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GOHS and MADD Team Up to Eliminate Drunk Driving

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has announced the funding of an incentive grant in the amount of $126,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Georgia to expand prevention and education initiatives as well as to provide support services to law enforcement agencies in the [...]

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New White House Rural Council Report Highlights the Economic Importance of Passing a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet In June of 2010, the Obama Administration began providing input to Congress regarding the prospective features and policy of contents for a reauthorized farm bill. Over a period of more than three years, the Administration has supported reauthorization efforts aimed to help build a better safety net for farmers and families, and to build [...]

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Driver Services Commissioner Announces November/December Holiday Hours

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Offers Tips for Licensing Services Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced today the upcoming holiday hours for driver licensing and testing customer service centers and administrative offices statewide. (Please see the schedule below). In addition, Commissioner Mikell offered some helpful advice for customers who need licenses or IDs during this busy [...]

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Federal Court Orders DOE to Stop Collecting Fees for Nuclear Waste Disposal

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA, November 20, 2013— Commissioner Stan Wise, who has testified on nuclear waste disposal before Congress and before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, agrees with National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) that the Court of Appeals’ decision is “great news for consumers of nuclear power,” who have paid more than [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.1 percent in October

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than 8.8 percent in October a year ago. Because of the federal government [...]

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Nine at GRHealth cited for quality patient care

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Augusta, Ga. – Nine Georgia Regents Health System professionals were recently recognized for demonstrating collaborative and supportive partnerships with patients and families during the seventh annual Patient- and Family-Centered Care Conference in October. The following 2013 Family Choice Award recipients were selected by a committee of patients and families from among nearly 60 nominees: [...]

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ACT Adds Fall Test Date Option for State & District In-School, Weekday Testing

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Additional Date Provides Greater Flexibility to States & Districts that Administer the ACT® to All Students IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT announced today that it will be offering a fall in-school, weekday test date option for states and school districts that administer the ACT college readiness exam to all students as part of their academic assessment [...]

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Agriculture Secretary Announces Economic Development Funding to Strengthen Businesses and Create Jobs in Rural Communities

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Grants Include Innovative Local Foods Enterprises WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 34 organizations for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities. “Our rural communities have incredible potential to create new jobs and expand [...]

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National Farmers Organization Receives USDA Risk Management Agency Education Grant

By   /  November 19, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AMES, Iowa (Nov. 18, 2013)—Risk permeates agriculture, and USDA’s Risk Management Agency granted National Farmers and its Nexus Ag Marketing cattle marketing division $184,000 to host 16 price risk management education seminars for cattle producers in six states during 2014. “We understand beef producers operate under a variety of pressures [...]

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Mega Millions sweetens pot with $165M for Tuesday’s drawing

By   /  November 19, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – A savory $165 million jackpot is up for grabs for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has rolled 13 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $165 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash [...]

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