The conclusion of the Southern Governors Association meeting in Asheville, N.C., coincided - well, almost - with the debut of Columbus Technical College's new semester curriculum. One has nothing to do with the other, except that the solution to a problem under discussion in Asheville is most likely to be found at institutions like this one in Columbus.
The economy certainly has seen better days. As the prices of goods and services rise and families struggle to make ends meet, it's no secret that budgets are tight these days. Which is why, when we are accustomed to more bad news, it was good to hear that Firth Rixson plans to create 75-100 jobs by expanding its metal forging operation in Midway.
After a month of helping my husband study for his upcoming promotion board, I'm confident I'm ready to be a non-commissioned officer.
Editor, It is with great concern that I read in last Sunday's Courier the article about Liberty County being short $1.6 million. What is even more disturbing is Ms. McGlothlin being quoted on page three as having said that this is not good news for homeowners and that it is too soon to say whether this shortage will affect the millage rates for the 2011 tax year.
Thursday night marked the beginning of an annual rite of fall, one every bit as ingrained into our collective consciousness in the South as pumpkin patches before Halloween and the story of the Mayflower at Thanksgiving.
Americans may be worrying about layoffs and a second recession, but it's made them only moderately less openhanded in back-to-school spending, which has quietly assumed the status of a major economic barometer and event.
Our forefathers were strong, independent entrepreneurs, who made their own way and depended on no one to survive. These pioneers raised their own food, hunted or trapped the meat that they put on the tables and delivered their own babies. If they had extra vegetables or meat, they would trade for weapons, tools or cloth to make their clothing. Yes, life was tough, but these were proud, self-determined people.
If you've paid any attention to the financial news in the last few weeks, you're probably wondering what happened to the recovery we were told was under way.
Editor, I am writing to commend the Courier and Margie Love on the delightful article featuring Mr. A.G. Overman in the Sunday, Aug. 20, edition.
Long-time readers will remember several years ago when I talked about a beautiful little lady I had met when she was just 2 years old and who possessed the most crystal blue eyes I had ever seen. Her name was Abby Smith and she was a knockout.
Last week, the Georgia Legislature convened into special session as a result of an official call issued by Gov. Nathan Deal.
An annual survey of the nation's roads by the Reason Foundation reveals a lot about congestion in Georgia. The state is ranked 10th in the nation for spending on maintenance but 39th for capital spending. It was No. 1 for the condition of its interstates, but at 31 in the nation for the percent of urban congestion.
A few months ago, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner predicted with unshakable confidence that there was "no risk" of a downgrade of U.S. debt. In fact, he argued, "things are better than they've been if you want to think about the prospects for improving our long-term fiscal position."
First, let's get the "well, they did it, too" argument out of the way.
I would imagine that somewhere in the bowels of federally-funded research someone has examined the "power of suggestion" relative to over-eating and obesity. If not, then let me throw out some thoughts on the subject.
Enthusiastic middle school students joined in the Great American Cleanup on Thursday last week. Midway Middle School Green Team members and science class students volunteered ...
Regarding propose amendments to Georgia's Shore Protection Act that were recently tabled by the General Assembly Senate, further details merit consideration.
Of all the arguments to make for repealing and replacing Obamacare, the very worst is that people don't need health insurance.
Many Republican leaders are leery about having their name attached to the GOP's replacement for Obamacare, a health care overhaul they have demonized since ...
March Madness is in full swing. Today begins "The Sweet Sixteen." That means that the final 16 teams in the NCAA basketball tournament are playing ...
I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces ...
The Senate spent Days 32-35 of the 2017 legislative session considering bills that passed the House of Representatives.
We are continuing to participate in the 19th annual Great American Cleanup in Liberty County.
It's early in his presidency, but already Donald Trump has faced one controversy after another. None has been more perilous to him than the ...
Editor: News stories from all over the nation are now focused on the fact that President Trump's immigration enforcement is causing problems for illegal ...
After almost two decades of doing this, you think I would have figured out by now what pushes your hot button. For example, I wrote ...
At Middlebury College earlier this month, Charles Murray needed a safe space - literally.
March 12-18 is Sunshine Week. Launched in 2005, the initiative promotes open government and pushes back against "excessive official secrecy."
David Ralston is now being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018, which leads to an obvious question.
Editor: Just wondering if Dr. Lee gets $190,000 for three years of turmoil and discontent, then what does Mr. Carrier get for 33 years ...