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    Editorial: State Senate once again playing games with suffering

    While there was much rejoicing on the state House floor last week about House Bill 1, which would decriminalize possession of cannibis oil and allow for sufferers of all ages who have a doctor’s diagnosis and prescription to use the oil without fear of criminal prosecution, that elation was...

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    EDITORIAL: Looking for a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist

    It is amazing the lengths our lawmakers in Atlanta will reach to find a solution that has no problem -- all the while thinking of ideas to lower the state government’s costs while increasing the local governments’ costs. Such is the case of Senate Bill 186, sponsored by Sens. Bill ...

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    EDITORIAL: County employees: Don’t wait for the train to hit

    The spectacle we are about to witness as the Macon-Bibb County Commission wrestles with the 2015-16 budget is a prime example of why governments can’t be run like a business. That is not to say governments should not be run like a business. But the models, while similar, are vastly different...

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    EDITORIAL: Making the transition to a law-abiding life easier

    Almost prophetically, the Macon-Bibb County Commission, led by the efforts of Commissioner Al Tillman, voted 6-3 to “Ban The Box.” Less than a week later, Gov. Nathan Deal, by executive order, banned the box for state job applicants. The box comes in many forms but requires an applicant...

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    Time to take jury service seriously

    Many people, particularly this past week, have forgotten that they are a vital cog in the wheels of justice. This past Monday, 145 prospective jurors were supposed to show up for jury duty. Through the day, 60 appeared and 15 of those were released from service, leaving 45. For a capital murder ...

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    EDITORIAL: Leave early voting alone

    In an age when we should be doing everything in our power to encourage voting, along comes House Bill 194. No, this isn’t another voter ID bill. That’s already been done in Georgia. What HB 194 would do is cut the number of weeks of early voting from three to two, and it would also...

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    EDITORIAL: New handbook is not going to cut it

    The Bibb County Board of Education is up against a deadline. The board has thought of a novel idea to get its homework in on time. Couched in the phrase, “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel,” the board has decided to copy a board manual from DeKalb County that had been copied...

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    EDITORIAL: Another city-county merger in the offing

    The news that Milledgeville and Baldwin County are seeking to merge as eight other city-counties in the state, including Macon-Bibb County, have done should not surprise anyone. And while the proposal, House Bill 67, will soon sit on the governor’s desk for signing, the people of Baldwin ...

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    EDITORIAL: By any other name, it’s still a voucher program

    Once again, some members of the Legislature have come together to further strangle the state’s public schools. House Bill 243 would allow parents to shift the state funding for their child to a private institution. Let’s say a district allots $7,000 per student. That money could be...

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    Looking for ways to reform education — again

    Gov. Nathan Deal’s push to create a recovery district where failing schools would go to be governed by the state rather than local districts is drawing a lot of heat. The governor has shot back at his critics that if they don’t like his idea, they should come up with one of their own...

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