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WALB on March 25, 2008

Albany shows what CDBG funds have done for the city

Albany- Community Development Block Grants have helped Albany improve housing projects across the city, but now that money's in jeopardy. Wednesday, House and Senate leaders got a tour of Albany housing projects to stress the importance of CDBG funding. Representative from both Senator Saxby Chambliss and Congressman Sanford Bishop's office along with city and county officials toured Albany's Homeless Transitional Facility. Representatives say what Albany's done with their funding is impressive. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on March 24, 2008

Bishop to keep district projects

ALBANY — As four north Georgia Republicans pledge to give up pet spending requests for their Congressional Districts, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says he’ll keep his district projects. [+] Read Story

Trading Markets on January 2, 2008

Unofficial MRI-contest votes look good for SRH

AMERICUS, Jan 03, 2008 (Americus Times Recorder - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- SI | charts | news | PowerRating -- Sumter Regional Hospital (SRH) ended on a high note in its quest for a new MRI machine, finishing the Siemens contest with approximately 260,335 votes. Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, Wisc., was in second with 158,595 votes, 101,000 less than SRH. [+] Read Story

Ledger Enquirer on December 23, 2007

With a parade, a pep rally and a trophy, community gives team an ovation

The sound of victory echoed down Broadway on Sunday afternoon, and it sounded like fire engine sirens, honking horns and the deep boom of bass drums. [+] Read Story

AJC on December 19, 2007

Ga. lawmakers snag $200 million in earmarks

WASHINGTON - Louisiana entrepreneur Sy Wiley struck up an acquaintance with Georgia Rep. Sanford Bishop a few years back when Wiley was part of a plan to provide lightweight rifles and ammunition for the U.S. Army infantry at Fort Benning, which is in the Democratic lawmaker's district. [+] Read Story

Americus Times-Recorder on December 18, 2007

One politician at the forefront of seeing Sumter Regional renewed

AMERICUS, Ga. — “Tear it down. Tear it down,” shouted the crowd as the lucky winner, Diana Hall, climbed into the “cockpit” of the bulldozer to be the first to knock down a piece of what Americus has known as Sumter Regional Hospital for the past almost 55 years. [+] Read Story

Albany Herald on December 11, 2007

Farm offices’ consolidation continuing

ALBANY — The consolidation of Farm Service Agency offices around the state that was hotly opposed by some Georgia farmers is coming to fruition. [+] Read Story

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

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