In an affluent country, government can afford to do many unnecessary things, and do them in complex and impressive ways. One example in the United States is the predilection for predicting the number of hurricanes in the upcoming season.
Editor, On July 5, I set up an appointment for my wife at the Fort Stewart ID card section. I was told what forms were needed and I scheduled the appointment for Aug. 29. Spouse IDs are only made 60 days prior to expiration. My spouse's ID will expire six days after our appointment date.
I constantly am amazed at the creative ways to recycle and reduce waste that increasingly are available, particularly in our schools. A number of our schools have recycling programs and even more are setting them up this year.
There's nothing like an inconveniently scheduled field exercise to put a rumple in our plans for the baby's arrival.
Some paranoia is justified. Are American gun owners paranoid? Yes. Is someone out to get them? Yes. Personal liberty and guns go hand in hand. I know that a lot of people will disagree with this, but look at the world around you. We are the freest country in the world and the most armed.
In times like these, we've all learned to do more with less. The truth is, that's nothing new for those of us who provide quality and caring services to the thousands of Georgia citizens who have developmental disabilities.
"President Barack Obama has been shooting mostly blanks when it comes to finding ways to reignite the stalled economy." And his latest proposal - the creation of an "infrastructure bank" to loan money to finance public works projects - not only would be more of the same, but would target taxpayers as well.
Editor, The following is a letter to Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.: Dear Congressman Kingston, In January 2010, I wrote to you to report my problems with the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici. The letter I'm sending you now is to report on the events that have occurred since that time
Our economy is at best stubbornly stuck in neutral, and too many elected leaders seem to agree only that the best way forward involves little more than pointing fingers and shouting accusations. That backdrop made it especially heartening to observe the more than 200 Georgians who traveled to Pine Mountain recently to discuss the future.
A man of the cloth by the name of Markel Hutchins is suing the estate of the late Kathryn Johnston for a half-million dollars.
Every day we make dozens of choices that impact our environment. There are many different ways to handle simple chores and tasks. When you make these everyday choices, are you really making the smartest decisions? And, for that matter, do you know why certain choices are better than others? You might be surprised. Here are some handy facts about things you don't even think about, but likely do all the time.
Recently, the Georgia Legislature convened for a special session as a result of an official call issued by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Have you ever taken a trip as part of your job and taken a family member with you? You go to meetings or do your work and they meet with friends or family and go sight-seeing or shopping. That's usually how it works, and it happens all the time, right? Not so fast if you are a public official though.
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.
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 ...