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.
Back in the autumn - just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come - we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.
Editor, I think that I shall never see
Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent "religious freedom ...
Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...
Editor's note: This column,which was completed Sunday, was revised to indicate that Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 323 into law Monday.
This year's General Assembly session could be described as the one where legislators started to declare their independence from Gov. Nathan Deal.
Editor's note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.
A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of state Sen ...
Could there be anything better than being an environmental educator in April, which is Earth Month? Only one thing could make it even better for ...
A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter that he sent to the newspaper where ...
Editor, Greetings, all you seed savers and plant rooters.
Raymond Cooper had been priming the pump all week on his daily radio show, "Renderings With Raymond," as he prepared to carry out his evil ...
Editor, God help Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal certainly won't. Deal vetoed the "religious liberty" bill, which is a slap in the face to all ...
Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution is clear.