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Support our GBI…

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet You hear us mention the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on the news almost nightly. The GBI is an elite team of highly trained investigators who offer assistance to local law enforcement agencies.

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School Board Raises

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Dougherty County School Board members apparently won’t get the big raise they wanted. Last summer, the board voted 4 to 3 to increase their pay from $250 a month to $1000 a month. But they can’t get that raise unless the General Assembly approves it.

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New Chamber Survey

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week the Chamber released the most recent survey of members asked to vote for issues we should address this year. One question with 90% voting yes, “does the business community support allowing the citizens the right to vote on city–county consolidation”.

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It’s OK to say Merry Christmas

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet We all love this time of year, the parades, the concerts, the parties…and of course the shopping… First, I hope you will support your local stores and spend your money locally. When you shop on-line or from a catalog, you are taking money away from your Local store’s profits, many of which are owned [...]

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For Christmas, buy local, eat local, and pay it forward

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet It’s the Christmas shopping season again, and we all must stick together and shop local. By supporting locally-owned businesses you can “pay it forward”, keeping money in the local economy and keeping local business owners in business…

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Georgia Should Expand Medicaid

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we’ve got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state’s GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid, paid for with federal dollars. Georgia is home to the fifth largest uninsured population in the country [...]

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Jim Wikcox: Braves Moving

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The Atlanta Braves made the stunning announcement Monday that they’re leaving downtown Atlanta, their home for almost 50-years, for the suburbs and a 672-million dollar new stadium at the traffic-choked intersection of Interstates 75 and 285 in Cobb County. That means Turner Field is likely headed for the wrecking ball, even though it’s only [...]

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Wilcox: Hold Elections on Even Years, Business Watch

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Hold Elections on Even Years If low turnout in early voting is any indication, odds are not many Georgians will be going to the polls this election day for municipal elections. The races at city hall are just as important as those for seats in Washington and in Atlanta. Therefore these city elections should [...]

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Enforce Address Identification Codes

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Even though it’s required by local law, there are many homes in Albany that still don’t have street numbers properly displayed on the home or mailbox. While this may not seem like a big deal….ask anyone who’s life has depended on the arrival on an ambulance. Are you willing to risk their not being [...]

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Gerrymandering

By   /  October 23, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox The recent government shutdown clearly showed the disgusting disconnect between what the public wants and what The House of Representatives wants. In a new NBC / Wall Street Journal poll, 60% want to replace those in Congress , They see the solution to ending gridlock, in 3 needed changes: ending gerrymandering, [...]

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