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That’s what we thought
Two months ago we broke a story about an education study group put in place by the Gov. Sonny Perdue. The group was going to make a recommendation that the state’s technical schools and junior colleges be merged.

There was denial and outcry from state officials that this was not true.

In Wednesday’s paper the study was released and what we reported was true, although other options for Georgia’s colleges were outlined also.

It’s flat-out lies and denials like this made by officials that cause voters to have a complete distrust of their government.

Pelosi on fire
Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi said this week that she did not know anything about the so-called torture techniques used to obtain information to protect us from enemies of the state.

We think that this old saying fits the speaker’s recent comments.

“Liar, liar, pants suit on fire.”

Fun in Social Circle
For a fun and entertaining activity this weekend, we recommend you take in the play “Children of Eden” at the Social Circle Theater. The play will be performed for the last time Sunday at 6 p.m. While in Social Circle you might want to catch the opening of the Heritage Center museum, which is located in the visitors’ center on Hightower Trail. The hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Community bandstand
Monday night you can catch the free performance of the Newton County Community Band at Eastside High School.

The band, under the direction of T.K. Adams, will perform outstanding selections. This performance marks Adams’ 50th year of conducting bands and the performance of “Ave Maria” will be dedicated to Adams’ wife Louise — the couple have been married for 50 years.

The concert begins at 6 p.m.