It is no secret that the topic of closed meetings has resulted in contention between elected officials and advocates of open meetings for years.
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“Government belongs to the governed, not the governing.”
News reporters know the restrictions where juvenile offenders are concerned — they can’t be identified because of their ages and most hearings are off-limits.
Access broader than commonly thought
Access for the average citizen is much broader than they may think.
The organizational chart for Clayton County government. (Special Photo)
Clayton County officials have, for the most part, been compliant with Clayton News Daily’s open records requests, but the past year has shown that quests for documents can sometimes be prolonged battles.
Openness in government is not a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, independent, tea party or libertarian issue.
The organizational chart for Clayton County Pubic Schools. (Special Photo)
Decades before gavel to gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial polarized the country, an Ohio osteopath stood under a media spotlight so intense the U.S. Supreme Court labeled it a carnival.
Why does local government transparency matter?
History can be a great teacher if the “students” pay attention. Many things in the world have changed since the disastrous Munich Pact, but human nature never does. Tyrants respect agreements only so long as it allows them to further their objectives. Munich only delayed the onset of World War II; it did not prevent it.
Mundy’s Mill will face its toughest challenge of the season on Friday when the Tigers face third-ranked and defending state champion Gainesville in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA playoffs.
It’s early, but Morrow coach Anthony McKissic likes what he sees in his girls’ basketball team.
In his 37 years of coaching, Lovejoy coach Al Hughes has seen his share of spectacular players and all-star performers.