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GDOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GATEWAY GRANTS

By   /  January 5, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation is accepting applications for GATEway Grants, which provide funding for landscape beautification and enhancement projects along Georgia’s roadsides. The deadline for new applications is Feb. 28. Any organization, local government, or state agency may apply for the grants, which reimburse costs up [...]

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GOVERNOR’S PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDS RECOGNIZES FOUR WITH DNR LAW ENFORCEMENT

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Dec. 27, 2013) – Four conservation rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division recently were recognized at the 2013 Governor’s Public Safety Awards ceremony. Awards given at this ceremony are dedicated to the men and women of the Georgia public safety community in [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 8.2 percent in November

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.2 percent in November, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in October. This is the lowest the rate has been since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009. The rate was 9.1 percent [...]

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GDOT Partners with Rail Company to Improve Quitman Crossing

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Quitman – Surface improvements completed at the railroad crossing on U.S. 84 in Quitman will result in a smoother ride for motorists, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

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New South/Southwest Georgia DOT Communications Officer

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet by David Spear, Press Secretary Georgia Department of Transportation I am pleased to announce that Juanita Birmingham has joined the Department as its new District Four Communications Officer responsible for your community and coverage area. Nita has a BA in Journalism from the Grady School at the University of Georgia and an impressive background [...]

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DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION:

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia Preparatory Academy Graduates Largest Class Ever! DJJ Success Story for GA’s 181st School District Special to the Journal (AUGUSTA – GA) Commissioner Avery D. Niles is proud to announce the success of this week’s consolidated DJJ graduation ceremony, the first-ever combined graduation observance conducted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The graduation event [...]

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Secretary of State Advises Georgians on Charitable Donations

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia’s charities regulator.

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Federal extended unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28 for long-term jobless workers in Georgia

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers is set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

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Georgia Launches Statewide Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – The annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance is under way in Georgia and that means one thing: Law enforcement all over the state is out in full force to crack down on drunk drivers through the New Year’s holiday. If caught behind the wheel, these motorists will [...]

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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Announces Public Computer Security Upgrade

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell recently announced a security upgrade for the Agency’s public computer terminals available at select DDS locations. Google Chromebox computers have replaced the existing public computers provided for customers to access and securely print information mandated by new Federal homeland security (Real ID Act) requirements. This customer [...]

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