Macon Telegraph Articles

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:15am

Evidence mounts that Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old disturbed individual accused of the attempted assassination of blue dog, conservative Democrat, U.S Representative Gabrielle Giffords; the cold-blooded killing of five other citizens, including an innocent 9-year-old student and a conservative judge; and the wounding of fourteen people — should have been under psychiatric treatment.

It is obvious that many in the liberal mainstream media and their Democrat allies are attempting to...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:25am

Now that the Republicans have regained control of the House of Representatives, we hear almost daily cries from the Democrats and their minions in the media about the need to end “gridlock” and establish bipartisan consensus.

We are told that Americans dislike gridlock, and that consensus is the way to move forward. Yet, to our Founding Fathers, “gridlock” was the strong medicine needed then (and still needed today)...

Keywords: politics

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 9:34am

The final word from medical pundits is coming out in full force on health care and medical journalism:  We Americans must be prepared, from the top down, to accept drastic medical and health care rationing. Why? Because "the establishment of the rational allocation of finite resources" (translate: the extensive rationing of medical services) will be desperately needed, if universal coverage, socialized ObamaCare medicine is to have a chance to work in this country.

So, after...

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 3:18pm

Kudos to State Rep. Allen Peake for his valiant efforts and much-needed proposal to eliminate the increasingly burdensome property taxes in the state of Georgia. No one should be surprised that Mr. Frank Gadbois is against it! His aversion to individual freedom and free market capitalism is well known. Instead, Mr. Gadbois is for "progressive taxation," confiscatory, class warfare socialism first enunciated by Karl Marx in the second plank of his Communist Manifesto (1848), in which...

Keywords: socialism, taxation, taxes

Monday, July 9, 2007 - 3:03pm

Kudos for The Telegraph report [07/02/07] describing the current tax situation in Bibb County that may saddle county taxpayers with thousands of dollars in penalties and tax arrears.

Now we read that Bibb County Chief Appraiser, Jim Davis, is looking for a private consulting firm with an incredible price tag of $2.5 million to do another property tax assessment in Bibb County.

This situation should make property owners tremble, not only because of the penalties and...

Keywords: taxation, taxes

Saturday, October 6, 2001 - 3:15pm

This summer Bibb County Superior Court Judge Phil Brown ordered the new State Health Planning Review Board to review the open heart surgery certificate of need (CON) previously granted to Coliseum Medical Center. According to the judge, the former Board’s decision was not clear in its findings and may not have followed legal requirements when it approved the CON for the hospital in September 2000.

Since the judge did not reverse the former Board’s CON approval, Coliseum hospital “will...

Saturday, July 27, 1996 - 3:29pm

I don't know Georgia militia leader Bob Starr or James McCranie, but by The Telegraph's own coverage they are being accused of and imprisoned for dubious charges not substantiated by the testimony of their BATF accusers in the judicial hearings held in Macon on May 6.

It would appear to an outside observer, a citizen such as myself, that their constitutional rights have been flagrantly violated and an egregious injustice perpetrated by an accusatory federal agency, the BATF,...

Sunday, January 5, 1992 - 3:34pm

This article was originally published in the Macon Telegraph on January 5, 1992 and is republished here for readers of

Editor: Can we hope that a long and bloody history is about to take a kinder turn? El Salvador is a tiny country — one-seventh the size of Georgia — but that is no measure of its pain — and of our share in its burdens, its fate.

Civil war there has left 75,000 Salvadorans dead over the 12 years that followed a...

Saturday, December 7, 1991 - 3:26pm

This article was originally published in the Macon Telegraph on December 7, 1991 and is republished here for readers of

Editor: This is in response to the letter by the Rev. Roy Bourgeois regarding the slaying of six Jesuit priests and two female employees of the rectory of the Catholic University in Central America on Nov. 16, 1989. This heinous act is not excusable, and it should never have happened.

It also has been covered...

Thursday, August 23, 1990 - 3:11pm

This article was originally published in the Macon Telegraph and News on August 23, 1990 and is republished here for readers of

Editor: Mr. Randy Cain of Avera discussed several ironies involved in the U.S. foreign policy towards Angola, but he unfortunately left us with an incomplete picture of the situation in that embattled nation.

Though it is true that the Unite...