The regular session of the 2011 Georgia General Assembly was a mixed bag – some good, some bad, some rancor over both. But the heated partisan debates over things like immigration and tree-cutting end up looking like garden parties compared to what lies ahead in August.
Georgians don't just need access to affordable health care; Georgians need greater access to meaningful health care. The free-market principles of competition can help drive down costs, provide for greater accessibility and provide Georgians with more health care options.
I was watching this television program on the human brain the other night where the brain was described as a computer that processes lots of information. There is a theory that everything one has ever experienced resides in the human software and can be recalled with the right stimulus.
Attention, political junkies, policy geeks and pajama-clad denizens of the blogosphere: Georgia Secretary of State might just have become your new best friend.
Blue is my favorite color. That is not a shock for those who know me.
It happened just as I feared. Our lease - along with the one-month extension my husband managed to negotiate - is up before we've closed on the house we're buying.
In Georgia, a convicted shoplifter hypothetically could receive a tougher sentence than someone convicted of killing a dog.
Tax reform - and in politics, that's at best a benefit-of-the-doubt term - apparently is dead for this year in Georgia. Before lawmakers take it up again, and they will, they would do well to pay attention to a new report recently disseminated by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (www.gbpi.org), a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic analysis think tank.
Editor, After attending a recent city meeting, I don't think the city of Ludowici has adopted a municipal code of ordinances for more than 27 years or longer.
Editor, I think it's a shame that the Liberty County Board of Education is getting ready to invest millions of dollars in a football stadium while our kids are out on teachers' furlough days.
If you live in Long, Tattnall or Liberty counties, you probably have seen one of my cousins. I live in rural Tattnall County, but I have cousins all over the southeastern United States.
We all produce trash that must be managed and disposed of in a manner to protect human health and the environment. I am Steve Harbin, a professional engineer with 29 years of engineering experience, 28 of which have included a primary focus in the planning and implementation of more than 300 solid waste projects, including design of more than 40 municipal solid waste landfills.
I got a good lesson in wealth management this week. Not from a high-powered financial advisor, but from the retrospective of a 103-year-old life lived well.
Editor, On behalf of the Love-It Productions cast of "Tragedy at Ebenezer Creek," I would like to thank the Liberty County community for your support and encouragement. To showcase that historic story in our beloved Liberty County was such a great honor. The cast performed superbly. The audience reviews so far are highly complimentary.
What's with the use of hyphens to describe us? Are you a Mexican-American, African-American, Arab-American, Asian-American, European-American or some other hyphen, or are you just an American?
Opportunity is knocking as the door opens on Georgia's 2017-18 legislative session. In a state with a Republican governor since 2002 and GOP majorities ...
About 50 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was born because of concern about pollution, particularly air and water pollution fears.
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There is an old Chinese proverb that says "When an old man dies, a library burns down." With no man was this truer than it ...
Forget about the honeymoon being over. There won't be any honeymoon.
We've come a long way from Daniel Patrick Moynihan excoriating the UN's 1975 "Zionism is racism" resolution in one of the finer exhibits ...
When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...
To Arms! To Arms! The Legislature is coming, the Legislature is coming!
The mayoral election seemed a million miles away on Friday night at the Spring County Fair. With "Silver Tongue" firmly entrenched in his role as ...
On Monday, the Georgia General Assembly began the 2017 session and I am honored that you place trust in me to represent you in the ...
Mike Riddle was a pretty good Long County correspondent for the Coastal Courier for a lot of years.
Editor: As the city turns. In our last episode, the suspense was high as the city council reprimanded two outstanding employees unjustly. The council also ...
If you are still having trouble firming up some New Year's resolutions that you can actually keep, consider recycling.
Editor: The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the ...
Henry Ford converted a 1937 For pickup truck into a fire truck to be used in Way's Station, now Richmond Hill.