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SB 44 Would Make New Offense for Recruiting Minors to Gangs

GEORGIA – Governor Brian P. Kemp’s Floor Leader Bo Hatchett (R- Cornelia) introduced Senate Bill 44 which addresses gang violence by creating a new offense for recruiting minors to gangs and establishes a mandatory minimum sentencing scheme for all gang offenses.   “Senate Bill 44 is a top priority for my office, along with Governor…

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Children’s Imagination Station Coming to Valdosta Area

By Sementha Mathews,  Turner Center for the Arts VALDOSTA, Georgia – There’s a new sign up on the corner of Webster and N. Ashley Streets in Valdosta that reads: “Future Home of the Meta Shaw Coleman Children’s Imagination Station.” The sign marks an exciting expansion in the life of the arts in the Valdosta-Lowndes County…

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Blakely Mass Choir featuring Frederick Shorter Coming to ABAC on Feb. 7

  Frederick Shorter and the Blakely Mass Choir will fill Howard Auditorium with gospel music as part of its First Tuesday performance on Feb. 7.  TIFTON – An electric night of soul-filled gospel music will surely bring the crowd to its feet as Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College presents “A Night of Choral Singing” featuring Frederick…

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The Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia History Festival Continues with Free Events in February

SAVANNAH, Georgia —The Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia History Festival continues in February with three free events open to the public. The festivities begin with the Colonial Faire and Muster on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah. This free popular living-history program…

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Take a Mental Health Test

Mental Health America of Georgia offers online mental health screening.  It is one of the qickest and easiest ways to determine whether your are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. The link to testing can be found here:  https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/#Screen%20Start/. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety are real, common and treatable.  Recovery is…

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Georgia Peanut Commission honors farmers and industry supporters

By Jennifer Whittaker, Georgia Farm Bureau One of the highlights of the 46th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference held Jan. 19 was the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) honoring the individuals and teams who have helped advance Georgia’s peanut sector. Before the show kicked off at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, the GPC…

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Dr. Gregory M. Tanner Named Interim President of South Georgia State College

University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue today named Dr. Gregory M. Tanner interim president of South Georgia State College (SGSC), effective Feb. 1, 2023. Tanner currently serves as SGSC’s vice president for advancement, government relations and athletics, and first came to what was then South Georgia College in 2012 as dean of students. The…

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How to Start a Farm: Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

New to farming? Want to learn how to start a farm? USDA can help and offers additional assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers. USDA considers anyone who has operated a farm or ranch for less than ten years to be a beginning farmer or rancher. USDA can help you get started or grow your operation…

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