Pickups make you think of back roads, farming and country, especially Southern country. So, in recent years, when the Georgia lawmakers rightly imposed seatbelt requirements on most passenger vehicles they elected to exclude pickups from those requirements.
Only when we design education around the individual needs of children will we achieve excellence. I have visited several schools throughout the state this session to share details of two of my priorities, which revolve around the fundamental belief that no two children learn at the same pace or in the same way.
Remember the standard scene from the old horror movies? Just when the hero sighs with relief that he has finally killed the monster, the damned thing rises up again and grabs the good guy by the throat.
Eight Marines were recently charged at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in the deaths of 24 Iraqi "civilians."
Underlining the 'P' in PSC A significant meeting is scheduled for this morning in Atlanta. The principles involved are, or should be, important to every Georgian. Public Service Commissioner Angela Elizabeth Speir has proposed a PSC policy prohibiting ex parte communications -- meaning a commissioner would be prohibited from discussing PSC business with a single party to a case without other parties and other commissioners, not to mention the public, being in on the issue. ...
A while back, while researching my family history for a magazine article on genealogy, a cousin gave me the e-mail address of our mutual third cousin in Cuba.
It's terrible when you forget a friend's birthday. That feeling of guilt that comes upon you when you realize that a special day came and went without being recognized. We get so caught up in our mundane existence, so busy in our day-to-day activity that sometimes we all miss a special day.
Liberty County's residents and business community have proven their generosity and caring once again - this time in support of homeless pets.
You know you're at a Barack Obama rally when there is a student in the front waving a "Liberals Are Sexy" sign.
Leonard Peltier, a well-known Ojibwa (Chippewa) and Vietnam Marine veteran has served 30 years imprisonment in the federal penitentiary for the notorious killings of two FBI agents on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the village of Oglala in 1975.
Technical schools may be forced to make layoffs A drop in funding may lead to the state's 34 technical schools laying off faculty members and shutting down programs. Funding for the schools is based on enrollment, which has dropped at some of the schools for the past two years following a decade of steady growth. Sen. John Wiles, R-Kennesaw, said he doesn't want to see cutbacks because the technical school system plays a critical role ...
With juvenile and gang-related crime on the rise, it is good to know there are people in our community who are trying new approaches to old problem.
Death penalty enthusiasts rally America's unquenchable thirst for retribution against the morally inept, erupting in a frenzy with the increasingly high-profiled child sexual predation across the nation!
High executive pay hasn't quite reached that status of a bipartisan "crisis," but it's approaching it. The Democratic senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, fulminated against it in his response to President Bush's State of the Union address.
It's not surprising that a push for four-year terms of office would garner wide support from Georgia's state senators, who are currently up for election every two years. Whether that desire for longer terms should get the OK of Georgia voters is another matter entirely.
Imagine filling up your gas tank and realizing that the price you were charged was more than the price advertised. What would you do?
For many of us, it's that special time of the year - the time when you get notification for renewal from your health-care insurance provider.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death
Since Midway's mayor and three city council members were re-elected, we can expect more of the incompetency that we have seen in the past four years. At last month's city-council meeting, the council voted to allow the mayor to sign a lease with the Liberty County Public Facilities Authority for a piece of what I consider to be worthless property. Councilman Terry Doyle, who opposed the lease, is leaving office at the end of the month.
Oh, the stories people tell. Not always good ones, mind you, but the kind that will make you fall down on your knees and thank the good Lord up above that you don't have a story like that.
Nothing is prettier than communities all dressed up for the Christmas holidays. Don't you just love all the lights, decorations and Christmas-tree lightings?
My daughter, Reese, started at a new day care two months ago. My husband and I had been pleased with her former day care until they went through several leadership changes, and the resulting policy alterations were disconcerting. The facility's lunch menu, which had been pretty healthy when we first enrolled Reese, took a turn for the worse - lots of processed, preservative-laden food; fruit drowning in sugary, heavy syrup; and snacks full of sodium ...
The holidays are a turning point in our lives every year.
If Congress and the federal government are really serious about holding down costs and lowering the deficit, then they will reject any idea by the State Department to build an all-new training facility for its personnel and staff in Blackstone, Va. It will instead turn all training functions and responsibilities over to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Undersecretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal stated that small businesses are critical to Army readiness.
It was as ugly as a warthog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38 of the past 50, and 65 out of 108, the University of Georgia -the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South -bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the state football championship, 41-34.
Over lunch the other day with friends - all in the newspaper business - I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.
Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world - and understand the plans of allies and enemies - to keep the nation prepared and secure.
My attempts at making more mom friends still are failing miserably. At this point, I'd probably try an online "matchmaking" site for women with children who are looking to befriend other women with children. Sort of like eHarmony, but with sippy cups and strollers. Actually, that sounds like a great idea because then I'd get to be very picky with my criteria, thus reducing the chances I'd get "matched up" with another mom I have ...
This is a wonderful time of the year! It is a great time to share your Christmas cheer with folks that you normally might take for granted.