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  1. HomeTown Health Concludes Fourth Hospital Policy Maker Tour of 2014Read the original story

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    ... Director, they visited Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth, GA, Upson Regional Hospital in Thomaston, GA, Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla, GA and the Office of Rural Health in Cordele, GA. On the second day of the tour, the policy makers and HomeTown ...

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  2. Georgia High School Football roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... Charlton (5-0, 2-0 in region) is averaging 36.4 points per game. The Indians play on the road next week at Irwin County. GLYNN ACADEMY 16, RICHMOND HILL 3 The Red Terrors scored the game's final 16 points to top Richmond in a Region 3-AAAAA game. ...

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  3. Georgia: Top four high school football games to watch in Week 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... 27 points. Charlton gets a bye next week before entering a three-week stretch of difficult region opponents, at Irwin County, home against Wilcox County and at Telfair County. Running back Andrew Lee (774 rushing yards, 10 TDs) is the rushing leader ...

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  4. Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forumRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The candidates hoping to lead Georgia's education agency agreed that students are tested too often, but Democrat Valarie Wilson and Republican Richard Woods shared different strategies for addressing that during a candidate forum Monday. Woods, a former Irwin County educator and administrator, said tests should be divided up during the school year as benchmarks rather than given at the end of a school year.

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  5. Georgia superintendent candidates draw contrasts at education forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The candidates hoping to lead Georgia's education agency agreed that students are tested too often, but Democrat Valarie Wilson and Republican Richard Woods shared different strategies for addressing that during a candidate forum Monday. Woods, a former Irwin County educator and administrator, said tests should be divided up during the school year as benchmarks rather than given at the end of a school year.

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  6. Legislative group to study high school athleticsRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 14 | MyFoxAtlanta

    Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.

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  7. JL McGinnisRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Morning Journal

    JL Austin "Jim" McGinnis, age 87, was born at home in Briartown, OK, where he spent his early childhood. He enlisted in the US Army in February 1945 at the age of 18 and served in the Pacific Theater including the occupation of Japan.

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  8. Morehead takes in statewide farm tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... by UGA Extension staff, including Ben Hill agriculture and natural resources agent Blake Crabtree and Irwin County agriculture and natural resources agent Phillip Edwards. "We have been looking forward to the MANA plant in Fitzgerald being showcased ...

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  9. Vietnam Wall draws a big crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | WALB-TV Albany

    Hundreds of people were in Ashburn Friday for the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. It was somber as the names of South Georgians who died in combat are read.

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  10. Delay new test, says Republican school chief candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    ... delay of the new standardized test Georgia is moving to this school year. Woods, a retired educator from Irwin County who is running for state school superintendent, called for the delay during a debate Tuesday against his Democratic rival, Valarie ...

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  11. Georgia state superintendent candidates differ on Common Core in Tuesday debateRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... a plan to convince parents to lobby their legislators for added spending. Woods is a career educator from rural Irwin County while Wilson is a former City of Decatur school-board chairwoman who served a term as president of the Georgia School Boards ...

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  12. Superintendent candidates discuss standardsRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | News 4 Jax

    ... Common Core, created by the National Governors Association, focuses on stricter math and English standards. Irwin County educator Richard Woods believes there should be more flexibility for educators. Woods is running for state superintendent as a ...

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  13. First faceoff of superintendent candidates highlights differencesRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... a plan to convince parents to lobby their legislators for added spending. He is a career educator from rural Irwin County while she is a former City of Decatur school board chairwoman who served a term as president of the Georgia School Boards ...

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  14. Candidates for Ga. superintendent debate standardsRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | Education Week

    ... "We need to take stock and make sure we're getting what we really want our kids to learn," said Woods, a former Irwin County teacher and administrator. Common Core hasn't been a strictly party-line issue in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal has expressed ...

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  15. State school superintendent candidates split on Common Core in first debateRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... "We need to take stock and make sure we're getting what we really want our kids to learn," said Woods, a former Irwin County teacher and administrator. Common Core hasn't been a strictly party-line issue in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal has expressed ...

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  16. Royals varsity prevails in scrimmage versus Irwin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2014 | 13WMAZ.com

    Cody Evans had a 33-yard touchdown pass to Antavis Robertson and Tae Holiday had a touchdown run as the Bleckley varsity edged Irwin County 14-13 in three quarters of scrimmage football played Friday in Cochran.

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  17. The "Lynch Mob"Read the original story

    Aug 17, 2014 | Daily Kos

    It's both racial and historical. It wasn't a term solely applied to and within discussions dealing with racially charged issues, and it wasn't an action taken purely as a means of race-related oppression, suppression or violence.

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  18. State transportation group to meet in Columbus MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2014 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com Chief Assistant District Attorney Alonza Whitaker talks with Assistant District Attorney LaRae Moore before closing arguments are presented to the jury in the murder trial of co-defendents Daquandrea Truitt and Shaquille Porter Thursday.

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  19. Harriet Wran is a 'sensitive, caring, sweet woman' who's battled...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Frail final photographs of Robin Williams in local art gallery with his wife as she reveals his shocking Parkinson's diagnosis Police chief shoots daughter, 16, after mistaking her for an intruder as she snuck in through garage after night out Galactic map could finally solve the mystery of 'interstellar bands': 3D model reveals clues about how ... (more)

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  20. How Harriet Wran came undoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | Illawarra Mercury

    Just after 7pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend Harriet Wran was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in Redfern.

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