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Why we must fight bullying

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet “Dude, don’t you think you’re riding this bullying pony a little hard?  It’s a shame what happened, but it’s not worth all this energy you’re putting into it,” a friend told me recently.  I can see what he’s talking about to an extent.  My last two columns have been about bullying, and with this [...]

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Our Stand

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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Network of Trust Program at DoCo Kiwanis

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet by David Shivers Angie Barber, director of the Phoebe Network of Trust, has visited the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County previously, but she returned on November 11 to reiterate to the club the organization’s mission and the ways in which it is being accomplished. Network of Trust focuses primarily on teen pregnancy and its [...]

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By God’s Grace

By   /  October 6, 2013  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet by Garrett Andrew I shared this story once in a sermon, but I was reminded of it again when I saw someone being hurt by another. I recall the kid I met in summer camp when I was young who had Down Syndrome. He had that wonderfully infections loving way about him that is [...]

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Bullying has lingering effects

By   /  April 5, 2012  /  Opinion, Ted Anderson  /   Comments

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Tweet     Yes, bullying really does hurt and it lasts a long time…..take it from someone who was bullied in grammar school and to this day holds bad feelings about the person who did it to me. First, I remember my first bullying incident which happened in 6th or 7th grade. I remember the [...]

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Communication key to combating bullying

By   /  September 16, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Bullying has gotten a lot of press. It’s way past time that this problem was being addressed. While a couple of high-profile suicides have been the catalyst, I have often thought that bullying was at least partially behind the Columbine massacre. Regardless of why it’s being addressed, it is. However, schools can only do [...]

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