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.
Where did Congress get the authority to dictate what kind of light bulbs we must buy?
Day 22 (Tuesday, Feb. 21): Although it made for a late-night drive, I was delighted to join the Skidaway Island Republican Club on Feb. 20 for its annual Presidents Day dinner, where we heard from Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus. Marcus's story is that of the true American dream, and he certainly is an inspiration to many of us.
Dear Public School Teachers: The "school choice" crowd in the General Assembly is after you again. I am beginning to think this is all your fault.
Part of 'being green' is understanding the facts that affect our environment. Let's get real here. The following phenomenons, from www.epa.gov/enviroed, actually are caused by the everyday choices we make. So get the facts - and then do something about them.
A guy walks into a bar and says, "Ouch."
• Day 19 (Wednesday, Feb. 15): Without question, in the eight years that I have served in the Legislature, this has been the busiest time that I have ever experienced.
I've never been big on medicine. It's rare that I ever reach for the ibuprofen in the cabinet and even more unlikely that I'll go for anything stronger. That's not to say that I'm a "suck-it-up" kind of person. I'm also not big on pain and do my best to avoid it. The way I've reconciled these two is with preventative care.
Editor, It appears gossip and trash without evidence takes precedence when it comes to the group of SNAP.
Editor, Your recent article about our hobby farm in the Trade Hill community has brought a bunch of calls and folks stopping by to take a look. For those who are seeking information on Autopots and other hydroponic "stuff," the information can be found online at www.autopot.co.uk
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case of a California man accused of lying about his military service and record, it's worth noting that lies and crimes aren't necessarily the same thing.
When I was out doing my daily exercise one day last week, I was nearly run over by four - count 'em, four - squad cars going about 75 miles per hour on Johnson Drain Road.
More than 200 years ago, the framers of the Constitution lived under the tyranny of the king of England and his laws and whims. When they revolted and formed a new government, they wrote a document designed to prevent this same tyranny from happening to the citizens of the United States.
Serving as a state senator is rewarding because I am engaged in the intricate legislative process that often affects and improves the lives of people ...
This month is all about trees. Well, that is not exactly true. We are also all about recycling electronics and household goods and shredding records ...
Editor, When the worst disaster in the history of Turner County struck on the afternoon of Jan. 22, the immediate response was beyond anything we ...
Editor: For the life of me, I can't figure out the mentality of the protests going on. We finally get a president who wants ...
Editor: Why ask a question like that?
Editor: Since my letter to the editor, "Tax For Cop Salaries Doesn't Work For Him," in the Jan. 29 edition of the Courier, I ...