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WALB on November 30, 2007

Thousands turn out for Christmas parades

Albany -- We all know that the holidays have officially hit Southwest Georgia when Christmas parades get into full swing. Saturday was the 17th annual Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade in downtown Albany. [+] Read Story

WALB on November 28, 2007

Reforming Healthcare

Albany - - We all know there's trouble with health care. Skyrocketing costs, insurance companies that deny claims, too many people uninsured. An advocacy group that wants to solve those problems is traveling the country to spread their message. An Albany woman opened the doors to her home to help. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on November 24, 2007

Bishop visits troops in Kuwait

* U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and family spend Thanksgiving with Georgia troops overseas. THE BISHOP FILE * Age: 60 * Residence: Albany * Education: Bachelor's degree, Morehouse College; Doctorate of law, Emory University * Political experience: Elected to Congress in 1992; Served in Georgia Senate, 1991-92; Served in Georgia House, 1977-90 * House committee assignments: Appropriations, member of subcommittees for Defense, Military Construction/Veterans Affairs and Agriculture CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, and his wife, Vivian, are spending the Thanksgiving holidays with U.S. troops and support personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and Baghdad, Iraq. [+] Read Story

Kuwait Times on November 24, 2007

Four US representatives visit troops in Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT: Four US representatives and their spouses served up something special on Thanksgiving Day at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Representatives John Murtha (Pennsylvania), David Hobson (Ohio), Norm Dicks (Washington), and Sanford Bishop (Georgia), met with Lt. General R. Steven Whitcomb, Third Army/United States Army Central commanding general, and dined with service members from their respective slates on November 22. [+] Read Story

Ledger Enquirer on November 8, 2007

Bill to provide $6M for center

If the Senate passes what committees in both houses of Congress have already approved, the National Infantry Foundation will be $6 million closer to its goal for the construction of the new Soldier Center at Patriot Park. [+] Read Story

WALB on November 6, 2007

MCLB Crosses Fingers for Vehicle Warehouse

Albany - - Albany's Marine Corp Logistics Base may soon get millions of dollars to build a warehouse to protect vital combat vehicles. The House of Representatives approved a spending bill that includes almost 10 million dollars for the 40,000 square foot warehouse. [+] Read Story

WALB on October 24, 2007

Drought disaster declared for SW Georgia

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 Georgia counties primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, including the Second District counties of Chattahoochee, Dooly, Marion, Muscogee, and Talbot. [+] Read Story

AJC on October 24, 2007

Disaster: A bright side?

While drought-weary folks in the Atlanta metro worry that their water will run out before the federal government declares the region a disaster area and funnels in money and other help, farmers out in the country are already getting some relief from Uncle Sam. [+] Read Story

WALB on October 18, 2007

ConAgra Peter Pan plant re-opens

Sylvester -- The ribbon's been cut and plant employees are ready to get all of Peter Pan peanut butter varieties back on store shelves. "You have hundreds of employees here. ConAgra has made an investment here," said Congressman Sanford Bishop. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on October 5, 2007

Albany gets $45K HUD grant

Albany’s Community Development Department will get financial help from the federal government. ALBANY — Albany’s Department of Community Development has been awarded a grant for $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office announced Friday. [+] Read Story

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