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    EDITORIAL: Report card shows a work in progress

    The latest statistics are out about the progress of the state’s public schools. Georgia was allowed to drop the “No Child Left Behind” requirements and came up with its own measurements -- the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). It’s a 100-point scale ...

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    EDITORIAL: Upping the ante for gambling machine payouts

    Several convenience store owners have gotten themselves in a pickle -- a peculiar position created by Georgia’s General Assembly. Now, local and state law enforcement agencies have to fight a gambling war they had no part in creating, the cost of which is borne by the state’s taxpayers...

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    EDITORIAL: Welcome home, Saxby

    The 113th Congress is coming to a close -- as is the career of the senior senator from Georgia, the man with the unforgettable first name that is instantly recognizable. When someone says, “Saxby,” we all know who is being talked about. For almost 20 years, Sen. Saxby Chambliss has...

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    Editorial: When talking taxes, just be honest

    There is something to be said about the old saw, “walk a mile in my shoes.” It’s something our General Assembly should try doing every now and again. The lawmakers who travel to Atlanta each year pass laws that cost local governments millions of dollars. They don’t have...

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    EDITORIAL: Will third time be the charm for Bibb schools?

    “But I’m not sure they will be interested in this job if you guys are having a witch hunt...”

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    EDITORIAL: Body cameras are fine, but avoid the hype

    The recent situations involving police and unarmed civilians has caused the call to go out to require police officers to wear body cameras. If local law enforcement is any indication, we may see deputies and police officers wearing cameras pretty soon. It is interesting to note that the Fort Valley...

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    EDITORIAL: Nothing from nothing leaves nothing

    There is a little-known process in economic development. Most companies, from car manufacturers to professional sports teams, seek incentives. In the case of the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium, $254 million -- $200 million in up-front construction costs and the rest in tax rebates and land ...

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    EDITORIAL: Tax cutting requirement’s predictable results

    It was as predictable as the sun rising each morning. A committee of the Macon-Bibb County consolidated government unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Commissioner Al Tillman to ask the General Assembly to lower the 20 percent budget reduction required by the bill to 10 percent. The full...

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    EDITORIAL: Going digital in the class room more than a notion

    This is the time of the year where state lawmakers start hinting (some pre-file leaving little doubt) at their intentions come January 2015. One idea that comes from state Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, would require public schools in the state to be totally digital by 2020.

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    EDITORIAL: Carl Sanders 1925 — 2014

    Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders died last week at the age of 89. He lived a long life and was able to experience the fulfillment of his vision for Georgia. He rose to the governorship in 1963, the same year that Alabama Gov. George Wallace declared in his inauguration speech, “segregation...

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