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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

By   /  December 14, 2013  /  Sports, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Driggers, Graves keep world championship hopes alive LAS VEGAS – Kaleb Driggers and Travis Graves came into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo second in the world in team roping header and heeler standings, respectively. They haven’t had the kind of week they’d hoped for, yet each still has a shot at winning a world [...]

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Home Country

By   /  December 14, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet by Slim Randles Herb tried on the Santa suit this morning. Couldn’t button the middle button on the jacket, but fortunately the pants had a drawstring that made allowances for yet another year of good living and fine food. To fix the unclosed button situation, Herb thought this Christmas Eve he’d wear this red [...]

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Gates Millennial Scholars Make ASU First Choice

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Education, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet by Pearlie M. Bowser For more than a decade, the Bill Gates Millennial Scholars program (GMS) has helped to fund the college dreams of over 16,000 students from throughout the country. Among the scholarship recipients are two Albany State University students. Ocquianna Suggs is a freshman from Atlanta majoring in forensic science. Graduating senior [...]

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2013 Keep Georgia Beautiful Award Winners Celebrated

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Events, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet More than 200 Georgians attended the 35th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 11 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The annual program honors individuals and organizations working to improve Georgia’s environment. “Today’s program celebrates and recognizes 35 years of collaboration by individuals, schools, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies to [...]

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Waitsman family establishes “Leonard and Marie Waitsman Service Learning Award” at GSW

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Marie Waitsman, left, presents a check to GSW Foundation Executive Director Reda Rowell.

Tweet AMERICUS — The name “Waitsman” has long been known for service in the Americus community. Thanks to a new service learning award established through the GSW Foundation by Marie Waitsman and her family, the name will be an integral part of Georgia Southwestern State University, as well. The Leonard and Marie Waitsman Service Learning [...]

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MILLIONS MORE AMERICANS SET TO GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH MEDICAID EXPANSION

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet CONGRESSMAN BISHOP URGES GEORGIA TO EXPAND MEDICAID SO THAT 478,000 MORE GEORGIANS CAN GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) highlighted recent data that shows that there would be 478,000 fewer uninsured Georgians by 2016 if Georgia takes advantage of the Medicaid expansion opportunity provided under the Affordable [...]

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By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Following nearly three decades in the retail and medical administrative fields, Debbie Finney has brought her experience back to her native Albany as area coordinator for the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center. On December 9 she spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County about the importance of branding and marketing amidst [...]

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Local Tribute to Nelson Mandela

By   /  December 7, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Among the tributes upon the death of Nelson Mandela is this one posted at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on Old Dawson Road.

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Mega Millions jackpot moves up to $297M for Friday’s drawing

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Mega Millions jackpot was bumped to an estimated $297 million to a single annuity winner for Friday’s drawing. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has rolled 18 times. Two winning tickets worth $5,000 were sold in Valdosta and Ellenwood from the Dec. 3 drawing. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment [...]

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Darton Wrestling

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Sports, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet By David T. Mann, Director of Sports Information ALBANY – Although the Cavaliers won five of 10 matches, Brewton Parker came back late in the evening, Wednesday, to win 20-19 in an intense collegiate wrestling dual at Darton. Up through the 174-lb. weight classes the Cavaliers led 19-9, but Brewton managed to pull away [...]

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