25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Opinion Letters

For centuries, the citizens of our state have extolled the virtues of a fair and judicious court system. But state budget cuts, promoted by Sen. Jim Davis and the Republican-led General Assembly, are seriously challenging the court system’s proud reputation.

In the past year, more than thirty-eight million dollars have been cut from the overall state judicial system. As a result, the system has lost fifty-five assistant district attorney and support staff positions. Some 1,250 full-time staff jobs in the offices of local prosecutors, clerks of courts, and prisons have also been eliminated.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Macon County Community Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that attended, contributed, and/or “acted out” to make our most recent Mystery Dinner Theater – “Mother Goose’s Grim Tales” a tremendous success.

To all of you that attended, THANK YOU. Your generosity always makes the fund raiser successful, but, your audience participation certainly helps to ‘loosen’ up the characters –– by Saturday night, probably looser than we should be. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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If this was a less important issue I would be tempted to say the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) needs to “chill”, or has too much time on their hands, or perhaps needs to get a life. Has this gang nothing better to do than oversee Superintendent Brigman’s communications with his staff to insure no religious references trickle through to poison and corrupt our innocent youth?

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The Republican state legislators have repeatedly SAID that the $428 million cuts to the public education system would not affect teachers, teachers assistants, or students. State Senator Jim Davis wrote, “Teachers and students... are protected under the new budget... It is a fact that the teachers and the teachers assistants were fully funded in the new state budget.”

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