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GSW student Alison McCarter named top writing tutor in Southeast

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

GSW student Alison McCarter named top writing tutor in the Southeast.

Tweet Special to the Journal AMERICUS — ‘Every writer needs a reader’ is the unofficial motto of the Georgia Southwestern State University Writing Center. The Writing Center has seven ‘readers’ and writing consultants who assist students from all disciplines in strategies for all aspects of the writing process free of charge. Alison McCarter is one [...]

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Congressman Bishop welcomes new chair to USDA FSA Georgia State Committee

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Co-Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus; and Co-Chair of the Congressional Chicken Caucus welcomed Jerome Tucker as the new chair of the [...]

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Georgia Gun Owners launches grassroots push to repeal gun free zones

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Georgia Gun Owners

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta -Today, Georgia Gun Owners (GGO) launched a statewide grassroots campaign to pressure Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to publicly support and call for passage of pro-gun legislation — without “poison pill,” anti-gun amendments.

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Attorney General Olens Recognizes National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – January 11, 2014, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is a brutal, complex and widespread crime in which vulnerable individuals are sold into commercial sex and/or forced to engage in activity against their will. Many of the victims are children. In fact, the average age of [...]

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Congressman Bishop Follow Up Statement on Temporary Health Issue

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal Washington, D.C. – In order to keep the citizens of the 2nd Congressional District fully informed, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the successful conclusion of his temporary health issue:

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP REMARKS ON POVERTY IN AMERICA

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal Washington, D.C. – Today, on the 50th Anniversary of the commencement of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) submitted a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the issue of poverty in America today. Below is the full text of Congressman Bishop’s statement:

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Chambliss, Isakson Continue Their Efforts to Protect Military Retirement Pay

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson R-Ga., urged their colleagues to support their amendment to the unemployment benefits legislation that would reverse the unfair Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) reduction for military retirees and disabled military retirees included in the recent budget agreement. The amendment [...]

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Phoebe CEO Joel Wernick Among Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians list

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Business  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga. – Joel Wernick, President/CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System, has been named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians for the eighth consecutive year. The list appears in the magazine’s January 2014 edition.

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ASU Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Albany – Albany State University has been named a top choice for service men and women in this year’s “Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities,” published by Military Advanced Education.

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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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