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    EDITORIAL: A night of stupidity leads to a lifetime of consequences

    Let’s set up the situation. You’re at a party and someone comes up with the bright idea to go to a Wal-Mart, run through the store and knock items off the shelves and destroy them and generally make a mess of things. Somewhere in this train wreck of thinking that was about to happen...

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    EDITORIAL: High court took on an aggressive agenda

    “Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.”

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    EDITORIAL: Cease fire declared in the Obamacare battle

    The U.S. Supreme Court has now twice ruled that the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called ‘Obamacare,’ is legal. On Thursday, the high court ruled 6-3 in King v. Burwell, which charged that the federal government was forbidden from providing subsidies in states that did not set up ...

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    Amount proposed is too small to succeed

    Every one of the nine Macon-Bibb County commissioners and the mayor have a stake in eliminating blight in the county. Their hearts are in the right place, however, this latest proposal to evenly split $9 million between each of the nine commission districts is a recipe for failure. Certainly $1 ...

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    EDITORIAL: Planning & Zoning flexing its muscle on new development

    We applaud the growth we are seeing around the county. It is something we have been expecting for a long time. Bibb County has had the blessing of geography, and now more developers are seeing the advantage of being in the center of the state. Not to mention at the confluence of three interstates...

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    EDITORIAL: The battle against blight is entering a new phase

    The Macon-Bibb County Commission is finding out money isn’t the only issue in dealing with blight. The county is raising $14 million using bonds for its initial effort in combating a scourge that has spread through the county like the plague, but now, on the eve of an election year, with ...

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    Preparing for a future that is happening now

    There was a not-too-far-forgotten time when the thought of an electric vehicle -- much less an electric bus -- would’ve been a ludicrous thought. Certainly there have been trolley buses powered by overhead power lines, but the ones in conversation now don’t come with trolley poles, ...

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    EDITORIAL: Gordon decision shines light on the weaknesses of access laws

    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled. Gordon Mayor Mary Ann Whipple Lue will keep her job, much to the dismay of the Concerned Citizens of Gordon and two city councilmen. They have attempted to oust her from office and have brought suit against her claiming she violated the state’s Open Meetings...

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    EDITORIAL: Easy fix to southern Bibb conundrum

    There are two opinions about what the focus should be for a southern Bibb recreation area. Residents would like to see a gym, ballfields and a pool, while proponents of tennis would like to see a tennis-centric facility to maintain the county’s competitiveness with other communities when ...

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    EDITORIAL: So far, education reform is all about the money

    It is a funding system everyone from the governor to lawmakers to superintendents to classroom teachers recognize is broken -- but how to fix it? It is the way our state government funds 180 school systems. The Quality Basic Education Act of 1986 outlined state funding formulas when it was enacted...

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