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Lee County Georgia censors free speech

By   /  December 17, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet By Jeff Sexton This past week at the Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting, a policy was implemented without it being on the Agenda – at least the online version of it, as it exists at the moment I type this, nearly a week later. I’m working on getting the video right now – [...]

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Closing the sexual consent loophole

By   /  December 8, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Last Friday, I wrote about State Rep. (and attorney general candidate) Rob Teilhet saying he wanted to close the loophole in regards to teachers having sex with students being able to use the fact that it was consensual as a defense when charged with sexual assault of a person in custody. I said then [...]

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First aid as a graduation requirement?

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton, News  /   Comments

Tweet Should certification in basic first aid be required of all high school graduates? State Senator Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) thinks so, and under her SB 298 pre-file, it would happen as soon as 2014. Along with making it a graduation requirement in 2014, SB 298 would require all health classes in eighth grade and above [...]

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Leesburg has a sign ordinance?

By   /  November 12, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Apparently so, and on the night of my defeat, a new war began. Not much happened at the Leesburg City Council meeting this week. It started out with a public hearing on a $500K grant the city got to repair some stormwater drainage from the Stonegate apartment area out to Robert B Lee drive. [...]

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Ox buying his honors

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet On Saturday, the Cobb County GOP and Cobb County GOP Women held some kind of veteran’s celebration. After the event, Ox put the following up on Twitter: Honor to sit at head table @ the Veterans Celebration hosted by the Cobb GOP & Cobb GOP Women in Marietta. There were true heroes present. What [...]

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Ramp, equipment hot Lee topics

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Last week’s Lee County Commission meeting was dominated by the proposed boat ramp and discussion of four bids for heavy equipment purchases by the Public Works Department. Don Windham, a resident of the Canuga subdivision just across the road from the proposed boat ramp, spoke against building it, citing traffic, trash, safety, gangs, and [...]

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Leesburg needs openness, professionalism

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet On Nov. 3, the citizens of the City of Leesburg will have a choice between two competing visions. My vision takes the best of the old ways and implements them using fresh, new methods to achieve the best combination of both old and new. One great thing about the old days was that people [...]

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Should churches pay taxes?

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Doug Rea, the pastor at Connections Albany, is one of the most genuine men I’ve ever met, in any walk of life – much less as a Christian and pastor. Considering the company I’ve kept over the years, that is truly one of the highest compliments I can give a person, and I mean [...]

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Recreation important to Leesburg

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet As I walk around Leesburg talking to people, I keep hearing about recreation and the need for more safe recreation opportunities in town. Not just organized sports, such as baseball, softball, and soccer, but solo exercise such as a walking loop or a safe place for kids to play on a playground without fear [...]

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A public challenge to Roy Barnes

By   /  September 30, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Earlier this week, Roy Barnes stated, “I’m fed up with both the Democrats and the Republicans. I’d be a Bull Moose or a Whig if they still had a party.” Now, David Poythress took exception to this, saying in an e-mail, “So, in addition to Roy Barnes dissing the Democratic Party, he says he [...]

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