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Thurman 11 months, 1 week ago on Squawk of the day - May 9, 2013

As of checking the Dougherty County Tax Records online today May 09: The former "Ordinary Coyote" building is owned by "Phoebe Putney Health Systems Inc.". This is not Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as/in itself. The PPHS was set up to purchase and hold properties which could/may be used by PPMH as needed. @ "imapvine": Yes, you can be physically taken to Phoebe's front door on a gurney and "thrown out" of PPMH while an admitted patient and on the same day as surgery. Ask me how I know.

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Thurman 11 months, 1 week ago on Online sales taxes about 'fairness,' Georgia Chamber head says

A tax is a tax, is a tax, no matter how it is written. This new law will place a sale onto items which are sold outside of the respective state, a/k/a "out-of-state tax, in which one lives. So--IF a Georgia resident crosses over into bordering a state (South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, or Florida) and makes purchase from a "brick/mortar" store will the Georgia resident/buyer have to pay Georgia a sales tax when crossing the border back into Georgia? I see no difference. I buy via the internet because the items I wish to purchase are NOT available in this area. Case in point: Two motorcycle tires--NOT available anywhere south of Lilburn, Ga. Buying the two tires + sales tax as required in Ga., + shipping vs. buying online = more than a $100 savings for me. Local business wanted to tag on a "special order" surcharge for these to order them. Buying via the internet also saves me fuel cost as I do not have to drive somewhere to find a particular item. Now my fuel cost savings will be sent to Georgia as a disguised sales tax.

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Thurman 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Mosely sets Davis suspension at 12 days

From the previous news articles it appears that Mr. Davis did not do a background check on Mr. O'Neal. This is different than an error during the background check or not properly conducting a background check. It appears that Mr. Davis just did not do a background check, which is DCSS policy, rather than conducting it improperly in any manner. Yes I agree, that the punishment is lenient in regards to the crime. A lawsuit agains the DCSS and possible criminal prosecution against Mr. O'Neal are certainly possible consequences of this situation.

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Thurman 11 months, 4 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - April 24, 2013

@ "Zcorp"--WRONG! I personally know people who are drawing Social Security who never paid a dime into the S.S. system. I do not understand how they do this. A couple of them have told me that they just go to the S.S. office, make the application, and get approved. I personally paid into the S.S. system for forty-two (42) years and have a friend who never paid in drawing within $200/month of what I draw. As has been stated many time over: "Somethings wrong with this system".

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Thurman 11 months, 4 weeks ago on DCSS suspends Monroe administrator

Gee, Mr. Mosely--I hope you realize that you are stepping on some mighty big toes within the "Good Ole Boy" system of the DCSS. They are not going to like this. The good teachers within the DCSS and the citizens of Albany-Dougherty County surely will appreciate your actions.

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Thurman 12 months ago on School volunteer's arrest results in principal's suspension

Thank You Mr. Mosely for doing your job. You have not stated that this Principal is guilty of any statutory crime, just a violation of school system policy. That in itself is enough for your actions. It is time that blame be placed upon those who have violated a school system policy. Yes, I noted that this is for an "undetermined time" and that's the way it should be handled. Give each side to present their evidence in this matter the make a permanent ruling.

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Thurman 12 months ago on Fletcher to make bid for City Commission

GO FOR IT B.J. Hopefully the citizens of this ward have woken up and realize that the representative they have now is just a crook hiding under many cloaks.

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Thurman 12 months ago on Albany officials: Bethel housing project worth the investment

What entity states that we "must" provide anyone, for any reason, low cost housing? What would happen if the City of Albany just started saying "NO"-we will not fund anymore housing projects--PERIOD? It's probably not legal, but should be, to tie occupancy of low income, local government owned/operated housing to having a job and passing a random drug test.

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Thurman 1 year ago on City OKs funding for pedestrian bridge

Open challenge to the City of Albany, Dougherty County, and the Dougherty County School System: Have someone do a week-long count of people (students/non-students) who use each of these bridges over any of the roads.

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Thurman 1 year ago on City OKs funding for pedestrian bridge

This will wind up being like the pedestrian bridges located on East Oglethorpe near Cason, and on West Oakridge near Westtown Rd. I can get to work by using either route and am traveling through these areas just prior to school start times. Most of these elementary school aged children I see crossing both of these highways are not using anything, just looking for a clear spot and running across. Wouldn't it be nice if they did a clandestine "student traffic count" just prior to school starting and immediately after school hours to determine just how many students are running across these busy highways?

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