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Georgia woman strangles rabid bobcat

Georgia woman strangles rabid bobcat

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By CBS News By: CBS News  June 18, 2018 A Georgia grandmother was stepping outside her home to take a picture when she was attacked by a rabid bobcat. Dede Phillips said she had just put the bumper sticker “women who behave rarely make history” on the back of her new truck and wanted to snap […]

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Former employee of U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan sentenced to federal prison for accepting kickbacks from subcontractor

Former employee of U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan sentenced to federal prison for accepting kickbacks from subcontractor

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia Press Release: ATLANTA – A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan was sentenced today for accepting illegal kickbacks from an Afghan subcontractor in return for his assistance in obtaining subcontracts on U.S. government contracts. U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak of the Northern […]

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Colbert Bank Robber Sentenced

Colbert Bank Robber Sentenced

| June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: MACON: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on June 12, 2018, Senior United States District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal sentenced Qruintrell Renee Cook, age 29, of North Augusta, South Carolina, to 57 months’ imprisonment for […]

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Doctors found guilty for roles in South Georgia “pill mills”

Doctors found guilty for roles in South Georgia “pill mills”

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of WCTV: By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News June 15, 2018 MACON, Ga. (WCTV) — Two South Georgia doctors are facing decades behind bars for their involvement in “pill mill” operations at pain clinics in Valdosta and Columbus. Dr. William Bacon, 82, and Dr. Donatus O. Mbanefo, 64 were found guilty at trial […]

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Deal: GE Appliances to create 100 jobs in Jackson County

Deal: GE Appliances to create 100 jobs in Jackson County

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Gov. Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that GE Appliances, a manufacturer of household appliances, will create 100 jobs and invest $55 million in a new Southeast Region Appliance Distribution Center in Commerce. Construction of the new facility will be completed by April 2019. “Georgia’s business-friendly climate continues to attract […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2018

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Georgia Press Release: One of the most cherished segments of any community is its elders. Our elders are the women and men who have lived through more than many of us can imagine, who shaped the world into its present state and have passed the baton […]

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Georgia Deadline Approaching for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Hurricane Irma

Georgia Deadline Approaching for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Hurricane Irma

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

SBA Disaster Field Operations Center East Press Release: ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 13 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Georgia as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. […]

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U.S. Senate Ag Committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

U.S. Senate Ag Committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Press Release: TIFTON, Ga. (June 13, 2018) The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry marked up the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and delivered on promises for bipartisan legislation from Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan. The farm bill as it is more commonly known, passed […]

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Rep. Austin Scott Announces 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Austin Scott Announces 2018 Congressional App Challenge

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Rep. Austin Scott: WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) announced the start of the Eighth District’s 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This competition is an annual, nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This competition allows students to compete with […]

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GDC Releases New Facebook Career Hub

GDC Releases New Facebook Career Hub

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia Department of Corrections Press Release: FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Human Resources Division has launched a Facebook page entitled “GDC Career Hub,” dedicated to individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. According to Betsy Thomas, Human Resources Director, the page is also designed to assist in communicating the mission of the […]

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