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Just in thyme: $205M in the pot for Mega Millions drawing

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Just in thyme: $205M in the pot for Mega Millions drawing ATLANTA – The estimated Mega Millions jackpot to a single annuity winner is at $205 million for Tuesday’s drawing, and lottery players across Georgia are excited about minting the largest prize just days before Thanksgiving. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has [...]

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Albany is among 19 cities selected for Georgia’s Main Street Start-up Program

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Statewide program encourages downtown development Albany, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) announced that Albany is one of nineteen Georgia cities selected to join the Main Street Start-up Program, which provides technical assistance to cities looking to improve their downtowns. Twenty-five cities across the state applied to the 2014-2015 program, the [...]

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WINTER ISN’T ALWAYS A WONDERLAND – PREPARE FOR FRIGHTFUL WEATHER

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign promotes Winter Weather Awareness Week on Dec. 2-6 (ATLANTA) Although the winter season doesn’t officially start until late December, that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from serving up an early taste, recently blanketing Georgia with frosty temperatures and freeze warnings. And as holiday shoppers prepare for the [...]

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HUDGENS URGES CAUTION WITH HOLIDAY COOKING

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays are over. “We’ve had 15 fatalities in Georgia so far this year in which the cause of the fire was cooking-related,” [...]

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Fort Gaines Health and Rehab Celebrates Bronze National Quality Award

By   /  November 24, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia healthcare community recognized by national program for commitment to quality care Fort Gaines, GA– Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of healthcare communities, is pleased to announce that it has earned a Bronze Commitment to Quality Award as part of the American Health Care Association and National [...]

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution publisher to speak at UGA’s fall Commencement

By   /  November 24, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – Amy Glennon, a University of Georgia alumna and first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will give the university’s undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 13 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. The university’s graduate [...]

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Georgia Farm Bureau to hold 76th Annual Convention

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal “Through the years Georgia Farm Bureau members have enjoyed going to Jekyll’s beautiful coastal setting to hold our annual convention,” GFB President Zippy Duvall said. “We’re honored to have U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black scheduled to speak to us. We also [...]

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DJJ Commissioner Niles Appointed to Governor’s Child Advocate Nominating Committee

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet (ATLANTA – GA) Governor Nathan Deal has appointed DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles to the nominating committee for the selection of Georgia’s next head of the Office of the Child Advocate. The Governor’s nominating committee is responsible for finding a deserving successor to current Child Advocate Tonya Boga, whose three year appointment is soon [...]

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Albany’s Sands Recognized for Service as Mercer University Trustee

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet MACON, GA (11/22/2013)(readMedia)– The Honorable W. Louis Sands, judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, from Albany, was recognized for completing a five-year term on Mercer University’s Board of Trustees during its annual meeting on Nov. 22. Other trustees who rotated off the board include James A. (Jim) Bishop, senior attorney [...]

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Kingston Introduces Bill to Preserve U.S. Security Interests

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Press Releases, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Kingston Introduces Bill to Preserve U.S. Security Interests WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) introduced legislation to prevent Russia from installing Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring stations on U.S. soil. Kingston’s bill requires approval from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, and the State Department before permitting the [...]

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