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    KING: By an unrecorded vote: Georgia Senate OKs driver’s licenses to illegal aliens

    With the 2015 Georgia General Assembly now in the rearview mirror, conservative voters may want to ignore the proclamations of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and decide for themselves about the “winners and losers.”

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    Audit findings threaten FVSU’s future

    When Dr. Ivelaw Griffith became the ninth president of Fort Valley State University, he entered an institution with no audit findings whatsoever. For several years, FVSU faced challenges with its financial systems. But, the university fixed all management and accounting procedures by the end of ...

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    Rep. Allen Peake: Haleigh’s Hope is now Georgia’s hope

    Fifteen months ago, a local reporter asked me if there was any interest within the General Assembly in taking on the medical marijuana issue for the 2014 legislative session, and I told him, emphatically, that there was none and that I did not foresee that issue coming up anytime soon in Georgia...

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    YOUR SAY: Seventy years ago: The battle of Okinawa

    From April 1, 1945, to the end of June of that year the Battle of Okinawa was fought between the U.S. armed forces and Japan. The invasion of Okinawa would consist of the largest naval armada ever assembled in history: 1,450 American ships, 18 battleships, 40 aircraft carriers and too many cruisers...

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    YOUR SAY: Building blocks to regional economic security

    I believe Middle Georgia is truly one of the most patriotic, friendly and welcoming communities that I have had the privilege of living in during my six decades here on Earth. It is one of many reasons that Dee and I decided to stay here after retirement. Considering that we have more than 25 addresses...

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    YOUR SAY: The American ‘gun culture’ that saved Europe

    An interesting conversation with a European neurosurgical colleague, who decried the “gun culture” of America, took place that may be of interest to my friends reading The Telegraph. The dialogue began with a difference of opinion on an unrelated topic, but in the course of that exchange...

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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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