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Irma, swales and pancakes

Thanks to Irma, I got two days off this week to work on our house, which flooded a bit, and our backyard, which may have been at least partly to blame.

September 25, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Soldiers prepare for training rotation

An Apache helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade interrupted the early afternoon stillness Sept. 1 on Fort Stewart's Red Cloud Range Golf, circling high above.

September 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


The Hinesville three and me, what is to be?

Old news, new news, etc. This whole Billy Edwards thing is still giving me headaches.

August 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


The knot that tolls for thee

Uh-oh. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said somebody needs to snatch a what out of who?

July 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The septic tanks of Glynn

In the news: If you think you're getting overdeveloped in our area, imagine being in Glynn County, where county commissioners recently approved a developer's request to put in up to 1,500 septic tanks on 3,000 acres near the Little Satilla River.

July 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Bradwell wins region sportsmanship award

It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game.

July 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Gestures drive relations home

If you see a balding curmudgeon driving around somewhere with a certain finger extended at the world, pay no mind. It's just me, having a conniption fit over other drivers.

July 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


It really isn't cooler in...

If you read Wednesday's paper, you likely saw the letter from longtime Midway critic Len Calderone comparing that city to Pooler.

July 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Candidate stresses education as equalizer

No matter your politics, there's no arguing that Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has an impressive resume.

July 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Don't blow yourself up

We're all more or less adults here, right?

June 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


CSM Tagalicud becomes top NCO in I Corps

Before he left Fort Stewart in May, 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. James Rainey called Command Sgt. Maj. Walter "Tag" Tagalicud the "best command sergeant major in the Army."

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Edwards unsure what sparked suspension

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards says he hasn't been told why he was suspended and "was not afforded the barest of due process," according to letters to the city from his attorney.

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Raekwon is blessed. Jeff's a jerk

Raekwon is rich. Jeff's a jerk. I wrote the first three words atop Wednesday's front page to tease a short story on 1B on Raekwon McMillan signing his NFL contract. The second sentence, well, it's my reaction to the response the first sentence generated. Consider it my mea culpa. My bad. My fault. I'm sorry. Blame me.

May 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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The sadness of this death

Nobody I know takes pleasure in reporting death, no matter how it occurs or what circumstances surround it.

October 16, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Signs of the apocalypse in crime reports

There's a feature in Sports Illustrated called "This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us."

October 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Times ain't a changing much

This column was going to be about my gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in November.

October 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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