Tax protesters gather along Russell Parkway

INTERNAL REVENUE PROTESTERS GATHERED ALONG RUSSELL PARKWAY YESTERDAY. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF THE FAIR TAX ORGANIZATION THAT WANTS TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM FROM WHAT WE HAVE NOW TO A NATIONAL SALES TAX TYPE SYSTEM......AT MOST JUST OVER 20 PERCENT ON NON-ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU WOULD BUY.....THERE IS A SLIDING SCALE FOR DIFFERENT SITUATIONS..... GLORIA ALDAY TOLD US IN FRONT OF THE MAIN WARNER ROBINS POST OFFICE THAT THERE ARE 55 THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE FAIR TAX ORGANIZATION IN GEORGIA.....THE NUMBERS ARE GROWING SHE SAYS. WE HERE IN MIDDLE GEORGIA JOINED UP JUST TWO MONTHS AGO AND FAIR TAXERS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE—SHE SAYS....AND BY THE SOUND OF PASSING CARS BLOWING THEIR HORNS IN SUPPORT---ONE WOULD HAVE TO BELIEVE HER....SURE WAS WINDY OUT THERE WITH THEM YESTERDAY.

Rev. Bumpus launches school board campaign

MACON MINISTER JAMES BUMPUS OFFICALLY GOT HIS CAMPAIGN FOR A POSITION ON THE BIBB BOARD OF EDUCATION.... THE LINGERING AFFECTS OF THE TUESDAY RAIN AND HIGH WINDS DID NOT DETER HIS CROWD OF FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS.....SEVERAL OF THEM FELLOW MINISTERS... REVERAND BUMPUS IS PASTOR OF TREMONT TEMPLE BAPTIST CHIRCH.....HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG SUPPORTER OF THE AREAS YOUTH... ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR RELOCATING TREMONT TEMPLE TO THE BLOOMFIELD AREA WAS TO HAVE ENOUGH ROOM FOR ALL TYPES OF YOUTH ACTIVITIES....LONG FAMILAR WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, JAMES BUMPUS SAID TOP NOTCH EDUCATION IS A MUST FOR OUR FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NEW CONSOLIDATED MACON AND BIBB COUNTY.... MINISTER BUMPUS WILL BE RUNNING FOR THE COUNTY WIDE POST SEVEN POSITION.

Jones County authorities shut down marijuana 'grow house'

THERE WILL BE HIGH DRAMA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT THE OLD MACON CITY HALL---NOW KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT CENTER...THREE DEPARTMENT HEAD POSITIONS STILL NEED TO BE MADE BY MAYOR REICHERT AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. ONE WE ALL KNOW ABOUT—THAT OF ANIMAL WELFARE DRECTOR....ANOTHER IS THAT NEW POSITION OF SMALL BUSINESS OFFICER AND THE THIRD THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR---TWO WEEKS AGO LONG TIME COUNTY EMPLOYEE CLIFF HOWARD WAS NAMED PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,BUT HE ANNOUNCED LATER HE WOULD RETIRE INSTEAD... IN THAT ANIMAL WELFARE SITUATION THERE HAVE BEEN A HIGH PROFILE CAMPAIGN TO GET FORMER INTERIM DIRECTOR VAN VANDEWALKER TO REPLACE CURRENT DIRECTOR SARAH TENON....THE COMMISSION SUPPORTED THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OVER MAYOR RICHERTS CHOICE OF MR. VANDEWALKER. JONES COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE CLOSED DOWN ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE SO-CALLED GROW HOUSES....THE MARAIJAUNA OPERATION WAS FOUND ON LUKE SMITH ROAD SOUTH OF GRAY.....JONES SHERIFF BUTCH REECE SAYS IN THE PROCESS HIS DEPARTMENT GATHERED UP SOME 100 MARIJAUNA PLANTS. HE SAYS THE HOUSE ON HE 600 BLOCK OF LUKE SMITH WAS AN ELABORATE OPERATION AND HOPES SOON TO MAKE ARRESTS IN THE CASE.

Drama highlights today's commission meeting

THERE WILL BE HIGH DRAMA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT THE OLD MACON CITY HALL---NOW KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT CENTER...THREE DEPARTMENT HEAD POSITIONS STILL NEED TO BE MADE BY MAYOR REICHERT AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. ONE WE ALL KNOW ABOUT—THAT OF ANIMAL WELFARE DRECTOR....ANOTHER IS THAT NEW POSITION OF SMALL BUSINESS OFFICER AND THE THIRD THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR---TWO WEEKS AGO LONG TIME COUNTY EMPLOYEE CLIFF HOWARD WAS NAMED PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR,BUT HE ANNOUNCED LATER HE WOULD RETIRE INSTEAD... IN THAT ANIMAL WELFARE SITUATION THERE HAVE BEEN A HIGH PROFILE CAMPAIGN TO GET FORMER INTERIM DIRECTOR VAN VANDEWALKER TO REPLACE CURRENT DIRECTOR SARAH TENON....THE COMMISSION SUPPORTED THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OVER MAYOR RICHERTS CHOICE OF MR. VANDEWALKER.

Sentence in Perry mamograg case announced

THAT FORMER RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN IN PERRY WHO FUDGED MAMOGRAM TEST FINDINGS WAS SENTENCE TO SIX MONTHS IN A PROBATION CENTER AND THEN REQUIRED TO REPORT TO PROBATION OFFICERS FOR TEN YEARS...... RACHAEL RAPRAEGER IN A 15 MONTH PERIOD FROM JANUARY 2009 WAS CHARGED IWITH ENTERING AT SOME 13 HUNDRED MAMOGRAMS WERE NEGITIVE WHEN IN FACT THEY HAD NEVER BEEN ACTUALLY READ.... EVENTUALLY IT WAS FOUND THAT TEN OF THOSE MAMOGRAMS WERE POSITIVE AND GREATLY AFFECTED THOSE WOMEN.......HER MACON ATTORNEY IS FLOYD BUFORD......HE SAID HIS CLIENT HAD BEEN OVER WORKED AND GOT BEHIND AND THUS TOOK THE ILLIGAL SHORT CUTS....

Cinderella comes to Westfield

STUDENTS AT PERRY'S WESTFIELD SCHOOL BEGIN THREE NIGHTS OF THE MUSICAL CINDERELLA TONIGHT......FINE TUNING TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT DURING DRESS REHEARSALS...MS.KATHY STUBBS IS OVER SEEING THE PRODUCTION WITH HELP OF LOTS OF OTHERS...... WE ASKED HER WHY CINDERELLA.....SHE SAID BECAUSE THERE ARE SO FEW MALES STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL CHORUS WHICH MAKES UP MOST OF THE PLAYS CAST---SO THERE HAD TO BE A PRODUCTION WITH FEW BOYS-----AND CINDERELLA FIT THE BILL-------FOUR OR FIVE AT MOST , THE REST ALL THOSE WESTFIELD GIRLS INCLUDING CHYANNE KELLY IN THE STARRING ROLE.....TRYING TO DEAL WITH THAT MEAN STEP MOTHER AND THOSE EQUALLY MEAN STEP SISTERS......WESTFIELDS CINDERELLA BEGINS AT 7:30 TONIGHT—THURSDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING AT THE SCHOOL IN PERRY...

Governor Deal sets a pair of tax free weekends

GOVERNOR DEAL IS MAKING IT OFFICAL THAT CITIZENS WILL BE ABLE TO CASH IN ON A TWO DAY BACK TO SCHOOL TAX FREE WEEK END. THE GOVERNOR ALSO SIGNED LEGISLATION CREATING A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE TAX HOLIDAY IN EARLY OCTOBER. THE BACK TO SCHOOL TAX HOLIDAY DATES ARE AUGUST FIRST AND SECOND.... THE SAVINGS COULD AD UP TO NEARLY 200 MILLION DOLLARS...

Ham and Egg Breakfast set for Fort Valley

A LOT OF POLITICS AND THE EGGS AND HAM GET TOGETHER AT FORT VALLEY STATE....AT ONE TIME THIS ANNUAL HISTORIC GATHERING SERVED A VERY PRATICAL AND ECONOMIC PURPOSE.... HELPING THE GEORGIA FARM COMMUNITY INPROVE AND STANDERDIZE THEIR HAM PRODUCTS AND EGG PRODUCTION.....A VERY REAL PROBLEM BACK BEFORE AND DURING THE DEPRESSION ERA.......NOW THE MEETING ALONG WITH ADDRESSING THE NATIONAL AG PICTURE ALSO DWELVES INTO THE ENTIRE POLITICAL SPECTRUM.....WITH SPEAKERS REPRESENTING LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL GOVERMENTAL ISSUES.....AFTER BREAKFAST THERE---ONE WOULD HAVE TO SAY, WE HAVE MASTERED ANY PROBLEMS WE HAD IN PRODUCING GREAT EGGS AND HAM----NOT TO MENTION ALL THOSE GRITS AND BISQUITS.

Health care forum defines health care business

THE IN'S AND OUTS OF THE CONFUSING NATIONAL AND STATE MEDICAL SITUATION FOR US WAS THE MAIN TOPIC OF CONVERSATION AT A SPECIAL FORUM AT CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE HERE IN MACON.... OFFICALLY TITLED LICENCE PRACTICAL NURSES PUBLIC FORUM THE GET TOGETHER ATTRACTED STUDENTS---THOSE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD AND LOTS OF SENIORS MOST AFFECTED BY THOSE DECISIONS MADE IN WASHINGTON AND ATLANTA...REPRESENTIVES FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PEOPLE, AGING AGENCIES AND EARILER STATE SENATOR DAVID LUCAS TOLD OF HIS EFFORTS TO GET UPDATED HEALTH CARE IN RURUAL AREAS HE REPRESENTS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.....THE HEALTHCARE BUSINESS IS GROWING AND THIS FORUM REMINDS YOUNG PEOPLE THE FUTURE IS UNLIMITED WHEN IT COMES TO CARING FOR OTHERS MEDICAL NEEDS.

Citizen gets action from Reichert in mayors-night-in

MAYBE THE FASTEST GOVERNMENTAL DECISION EVER MADE OCCURED AT MACON CITY HALL---NOW CALLED THE GOVERNMENT CENTER..... MAYORS-NIGHT-IN BROUGHT IN A SCHEDULED DOZEN OR SO CITIZENS TO TALK WITH MAYOR REICHERT. ONE OF THOSE WAS MS. ALICE JACKSON......AFTER A WARM WELCOME FROM HIS HONOR, MS. JACKSON HAD HER GUNS LOADED.....IN THE FORM OF HER COMPUTER LOADED WITH PICTURES OF A RUNDOWN DESERTED HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER HOME NEAR PLEASANT HILL AREA CHURCH.....SHE TOLD THE MAYOR THAT SHE HAD A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE PROBLEM THAT HAD BEEN SHOWN TO OTHERS OVER MONTHS OF TRYING TO GET GOVERNMENT ACTION-----MAYOR REIGHERT SAID HE DID WANT TO SEE MORE----TELLING AID DENISE MERCER TO WRITE AN ORDER TO GET RID OF THIS DANGEROUS EYESORE...MS JACKSON SAID WE HAVE TRIED TO FIND THE OWNER----I DONT CARE SAID THE MAYOR---ITS GOT TO GO---AND GO IT WILL....THE MAYOR ADDED HIS DISGUST AT ALL THESE ABANDONED HOUSES WITH THEIR ABSENTEE OWNER GUMMING UP THE WORKS....BUT NOT THIS TIME AS ALICE JACKSON FOUND OUT AT MAYORS NIGHT IN.....

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