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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
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Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
March 18, 2008
Lee County -- Hours after officially kicking off his re-election campaign lMonday night, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss hit the campaign trail this morning.
At a grass roots rally in Lee County, Chambliss heard from voters who say they'll closely watch how the Senator deals with issues from the Farm Bill to tax relief and healthcare.
Taking nothing for granted, Senator Saxby Chambliss started his campaign across the state in Lee County talking with voters about their concerns. "The situation in Iraq, particularly in places like here in Albany where MCLB is such an important economic factor and national security factor. The Farm Bill is very much on the minds of people all across south Georgia," Chambliss cited as key.
The 2008 Farm Bill will have many of the same safety nets for south Georgia farmers, but could have smaller subsidies for peanut and cotton farmers. "We've got some new provisions with respect to the peanut program, made a couple of changes in the cotton program, we've had to because of budget reasons as well as just reasons we need to move to more market orientate programs," the Senator said.
As the economy continues to stumble, residents listened intently to what the Senator had to say about future fixes. "I was very interested in the tax cuts of course in the economy and the fuel situation. I think he's working hard to get us some alternative fuels," says Jim Thomas, a concerned citizen.
Because we depend on foreign oil for 62% of petroleum needs, the Senator explained the Farm Bill includes incentives for alternative fuels, like ethanol, but not only made from corn. "We can't grow corn at the volume they can in the Midwest, but we can sure grow a pine tree like nobody else."
Chambliss said the challenge will be getting more flex engines in the nation's vehicles so there will be a demand for ethanol.
Tuesday, it was his colleague and best friend Senator Johnny Isakson however who may have led the loudest cheer calling Chambliss well respected, hard working, but most importantly someone who's never lost his commitment to Georgia's conservative values.
Now it will be up to voters to decide. Senator Chambliss also made a campaign stop in Columbus. Later this week, he plans to campaign in Rome and Savannah.