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Downtown Albany Post Office Won't Close - Albany Herald

Sep 4, 2013 Carlton Fletcher

ALBANY — The downtown Albany post office has been given a new lease on life … a one-year lease, to be exact. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard held a joint news conference Wednesday morning to announce that...

DOJ grants awarded to Albany, Columbus

Aug 8, 2012 Albany Herald

ALBANY — Albany and Columbus will receive more than $170,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop announced this morning. More than $99,000 in Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants were awarded by the DOJ...

Leaders ask public's help in pushing for budget compromise

Aug 8, 2012 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

COLUMBUS, GA - Congressman Sanford Bishop calls it "the sword" once poised over a special congressional budget "super committee" charged with cutting $1.2 trillion in federal discretionary spending. That sword was raised back in 2011 when the...

Bishop Speaks At Mitchell History Program

Feb 24, 2012 WALB-TV (Albany)

CAMILLA, GA - Mitchell County Middle School held their annual Black History program Thursday morning. Their theme for this year's assembly was "A Tribute to Motown." Students performed old Motown music and songs, paying tribute to greats like Marvin...

Ga.'s Bishop co-founds poultry caucus in Congress

Jan 26, 2012 WRCB-TV

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has co-founded a caucus in Congress dedicated to poultry issues. The Georgia Democrat said the caucus will educate other members of Congress about the concerns of the U.S. chicken industry, including food...

Chicken industry get Congressional fan club

Jan 26, 2012 Feedstuffs – The Weekly Newspaper For Agribusiness

Poultry state House members announced on Jan. 26 that they are forming a new Congressional Chicken Caucus, which will take aim at informing their colleagues about the importance and concerns of the U.S. chicken industry. The new caucus will be co-...

Crawford and Bishop Co-Found Congressional Chicken Caucus

Jan 26, 2012 Agri-Pulse

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 - Congressmen Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) announced that they have co-founded the bipartisan Congressional Chicken Caucus. The Chicken Caucus will educate members of Congress and their staffs on the concerns...

Georgia Congressmen Respond to State of the Union Address

Jan 25, 2012 WMAZ-TV

U.S. Congressmen from Central Georgia Sanford Bishop, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, weighed in after President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Bishop focused on the key points of the President's plan to stimulate the...

Six from Columbus area make list of '100 Most Influential Georgians'

Jan 7, 2012 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

There’s an Army general and a U.S. congressman on Georgia Trend’s annual list of “100 Most Influential Georgians.” There’s also a university president, a company recruiter and two CEOs from the insurance and banking worlds. The thread that runs...

Amos, Bishop, Brown, Hardin, Mescon & Stelling among '100 Most Influential Georgians'

Jan 7, 2012 WRBL-TV

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Georgia Trend, the self-described "magazine of Georgia business, politics and economic development" has named six from the Columbus area among its "Georgia Power List." The list of "100 Most Influential Georgians" lists Aflac...

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