause of death in the country. One of [...]

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Secretary Vilsack Expands StrikeForce Initiative to Address Rural Poverty in Four Additional State

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to theJournal Targeted efforts now operational in persistent poverty areas in 20 states, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and West Virginia PINEVILLE, Kentucky, January 17, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers today to announce the expansion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s StrikeForce Initiative into four additional [...]

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DOCO Credit Union Giving Away $3000 in College Scholarships

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Albany, Georgia: Over the past 9 years, DOCO Credit Union has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to our area. As part of DOCO Credit Union’s commitment to the youth in our communities they are giving away two $1,500 college scholarships. These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors. For complete rules and to obtain [...]

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Statement by Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF President and CEO on the White House Summit on Expanding College Opportunity

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal “UNCF applauds President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for convening this summit, focused on increasing college opportunities for low-income students and narrowing the wealth divide through expanded educational access. “UNCF has long recognized that access to education is the key to economic success. For 70 years UNCF has relied [...]

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Macon to be in National Spotlight

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet C-SPAN to reveal Macon history and highlight authors during week-long visit SpecialtotheJournal Mayor Robert Reichert, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Cox Communications will welcome the national network for a showcase event as they kick off a week-long visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life. Why Macon? Macon was [...]

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Chambliss Statement on the President’s NSA Speech

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks regarding changes to intelligence collection activities: “The purpose of our intelligence programs is to protect Americans in an increasingly dangerous world. The men [...]

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New Chamber Survey

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week the Chamber released the most recent survey of members asked to vote for issues we should address this year. One question with 90% voting yes, “does the business community support allowing the citizens the right to vote on city–county consolidation”.

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Republicans Put Politics Ahead of Georgians

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus

Tweet The following comes from the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus. Atlanta, Ga. – Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly have put political fundraising ahead of the people of Georgia by eliminating the traditional budget process and compressing hearings into a single, half-day session. State legislators will have little time to discuss the state’s supplemental budget.

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