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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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Secretary Vilsack Expands StrikeForce Initiative to Address Rural Poverty in Four Additional State

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to theJournal Targeted efforts now operational in persistent poverty areas in 20 states, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and West Virginia PINEVILLE, Kentucky, January 17, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers today to announce the expansion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s StrikeForce Initiative into four additional [...]

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Statement by Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF President and CEO on the White House Summit on Expanding College Opportunity

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal “UNCF applauds President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for convening this summit, focused on increasing college opportunities for low-income students and narrowing the wealth divide through expanded educational access. “UNCF has long recognized that access to education is the key to economic success. For 70 years UNCF has relied [...]

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Chambliss Statement on the President’s NSA Speech

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks regarding changes to intelligence collection activities: “The purpose of our intelligence programs is to protect Americans in an increasingly dangerous world. The men [...]

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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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Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Declassified Bipartisan Report on Benghazi Terrorist Attacks

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Washington—The Senate Intelligence Committee today issued a declassified report on the September 11-12, 2012, terrorist attacks against U.S. personnel at the Temporary Mission Facility and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. The committee found the attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya—to include prior [...]

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USDA Announces Speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

United States Department of Agriculture

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “The Changing Face of Agriculture,” to be held from Feb. 20-21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va.

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HUDGENS: FROZEN PIPES? YOUR HOMEOWNERS COVERAGE MAY HELP

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.

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GDOT PROGRAM EXPECTED TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON RURAL BROOKS COUNTY ROADS

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal QUITMAN, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved a contract that is expected to enhance safety on nine Brooks County roads through the installation of striping and signs.

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Chehaw Zoo Closed Due to Cold

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Chehaw

Tweet Staff Reports Albany -Due to the current extreme cold weather, the zoo at Chehaw Park will be closed today and Tuesday according to a press release sent by the park earlier today.

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