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Southwest Georgia Briefs - Aug. 16, 2013

ABAC President David Bridges, left, and Dr. Tim Marshall, right, sean for the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, stand Thursday with Andy Dunn, of Menlo, the 1,001st student to enroll in agriculture classes this semester. (Special photo)

ABAC President David Bridges, left, and Dr. Tim Marshall, right, sean for the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, stand Thursday with Andy Dunn, of Menlo, the 1,001st student to enroll in agriculture classes this semester. (Special photo)

Commissary to resume normal operations

MCLB-ALBANY — The Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany Commissary will resume normal hours of operation next week.

Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu made the announcement Thursday. It came after the Defense Department’s Aug. 6 decision to reduce furloughs of its civilian work force from 11 to six days.

“Prior to the furloughs, the base commissary was normally closed on Mondays. Because of this, we used Tuesdays as our mandated furlough day,” Cynthia Blair, store director at MCLB-Albany, said. “Now that things are going back to normal, I would like to thank all our patrons for their patience during the furlough period.”

The commissary will return to its normal hours of operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be closed Sundays and Mondays.

Active-duty and retired military, National Guardsmen and reservists have unlimited commissary shopping privileges, check-cashing privileges, credit and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program card use.

Pro wrestling returns to State Theatre

ALBANY — Professional wrestling returns to the State Theater on Saturday.

The bell time for the Showtime Wrestling card is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event has a cash bar, snacks and kids’ beverages available. Tickets are sold at the box office on the night of the show. The costs are $8, adults; $5, children 10 and younger.

ABAC gains title, gets 1,001st student

TIFTON — The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has designated Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College as Georgia’s official agricultural state college, ABAC officials announced Thursday.

In addition, for the first time ABAC started the academic year with more than 1,000 students. Andy Dunn, a Diversified Agriculture major from Menlo, was the 1,001st student to enroll in agriculture classes for fall semester.

Nearly 600 of ABAC’s students are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.

In recognition of achieving the milestone, ABAC students, faculty, staff and administration enjoyed 1,000 green and gold doughnuts Thursday morning at a news conference in the Agricultural Science building.