Editor, I am writing in response to the letter, "Mrs. Goode slams new mayor," in the Jan. 24 edition of the Ludowici News. I also attended the first meeting of the new city council Jan. 17 and would like to give my viewpoint from the audience.
Since its inception in 1993, the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) scholarship has awarded more than $6.3 billion to more than 1.4 million Georgia students in what many consider to be the most successful merit based scholarship program in the nation.
There has been a dispute over water and waste-water rates/usage between the city of Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority since 2008. Although meetings regarding the matter reportedly were held June 4, 2010, and Dec. 3, 2010, the council supposedly didn't learn about what had transpired at the meetings until April 11, 2011.
Unless and until the Georgia Constitution is amended, the era of direct or indirect state control over public K-12 education is over.
A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state government to set up charter schools at the local level and require local school boards to provide funding for those schools failed to receive the required two-thirds vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Friday night's Raider Brigade Ball was a lot of fun. Was it worth $70 and six very long hours away from my daughter? You'd have to ask me in 10 years when I look back on my first and probably only military ball.
Word that Georgia is no longer required to meet requirements of No Child Left Behind is welcome news.
Most people agree that local school boards play a critical role in Georgia public education.
The Republican race so far has been topsy-turvy. Rick Santorum won Iowa. Mitt Romney won New Hampshire and Florida. Newt Gingrich won South Carolina. Ron Paul didn't win anything. The race so far has not indicated a clear Republican leader, but I believe that might have changed with Florida - a change brought about by Romney's huge advertising campaign.
Feb. 3: The Georgia General Assembly's 2012 Legislative session is moving along quickly - we now are more than one-third of the way through this session.
In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, I am required to submit annually a "state of the column" message. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stand and applaud if you hear something that floats your boat or look bored if you don't. You may be on television.
Day 10 (Monday, Jan. 30): Much of what we do in the Legislature is related to preparation, and this morning was a perfect example: I was at the Capitol at 8 a.m. to review the criminal justice appropriations budget with the Senate budget analyst.
Editor, I'm a small-business owner in Hinesville and, like many others, I believe I'm struggling to survive in this tough economy because there's virtually no new business.
Georgia Arbor Day is coming up Feb. 17, the third Friday of the month.
Editor, I participate in line dancing classes at the Bryan County Recreation Center in Richmond Hill on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. People who want enjoyable exercise should try line dancing.
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Mike Riddle was a pretty good Long County correspondent for the Coastal Courier for a lot of years.
Editor: As the city turns. In our last episode, the suspense was high as the city council reprimanded two outstanding employees unjustly. The council also ...
If you are still having trouble firming up some New Year's resolutions that you can actually keep, consider recycling.
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Henry Ford converted a 1937 For pickup truck into a fire truck to be used in Way's Station, now Richmond Hill.
The morning following "The Great Valley Runoff" was perhaps the oddest moment of my growing-up years. It was as if we were surrounded by fog ...
My loyal readers, both of them, possibly remember that I've long championed some outside-the-box ways to reduce the deficit before we're overwhelmed with ...
The year 2016 is over, but I want to start 2017 by looking back at some of the positive things from last year.
Donald Trump was supposed to take over the Republican Party, but the question going forward will be whether the Republican Party takes over him.
As we end 2016, we pause to consider how much have we emancipated?