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Phoebe working to fight influenza by limiting patient area access

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY, Ga. – With flu season now upon South Georgia, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is working to protect patients, staff and the public by limiting access to patient areas. Phoebe officials are asking those not actively involved in caregiving to avoid visits to the hospital. “The signs are that we [...]

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YMCA Invites Public to New Year’s Day Open House

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany – The Albany Area YMCA invites members and non-members to a New Year’s Day tradition – the YMCA New Year’s Open House. Visit the Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road or the Lee Branch, 316 Robert B. Lee Drive in Leesburg, from 1 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, [...]

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SWGAP hosts ‘Our Farmers Our Food’

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany -The Southwest Georgia Project, Inc. (SWGAP) is pleased to host “Our Farmers Our Food” Farm to School program with Lake Park Elementary at 11:00 a.m. This program will allow Lake Park Students to have up close conversations with SWGAP’s Farm to School Farmers on the importance of eating fresh [...]

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Mega Millions jackpot raised to a holly, jolly $636M

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – ‘Tis the season for jolly jackpots! Georgia Lottery officials announced today that the estimated Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing has been raised from $586 million to $636 million because of strong sales.

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Lee County School Superintendent Dr. Larry Walters speaks to DoCo Kiwanis Club

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Lee County School Superintendent Dr, Larry Walters briefs Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County members on the school system and recent developments there.

Tweet Written by David Shivers Albany -Lee County School Superintendent Dr. Larry Walters told the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty on December 16 that community support and parental involvement are “truly a hallmark of our school system. We are blessed, and we know we are blessed, and we don’t want to take it for granted either.”

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The Gift that Keeps On Giving

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Pearly Bowser Albany – It is often said that it is better to give than to receive and, this holiday season, the College of Education is doing just that.

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Mega Millions jackpot raised from $550M to $586M

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As a result of brisk ticket sales, Georgia Lottery officials announced today that the Mega Millions estimated jackpot has been bumped from $550 million to $586 million for Tuesday’s drawing. This is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has [...]

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Consultant speaks to DoCo Kiwanis on business branding

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Debbie Finney of UGA’s Small Business Develop Center talks to the Kiwanis DoCo audience about small business and branding.

Tweet Written by David Shivers Albany – Following nearly three decades in the retail and medical administrative fields, Debbie Finney has brought her experience back to her native Albany as area coordinator for the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center. On December 9 she spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County about the [...]

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John Riles Named to Samford University’s Homecoming Court

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet BIRMINGHAM, AL (12/13/2013) – John (Buddy) Riles of Albany recently was named to Samford University’s 2013 Homecoming court as a representative. The court was presented at the homecoming ball and participated in the parade, football game halftime and other weekend festivities. Riles is a Pre-pharmacy major and the son of Burt and Amy Riles [...]

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Thanks for Supporting the Art Market

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet by Aaron Blair This Saturday will be the final Second Saturday Open-Air Art Market in the Art Park until Spring (March). The Art Market is from 10am-2pm. Looking for a place to sell your art or crafts? Come down to the Art Park on Pine this Saturday from 10am-2pm. All artist and crafters are [...]

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