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Obama effigy and free speech in Plains Georgia

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet By now most people in southwest Georgia have heard about the incident in Plains, where a doll depicting President Barack Obama was hanged in effigy. I first learned about it yesterday when checking the Drudge Report. By then, it had already made national news. Similar displays were done to President Obama’s predecessor, President George [...]

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On and off field, college season was a perfect storm in 2009

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet The greatest reality show on earth is college football and the 2009 season was no disappointment. Remember the punch, Oregon vs. Boise State? Excessive celebration calls, followed by a crew suspension? The spike by LSU? The block by Cody? Those were great moments in the regular season, and last week we had football fed [...]

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Wanted: Meaningful reform of ethics code

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet At the very front of what I’m about to say, let me note that this is just an idea I’ve been thinking about that may or may not work. Based on my own thinking right now, I think it might, and it is certainly a different approach than what we’ve got right now, which [...]

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Sports re-alignment has little local impact for SOWEGA high school teams.

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The Georgia High School Association has announced the final alignments for each of the 40 regions within its five classifications: AAAAA to A. For the schools in the Albany area, the changes are especially significant, because it means that these newly formed regions — for the most part — will stay in place for [...]

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