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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP FIGHTS FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

By   /  January 25, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) received a 100% rating from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights based on his voting record on key issues like civil rights protections, the budget, education, jobs, immigration reform, violence against women, and more. The Leadership Conference [...]

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Bully-A-Day: January 24, 2014

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Bully-A-Day  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Today’s story comes from Becky Lail.  Like so many others, it also comes from the Worth County School System.

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Reporter banned from meeting with Obama Interior secretary

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (R) takes a tour to the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller News Foundation A Colorado reporter was kicked out of a supposedly public meeting between local officials, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell not once but twice on Wednesday, raising questions as to whether the officials violated Colorado’s open meetings law.

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Local child advocacy group calls for volunteers


By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Nicolette Elzie “Give a child a voice”- this mantra rings through the minds of volunteers speaking up in court. Despite the emotional toll this line of work can take, volunteers are working to resolve cases of child abuse.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 7.4 percent in December

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Georgia Unemployment

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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HUDGENS: FIRE IN BERRIEN COUNTY CLAIMS THREE LIVES

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Atlanta – Fire Investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office have ruled a Wednesday morning house fire that claimed the lives of three and injured two, accidental. The fire, which occurred around 3:25 a.m., killed Arturo Garcia, 39, his stepson, Toby Hawkins, 16, and family friend Christopher Rowan, 17.  The house, [...]

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GEORGIA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: STUDENTS, PARENTS CAN SWITCH TO OUR SCHOOL UNTIL FEB. 27

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Georgia Connections Academy, a fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, is currently enrolling students and will host online information sessions in January and February where families and prospective families will get the chance to learn more information about the curriculum and thoroughly explore the program. They [...]

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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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