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Hoping for a safe start to the school year

The 2016-17 school year begins today in Houston County and Monday in Bibb County. Bright, smiling faces — some headed off to school for the very first time — will be filling our highways and byways. It would be a good idea to take extra care, not only for your own safety but for the safety of thousands of children who will be riding in buses and cars and walking to get to their schools. It would be helpful to have a distraction free commute. That means no talking or texting while driving — and please look for crossing guards — and whatever you do, don’t pass a school bus that’s stopped with its lights flashing. It’s against the law.

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Web People vs. Wall People

Yes, we’re having a national election right now. Yes, there are two parties running. But no, they are not the two parties that you think. It’s not “Democrats” versus “Republicans.” This election is really between “Wall People” and “Web People.”

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Don't Buy Tax-Free Weekends

Sales tax holidays are periods of time when selected goods are exempted from state (and sometimes local) sales taxes. Such holidays have become an annual event in many states, with exemptions for such targeted products as back-to-school supplies, clothing, computers, hurricane preparedness supplies, products bearing the U.S. government’s Energy Star label, and even guns.

Editorials

Local elections finally over

The nonpartisan election cycle is finally over, but the confusion isn’t. Now the candidates who came out as winners have to bide their time for the next few months — five to be exact — to be seated in their new positions.. Whoever thought of this ditzy election schedule ought to have their heads examined.

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Diverse community coalition calls for greater voter awareness

Diverse community coalition calls for greater voter awareness and participation.
Charles E. Richardson crichardson@macon.com
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Diverse community coalition calls for greater voter awareness

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It's safe for Georgians to walk outside again

Lawmakers pull another sneak play 1:33

Lawmakers pull another sneak play

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What, good news on the front page of the newspaper?