Monthly Archives: August 2004

Tennessee News

School Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier’s position before coming to Guilford County was as Williamson County, TN’s first appointed superintendent.  The Williamson County Review Appeal has been following their county’s old hire and today filed a story about Grier and what’s going on between him and his arch-nemisis – ABC of Guilford County. Read the whole thing. (Link [...]

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Where’s the outrage?

I ran into GGO reporter Sam Hieb this morning on Elm Street.  Sam was doing his Tuesday morning paper route. I asked him what he wrote about for today’s edition and he stated the obvious, “School Board…“.  After getting home and reading his article, I truly wish I had taken the time to atend last [...]

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Mike Barber’s brand new campaign website

The folks who attended the Blogger Conference on Saturday got a sneak preview of County Commissioner Mike Barber’s campaign website.  Both the candidate and the site’s developer, Roch Smith, Jr., were in attendance, so it seemed an appropriate time to unveil it. During some conversations I had with Mike after the conference it became evident [...]

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I hit a nerve

Update 9/3/04: ABC of Guilford County Director Michael Murphree responds to his organizations role in opposing the Federal Grant:  “…We were clear from day one that we were opposed to the use of Federal tax dollars to fund a program such as the High Point Choice Plan. It was fraught with errors in planning and [...]

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Re-recapping

Woody Cavenaugh was scribbling furiously on a new-fangled NEC LitePad during Saturday’s Blog Conference.  The character recognition software gave him some problems but he was able to bring us another account of the proceedings. He captured a quote that I liked. He, nor I, remember who to credit this to: “Blogs are the media of last [...]

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Repost – Attempting to catch flies with vinegar

Editing Note: This has been reposted to protect a private individual’s email address which was displayed in the comments section to the original post.  I have edited the offending comment and removed the address. ********* I received an invitation to attend tomorrow night’s ABC of Guilford County meeting in High Point.  I have been wanting to attend [...]

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Greensboro Blog & Record

Great coverage of yesterday’s Blogger Conference by Matt Williams in this morning’s N&R.  To add momentum to the paper’s now-admitted and now-demonstrated turn to weblogs, Editor-in Chief John Robinson devotes his Sunday column to how the organization envisions using blogs to become more responsive to its readership. Perhaps figuring that they had expended enough ink [...]

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Greensboro Blog & Record

Great coverage of yesterday’s Blogger Conference by Matt Williams in this morning’s N&R.  To add momentum to the paper’s now-admitted and now-demonstrated turn to weblogs, Editor-in Chief John Robinson devotes his Sunday column to how the organization envisions using blogs to become more responsive to its readership. Perhaps figuring that they had expended enough ink [...]

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The bloggers conferred

How it started?  AnonyMoses will tell you the Legend of the Piedmont Bloggers if you have a few minutes and an abiding appreciation for complicated sentence structure: “…And sure as eggs is eggs, their vision became reality, and their reality drew crafty and deipnosophical blogsmiths from throughout the land…which of course ends at Virginia, South [...]

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Curious method of cost cutting.

From everything I have heard and read so far, Guilford County Schools busing woes were caused by Murphy’s Law*  “If it can go wrong… it will.”  And it did, and it continues to do so. I will bet you the cost of a school bus that no one loses their job over the whole fiasco despite [...]

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