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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Fair memories are worth loving

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was leading the charge in the moan and groan parade against the Coffee County Fair. I didn’t like the admission prices. To be honest, I still don’t like the admission prices – but who likes to pay to go to anything? It seems that everything is overpriced these days, from fair admission to youth football games. I find $5 to get into

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: We should let our kids grow up

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    I’ve observed that parents seem to be in such a hurry for their kids to grow up that they are willing to do much of the growing up for them. What’s the rush? Gracie is a cheerleader so, naturally, I spent my Saturday at a youth football game for children (most 10 years old and under I would guess) in Winchester and at halftime I noticed a group of parents

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  • HART: Dems never miss a good tragedy

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:50 am

    By Ron Hart

    Congratulations to Barack Obama, named Smith & Wesson Gun and Ammunition Salesman of the Year – five years running. Maybe he will win a free trip he can enjoy among vacations, golf and fund raisers. Obama sides with Michael Brown and sends three administration officials to his funeral (though none to Margaret Thatcher’s), and he sells even more guns. Al Sharpton calls looters “liberators,” – “cha-ching” for gun sales again.

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: City schools must remember to operate in the light

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Government agencies are designed to operate under the full microscope and inspection of the public. You would be hard pressed to find a better example than the recent news involving the Manchester City School Board and its decision to pursue a lawsuit against the Coffee County government for approximately $1.5 million. We reported last week that the school system had moved forward with the lawsuit and, in an editorial opinion,

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  • HART – Atlanta cheating trial begins – ‘my kid ain’t that smart’

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

    “Swift” justice begins in the 2009 Atlanta Public School cheating scandal as the trial of the accused educators started last week. They allegedly changed their students’ test answers to make themselves look better and to get bonuses. Teachers cheating for the kids, you say? If teachers are doing the cheating for the kids now, how will the kids ever learn to cheat for themselves? In its Sunday op-ed, the uber-liberal

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: Who really wins in lawsuit?

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 11:22 am

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    Coffee County is comprised of too many government entities. Three governments bodies, three police departments, three school systems – one big itch to sue somebody. With its decision to sue the Coffee County government for $1.5 million-plus, the Manchester City School Board of Education has voted to revisit an issue the board decided to drop over seven years ago. This decision is not only wrong for the financial direction of

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  • RON HART: Can we really ‘botch’ a murderer’s execution?

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    By Ron Hart

    The recent “botched” execution in Arizona sparked more debate about the death penalty. But if the execution ended in the murderer’s death, then it was not botched. What did his victims endure? The New York Times inadvertently committed journalism when it reported that approximately 12 recent studies have determined that the death penalty saves lives and serves as a deterrent. Some concluded that, for every execution, up to 18 murders

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