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GEORGIA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: STUDENTS, PARENTS CAN SWITCH TO OUR SCHOOL UNTIL FEB. 27

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Georgia Connections Academy, a fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, is currently enrolling students and will host online information sessions in January and February where families and prospective families will get the chance to learn more information about the curriculum and thoroughly explore the program. They [...]

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Lady Rams demolish Paine, Golden Rams pull away late

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany – Junior point guard Mecca Frost had 15 points and five assists, and sophomore guard Keidra Green added 15 points and five rebounds to lead the Albany State Lady Rams to an 82-69 victory over the Paine College Lady Lions, while men’s senior forward Jamorris Gaines scored 25 points and grabbed [...]

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Being among poorest in the nation requires someone to step up

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yet again, Albany has found itself on a list of poorest communities in the nation.  This is nothing new, of course.  I remember the last list that came out, pointing out how poor our community was then.  Of course, then Albany mayor Willie Adams argued that Albany was still a great place to live [...]

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GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE TO UNVEIL ONLINE KIDS’ PINES CATALOG AS PART OF CHILDREN’S DAY AT THE CAPITOL

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal 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 participating public libraries around the state.

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Report: Tens of thousands fled socialized Canadian medicine in 2013

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation Every year thousands of Canadian have no choice but to seek medical care outside of the country’s single-payer health care system, according a report from a Canadian free-market think tank. In 2013, nearly 42,000 Canucks left their homeland to avoid long wait times and [...]

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Isakson Statement on Senate Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today made the following statement following the Senate passage of H.R.3647, the omnibus appropriations legislation. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 72 to 26.

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Congressman Bishop comments on 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, released the following statement regarding the passage of a government funding bill, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Congressman Bishop voted in favor of [...]

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Georgia Lottery posts educational transfers totaling $15B

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As the Georgia Lottery Corp. celebrates its 20th anniversary, lottery officials today announced record proceeds to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014. The Georgia Lottery’s first-half transfers to the Lottery for Education Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in the state to [...]

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Georgia Receives Near-Failing Grade of D+ for its Lack of Support for Emergency Patients

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON — Georgia received a near-failing grade of D+ and ranked in the bottom half of the nation at 29th in the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America’s emergency care environment (“Report Card”). The state received failing or near-failing grades in three out of [...]

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Health District confirms first flu-related death; state fatalities continue to rise

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Carolyn Maschke ALBANY – A Dougherty County adult became Southwest Public Health District’s first flu fatality for the 2013-2014 flu season, health officials confirmed today. The Georgia Department of Health has confirmed more than 20 flu fatalities statewide.

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