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 was with Grant Tinker, my father-in-law, who died recently.
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 of righteous indignation in the history of American speechifying.
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 that had infected the nation's capital.
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 leader of the Valley for two more years, it was as if the good folks breathed a collective sigh as they caravanned en masse to participate in the most anticipated county fair performance in memory.
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 Senate again this year.
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 decided to spend $1 million to build a monument to their ineptitude - a new City Hall.
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 life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally.
Henry Ford converted a 1937 For pickup truck into a fire truck to be used in Way's Station, now Richmond Hill.
The morning following "The Great Valley Runoff" was perhaps the oddest moment of my growing-up years. It was as if we were surrounded by fog as we began that late August Friday.
My loyal readers, both of them, possibly remember that I've long championed some outside-the-box ways to reduce the deficit before we're overwhelmed with national debt. High on the list is naming rights. Our agencies could rake in billions of dollars by allowing corporations and other deep-pocketed special interests to hang their logos on our buildings.
The year 2016 is over, but I want to start 2017 by looking back at some of the positive things from last year.
In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising.
His "America First, America First, America First" inaugural address is seen by many as divisive, particularly those who are miserable that Donald Trump is actually ...
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Editor: The Pro Life march in DC on Friday did nothing to advance its cause. I have listened to many of the speeches and scanned ...
Editor: Contrary to what a recent letter to the editor said, Congressman Buddy Carter is the representative we need in the First District of Georgia.
More than a century ago, New York Surrogate Judge Gideon J. Tucker handed down a legal decision that included this observation of state lawmakers: "No ...