At 4:31 p.m. on Aug. 31, the special session of the Georgia state legislature that began three weeks earlier came to an end.
Bill White, the Big Canoe Tree Czar - he is the guy you had better talk to before you pluck a pine cone in the place - told me about a bumper sticker he saw recently that sums up the frustration many of us are feeling these days.
Area high schools recently marked the beginning of an annual rite of fall, one every bit as ingrained into our collective consciousness in the South as pumpkin patches before Halloween and the story of the Mayflower at Thanksgiving.
Apparently there are things that confuse some people that are quite clear to me. And I'm not bragging that I have such superior intelligence, I just think that some other folks are having trouble with the square-pegs-and-square-holes concept. Tinker toys and Lincoln Logs are pretty self-explanatory.
Well, that was quick.
With the ever-expanding debt in the federal government, more talk has been generated about bringing home the troops – not being "the police force of the world," etc.
According to media reports, the latest legislatively created state commission tasked with looking at public education funding in Georgia ... appears poised to follow the lead of previous panels in making recommendations that will do little or nothing to change the way state dollars are steered to local public schools.
In an affluent country, government can afford to do many unnecessary things, and do them in complex and impressive ways. One example in the United States is the predilection for predicting the number of hurricanes in the upcoming season.
Editor, On July 5, I set up an appointment for my wife at the Fort Stewart ID card section. I was told what forms were needed and I scheduled the appointment for Aug. 29. Spouse IDs are only made 60 days prior to expiration. My spouse's ID will expire six days after our appointment date.
I constantly am amazed at the creative ways to recycle and reduce waste that increasingly are available, particularly in our schools. A number of our schools have recycling programs and even more are setting them up this year.
There's nothing like an inconveniently scheduled field exercise to put a rumple in our plans for the baby's arrival.
Some paranoia is justified. Are American gun owners paranoid? Yes. Is someone out to get them? Yes. Personal liberty and guns go hand in hand. I know that a lot of people will disagree with this, but look at the world around you. We are the freest country in the world and the most armed.
In times like these, we've all learned to do more with less. The truth is, that's nothing new for those of us who provide quality and caring services to the thousands of Georgia citizens who have developmental disabilities.
"President Barack Obama has been shooting mostly blanks when it comes to finding ways to reignite the stalled economy." And his latest proposal - the creation of an "infrastructure bank" to loan money to finance public works projects - not only would be more of the same, but would target taxpayers as well.
Editor, The following is a letter to Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.: Dear Congressman Kingston, In January 2010, I wrote to you to report my problems with the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici. The letter I'm sending you now is to report on the events that have occurred since that time
Recently, I was privileged to lead a forum on race relations and policing at the River Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus with ...
It was about 1 a.m. when our alarm system woke me up with the beeping sound that it makes when one of the exterior ...
Since school has started, here are ideas for making waste-free lunches for your munchkins. Reducing the amount of waste from school lunches at - and at ...
With seven days remaining until the mayoral "Race of the Century," groups gathered throughout Lennox Valley to cheer on their candidates.
One year ago, the political experts were sure of two things about Georgia voters.