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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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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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What to Do When You Suspect Child Abuse

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Onslaught of Cases Prompts Advocate to Share Tips for Recognizing, Reporting Abuse Special to the Journal The news reports are as shocking as they are relentless: An Army sergeant in Maryland charged with 1st-degree child abuse, accused of starving, beating and burning her 4-year-old stepdaughter. A North Carolina Child Protective Services supervisor and her [...]

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES ALIGN TO PRESENT THE 2014 DREAM SUMMIT FOR AREA YOUTH

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet ALBANY, GA- Local organizations ban together in a different way in an effort to share the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Albany area youth. The 3rd annual Dream Summit takes place Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Albany Civic Center. The Dream Summit is an annual collaboration of local leaders and [...]

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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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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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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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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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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

Kids’ PINES Catalog

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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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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