Editor, It is with great concern that I read in last Sunday's Courier the article about Liberty County being short $1.6 million. What is even more disturbing is Ms. McGlothlin being quoted on page three as having said that this is not good news for homeowners and that it is too soon to say whether this shortage will affect the millage rates for the 2011 tax year.
Thursday night marked the beginning of an annual rite of fall, one every bit as ingrained into our collective consciousness in the South as pumpkin patches before Halloween and the story of the Mayflower at Thanksgiving.
Americans may be worrying about layoffs and a second recession, but it's made them only moderately less openhanded in back-to-school spending, which has quietly assumed the status of a major economic barometer and event.
Our forefathers were strong, independent entrepreneurs, who made their own way and depended on no one to survive. These pioneers raised their own food, hunted or trapped the meat that they put on the tables and delivered their own babies. If they had extra vegetables or meat, they would trade for weapons, tools or cloth to make their clothing. Yes, life was tough, but these were proud, self-determined people.
If you've paid any attention to the financial news in the last few weeks, you're probably wondering what happened to the recovery we were told was under way.
Editor, I am writing to commend the Courier and Margie Love on the delightful article featuring Mr. A.G. Overman in the Sunday, Aug. 20, edition.
Long-time readers will remember several years ago when I talked about a beautiful little lady I had met when she was just 2 years old and who possessed the most crystal blue eyes I had ever seen. Her name was Abby Smith and she was a knockout.
Last week, the Georgia Legislature convened into special session as a result of an official call issued by Gov. Nathan Deal.
An annual survey of the nation's roads by the Reason Foundation reveals a lot about congestion in Georgia. The state is ranked 10th in the nation for spending on maintenance but 39th for capital spending. It was No. 1 for the condition of its interstates, but at 31 in the nation for the percent of urban congestion.
A few months ago, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner predicted with unshakable confidence that there was "no risk" of a downgrade of U.S. debt. In fact, he argued, "things are better than they've been if you want to think about the prospects for improving our long-term fiscal position."
First, let's get the "well, they did it, too" argument out of the way.
I would imagine that somewhere in the bowels of federally-funded research someone has examined the "power of suggestion" relative to over-eating and obesity. If not, then let me throw out some thoughts on the subject.
"Georgia lawmakers return to the Gold Dome in Atlanta for a special legislative session primarily to deal with redistricting." This redistricting session comes up each decade following the completion of the census count.
Keep Liberty Beautiful hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress through People Luncheon on Thursday. We were honored to have Tommy Linstroth with Trident Sustainability Group as our speaker for the luncheon.
Military retirement as we know it may be facing an uncertain future.
The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...
"Renderings with Raymond" was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his "baby." Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt ...
Without a doubt, this is a troubling time in America. Mass shootings have been happening with seemingly greater regularity. House Bill 859, the "campus carry ...
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 ...