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...Governor announces board appointments ATLANTA -Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday appointments to the Georgia Rural Development Council and the State Board of Occupational Therapy. The newly appointed RDC board members include: Brian Keith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/26/met_382195.shtml
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Perdue to lead rural panel

...Atlanta is to offer incentives for homegrown companies to expand. He also announced that he would lead the Georgia Rural Development Council and name new members to it. Last week, Mr. Perdue fired Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, who had led the group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/11/bus_375270.shtml
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Lawmakers hear case to fight poverty

...forum Monday offered differing opinions on how to respond to the problem. Joe Whorton, the director of the Georgia Rural Development Council, said the study compels an urgent response from officials in both state and federal government, as well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/17/met_364499.shtml
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Housing shortage hinders jobs

...study was conducted by the university's Housing and Demographics Research Center at the request of the Georgia Rural Development Council, formed by Gov. Roy Barnes to spur economic growth in rural parts of the state. Among its chief findings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/17/met_327035.shtml
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Aid plan targets rural areas

...5 percent margin of error. UGA analysts who studied the region issued a blunt assessment in May for the Georgia Rural Development Council. "All of the (council's) research concludes that rural communities in Georgia are characterized as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/22/met_144714.shtml
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Survey shows pupils label farming vital

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Rural leaders are finding encouragement in a survey released this week showing a majority of Georgia middle school pupils consider agriculture important to the state. While the survey wasn't done by a professional polling organization, the shear number of students labeling farming as vital - 93 percent - was significant. Ironically, urban students ranked agriculture slightly higher than those in suburbs and even in the heart of the state's farm region.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/19/met_313720.shtml
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Rural care needs help, report says

...bad and demonstrates the need for added government attention, according to a report released today by the Georgia Rural Development Council. "When compared with the health status of citizens nationwide, the health status of rural Georgians is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/19/met_313725.shtml
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Panel puts hold on plan to relocate

...information the panel would need to make informed recommendations. Joe Whorton, executive director of the Georgia Rural Development Council, suggested that information could include each agency's minimum space requirements. He said the commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/14/met_301511.shtml
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Leaders want link statewide

...Technology Authority, which will hold its first meeting Monday. Gov. Roy Barnes has sought suggestions from the Georgia Rural Development Council chaired by Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, the Public Service Commission and other state departments, but he has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/09/met_298984.shtml
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Rural areas lag behind, study says

...the fruits of the state's economic prosperity to one lagging far behind. The report, compiled by the Georgia Rural Development Council, will be used as the group tries to decide ways the state can help boost the economies of struggling rural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/20/met_288122.shtml
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