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Real Leaders Don’t Look the Other Way

By   /  October 28, 2011  /  Kevin Hogencamp  /   Comments

Kevin Hogencamp is publisher of The Albany Journal.

Tweet   Some in the community say that Albany’s biggest crisis is crime. They might be right. After all, the former Good Life City is now one of Georgia’s most dangerous cities. Others say Albany’s nemesis is poverty. Famously, this is one of the poorest regions of the country. That’s a shame – especially because [...]

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Exorcise Blue Laws Once and for All

By   /  October 21, 2011  /  Letter to the editor, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet   Any way you look at it, blue laws – which deliberately exist to enforce religious standards – are the end result of politics rather than logic, decency or good government. And any way you look at it, laws that exist because of politics are disgusting. Southern and Midwestern states began passing laws to [...]

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Silent Principals Should Be Fired

By   /  October 7, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Kevin Hogencamp is publisher of The Albany Journal.

Tweet The Albany Herald is quoting “sources” as saying that three Dougherty County School System principals have opted not to cooperate with the state investigation into alleged cheating on Criterion Referenced Competency Tests. Instead, they are “pleading the fifth”. To that we say this: If the newspaper article is accurate, the principals should be fired [...]

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Symphony conductor needs to come clean

By   /  August 20, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Claire Fox Hillard should give Bill Slugg a call. Slugg knows what it’s like to be arrested. In June, the Albany businessman was charged with a felony gun crime, not a relatively rinky-dink misdemeanor like Hillard – the Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor and a Darton College professor — is facing after his prowling arrest [...]

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Fence dispute is government’s doing

By   /  March 31, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Whether Ray Fajardo should have been able to erect an ornamental black fence in his front yard is one thing. Of course he should, unless subdivision covenants restrict it. It’s his property. How can government say otherwise without holding a citizen referendum?

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No room for acumen with school’s under zero tolerance

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Bill Waller, News  /   Comments

Tweet By now, most have heard the story of little Zachary Christie, the 6-year-old boy that brought a camping cutlery tool to school. The tool had a spoon, fork, knife, and bottle opener. He had used the tool to eat at home, and decided that it would be a great idea to bring to school [...]

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