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March 15, 2014

Rants & Raves - March 16

TIFTON —

Blaming the public for the low turnout at the recent event held at the Tift Theatre is completely backwards. The blame for the low attendance lies with the management. I've perused the calendar for upcoming events at the Tift Theatre. I would rather stay home and watch paint dry. If you want people to attend you're going to have to appeal to a younger audience. If you don't want a bunch of young people partying downtown every night then prepare to operate the Tift Theatre at a loss from now on. 
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In regard to the Common Core curriculum issue, what does Bill Gates' religion or lack there of have to do with education?
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Raves-only Wednesday is boring. It's impossible to discuss any important issue if you can only praise the status quo. Dumb idea.
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People, use some common sense when going to get your medicine from the pharmacy. Don't wait five minutes before they close to get your medicine. Don't even come in at closing time. If the hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., that pharmacy has to be closed at 8 p.m. Also don't be on your cell phones when you are dropping off your medicine or picking them up. Don't be on them at any cash register. All you are doing is getting the people behind you and those that are serving you upset.
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Phyllis Schlafly's column on Wednesday was great. Common Core is just more federal government control over the states and the people. I heard a panel of educators on TV discuss it. What better way to force the states into it than to change sat and act tests. I believe Texas has dropped out. Georgia needs to get out.
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It is an embarrassment that people aren't stepping up to challenge the status quo of Tift County's leadership. The same tired incumbents keep waltzing into office. 

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John Gamble (right) is joined by John Reid at the Tiftarea YMCA Saturday.

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