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Vote Yes on Charter School Amendment

By   /  October 27, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet On Nov. 6, voters will see an important question a little further down their ballot well after the Presidential and local races.

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Herald’s Hetzler only giving part of the story

By   /  October 15, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The publisher of The Albany Herald ran a column yesterday taking aim at WALB’s General Manger, Jim Wilcox. Wilcox apparently signaled the demise of the print newspaper and offered up WALB as an alternative to print media. Publisher John Hetzler was apparently not amused.

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TECH COLLEGE TUITION

By   /  October 6, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet It’s about to cost a lot more to go to a Georgia technical college. That’s a shame, but it was also probably unavoidable.

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Gary Price

By   /  July 12, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /  Comments Off

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Tweet How many more people will have to be hurt or killed before the Albany Police Chief takes Officer Gary Price off the streets? Two people have been killed and 10  injured in four separate crashes that involved Officer Price. He’s been ticketed, warned, disciplined, even transferred off the drug squad. The city and county [...]

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SPLOST Forums

By   /  June 30, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     There’s much debate about the proposed new transportation tax that Georgians will vote on July 31st.  According to the Chamber of Commerce, this regional tax will create more than $15,000 jobs, will have a $500 million economic impact on Southwest Georgia, and If it passes, the revenue generated in our area is [...]

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Thanks Big Steve

By   /  June 16, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Far too often, we get caught up in our own little worlds.  Our work, our families, our bills, in other words, ourselves. We don’t take the time to pause, to do many things we should do.

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

By   /  June 10, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Are you and your family ready for a disaster?  If you’re not, now is the time to prepare. Hurricane season begins June 1st, but we’ve already had two tropical storms.  Just this week, Beryl made landfall near Georgia.  It didn’t cause any major problems, but next time, we may not be so lucky. In [...]

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SCHOOL SYSTEM BOND

By   /  May 24, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   There’s yet another instance of poor judgment by top administrators in the Dougherty County School System. Superintendent  Joshua Murfree and Assistant Superintendent Kenneth Goseer reimbursed parents for bond money after they complained about their daughter’s arrest at school. The school board attorney says that may be an unlawful expenditure of school system money, [...]

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Voters should decide Consolidation

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   We hope Commissioners will finally allow voters to decide the City / County Consolidation, issue, as one obvious answer to our budget shortfall. The City now struggles with financial problems, which may mean a 1.33 mil tax increase for property owners.  City Manager James Taylor says he can balance the budget without a [...]

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Claire Hillard Rehired?

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   The decision to return Claire Fox Hilliard as Music Director for the Albany Symphony Orchestra sends a terrible message to community, especially our black community and to our youth. The Albany Symphony board has said to African Americans, we have no respect or sensitivity for you, and to our young people, they have [...]

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