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    EDITORIAL: Water park off to a rough beginning

    The recent events surrounding the new water park at Lake Tobesofkee has everyone concerned, particularly the Macon-Bibb County commissioners. They were informed Tuesday that the park wouldn’t open until next month and there were several changes the owner wanted to make to the contract between...

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    EDITORIAL: Show our appreciation by helping those still with us

    With the appropriate ceremony of Memorial Day 2015 in the books, now is the time to put all that sentiment and thanks into action. We have veterans who need our help, and we all can give that help in a number of ways. It is a downright, rotten shame that we have veterans living on the streets of...

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    Memorial Day -- More than a day off

    There is a confluence of important dates that have come together to form this special Memorial Day. Yes, all Memorial Days are special, but this one in the year 2015 is poignant. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. In fact, Memorial Day was birthed from Decoration ...

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    EDITORIAL: Bibb County schools want your input on the next ESPLOST

    The Bibb County School system held its second of what may be many public community sessions about its upcoming November vote on another ESPLOST on Wednesday at Howard High School. The first was Tuesday at Southwest. The present one-penny tax will expire at the end of the year. The system has vaguely...

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    EDITORIAL: Our seniors deserve the best we can offer

    There is a simple solution to the impasse between the county and the senior citizens who use the senior center.

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    EDITORIAL: Middle Georgia is at the center of the future

    Why should news that the Georgia Ports Authority is reporting a record year interest Middle Georgians? Why is it important that the Port of Savannah is second only to New York and New Jersey on the East Coast? Why should we applaud the news that Savannah will top last year’s record of 29 ...

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    EDITORIAL: Breaking a generational curse

    Decades ago, Macon’s downtown flourished, and businesses were everywhere. Downtown was the center of community activity, the home of movie theaters and other entertainment. Trains pulled in and out of the Terminal Station hourly.

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    Sheriff Jerry Modena 1941 — 2015

    Most of the times you saw Sheriff Jerry Modena, he had a smile on his face. And most of the time he greeted everyone by their first name. Yes, he knew that many people, and that many people knew him. Modena died quietly at his home Wednesday evening. He was 73. Modena had served in Bibb County law...

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    EDITORIAL: And they said it couldn’t be done

    Before consolidation was approved in the state General Assembly, then state Sen. Cecil Staton loaded it with a poison pill. The bill required the new unified government of Macon-Bibb County to cut its budget by 20 percent in the first five years of its existence. There was many a “woe is ...

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    EDITORIAL: Preparing to wow downtown: the new Tubman

    While the opening of the new Tubman Museum of African American art, history and culture is being called a grand opening, is it really? The Tubman has been a part of this community for 34 years and while it’s true it’s moving a few blocks into a 49,000 square-foot facility, the museum...

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