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Black History Month

By   /  February 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet February kicks off Black History Month, when we remember the civil rights movement, and the changes our nation has seen. This month and throughout the year, we celebrate all the notable Americans who have fought and died for equal rights for all people.

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“No Budget No Pay” House Bill

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet You have probably heard the old joke: do you know how to make Congress work? Easy…Put them on commission. Well we may have a similar law soon… Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, voting for legislation that would withhold the pay of Members of Congress if [...]

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MLK Holiday

By   /  January 18, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Local communities, states and the nation are preparing to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, as well as on Monday, the national holiday. Our nation has been observing the King Holiday for thirty years now and in recent years, that day has become a day that also represents service!

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2nd Amendment Rights

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet After the President’s speech calling for changes in our gun laws, You have heard discussions about the Second Amendment, and the role of guns in society. Some say hunters do not need semi-automatic guns with high capacity magazines? That is true, but completely misses the point. The real point is: “The right to bear [...]

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House District Changes

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Most people we have heard from are completely disgusted about the recent Congressional mess over the fiscal cliff issues. There is a pathetic lack of cooperation and any desire to negotiate with the other party. Why? We elect people to Congress to work together, negotiate and get deals done, not to stick stubbornly to [...]

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New DCCS Superintendent

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet It is such a shame, we must continue to publically discuss the poor decisions made by the Dougherty County School System. Even when the board voted on the mutually agreed to termination of outgoing Superintendent Joshua Murfree, 3 of the 4 block votes, that have made so many bad choices could still not move [...]

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CITY GIVES RIVERQUARIUM $150,000

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany City Commissioners recently gave the Flint Riverquarium 150-thousand dollars to remain open and at least have a chance to look for new private funding sources.

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Mental Health Discussion

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The nation is still numb from the unspeakable horror that left 28 people dead in Newtown, Connecticut last week. As we learn more about the young man who created this carnage, and plunged a town into mourning, We soon saw that he was mentally ill… And how could anyone kill 20 little children and [...]

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New Superintendent Search

By   /  December 4, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet Dr. Joshua Murfree’s troubled tenure as Dougherty County’s School Superintendent is finally coming to an end. Dr. Murfree and the school board worked together to work out an exit plan for him without any kind of drawn out, public battle that could have further disrupted the school system’s operations.

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Free Medical Care for Fair Workers

By   /  November 17, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet This year, More than 300 workers at the Albany Exchange Club Fair got an opportunity for free health care. Medical trailers were set up in the RV park across from the fairgrounds to treat workers during fair week.

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