Here is my column in today’s issue of the Telegraph
Expressing shock about this is like being shocked by third degree burns after a night in bed with the devil.
Noble has done nothing wrong. It has played the game masterfully. It secured taxpayer property to build a taxpayer-funded hotel. It received management agreements to run the profitable parts of Macon’s Centreplex. Noble outmaneuvered C. Jack Ellis and Macon at every turn. Good businesses take advantage of bad businesses. It happens all the time.