September is full of Keep Liberty Beautiful events that I hope you will want to be involved in.
Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894 to honor the contributions workers make every day to our nation's strength, prosperity and well-being. But in 2015, on a day when we will celebrate the value of work, it's distressing that two of our nation's best policy tools for encouraging and rewarding work are in jeopardy: the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. If Congress doesn't act soon, Georgia workers from all walks of life stand to lose.
The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids, one of the big questions is, "How safe is it?"
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Pardon me, but your great-grandfather is having a surreal moment. Knowing you are now firmly ensconced in the first grade is taking some getting used to.
There are millions of people who primarily receive their news and information through items that are posted on the Internet or sent to them via email or text message.
The Liberty County Planning Commission has been working on a new comprehensive plan for Liberty County and its municipalities for the past 18 months. During this time, we have facilitated 18 meetings throughout the county, covering the cities of Flemington, Walthourville, Midway, Riceboro and Gum Branch as well as the town of Allenhurst and the unincorporated county. In each of the 18 meetings, we received input from residents about how they would like to see their parts of Liberty County grow in the future.
In 1983, the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation creating a magistrate court in every county. Formerly, the magistrate court was called "the office of the justice of the peace" or, alternatively, the "justice court."
It is time again for our quarterly Recycle It! fairs. The quarterly Recycle It! Fairs are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at three locations: the Liberty County Health Department in Flemington, Walthourville City Hall and the Midway Police Department. Three locations means that it is easier than ever for you to drop off these types of recycling items.
For some reason, Southerners - more than people in any other region - love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.
The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don't.
In recent years, there has been a marked increase in public awareness of childhood apraxia of speech. Despite this awareness, this neuromotor condition remains poorly understood by many parents, teachers and even some pediatricians.
In 2016, Georgia voters will have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District (OSD), which would step in and place chronically underperforming public schools under state control.
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.
When he sat down in a room full of journalists at the Carter Center to talk about the cancer that has spread to several parts of his body, former President Jimmy Carter was quite calm and collected in discussing his reaction to the dreaded diagnosis.
This month, we are accepting nominations for HomeProud Homes in Liberty County.
It was somewhere near the end of summer when it just came to me that perhaps my writing days were over. That it was time ...
Plastic Ocean - just the sound of that gives me shivers up and down my spine. Unfortunately, we are creating enormous "plastic patches" in almost every ...
For the last 15 years or so, I've peered out across many crowded rooms filled to capacity with bright-eyed - on occasion, teary-eyed - Georgians.
Editor, I didn't realize that I am related to Allen Brown until many years ago, when, at my mother's subtle insistence, I drove ...
What a difference a decade makes.
Many Georgia students started college for the first time this fall.
For a moment, let's forget the pie charts, trend lines, new census poverty data and the research. I want to remember their faces. Fact ...
There's not a day goes by that I don't think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.
"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" - "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel T. Coleridge
Editor, I read the article ("State of roads tops SPLOST discussion," July 29, front page) and have several questions and comments I would like Liberty ...
If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE Scholarship, you couldn't do it.The lottery-funded program that pays college tuition ...
Knock! Knock! "Open the door, please!"
When Georgians think about the best ways to fight poverty and help more families climb the economic ladder, tax credits probably aren't the first ...
Every child deserves a safe, permanent home. Unfortunately, an estimated 9,000 children in Georgia are removed annually from their family homes because of abuse ...