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  1. Major General Gary Volesky awards Maintenance Duo for keeping Joint...Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

    As service members, deployed in support of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, continue to redeploy from Liberia after completing their mission, the last and final service member of the week recognition ceremony took place on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, January 30th. Every Friday, Major General Gary Volesky, commanding general, JFC-UA, selects service members supporting JFC-UA as the service member of the week.

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  2. King, Nancy LouiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Lakeland Ledger

    NANCY LOUISE KING, 74 Certified Nursing Assistant BARTOW - Nancy Louise King, age 74, passed away January 27, 2015, at the Bartow Center of heart failure. Mrs. King was born in Ocilla, GA, on March 31, 1940, to Stephen Loyce & Marie Louise Purvis.

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  3. Transportation bill causing dissent among government officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Times

    Area government officials are up in arms over the state's proposed transportation bill, which calls for shifting all sales taxes at gas pumps to state coffers, ending the share that local governments, including schools, would get. Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said Thursday that Hall County governments, as a whole, could lose $10.5 million to $11 million annually if the bill, as now proposed, passes.

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  4. Georgia House leaders propose transportation planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | MDJonline.com

    Leaders in the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday revealed their proposal to increase state funding for transportation by $1 billion annually through a combination of changes to the state's gas tax and a usage fee for owners of alternative fuel vehicles.

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  5. Georgia House leaders unveil transportation funding billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Business Journal

    Republican leaders in the Georgia House of Representatives said Wednesday they've figured out a way to raise more than $1 billion a year in additional transportation funding without raising taxes. Legislation to be introduced into the House on Thursday calls for replacing the various components that make up the state gasoline tax with a straight excise tax of 29.2 cents per gallon, a figure based on the average in combined state and local sales and excise taxes Georgians have been paying at the pump during the last four years.

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  6. Joseph Vincent Trankina Has DiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Radio Ink

    The veteran broadcaster was described as 'a missionary for the cause of the communications medium he worked for during his distinguished career' by former RAB President Miles David. Trakina spent 15 years at the RAB reaching Senior Vice President.

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  7. Commerce's Benoit excelling as a wrestlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Times

    ... had four days to prepare for a competition at Creekview High, coming off the football team's semifinal loss to Irwin County. On short rest, he finished second in his weight class. Love said his senior has a mentality of never wanting to fail, which ...

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  8. It's a Boy-SweatRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Baxley News-Banner

    Liam was born December 6, 2014 in Ocilla. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.

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  9. VIDEO: A teenage lawmaker? Maybe one day in GeorgiaRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A grassroots movement launched by a Georgia middle-schooler might result in a teenager one day serving as an elected official in the state Legislature. State lawmakers announced on Monday, the first day of the General Assembly, that they are introducing his proposal to change the state constitution to lower the minimum age for serving in the Legislature.

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  10. Deal begins second termRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... skills." The other statewide elected officials also took their oaths today. The only one from our area, former Irwin County educator and new State School Superintendent Richard Woods. There was a lot of talk over the last year or so about Georgia's ...

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  11. Three arrested, one loose in Ocilla armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | WALB-TV Albany

    Police have three men in custody, and are searching for a fourth, after an armed robbery at an Ocilla convenience store early Friday morning. According to the Irwin County Sheriff and Ocilla Police, multiple people pulled up in car behind the flash foods store, and walked over to the station.

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  12. Ocilla armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | WALB-TV Albany

    Police are on the lookout for several men after an armed robbery early this morning. It happened at the Flash Foods in the 800 block or North Irwin Avenue in Ocilla. We have a crew on the scene. Look for live updates coming up on Today in Georgia. Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

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  13. Transportation to be key issue of 2015 sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    The 2015 General Assembly starts Monday and local state legislators interviewed by the Neighbor Newspapers last week all said transportation will be the watchword this year. The state is trying to find ways to fund an estimated $1 billion to $1.5 billion in annual transportation infrastructure needs, including highway maintenance and improvements.

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  14. Cobb lawmakers split on report calling for $1.5B in funds for infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | MDJonline.com

    Cobb lawmakers had mixed reactions to a report released Tuesday about funding for Georgia's transportation infrastructure, with some saying it contained no new information and others supporting some of its proposals.

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  15. Could transportation funding in state hit a roadblock?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 | Effingham Herald

    The overall disrepair of Georgia's roads and bridges has reached the point where the state's political and business leaders agree that "something must be done." Anyone who's been caught in the bumper-to-bumper traffic jams that choke most of the major highways would probably agree with that, so it's not really a controversial issue.

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  16. 3 car pile up hampers lunchtime traffic in ValdostaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | WALB-TV Albany

    A construction crew was already working on the front of Anna Mashburn's home Monday afternoon, but not because she was adding on to it or remodeling. The work was being done because a suspected drunk driver drove his truck through her home around 8 p.m. Sunday night.

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  17. Lowndes Sheriff's Office receive big grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | WALB-TV Albany

    A construction crew was already working on the front of Anna Mashburn's home Monday afternoon, but not because she was adding on to it or remodeling. The work was being done because a suspected drunk driver drove his truck through her home around 8 p.m. Sunday night.

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  18. Shooting suspect turns himself in to policeRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | WALB-TV Albany

    Ocilla Police say 46-year old Kenny Martin turned himself in Monday morning. Martin has been charged with aggravated assault in last Wednesday's shooting of Terrence Mack.

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  19. Person arrested in shooting that killed Auburn football playerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | WALB-TV Albany

    The first of two teams representing South Georgia football took the field Friday afternoon in Atlanta.The Irwin County Indians took on the Hawkinsville Red Devils at the Georgia Dome for the GHSA Division 1 A state title.The two teams battled closely in the first half, locking in at 6-6.In the second half though, momentum got away from the Indians.A botched snap on a punt and a safety, lead to nine unanswered points from the Red Devils.Hawkinsville would go on to win 15-6.Irwin County head co... The first of two teams representing South Georgia football took the field Friday afternoon in Atlanta.The Irwin County Indians took on the Hawkinsville Red Devils at the Georgia Dome for the GHSA Division 1 A state title.The two teams battled closely in the first half, locking in at 6-6.In the second half though, momentum got away from the Indians.A botched snap on a punt and a safety, lead to ... (more)

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    Dec 13, 2014 | WALB-TV Albany

    The first of two teams representing South Georgia football took the field Friday afternoon in Atlanta.The Irwin County Indians took on the Hawkinsville Red Devils at the Georgia Dome for the GHSA Division 1 A state title.The two teams battled closely in the first half, locking in at 6-6.In the second half though, momentum got away from the Indians.A botched snap on a punt and a safety, lead to nine unanswered points from the Red Devils.Hawkinsville would go on to win 15-6.Irwin County head co... It's the 20 year anniversary of the last time Colquitt won a state title.Sure, there have been trips to the dome and chances to win the championship, like Sihiem King's brother had in 2010.But two decades later, junior tight end Shaun Bonner can suit up on Saturday and win a GHSA state title for Colquitt County.Just like his dad, Shaun Bonner, Sr, did back in 1994."

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