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Doris Pierce Davis


Preceded in death by husband, J.H. Davis, Jr. of Smithville, GA; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Pierce of Talbotton, GA; sisters, Elizabeth Jarvis and Winifred Boyd of Pine Mountain, GA; and brother, W.T. Pierce of Talbotton, GA; daughter-in-law, Paula P.

Inquirer: Muddy problem on Veterans Parkway comes from spring


"It's a big ol' patch of mud and dirt on the sidewalk just north of Talbotton Road. I was walking there today and I almost ruined a really nice pair of shoes walking through the mud. Almost as bad, I slipped once and almost busted my …" Whoa now ...

Talbotton teen dies in crash with log truck


A 19-year-old Talbotton man has died after a Tuesday morning crash involving a log truck, a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson confirms to WRBL News 3. Around 7:45a et, Jawan Dondre Hall was driving south on Georgia 41 near mile marker 14 in Talbot County ...

Talbotton, Ga., remembers Voorhees College founder Elizabeth Wright


The town of Talbotton, Georgia, recently honored the memory of Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, the founder of Voorhees College in Denmark, by renaming a street for her. Wright was born to Wesley and Virginia Wright in Talbotton on April 3, 1872. The family lived ...

GBI investigates death of woman found in Talbotton home


A dog named Champ wandered around his house on Smith Hill Road in Talbotton looking for his owner, but she is gone forever. The body of Ethelta Owens, 44, was taken away in a coroner's van this afternoon. Besides being a mother to Champ, she also has four ...

GSP seeks Talbotton hit and run driver


(ATLANTA) - The Georgia State Patrol in Manchester is searching for the driver of a silver Chevrolet Impala that struck and seriously injured a Talbotton man Friday night. Wayne Willis, 51, from Talbotton was hit as he tried to cross Washington Street in ...

Talbotton chief admits to making false statements


The former police chief of Talbotton pleaded guilty this week to a federal charge of making false statements, according to federal authorities. "Former Chief Howard chose to lie to federal investigators during a broad investigation wherein four other area ...

Former Talbotton Police Officer pleads guilty to lying to FBI


COLUMBUS, GA - A former Talbotton Police Officer and the son of the former Talbot County Sheriff pleads guilty to lying to federal agents during a corruption investigation. Michael Howard appeared in federal court this morning for his involvement in the ...

Central Talbotton outpaces MCA


PEMBROKE - To fully appreciate Saturday's Class A state playoff game between McIntosh County Academy and Central Talbotton, a VCR is required. As is a well-rested thumb. Central Talbotton's 83-58 victory at Bryan County High School was more a pause-and ...




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Get a Homeland Security Job in TALBOTTON

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

Tips

No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.

LEARN MORE

Last Published Date: December 16, 2014

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in TALBOTTON

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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In TALBOTTON: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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