Sarah Hyden-Smith was usually a cheerful, confident woman. Lennox Valley Methodist Church was her third appointment, having served as an associate pastor at two larger churches since graduating from a fine seminary in central Ohio five years earlier.
Editor, I recently contacted Buddy Carter's office concerning seniors in Liberty County having to pay school taxes. He replied in writing, stating that seniors in Georgia (according to Gov. Deal) do not have to pay school taxes. However, he stated that some counties are still charging seniors.
To my friends in the Legislature (and, yes, you are my friends. Without you, I wouldn't have a job).
Editor, Congratulations to the Liberty County players on winning the state championship in basketball. To my knowledge, this is only the third state championship won by a public school in Liberty County. What a great accomplishment!
Qualifying week, when candidates fill out the paperwork to be on the election ballot, is something I call "put up or shut up" time.
A few years back, I was interviewing Celia Rivenbark, a noted Southern humorist and a friend of mine, on public radio. We were in a discussion about her latest book when I asked, "Are you funny every day?"
It is that time again! Time to nominate attractive homes and businesses in our community. We have so many assets that we should be proud of and that add value to our community. Through March 31, we are taking nominations for our Win-dex Awards for attractive businesses and for our biannual HomeProud recognition, honoring attractive homes and yards in our county.
It didn't take a Nielsen rating to uncover the favorite local entertainment in Lennox Valley in 1998. Without our own TV station, the newspaper and radio were our outlets for local news.
Editor, Due to the defeat of the Special Local Option Sales Tax in November 2014, we currently pay 6 percent sales tax in Liberty County - 4 percent state sales tax (no state sales tax on groceries), 1 percent Local Option Tax to operate Liberty County and 1 percent for education, also known as ESPLOST, which expires next year in July.
Talk to any member of the General Assembly, and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs.
I had intended to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the SEC Primary this week, but that will have to wait. For one thing, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia, tells me that he is going to need time to pore over the results. Currently, he is tied up rummaging around in Aunt Flossy Felmer's drawers looking for fire ants. In addition to being one of this nation's most highly respected political analysts, Junior is also a certified pest-control professional.
Someone I know not but who is a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"
Mary Ann Tinkersley was the prettiest girl in all of Lennox Valley during my teenage years, and truth be told, she was the primary reason for the drop in my algebra scores between the winter and spring semesters of 1998. My mother made me spend at least 60 minutes each night studying algebra. What she didn't understand was that Mary Ann sat one row to my left and one seat ahead of me in class, and no amount of studying was going to make up for the confusion she stirred in my brain cells each day from 1:15 ...
We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few ...
I haven't met University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity, but I give him high marks for the way he has handled the blowback ...
Someone is watching you. Whether you are a business or a neighborhood or just a homeowner, someone around you notices how your property looks and ...
Sitting in for Ronda Rich this week is her husband, John Tinker ... "Tink"
Earth is not ours to simply take from and destroy. Do we not share responsibility in stewarding what God has provided? During this now lengthy ...
Raymond Cooper was feeling pretty good about himself as he took to the airways on Friday, July 17, 1998. After all, with just five weeks ...