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LOST Problem calls for Consolidation

By   /  October 22, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Taxpayers in Albany and Dougherty County got quite a scare last week when the county and city commission at first disagreed in how the current local option sales tax money should be distributed.

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Worth County Comission

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox Last week’s action by three members of the Worth County Commission to fire E-911 director Kannetha (Ka-neatha) Clem has many local residents angry. It has also raised questions as to whether their action was legal. That is certainly in question with the resignation of the county attorney and two commissioners intentionally [...]

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Miller-Coors is Land -fill Free

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox The Miller Coors brewery in Albany reached a major milestone last week, and announced it is now operating as one of six landfill-free breweries in the country. That means it now recycles more than 99 percent of its waste. The project that they’ve been working on for several years now eliminates [...]

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Southside Library

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet by jim Wilcox It is disappointing to hear that none of the non-profit groups looking to use the now closed Southside Library submitted a bid to use the building. We don’t the reasons why they chose not to submit a bid but do know one group that appeared ready to use the building after [...]

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New Miss America

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox What does America look like? America is white, brown, black…..European-American…African-American, Indian-American, Hispanic-American, Italian-America, German-American, Asian-American, and so on… I think you’ve got the picture. America is a diverse country! The recent uproar after the crowning of our nation’s first Indian-American is very disappointing and is not a good example of a [...]

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High School Careers

By   /  September 12, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox A lot of important decisions we make in life happen early in life, when we aren’t best equipped to make good decisions. One of those is becoming more important than ever, and state and local educators are endorsing it. We’re talking about deciding on what we want to do, when we [...]

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Darton Wrestlers

By   /  September 10, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox Darton State College’s initial lack of response to the hospitalization of three wrestlers overcome by heat and dehydration during practices is baffling. So many questions need answers. If coaches and trainers were following the college’s heat policy, does that policy need to be changed? Did the wrestling coach push the students [...]

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Gang Fires

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox Earlier this week, we reported to you that the Albany Fire Department’s Arson Investigators sifted through evidence looking for clues in a vacant duplex on South Jackson Street.

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Lessons From Week One

By   /  September 4, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox Since last weekend was the beginning of football season, we should address: “Lessons From Week One”. I know it sounds like the rant of parents…but what is wrong with the “it’s all about me” kids today??? Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel apologized to his Texas A&M teammates for his conduct [...]

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Worth County Schools; College Impact

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox Worth County Schools We’re relieved that Worth County School Board members changed their minds and will allow MCLB students to remain enrolled in their school system. And while we don’t disagree with the school board trying to save taxpayer money…..they sure could have handled it better.

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