Editorials

Editorials

Censure of governor a complete waste of time

In case you had not heard, the governor of the great state of Georgia has been censured. Is this a plot by dastardly Democrats unhappy about not getting their way on just about anything during the 2016 General Assembly session? Nope. Were the charges brought by irate citizens upset about what irate citizens get irate about? Well, in a way, yes. The scene of this slapdown was the Republican district conventions held around the state. There was high drama going on in the districts as delegates were being chosen to head to Cleveland for the national Republican Convention. In many cases, Sen. Ted Cruz had the best ground game and it showed. But this editorial isn’t about that. It is about the governor and the rebuke handed to him in the Third District in West Georgia.

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Lead poisoning is not just a Flint problem

We have watched and read about the horrible man-made tragedy of Flint, Michigan's water supply and the lead contamination and its possible impact on the city's residents, particularly its children. While our water supply is safe, our children face other sources of lead that could be lurking in the paint on a wall or floor.

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This is how the General Assembly rolls

While the University of Georgia and its football team are undoubtedly the sponsor of the latest sneak play in the General Assembly, it will benefit every college and university in the state.Wednesday, State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, carried the water by offering a floor amendment that would extend from three to 90, the number of days a school's athletic department would have to reply to some open records requests.

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Lawmakers pull another sneak play

Using a tried and true method, state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, allows big athletic departments like UGA, Tech and Georgia Southern to avoid public scrutiny from open records requests for 90 days.

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EDITORIAL: Who says there's no good news to report?

For those casual readers of this newspaper who have been drawn into the belief that all you see in our print and digital products is bad news, let us draw your attention to Wednesday. Almost the entire front page, above the fold, was devoted to good news. After a few fits and starts, shovels wielded by Macon-Bibb County officials turned dirt to signify the construction phase of a new senior housing project on the east side of town on the former site of Henry A. Hunt Elementary School. The $11.3 million project will help breathe new life into the Shur­ling Drive area.