Iris counted and recounted the votes during the five-minute recess. It was difficult to concentrate with a room full of Valley residents, all loudly sharing their thoughts.
In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets. That is because the office controls a lot of money and patronage and can dispense or withhold either, depending on whether or not you support or oppose the governor.
As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.
Editor: The Pattman-Jones family would like to take this opportunity to graciously and humbly thank all of you for your generosity during the passing of my husband, our father and grandfather, Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Pattman Jr.
Another Community Shred It! Day is coming. It will be Nov. 19 at the Liberty County Health Department.
European regulators' recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwelcome spotlight. But Apple's tax dodging is just the tip of a huge iceberg of offshore corporate tax avoidance.
This and that: I'm not sure what I think about Opportunity School Districts, but I do know when you get south Georgia conservatives who think a proposal by Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, is a bad idea, there must be something wrong with it.
On a riser at the front of the room sat a large whiteboard with the names Bland, Cooper and Stoughton across the top. A fourth column with the word "Other" fit along the right edge.
Editor: "Stupid is as stupid does." This is a quote from the movie, Forrest Gump. Basically, it means people are as stupid as their actions. It appears that there are a lot of stupid people managing companies in the area. How many times have you seen a sign on a businesses' door that states, "No weapons allowed inside this building"?
Editor: Just a note to say "Thank You!" to the good folks at Coastal Electric Membership Corp. who put in long hours this past week, taking hundreds of outage calls, clearing downed trees from our roads and power lines, and working diligently to get our power back on as quickly as possible.
If you learned you had cancer, what would you do?
Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the state. His name was Zell Miller. His vision was the HOPE scholarship, funded by the Georgia Lottery, which gives financial assistance to eligible students who attend our state's colleges and universities. It has been a game-changer.
Editor's note: Brittany McClure is the public relations manager for the city of Hinesville. During Hurricane Matthew, she worked around the clock to help keep residents informed of the storm's impact. Afterward, we asked her to write a first-person account of her experience.
Christmas traditionally is celebrated on Dec. 25 for most Georgians.
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.
Editor: The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the ...
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?
Rick Downs needs your help now.
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:
Editor: Thank you to Mrs. Patricia Fleming of the Kingdom Church of Christ, formerly the Jr. Church of Christ, for successful free Christmas dinners to ...
Happy New Year! 2017 offers tremendous promise and opportunities whatever resolutions you have made for this year.
After Raymond Cooper received the first seven votes of the ballot count, Iris Long wondered if she was the only voter who cast her ballot ...