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    YOUR SAY: Roof’s attempt at starting a race war missed the mark badly

    When 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof purportedly planned the slaughter of nine church members studying the teachings of Christ recently in South Carolina, his expectation was that a race war would ensue throughout our country. He could not have been more wrong.

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    YOUR SAY: College presidents and their institutions can’t be compared to corporations

    Thank you to the Editorial Board for providing a platform with its opinion on the compensation of college presidents in the June 10 Telegraph. Were this a debate, you would have provided me with a metaphorical “lay-up and slam dunk” to educate and inform the public regarding this most...

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    Cooke: Brave women are going to take back the night

    The focus on victims of sexual violence is so important for our community that it’s hard to believe anyone would attempt to shift the focus away from it. It’s even more incredible to believe a Georgia lawmaker would be the one leading the charge.

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    Police shootings and black on black crime

    According to data from both USA Today and the FBI Supplementary Homicide Report, there are approximately 400 “felons” killed by police officers or “justifiable homicides” yearly in the U.S. In 2012, for example, there were 426 such homicides. These figures represent cases...

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    YOUR SAY: The spirituality of the dementia journey

    As our American families rush inexorably into our dementia epidemic, the most frequently unspoken question is: “When is the individual gone?” Or put more prosaically, “If my mom can no longer recognize her children, is my mother gone and is the husk of her body a simple vestige...

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    YOUR SAY: President Ivelaw Griffith’s leadership of FVSU

    After reading the Telegraph’s article, dated Sept. 3, “Fort Valley State announces layoffs, cuts after enrollment drops,” I would like to help set the record straight.

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    DA Cooke responds to Ellis oped piece

    There’s a quote from former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan that I keep in mind as I read the newspaper each morning: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” I urge readers of former Macon Mayor Jack Ellis’ column in Friday’s paper to ...

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    YOUR SAY: Today’s rhetoric betray’s long tradition

    On March 7, I read an alarming letter by Travis Middleton. He began by describing a variety of groups as spineless, self-centered parasites, including African- Americans, gays, Hispanics, union members, welfare recipients, abortion advocates, potheads and environmentalists. His list appeared to ...

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    YOUR SAY: HBCUs bring value to student and society

    The article concerning black colleges in the U.S. on the front page of your Dec. 9 issue has some implications that seem simplistic if not just wrong. The author, Sarah Carr, is correct in saying that Historically Black Colleges and Universities take under-prepared students and provide a level of...

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    YOUR SAY: No Changes in Jeffersonville Road Project Agreement

    An article in the Oct. 4 edition of The Telegraph about the widening of Jeffersonville Road and the newspaper’s subsequent editorial on the subject were so error-filled as to demand a corrective response.

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