Readers of The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia, write letters to the editor, published on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Topics include: Congress not stopping Trump, keeping libraries open, medical marijuana laws, P&Z control and more.
Macon-Bibb County’s funding issues are putting libraries, arts programs, public transit and more in jeopardy. But it can’t be laid at the feet of the county commission. Ultimately, it’s the public who has to step up and take control.
If 18 Grammy Awards are one measure of Aretha Franklin’s greatness, another is the unbridled esteem of her fans. Ray Charles said, “I don’t know anybody that can sing a song like Aretha Franklin. Nobody. Period.”
Despite claims by gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and other Democrats, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for Georgia governor, is not trying to keep minorities from voting in state elections.
President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has withstood challenges to her leadership from her own party. But with the calculus changed in Trump’s Washington, even a blue wave in November wouldn’t give her a sure thing.
Readers of The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia, write letters to the editor, published on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Topics include: Macon-Bibb County taxes, income tax tables, Georgia governor’s race candidates and Hillary Clinton.
In Georgia’s gubernatorial race, Democrat Stacey Abrams supports expansion of Medicaid and Republican Brian Kemp opposes it. This stark difference may be all voters in the state need to know in order to make a choice.
Watch for the Democratic split to deepen and widen as the party’s 2020 presidential wannabes, likely an even larger field than the 17 contenders Republicans struggled with in 2016, begin their public maneuvering.
Macon, Georgia, has seen some remarkable civic improvements: downtown’s renaissance, Tattnall Square Park’s transformation and the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. But poverty is rampant, and there are still problems.
Tony Rojas, executive director/president of the Macon Water Authority in GA, defends the quality and safety of Macon’s water supply in response to a letter to the editor about “crud” and warning people not to drink the water.
Readers of The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia, write letters to the editor, published on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Topics include: a deputy’s DUI stop, abortions, President Trump’s popularity and hands-free driving.
What does it cost to have a baby in the United States? American health care, with prices set in secret, can confuse the most aware consumers - even an Idaho Statesman health care reporter with good insurance.
Readers of The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia, write letters to the editor, published on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Topics include: robo call, water in Macon-Bibb, trash in Warner Robins, Trump’s strength, casinos in Georgia and more.