City Beat

Long Campaigns Moving Toward Election Nov. 6

    • Four more candidates involving two major Macon County offices are featured in this week’s edition so that our readers can get to know them a little better before making a choice on which candidate in each race will get their support. Last week, we took a closer look at the race for Macon…

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People, Places And Political Races

       This week, I’m starting a series on the candidates for Macon County’s major offices. The first race I’m looking at is for Macon County Clerk, where either Amy Rueff or Josh Tanner will be elected to follow long-time clerk, and my long-time good friend, Steve Bean, who is retiring. I am covering this race,…

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Editor’s Viewpoint: The Good, Bad And Really Ugly!

    • I STARTED to pay the cashier for dinner at a local restaurant the other day and, as she rang up the total and the change I had coming, she broke into laughter! I should have received $1.36 cents in change, but the receipt showed that I had $6,274,940.16 in change coming! I thought…

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Don’t Forget To Inform People That You Are Running For Office

  Here’s a brief “Candidate Announcement 101 Tip” free of charge. If you are someone who is planning on running for a local public office, prepare a letter of announcement containing your bio and why you are seeking the office. Include a photo of yourself (for print media) and where you can be reached. E-mail…

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People, Places and Political Races

      I was talking with a local citizen at the “Arts In Central Park” event over the weekend and she told me that there’s going to be more candidates in the race for the city council and and mayor positions than “you can shake a stick at!”      Although I hadn’t heard that expression for…

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