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New Chamber Survey

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week the Chamber released the most recent survey of members asked to vote for issues we should address this year. One question with 90% voting yes, “does the business community support allowing the citizens the right to vote on city–county consolidation”.

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Georgia Should Expand Medicaid

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we’ve got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state’s GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid, paid for with federal dollars. Georgia is home to the fifth largest uninsured population in the country [...]

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Jim Wikcox: Braves Moving

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The Atlanta Braves made the stunning announcement Monday that they’re leaving downtown Atlanta, their home for almost 50-years, for the suburbs and a 672-million dollar new stadium at the traffic-choked intersection of Interstates 75 and 285 in Cobb County. That means Turner Field is likely headed for the wrecking ball, even though it’s only [...]

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Wilcox: Hold Elections on Even Years, Business Watch

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Hold Elections on Even Years If low turnout in early voting is any indication, odds are not many Georgians will be going to the polls this election day for municipal elections. The races at city hall are just as important as those for seats in Washington and in Atlanta. Therefore these city elections should [...]

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Worth County Comission

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet by Jim Wilcox Last week’s action by three members of the Worth County Commission to fire E-911 director Kannetha (Ka-neatha) Clem has many local residents angry. It has also raised questions as to whether their action was legal. That is certainly in question with the resignation of the county attorney and two commissioners intentionally [...]

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Worth County Schools; College Impact

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet by Jim Wilcox Worth County Schools We’re relieved that Worth County School Board members changed their minds and will allow MCLB students to remain enrolled in their school system. And while we don’t disagree with the school board trying to save taxpayer money…..they sure could have handled it better.

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WALB named 2013 Georgia’s “Community Service Station of the Year”.

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Stations for all Georgia cities outside Atlanta were in competition. . Also “Gabby” awards for: “Best Sportscaster”, “Best Sportscast”, and for “Best Sports Series”, “Murray”.

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Let’s Treat our Regional Tourist Attractions Fairly & Equally

By   /  May 21, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Last November, The Albany City Commission gave the Riverquarium $150K, to remain open and look for other funding sources. There was much community discussion about this, and many who said, give them nothing, and just let this beautiful and unique tourist attraction close.

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Will raising the drop out age accomplish anything?

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday, we ran Jim Wilcox’s take on the high school drop out age.  We asked what you, our readers thought, something we plan on doing more.  I was curious if I was alone in my thinking on the issue.  Surprisingly, I wasn’t.

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Drug Task Force Closures

By   /  November 9, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Almost daily we have stories about drug arrests somewhere in south Georgia. While local law enforcement is often on the front lines of these busts, regional drug task forces have played a big role in taking dealers, narcotics and weapons off the street.

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