It's been almost six months since the Ogeechee River was ruined for the summer of 2011 with the seemingly mysterious death of nearly 40,000 fish in a 70-mile stretch of the river. But it was only about a month ago that the state Environmental Protection Division, which monitors the state's waterways, determined what many Ogeechee residents and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper group had been saying practically since the fish kill first happened - that discharge from King America Finishing in Screven County was to blame.
Editor, This letter is in reference to the recent comment made in Sound off about the seventh-grader who plays select soccer for the Richmond Hill team and is playing for the Liberty County Recreational Department
There are few times in people's lives when they think to themselves, "I'd rather be in the hospital."
Are unions obsolete? When the unions first organized in the 1880s, working conditions were not much better than slavery, with low wages, unsafe workplaces and unhealthy circumstances.
The U.S. Senate is getting it right. In an effort to lower the nation's costs and debt, it is eliminating farm subsidies for those with adjusted gross annual incomes that exceed $1 million.
Georgia's prison population has grown 35 percent during the past decade and is projected to continue growing during the next five years. Public safety is bolstered when offenders who are violent, dangerous or career criminals are put behind bars, but too often lower-level offenders emerge from prison as more hardened criminals.
News bulletin: The state Department of Natural Resources is reporting that black bears in North Georgia seem to be migrating toward the Atlanta area.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For too many families, awareness of behind-closed-doors abuse is not an issue; they are all too intimately aware of violence at the hands of family members, spouses or intimate partners. They know its pain, its fear, its humiliation and the irrational shame victims often feel. For too many others, it's somebody else's business and somebody else's problem. …
Keep Liberty Beautiful will complete the sixth annual Rivers Alive events this week.
Editor, I worked hard and saved all that I could during my working years. If something needed done and I could do, it I did - from reroofing the house to replacing the brakes on my vehicles. I already have paid income taxes on the money that I've saved, but the fair tax people would have me pay "income" tax on it again if I buy a new set of golf clubs or a boat or anything else. There is nothing fair about that.
Editor, I want to offer a clarification to a statement made by Len Calderone in his column in Wednesday's Coastal Courier on changing the tax code. He favors wiping out the entire income tax code and replacing it with a "consumption tax" or sales tax. He mistakenly states halfway through his commentary that, "Others believe that business owners could make personal purchases and avoid the tax because businesses would be exempt. Businesses are exempt from state sales taxes even now, but they have to prove that what is purchased is for company-only use."
With the holidays fast approaching, many community members are focusing on hosting and attending parties, buying presents and looking forward to family get-togethers. What many people don't realize is that there are others in our community who worry constantly about how to survive from one month to the next - never mind planning for the upcoming holiday season. That's where our local United Way comes in.
For the last few nights I've been sleeping like a baby. That's right, I'm up every hour or two, either eating, using the bathroom or just restless for no apparent reason. Who thought "like a baby" was a good way to describe deep sleep, anyway? That's more like sleeping "like a teenager" if you ask me.
It's true there are no silver bullets in education - no single change that will set every student on the path toward success. What's ...
It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.
Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things. That was proven during a recent hearing in Atlanta regarding an appeal by environmental groups of a ...
When we decided to visit the few remaining members of Tink's family who live in Connecticut and New York, we chose to drive.
Editor, Delet -Merge UpYes. Donald Trump is a horrendous human being and is unfit to be President. But, Trump is NOT a complete buffoon. Proof ...
When I was given the opportunity to write a piece for the City of Hinesville about something I am passionate about, I was drawn to ...
Editor, All those people who voted for Donald Trump must figure if he gets elected as our president he will pay off the national debt ...
When you walk by your kitchen garbage can, do you ever hear a tiny voice, crying "Help me! I want to be recycled!"
Now that Sarah Hyden-Smith and Iris Long had carved out a platform for Juliet's last-minute mayoral campaign, it was time to talk strategy.
If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.
Dear Public School Teachers:
Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...
Recently, I was privileged to lead a forum on race relations and policing at the River Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus with ...