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Walmart Presents Check to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

Walmart Presents Check to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Accepting the check for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is Rodney Baggett, Commercial Truck Driving Instructor for Wiregrass and Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Wiregrass Tech President. Wiregrass Press Release: Douglas, GA – The Wiregrass Foundation North was the recipient of a $5,000 check from Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grant Program. Dr. Tina K. Anderson, President of Wiregrass […]

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Senator David Perdue on Hugh Hewitt: This Is No Way To Run A Railroad

Senator David Perdue on Hugh Hewitt: This Is No Way To Run A Railroad

| April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Senator David Perdue: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss Senate Democrats’ efforts to stall the nominations process. Highlights: No Way To Run A Railroad: “Most of these government departments right now only have half of their direct reports. The first three or four layers […]

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Florida teen takes $15 million prize in scratch-off game

Florida teen takes $15 million prize in scratch-off game

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Florida man has claimed a $15 million top prize in a scratch-off game. Florida Lottery officials said in a news release that Quinn Kofler of Bonita Springs claimed the prize Wednesday in the new “Florida 100X the Cash” scratch-off game. He purchased the winning ticket at […]

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Rep. Ed Rynders Among Those Helping Dedicate New Boat Ramp in Lee County

Rep. Ed Rynders Among Those Helping Dedicate New Boat Ramp in Lee County

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Press Release: A new boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers improved access to the Kinchafoonee Creek and to the upper reaches of Lake Worth opened in Lee County. Anticipating more than 5,000 users each year, State House Rep. Ed Rynders, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Terry West, and […]

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Eleven Indicted And Arrested In Sweep

Eleven Indicted And Arrested In Sweep

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Arthur D. Peralta announce that the eleven defendants listed below have been indicted by a Federal Grand […]

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FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors

FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla.– Federal assistance to help individuals and families recover from Hurricane Irma now tops $1 billion, seven months after the Sept. 10, 2017 disaster declaration. The $1 billion, approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program includes $693.4 million in Housing Assistance—$503.8 million to help pay rent for those whose homes were not habitable after the storm and another $180.8 million for home […]

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Rep. Austin Scott Broadband Proposals Included in Major Legislation, Head to the House Floor

Rep. Austin Scott Broadband Proposals Included in Major Legislation, Head to the House Floor

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Austin Scott: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), a Member of the House Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, released the following statement upon the Committee passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the “farm bill.” Through negotiations, Rep. Scott was […]

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Isakson Supports Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis

Isakson Supports Legislation to Fight Opioid Crisis

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Senator Johnny Isakson: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today cosponsored legislation to help fight the opioid crisis and improve the federal government’s response to this epidemic that is devastating communities across Georgia and the nation. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, S.2680, would facilitate greater communication and improve data sharing […]

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Senator David Perdue Comments On Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Senator David Perdue Comments On Former First Lady Barbara Bush

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Senator David Perdue: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Bonnie and I join the nation in mourning the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Barbara’s faith, her love for her family, and commitment to our nation inspired us all. […]

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Albany set to receive federal funding to rebuild after tornadoes

Albany set to receive federal funding to rebuild after tornadoes

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News ALBANY, Ga. (WCTV) — Parts of Albany, Georgia are still in recovery mode after last year’s deadly tornadoes. Now, federal funding is on its way to help the city rebuild. The Albany mobile home park was devastated by a tornado last January. Lives were lost and dozens of […]

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