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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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    EDITORIAL: Crucial decisions soon to be made by county employees

    A game of chicken is brewing between the Macon-Bibb County government and at least 360 employees eligible for retirement. This isn’t a normal game of chicken. Neither side wants it to come down to this, but chicken is chicken. It’s a risky game that has played out in a variety of forms...

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    EDITORIAL: More damage being done under the Gold Dome

    It is a good thing our intrepid lawmakers will soon leave Atlanta. I’m not sure we can stand much more of their working the will of the people. Even on a short week, they managed to reach into local pocketbooks and extract millions of dollars.

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    EDITORIAL: Finally, a name we can all settle on: Middle Georgia State University

    The Board of Regents, the organization charged with running the University System of Georgia’s 30 colleges and universities, decided Wednesday to strip the moniker of “college” from Middle Georgia State’s name. As of July 1, the school will be officially elevated to university...

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    EDITORIAL: Peach County makes the decision to upgrade

    Once again the people had an opportunity to speak. On Tuesday, Peach County residents decided to tax themselves an extra penny sales tax to build a new high school. The ELOST will replace the current one when it expires at the end of the year and run until 2020.

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    School system continues to run and hide

    You would have thought that -- like school children -- they would have learned their lesson after the tumultuous times of the last few years, but it appears remedial action is in order. The Bibb County school system has fallen back into its habit of keeping public records out of the hands of the...

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    EDITORIAL: Time to put our best blossom forward

    This coming week, Macon and Middle Georgia will be on center stage. For the past 32 years, the Cherry Blossom Festival has attracted visitors from all over the globe. Last year, according to Jake Ferro, the festival’s president and CEO, the Cherry Blossom events drew 180,000 to 200,000 people...

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    EDITORIAL: Time for a Coliseum overhaul

    The road to the Georgia High School Association’s state basketball championships used to come through Macon. Teams coached by Don Richardson at Southwest, Walter Johnson at Northeast and Randy Brown at Central, not to mention the girls teams at Northeast that won five state titles under Alvin...

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    EDITORIAL: Airport’s future not tied to passenger service

    Once again the Middle Georgia Regional Airport is looking for airline service. Another extension has been given by the U.S. Department of Transportation under the federal subsidy program that pays, in Macon’s case, about $2 million, to air carriers to provide service.

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