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    YOUR SAY: From Cantor to our kids: Due diligence and persistence must prevail

    After examining some analyses of the defeat of former congressional representative Eric Cantor in a primary race, I noticed that a crucial factor seems to have been virtually ignored, at least initially. That factor is that, according to the Virginia Board of Elections, only 13.7 percent of the ...

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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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    YOUR SAY: The victorious circle not part of the vicious cycle

    A few days ago, as I perused The Telegraph as usual, a familiar ad caught my attention. The very sight of it always saddens and frustrates me, yet, I don’t seem to be able to ignore it, a bitter reality.

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    Be prepared for the unexpected events that could occur

    This week marks the five-year anniversary of the record-breaking floods in metro Atlanta and northern Georgia, which caused $500 million worth of damage to some 20,000 homes and businesses. With flash flood watches in effect for many areas in Georgia, now is the time to be prepared for the effects...

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    OPINION: It’s time to strengthen the Voting Rights Act

    Forty-nine years ago the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. The act was a cornerstone achievement that ensured that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, had equal access to the right to vote. In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key part of the act, leading to a full...

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    Is the Fair Tax really fair?

    Republican legislators are proposing to replace Georgia’s progressive income tax with an expanded sales tax, the so called “Fair Tax.” In reality, this is a consumption tax. Not only will taxpayers have to pay more for goods, but they will have to pay a tax they are not now ...

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    OPINION: Macon-Bibb Procurement Office hinders small businesses

    I just received insulting and degrading treatment from the Macon-Bibb Procurement Department. I think all citizens should know what I have gone through because it is their tax money that pays the salaries of the staff.

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    YOUR SAY: Foreign policy described in six words

    It is astonishing, the scope of our indifference and obliviousness as a nation to the horror taking place in the Middle East. When the king of an Arab nation (Saudi Arabia) warns that ISIS, if not stopped, will wreak its havoc in Europe and the United States in a matter of months, it is time to ...

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    FARIA: Let’s not make any more excuses

    In his Sept. 12 column, former Mayor C. Jack Ellis remarks, “One might say Ferguson is a microcosm of Macon pre-2014, approximately 65 percent of the population is black with a poverty rate of approximately 25 percent. The unemployment rate of young black men hovers around 20 percent. And...

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    YOUR SAY: What doesn’t Janay Rice get?

    I saw this on Yahoo Sports, a statement from Janay Rice on the assault on her person by her husband, Ray Rice:

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