Day 26 (Monday, Feb. 27): The week begins with the second meeting of the Governor's Higher Education Funding Commission, a committee that I co-chair with Rep. Carl Rogers, chairman of the House Higher Education Committee. The commission is charged with examining how the funding formulas for the university system and technical college system should be changed in order to improve higher education outcomes in the state. We have four bills on the calendar as we go into session today, including House Bill 800, which expands eligibility so that a candidate with five years' service in any federally recognized component ...
Rep. Joe Wilkinson, R-Sandy Springs, has figured out something many of his colleagues in the General Assembly seem unable to grasp: If you disagree with something I say, tell me so and give me your side of the story
Editor, The Coastal Courier graciously published my previous letter to the editor wherein I challenged anyone to produce a speeding ticket issued by a Midway Police Department officer for going 5 miles per hour or less over the posted speed limit. The prize was a $50 gift certificate for Red Lobster or Olive Garden restaurants. The 30-day window has passed and no one has produced the winning ticket. This would tend to indicate that either there is no credence to the claims in Sound off that tickets have been issued for driving 5 mph or less over the speed limit ...
The Georgia General Assembly completed its 28th legislative day of the 2012 session on Wednesday, Feb. 29. As Super Tuesday and the Presidential Preference Primary election for Georgia approach, the Legislature will continue with the people's work at our Capitol on Monday.
MOULTRIE - This past week I got an email from a youngster who was taking me to task for something that had been printed in our newspaper. That's perfectly fine. It indicates someone is thinking.
Money is tight right now for just about everyone. Gas prices have gone crazy and grocery costs are outrageous.
As a member of Congress, you get used to being graded. Interest groups send you questionnaires, check your voting record, and then issue their "report cards." Editorial writers opine freely on your performance. Pollsters issue monthly updates on how Congress is faring with the public.
Editor, It is my hope this letter might clarify some comments in Sound off concerning driving laws. I am a Georgia DDS certified defensive driving instructor. I will quote from actual statutes.
President Barack Obama's call for Congress to end some $4 billion in subsidies for oil companies may or may not lower the price of gas. But it has a certain appeal at a time when Americans are feeling the pressure of rapidly rising gas costs while those same oil companies are making enormous profits.
Editor, In reading various articles in the newspapers or magazines over the years about the foreclosure of many citizens' homes, none of the articles mention that President Obama helped to perpetuate these sub prime loan as far back as 1992.
Let's face it, the Army cracks down on standards when downsizing and lets a lot slide when it needs every able-bodied soldier it can get.
Editor, The Long County Press recently published an article about Nancy McKnew attending the Long County Commission meeting to address the issues concerning Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham. Commission Chairman Bobby Walker said the matter is under investigation. That was at least the third time this same issue has been brought up at a commission meeting and there definitely is a problem.
It's easy to get mad over the way the Ogeechee River has been treated, first by King America, then by state authorities. Dumping by King America in 2011 caused the worst fish kill in the river in memory, and the state's Environmental Protection Division responded with what amounts to a slap on the wrist.
With the Great Depression, poverty among the elderly was substantial. The concept of Social Security was designed to address the problem of economic security for seniors by establishing a system by which workers contributed to their own future retirement by making payments to a fund while they worked.
The Georgia General Assembly continues to move forward with the 2012 legislative session. The Legislature completed four days of session last week, ending Friday afternoon.
Editor: Thank you to Mrs. Patricia Fleming of the Kingdom Church of Christ, formerly the Jr. Church of Christ, for successful free Christmas dinners to ...
Happy New Year! 2017 offers tremendous promise and opportunities whatever resolutions you have made for this year.
After Raymond Cooper received the first seven votes of the ballot count, Iris Long wondered if she was the only voter who cast her ballot ...
I met Amy Swann at The Coastal Courier. She and I quickly became comfortable with each other and I will forever cherish her memory.
At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while ...