Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Midnight Plane to Georgia"

How on earth can this be legal?
"The Big Apple is offering homeless families a one-way plane ticket out of New York to the destination of their choice, as long as a family member agrees to take them in. New York City officials said families have been sent to 24 states and five continents so far, mostly to Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Puerto Rico."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

And we confirm this almost 9 months after the election?

Is it just me? Shouldn't this have been confirmed before the election took place?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Problems filling that news hole...just write about yourself

Before my time at the Union-Recorder, there was some kind of editorial policy that allowed U-R reporters writing editorials about what's going on in their lives and how they perceive the world around them.
As newsroom resources continual to dwindle, not only here but everywhere in the newspapering world, maybe this'll be something we and other news outlets will look back into.
I see the Telegraph is already exploring this possibility.
Seems that our neighbor to the west is not only minimizing the imprint their publication has on the community, but they're actively seeking ways of downsizing the footprint their organization has in the community.
Don't characterize of it as a decline, think of it as a fun slide into the unknown.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Another state facility closes in Baldwin County...but does anyone really care

I was surprised to see that no other Middle Georgia news outlet thought to write anything about the realignment (read: closing) of another prison in Baldwin County. I guess that kind of news is becoming so common place that news resources really are better used writing about teacher-student sex scandals.
Heck our own publication didn't even think it was important enough to put on the Web site.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fallout from the proposed Baldwin and Putnam couties' CGTC campuses merger with Sandersville Tech

The Telegraph had this editorial about the proposal to slice the Baldwin and Putnam couties' Central Georgia Technical College campuses away from CGTC in Macon and graft them with Sandersville Tech.
This proposal garnered a lot of local attention as the shift would greatly diminish the educational services provided at the Baldwin County CGTC campus and pull the SACS accreditation that the campus' degrees carry because of the alignment with CGTC.