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

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

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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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Bully-A-Day: January 24, 2014

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Today’s story comes from Becky Lail.  Like so many others, it also comes from the Worth County School System.

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Adriann Wilson named to Dean’s List at Tennessee State University

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal NASHVILLE, TN – Adriann Wilson a resident of Albany, GA and majoring in Mechanical Engineering was among 2,033 students from Tennessee State University who were named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List.

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Reporter banned from meeting with Obama Interior secretary

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (R) takes a tour to the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller News Foundation A Colorado reporter was kicked out of a supposedly public meeting between local officials, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell not once but twice on Wednesday, raising questions as to whether the officials violated Colorado’s open meetings law.

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Combating Poverty Step 2: The Right Kind of Jobs

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet We need jobs.  That is hardly a groundbreaking statement.  Just yesterday, Albanians learned about a new restaurant opening on Meredith that will occupy the building that used to be the Ordinary Coyote.  This is good news, right? Hardly.

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