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Administration takes steps to ensure Americans signing up through the Marketplace have coverage and access to the care they need on January 1

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional steps to help ensure consumers who are seeking health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace smoothly transition to coverage that best fits their needs. We will continue to look for additional steps we can take to make this process easier for consumers. The [...]

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PSC Approves Improvements in the Atlanta Gas Light Pipeline Distribution System to Promote Economic Development

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA, December 12, 2013 – As part of its essential role to promote economic development in Georgia, the Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously approved two agreements for improvements in the Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) natural gas pipeline distribution system. These agreements will ensure that adequate distribution system capacity, system pressure, and [...]

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join University of Florida Official, Urge Passage of a Food Farm and Jobs Bill to Continue Groundbreaking Agricultural Research

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, to highlight the need for a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to advance agricultural research across the nation. Secretary Vilsack will [...]

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GDVS to Host Women Veterans Conference

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will host “A Purposeful Life: The First Annual Georgia Women Veterans Conference.” “We intend this conference to highlight the unique issues facing women veterans, and we believe it will provide insight for improving services to this growing segment of [...]

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Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black releases 2013 Georgia Grown Holiday Gift Guide

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Commissioner Gary W. Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture today announced the release of the 2013 Georgia Grown Holiday Gift Guide. The annual Georgia Grown Holiday Gift Guide is available online at www.georgiagrown.com and is comprised of various food products and gifts that are exclusive to Georgia. A few of this year’s items [...]

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USDA Overhauls 4Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Changes will strengthen rural housing markets; encourage new construction WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a series of sweeping changes to a popular loan program for rural homebuyers. The changes are part of an extensive overhaul that will strengthen rural housing markets, increase the availability [...]

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Hunt Companies and Boulevard Group Chosen to Revitalize Mixed-Income Housing Community in Albany, Georgia

By   /  December 9, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal El Paso, TX – Hunt-Boulevard Development Team, a venture between Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt), and Boulevard Group, was selected by the Housing Authority of the City of Albany, Georgia (AHA) to develop and revitalize mixed-use, multifamily and mixed-income housing as part of Albany’s Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan.

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Georgia Water Coalition Applauds DNR Board for Halting Hog CAFO Rollback

By   /  December 8, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet At the August 26th Board of Natural Resources (DNR Board) meeting, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) proposed changes to Georgia’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rules. The proposed changes included an alarming roll-back of Georgia’s hog-waste rule that endangered water quality and public health. EPD coordinated a public comment process and reported receiving 900 [...]

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Gov. Deal and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Implement the Veterans Licensure Bill Application

By   /  December 7, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD), in partnership with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, today announced the implementation of the Veterans Licensure Bill (House Bill 188), signed last legislative session to expedite the transfer of certain military certifications to professional licenses in the state. [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF NELSON MANDELA

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF NELSON MANDELA WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding the passing of anti-apartheid leader, activist, and former South African President Nelson Mandela. “Dr. King was my most admired hero until I learned of the life and legacy of Nelson [...]

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