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Isakson Praises Senate Passage of His Bill to Protect Homeowners from Flood Insurance Rate Spike

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today praised the Senate passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would protect millions of homeowners from being hit by huge flood insurance premium rate hikes. The legislation would also require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete an affordability [...]

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GDOT Continues to Treat Ice on Roadways and Bridges

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal TIFTON, Ga. – Georgia Department of Transportation crews were out Thursday morning treating patches of ice on roadways and bridges and will continue to monitor conditions.

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DPG Chair DuBose Porter Issues Statement on Winter Storm

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Dublin – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following remarks in response to Georgia’s recent snow storm. “First, our thoughts and prayers are with the men, women, and children who still haven’t made it home. I also want to commend Georgia’s first responders, teachers, and unexpected guardian [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 8.2 percent in December, SWGA’s remains unchanged

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Georgia Unemployment

Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago. Meanwhile, there was no change for the rest of Southwest Georgia [...]

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Storm Departed; Impacts & Bitter Cold Remain Throughout Metro & Much of State

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – The winter storm that devastated traffic in Metropolitan Atlanta Tuesday and presented dangerous driving conditions across nearly two-thirds of Georgia has moved into the Carolinas and the Atlantic Ocean.  But it wreaked havoc on Metropolitan Atlanta traffic; an impact that continues to be felt this morning.  Clean-up efforts [...]

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Ice Reported on Baker, Decatur, Dougherty and Wilcox County Bridges

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports TIFTON – The Georgia Department of Transportation has received reports of ice on Decatur, Dougherty and Wilcox County bridges. The locations are: Baker County ·      State Route 37 at the Flint River Crisp County ·      State Route 300 at I-75 ·      SR 33 Connector at I-75 ·      SR 30 at Lake Blackshear [...]

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HUDGENS: PREPARE NOW FOR WINTER STORM

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – With snow and icy precipitation in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips for winter.

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GEORGIA DOT WINTER WEATHER EVENT CONTACTS

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal The Georgia Department of Transportation is prepared for possible winter weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. The Department has ample personnel and resources located throughout the state and will pre-treat and treat roads throughout as conditions warrant. In addition, manpower, equipment, salt, gravel and brine can be relocated from lesser impacted [...]

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GDOT Maintenance Crews Ready for Winter Storm Leon

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

GDOT employee Clarence Brown  works to attach a snow plow to a tandem dump truck

Tweet Special to the Journal TIFTON – Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews in southwest Georgia are ready for Leon, the winter storm predicted to move into the area late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

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DARTON APPOINTS FRANK MALINOWSKI AS INTERIM ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

Frank Malinowski

Tweet Written by Amanda Clements ALBANY – Darton State College announced today the appointment of Frank Malinowski as interim assistant vice president for enrollment management (AVP) effective February 3.  As interim AVP for enrollment, Malinowski will be responsible for the oversight of the departments of admissions, financial aid, and registrar. This strategic role will enable Darton State to [...]

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