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Baggy pants! Really?

By   /  October 5, 2011  /  Letter to the editor, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet   I am Canadian reading about your ridiculous law by what must be a ridiculous local government, enforced by ridiculous law enforcement, and supported by your ridiculous municipal court. Who on earth would visit such a place, let alone live!  This is so contrary to the very foundation on which your great county is [...]

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Be commissioners, not politicians

By   /  September 14, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet If the garbage tax actually becomes practice in Lee County it shall necessitate a new agency within the tax collection department. The complexity of compiling and billing for garbage fees has proven to be beyond the ability of our commissioners. So, now they want to forward that job to the tax collector.

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It Takes a Village …

By   /  August 17, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Our village seems to be broken. I am recently informed by an education association that 80 percent of children in kindergarten through fifth grade in America do not go to a church. How sad! And at once, how very frightening. For measuring success, I am a firm believer in the method which considers that [...]

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Farmers may be next government victims

By   /  August 4, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Coming to a farm near you: Commercial drivers licenses for tractor riding on your own land. While most of us have been distracted with the debt ceiling issue for the last month or so, the rest of government has continued working on ways to make our life better.

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Transportation planning and funding

By   /  July 28, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Congestion on our roads costs the U.S. an estimated $145 billion annually in wasted time, repairs and operating expenses. That’s an unnecessary burden that our economy is in no shape to carry. Yet, Washington seems to be toying with short-term transportation plans and cuts to transportation funding. That’s no way to remedy America’s gridlock. [...]

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Deficit reduction requires sacrifice

By   /  July 21, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet The nation’s 400 richest people have more combined wealth than the 80 million American households that comprise the heart of the middle class plus every American with less. Wealth is more concentrated in a few hands than ever before. Those who have reaped most of the recent economic gains must share the sacrifice if [...]

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Transparency measure ripe for abuse

By   /  July 14, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet The lowest qualified bid by the most competent contestant traditionally wins the government contract. Unfortunately, the “Change” gang now wants to fiddle with this decades-old, generally reliable formula. President Obama hopes to throw another item onto the scale as bureaucrats weigh bids: political donations. He could sign an executive order any day now that [...]

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ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE CHANGE?

By   /  July 6, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Most of our citizens are busy working(if lucky enough to have a job) and raising families. This was my situation for many years and I rarely was able to see the 7 o’clock news. So my question to you, are you aware of the changes taking place in our country and do they make [...]

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Letter to the editor: Freeman raise undeserved, unequitable

By   /  June 15, 2011  /  Education, Letter to the editor, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet It is a bitter irony that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has awarded Dr, Everette Freeman, President of Albany State University, an extremely large salary increase and has made similar hikes in pay for members of his “inner circle” while the hard-working faculty members of ASU have not received one red [...]

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Lawyers only winners of tax collection suit

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet There are a lot of comments online concerning the fight between the Lee County commissioners and the tax commissioner over who will collect garbage fees, the majority favoring the tax commissioner. This is going to court and if I believe if what I read in the Albany Herald, it will be a long fight [...]

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