It didn't take a Nielsen rating to uncover the favorite local entertainment in Lennox Valley in 1998. Without our own TV station, the newspaper and radio were our outlets for local news.
Editor, Due to the defeat of the Special Local Option Sales Tax in November 2014, we currently pay 6 percent sales tax in Liberty County - 4 percent state sales tax (no state sales tax on groceries), 1 percent Local Option Tax to operate Liberty County and 1 percent for education, also known as ESPLOST, which expires next year in July.
Talk to any member of the General Assembly, and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs.
I had intended to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the SEC Primary this week, but that will have to wait. For one thing, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia, tells me that he is going to need time to pore over the results. Currently, he is tied up rummaging around in Aunt Flossy Felmer's drawers looking for fire ants. In addition to being one of this nation's most highly respected political analysts, Junior is also a certified pest-control professional.
Someone I know not but who is a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"
Mary Ann Tinkersley was the prettiest girl in all of Lennox Valley during my teenage years, and truth be told, she was the primary reason for the drop in my algebra scores between the winter and spring semesters of 1998. My mother made me spend at least 60 minutes each night studying algebra. What she didn't understand was that Mary Ann sat one row to my left and one seat ahead of me in class, and no amount of studying was going to make up for the confusion she stirred in my brain cells each day from 1:15 ...
February is typically the month of love. With that in mind, what if this year, you fall in love with yourself?
I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into unchartered waters. Which raises a question: Why do I spend so much time preparing speeches if I am not going to use them? I must ask myself that sometime. I would be interested in the answer.
In every election cycle, political pundits spend a lot of time talking about why endorsements are so important.
It has taken a while, but I have come to know that writers are shaped dramatically by the places from which we come. Those places - the ones we call home - are the underlining, unsung melody to our words. That melody enlivens the compositions we create.
Editor's note: The following is taken from the written remarks of testimony given to the Georgia Senate Insurance and Labor Committee in support of a higher state minimum wage given Feb. 11 by Wesley Tharpe of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute:
With all the craziness surrounding Raymond Cooper's candidacy for mayor and the appointment of Sarah Hyden-Smith at the Methodist Church, it would be easy to get the idea that life was never normal in my hometown. Let me make something clear: I'm sure there were normal days during my teen years. It's just that I don't remember any of them.
Since school has started, here are ideas for making waste-free lunches for your munchkins. Reducing the amount of waste from school lunches at - and at ...
With seven days remaining until the mayoral "Race of the Century," groups gathered throughout Lennox Valley to cheer on their candidates.
One year ago, the political experts were sure of two things about Georgia voters.
What makes a great neighborhood? I think a great neighborhood is a combination of great people that care about their neighbors and the quality of ...
As a child, I was captivated by emotional stories and how words strung together had the power to make me feel happy, touched, sad or ...
The state of Georgia has been blessed with many pivotal military champions. The Russell Senate Office Building, one of only six legislative offices buildings in ...
Every fifth Friday of the month, which generally comes around about four times most years, the clergy of the Valley would gather together for lunch ...