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Outlook: It’s not too late for School Board to do right thing

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet By the time this newspaper hits the mailboxes of most of our subscribers this week, we likely will know the answers to the $8,000 question: Is the Dougherty County Board of Education a collective role model for our children or is it an organization of white-collar shysters who are no better than the thugs [...]

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Disclosures: Oxendine funding other politicos’ campaigns

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet I was tipped off that Georgia gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine had contributed to at least one statewide candidate through his PAC, Better Georgia. (Both the PAC and Ox’s State Ethics Commission reports show the same address.) I started looking into this – and was somewhat shocked by what I found. Money is the lifeblood [...]

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Lawbreakers

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Tommy Coleman’s job as the Dougherty County Board of Education attorney already was on the line: the board recently decided to seek proposals from other firms for legal services. Now, Coleman is calling his clients a bunch of lawbreakers. Coleman, who has served as the School Board’s counsel for about 14 years, says the [...]

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Not all circus acts are at Civic Center

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil’s foot, Teach me to hear mermaid’s singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find What wind Serves to advance an honest mind. Song John Donne 1633 AD This week [...]

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Albany’s stubborn ignorance

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Everyone can be stubborn and or ignorant. Many things can cause us to behave stubbornly. Being ignorant about something does not imply stupidity, but simply a lack of knowledge. I am totally ignorant about car maintenance, beyond checking fluids and tire pressure. Ignorance is a deficit that can be filled with information and education, [...]

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