The United States military has been in the news a lot lately, from the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" to the Dec. 31 deadline for all troops to return home from the war in Iraq. Such politically charged topics can bring strong opinions to the forefront. But Friday will be the one day when everyone should put their opinions aside to honor the nation's veterans and active-duty service members and give them the respect that they deserve.
When I awoke Monday morning, it was as if I had been in one of those fogs I used to experience back in the 1960s. As I stood in front of the mirror with a tube of toothpaste in one hand and my toothbrush in the other, wondering why I came into the bathroom in the first place, it all started coming back.
It may sound cliche, but I'm reminded more and more often these days that the older I get, the less I know. Conversely, however, I also have noticed that as my age climbs, so does my appreciation for the people and blessings in my life.
Oops! I left the "t" off the Rev. Bryant Wright's name in last week's column about the possibility of the Southern Baptist Convention dropping "Southern" from its name.
Recycling and recycling education are the focus for Keep Liberty Beautiful during November. Our local program is participating in an annual campaign, America Recycles Day, on Nov. 15 to encourage Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 resulted from a powerful combination of social and political forces. The war on drugs fervor of the 1980s (and '90s), the emergence of crack cocaine and the growing political popularity of mandatory sentences, especially for drugs and drug-related crimes, all seemed to reinforce one another. The cocaine overdose death of basketball star Len Bias and the violence that accompanied the crack epidemic only added to the reaction.
Editor, The Dorchester Village Civic Center was renovated to provide enjoyment for our community. Hundreds recently took part in the Halloween haunted schoolhouse and the haunted hayride, which was made possible by the many volunteers who worked endless hours before and during the four-night event.
The good news is there is a world of free data available to us at the stroke of a computer key. It moves to us like lightening.
My daughter, Anastasia Mae, was born Thursday, making me the proudest mama in the world. Maybe there are a few moms out there who would challenge me for the title but at this point, with my sweet baby girl sleeping happily on her daddy's chest, I feel I have a pretty good handle on it.
Many Liberty County residents have an important job to tackle Tuesday at the polls. Here's hoping they buck the recent low-turnout trends and rise to the occasion. There sure is a lot at stake.
We are getting too lazy in America. We have more enthusiasm for "Dancing with the Stars" than we do for the political issues that mold our lives and the well-being of our families. To overcome apathy, we need principles and the interest to carry through with those principles.
On Oct. 18 in Zanesville, Ohio, the owner of a privately owned wild animal park opened the cages of dozens of lions, tigers, bears and other exotic animals allowing them to escape before he committed suicide.
The United States has run the Internet since the late 1960s when it first emerged as a communications network among U.S. defense agencies and research labs, and considering the Internet's ubiquitous presence worldwide, the United States has done a remarkable job.
Editor, This is not a partisan statement. I am foregoing my usual Democratic rant and instead am attempting to plead with everyone to go to the polls and send the message that needs to be sent to the powers that be. I am talking to the Tea Partiers, the occupiers, the birthers, the non-birthers, the Democrats, the Republicans, the Libertarians, the independents, African-Americans, whites, Hispanics, Asians and people of any other races, creeds or religions. If you're a registered voter, you have been given an opportunity of historic importance. The voters can take back the power.
The Rev. Bryan Wright, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, announced recently he has appointed a task force to explore the possibility of changing the name of the organization. It seems the name "Southern" may soon be gone with the wind. That doesn't sit well with a number of my Baptist friends, who think this is nothing more than political correctness and a denigration of our beloved South.
Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently chose George and Babs Holtzman to serve as the 2016 Christmas Parade Grand Marshall. Why, you might wonder?
Sometimes, it seems like we have forgotten what Thanksgiving is about. We should be thankful every day. Even the poorest of our poor is still ...
Editor: Many people think that because a columnist is syndicated, he knows what he is talking about. They don't. Such a column was in ...
As Liberty County transitions under President Elect Donald Trump's administration, I humbly request that all citizens respect the office of the president of the ...
Thanksgiving is here, and I thought I'd get a jump on the crowd by offering up some things for which I am thankful in ...
The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center - under the symbolic glass ceiling ...
Dear Gov. Deal:
For both Georgia and the United States as a whole, the election of Donald Trump as president is going to mean some major changes in ...
Editor, Well, the rollercoaster ride is over and many in this country were overwhelmed by the result. This is especially true of the pollsters, who ...
We are celebrating recycling this week at Keep Liberty Beautiful. America Recycles Day is Tuesday. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging ...