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New Boating Safety Law

By   /  May 24, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet The unofficial start of summer is almost here. That means the boating season’s about to start. It’s time to change up the battery, pump up the tires on the trailer, and make sure the motor starts.

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VA Benefits

By   /  May 9, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet It was recently announced that the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be implementing an initiative to expedite benefit compensations claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer for things like medical, educational reimbursement, help with alcohol or substance abuse, even burial benefits.

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GOAL Winner

By   /  May 2, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany Tech student Aamir Greene will be the state spokesman for technical education after winning the prestigious GOAL award. What a great choice!

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Boston

By   /  April 24, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet In the aftermath of 9/11, we hoped and prayed Americans would never have to endure another terrorist attack on our soil.

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Congrats Luke!

By   /  April 10, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet South Georgia enjoyed another proud moment Sunday night when Leesburg’s Luke Bryan was named Entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. The 36-year-old musician also co-hosted the star-studded event.

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Cutliff Grove

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet We have not only heard that taxpayers are upset…much more like outraged, that the Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center wants the Albany City Commission to restructure the center’s debt, on a low-income housing project it took over from the city in 2008.

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Sequestration

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet As you know, automatic cuts in the federal budget-known as sequestration-went into effect last week. A latest poll showed most Americans, 46 percent, said they believe the cuts are bad for the country. 34 percent said they were a good thing, while another 20 percent either said they would have little or no impact…A [...]

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Raise Georgia’s High School Drop out age

By   /  February 27, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet We are asking, again this year, why doesn’t Georgia raise the high school drop -out age, from 16 to 17 or 18? The facts about our current dropouts are very clear…

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Albany Women in DC

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet We enjoyed a proud moment here in South Georgia when our own Pamela Green-Jackson received a Citizens Medal from President Obama. Ms. Green-Jackson, who works at MCLB Albany, was honored for her Youth Becoming Healthy program, which she started as a tribute to her brother who died because of diabetes.

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SCHOOL SAFETY

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut brought renewed attention to school security. While no security plan can guarantee absolute protection at all times, we have confidence in the safety of Dougherty County Schools.

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