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December 29, 2013

OEDEL: Resolved, more candor and pragmatism

Looking ahead to Macon’s coming year from this citizen’s vantage point, prospects on some horizons seem cloudy. Hopeful developments like consolidation are threatened by poverty, dysfunctional families, the unemployability of many public school graduates and dropouts, and crime rates ranking Macon among the worst 1 percent of U.S. cities. If our leaders display candor and act sensibly, though, prospects are hardly hopeless.

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