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    EDITORIAL: Free knowledge is a terrible thing to waste

    With all of the talk -- and now resources that will soon be headed to fight blight, all that will be for naught if blight of another sort isn’t challenged. Blight of a neighborhood is easy to see, but it all begins with blight of the mind, and that comes from a lack of knowledge.

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    EDITORIAL: The path to gainful employment is there for the taking

    What if there was an opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors or seniors to take classes at a technical college and earn associate degrees at the same time they were earning their high school diplomas? What if, after graduation, they have the choice of going to work using an industry-recognized...

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    EDITORIAL: With blight, money is only part of the answer

    It seems so easy -- just ask the Urban Development Authority and the Industrial Authority to issue $28.3 million in bonds. It’s hardly noticed by the general public. Would the taxpaying resident pay more attention if it was stated that the Macon-Bibb County government was headed to the bank...

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    EDITORIAL: An agreement awaits in Warner Robins memorial clash

    Warner Robins is a city that hates controversy, but has its share no matter the effort to avoid it. Where there are people there are problems and no matter the city, we tend to fight over locations -- where the new animal shelter will be located, and the law enforcement center and the like. Everyone...

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    EDITORIAL: Bold plan to complete the signature entrance to the city

    It has been hanging around for 75 years and has spawned some of the city’s finest residents. Lawyers, doctors, contractors and people with every other known skill have called Tindall Heights home. It has transitioned from the public housing complex everyone wanted to be in to the oldest of...

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    150 years ago, two men saved our country

    “After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell the survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I ...

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    EDITORIAL: Decades of observation paying off

    Once upon a time, not too many years ago, area leaders were busy visiting cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee; Greensboro, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and others, trying to figure out their secrets for revitalization. When we weren’t visiting them, we had them come here to ...

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    EDITORIAL: Bibb school system has more to worry about than Gov. Deal

    When Gov. Nathan Deal was running for re-election last year, he promised his focus would sit on education. While many may not like how he’s focused on education, he is keeping his promise. The General Assembly has given approval to his constitutional amendment proposal that, if approved by...

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    Editorial: Community looking good for the 33rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    This community owes a great deal of gratitude to itself. The 33rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival has been a success despite Mother Nature’s attempts to rain on the festival’s parade, which it did last Sunday, but people came out to support the parade anyway.

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    EDITORIAL: Medical refugees will soon be coming home

    It’s been a two-session journey, and that long road may come to an end Friday if Gov. Nathan Deal signs Haleigh’s Hope Act into law. Officially, it’s House Bill 1, and it will allow Haleigh’s family and others around the state to come home. Haleigh and children like her...

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