Congratulations to the United Way of Liberty County, which last week exceeded its 2011 fundraising campaign goal of $181,000 by raising $185,026 - up $64,026 from the $121,000 raised last year.
The pre-filing period for legislation to be considered in the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly began Nov. 14. Georgia's two-year legislative cycle means bills introduced but not passed in 2011 officially still are on the agenda.
For the first time since Anastasia's birth, I'm preparing to do it on my own. Between my husband's 10 days of paternity leave and the nearly constant presence of family, I've always had some kind of help.
In September, a sheriff's deputy in Statesboro responded to a call and found a young man who reportedly had nearly beaten his girlfriend to death with a beer mug after both had ingested the drug spice.
In September, a sheriff's deputy in Statesboro responded to a call of a young man who had nearly beaten his girlfriend to death with a beer mug after both had ingested the drug spice.
In Republican counties across Georgia, voters are keeping a close eye on the GOP candidates running for president.
Editor, On Oct. 26, a resolution was signed at a public meeting in Ludowici City Hall. The mayor, four council members and the city clerk signed the document. The code of ethics is a state law under Georgia Code Title 45 (OCGA 45-10-1) for public officers and employees.
Since the country needs to cut its spending, a good place to start is the Department of Energy, which, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget, has a budget of $29 billion a year that I believe it wastes on failed projects, some of which are listed in this column. The DOE was started by President Jimmy Carter to make the U.S. energy dependent. Now we are more dependent than ever on foreign oil.
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!
"How can we take a bite out of high school truancy, and maybe improve graduation rates in the process?" Hit the hooky players where it hurts.
I'm going to miss Andy Rooney. I never met the guy, but it's like we had coffee together on a regular basis. He was a great talent – a Will Rogers sort-of-guy without the horse and lariat.
Much has been asserted about the economic benefit of deepening Savannah's harbor – some of it highly speculative and contradicting official analysis by the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
The city of Hinesville recently observed Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week, which consisted of a town hall meeting, canned food drive and other events designed to shed light on the community's prevention programs and assist members of the population who are in need. Kudos to Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones, who works in the city's Community Development Department, for coordinating the observance, and to the city for supporting it.
Whether it is the federal government, state, county or city, the government is owned by the people. That's why the U.S. Constitution starts out, "We the People." Often, elected officials perform acts that do not benefit the taxpayers or make commitments that the people cannot afford or do not want to spend money on. After all, the money that government wastes is the taxpayers' money.
Editor: As our country celebrates Veterans Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all the men and women in our community who have honorably served their country.
Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multi-millionaires who play a kid's game and who are being goaded by ...