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The Public is Invited to the YMCA Family Valentine Celebration Dance

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany – Families are invited to attend the Albany Area YMCA Family Valentine Celebration Dance on Friday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. The dance will be held at the YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, and the evening of family fun and fellowship is open to the public. Tickets [...]

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Darton softball begins reading to Kinchafoonee Primary School students

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Darton State outfielder Jordan Watson reads to kindergarten students at Kinchafoonee Primary School, Tuesday.

Tweet Written by David Mann LEESBURG – Head Darton softball coach Eric Neel took the helm of the Lady Cavalier ball club with only three weeks to prepare for a Feb. 1 season opener, but that didn’t stop him from immediately taking his program into the local community.

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VSU Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2013

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal VALDOSTA, GA – Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from Fall 2013 who have earned the academic status of Dean’s List. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine (9) or more semester hours with an institutional (VSU) GPA of 3.00 or higher [...]

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Local child advocacy group calls for volunteers


By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Nicolette Elzie “Give a child a voice”- this mantra rings through the minds of volunteers speaking up in court. Despite the emotional toll this line of work can take, volunteers are working to resolve cases of child abuse.

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Combatting Poverty Step 2: A cultural shift

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Continuing our look at how to help Albany recover, we’re going to look at something I touched on yesterday.  The idea that Albany requires a cultural shift in how we approach the world.  It’s an idea that some people may have strong feelings about, but there are facts that cannot be escaped. For example, [...]

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Support our GBI…

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet You hear us mention the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on the news almost nightly. The GBI is an elite team of highly trained investigators who offer assistance to local law enforcement agencies.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 7.4 percent in December

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago. The Department also notes that, Albany lost an [...]

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HUDGENS: FIRE IN BERRIEN COUNTY CLAIMS THREE LIVES

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Atlanta – Fire Investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office have ruled a Wednesday morning house fire that claimed the lives of three and injured two, accidental. The fire, which occurred around 3:25 a.m., killed Arturo Garcia, 39, his stepson, Toby Hawkins, 16, and family friend Christopher Rowan, 17.  The house, [...]

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Combating poverty step 1: Education

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday, I wrote about the news that Albany is still one of the poorest communities in the country.  Obviously, that’s not exactly a shock to most of us.  However, pointing out that fact will only do so much in changing anything.  Here at the Journal, we don’t just report the news, we do our [...]

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Miss GA Carly Mathis speaks to DoCo Kiwanis

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis, poses with longtime friend Marilyn McClelland following the Kiwanis DoCo program.

Tweet Written by David Shivers It’s hard to look at Carly Mathis now and picture her as once being an overweight, insecure teenager. On January 20, the Leesburg native and reigning “Miss Georgia” told the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County the story of her transformation and her “Miss America” pageant experience and platforms.

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