The first week of May marks the National Education Association's National Teacher Appreciation Week, which exists, in part, because teachers are too often thankless heroes.
When friends ask if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so much fun?"
Editor, I can't help it. I just have to write about the insanity that is engulfing our country today. In my 70-plus years, I have seen a lot of change, but nothing like the crazy things that are transforming our country from one that was founded on religious liberty - as most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States - to a nation that has turned its back on God.
The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie," while her son, a man who grew up up to influence Southern and national politics in a tremendous way, always called her "Mama."
There is a fever going around. I hope you catch it.
It had been nine days since the Rev. Sarah Hyden-Smith made her first appearance in the pulpit of Lennox Valley Methodist Church. Her schedule was filled with unpacking boxes, meeting with committees, preparing her first two sermons and other ministerial duties.
Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.
I believe that each of us has an obligation to leave this world a better place than we found it. Linden Longino is trying to do exactly that.
The Hinesville Fire Department is dedicated to safeguarding lives, property and the environment. One of the ways we pursue this mission is through educating the public. Starting today, you will see a monthly column in the Coastal Courier with important tips and information from one of our very own firefighters. I am proud to be kicking off this great initiative.
Somebody made me really mad on Islands Highway this week. Nothing makes volunteers madder than having someone spew litter all over a road right after a volunteer cleanup.
The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.
Editor, Last month, the House passed a bill (H.R. 3016) that included a 50 percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing provided to children who will have their parent's earned Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit transferred to them. Now, similar legislation is being considered in the Senate (S. 425) that would put the hard-fought benefits of 2.8 million post-9/11 veterans at even greater risk.
Small-town newspapers are a bit different from their counterparts in New York or Los Angeles. That's true today, and it was true in 1998, when I was growing up in Lennox Valley.
The end of the school year is fast approaching, and we have already begun celebrating our many 2015-16 successes. The following are just a few of them:
Well, another election has come and gone and once again the people have spoken. Unlike the last two presidential elections, this time I enjoyed the ...
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 ...