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By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany Journal has done a lot of things since it was founded in 1939.  It’s best known as the town “scandal rag”, where anything and everything was fair game.  It’s been the community watchdog, its most recent incarnation. Due to various circumstances, we’ve gotten a bit away from that last one. Well, we’re [...]

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It’s time for schools to stop turning a blind eye to bullying.

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Dustin Hammonds didn’t deserve the two years of torment that his parents allege he went through.  For two years, a young man was tormented in the one place we all like to pretend our children are safe at: school.  Now, the entire area is hurting over a child most of us never got to [...]

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Tuesday’s results indicate a shift in status quo

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There’s an understanding in politics that incumbency has its privileges.  Tuesday, with Bobby Coleman’s defeat of incumbent Ivey Hines, those privileges seem to be fewer and fewer.  In Albany, this is a very, very good thing. Once someone gets elected, there is a strong tendency for them to stay in that office for as [...]

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With the Second Amendment, responsibility accompanies rights

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Anyone who had read my writings on politics for any length of time knows my stance on the Second Amendment.  I’m an ardent believer in our right to keep and bear arms, and there’s not really anything that’s going to change that position.  Trust me, there have been events that shook my faith in [...]

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News report shows something must be done

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The other day, WFXL reported some of the relatively high incomes currently living in public housing.  Officials claim that those individuals with such incomes didn’t have that high of an income when they first moved into public housing, though now they do and those same officials claim there’s not really anything they can do [...]

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Albanians need to grab hold of cultural opportunities

By   /  November 18, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet “There’s nothing to do!” That’s the unofficial battle cry of the Albanian.  Residents of our city have often railed about how there are so few opportunities to do things, other than go to bars and “hang out”.  Unfortunately, they’re ignoring some great opportunities to support local culture.

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A message for Veteran’s Day

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet I always feel weird extolling veterans.  Yes, even on Veteran’s Day.  Not because they’re not deserving, but because it feels an awful lot like self aggrandizing.  You see, in 1993, I enlisted in the United States Navy to be a hospital corpsman.  I am a veteran. I won’t write a column about how veterans [...]

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For once, it’s bad news from another school system

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Journal has been relatively quiet on the subject of the Dougherty County School System.  The reason is that there hasn’t been much reason to complain.  Of course, if this was Richmond County, I’d  have plenty of reason to complain. Last week, Tonya Mount, a mother who’s disabled child attends school in the system, [...]

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It’s time for a change in Ward 3

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet In all the conversations I’ve had with Ward 3 commissioner Chris Pike, I have to say that I genuinely like the guy.  He’s very personable, and I actually enjoy just chatting with him.  However, he’s a city commissioner and I’m someone who feels obligated to point out ways that can improve the City of [...]

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Questions remain following Phoebe announcement

By   /  October 25, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Yesterday, news broke that Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital was laying off an additional 127 positions.  This follows the 33 positions that were recently eliminated by Albany’s only hospital.  In a press release, Phoebe CEO Joel Wernick said the following:

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