In 2016, Georgia voters will have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District (OSD), which would step in and place chronically underperforming public schools under state control.
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.
When he sat down in a room full of journalists at the Carter Center to talk about the cancer that has spread to several parts of his body, former President Jimmy Carter was quite calm and collected in discussing his reaction to the dreaded diagnosis.
This month, we are accepting nominations for HomeProud Homes in Liberty County.
Back in the autumn - just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come - we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.
Editor, I think that I shall never see
Georgia's Uniform Commercial Code provides the process for lenders to secure loans on personal property (i.e., non-real-estate property) by filing with the clerk of the superior court a document called a "financing statement" or a "UCC." Prior to 1993, clerks of superior court in Georgia learned that members of the state's banking industry were working with state legislators to create a central filing system for UCCs because, throughout the state, banks were losing money because of the state's outmoded method for filing financing statements to secure property pledged as collateral for loans.
At June's grand opening of Lanier Technical College's new campus in Barrow County, Gov. Nathan Deal talked about one of the best educational opportunities available anywhere in the United States.
To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact. Who else do you know who attended Georgia Tech football games for some 80 years - that's not a misprint - and was a season-ticket holder for Tech basketball for decades until the practicality of age made her realize she could root just as hard from home as she did on-site? And she does.
Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination seems to defy gravity and all the other laws of nature.
Editor, Mr. Calderone, even if "Rebel flag not a symbol of slavery" (Coastal Courier, letter to the editor by Len Calderone, July 26) was not your title, it was indeed your message, so it is imperative that I reacquaint you with the definition of "symbol." According to Merriam-Webster, "symbol" is defined as:
Coming home one Sunday from the family dinner after church, I said, out of the blue, "I feel like we should volunteer for vacation Bible school."
If we want to improve our overall community, it really does start at home - yours and mine.
One of my statutory jobs as clerk of the courts of Liberty County is to maintain the jury list of the county from which superior and state court civil and criminal jurors are chosen for jury duty at random by an automated system.
Editor, "Instead of pointing fingers and creating strife, we should be talking about how to solve the problem of murder in our black communities. ... We should instill values to let young black men know that their brothers' lives do matter."
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 ...