Less than one-third of Americans view elected officials as "honest," and a lack of transparency lies at the core of this distrust.
Could this really be happening in our Valley?
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Among the important choices voters must decide now through Nov. 8 is one that impacts whether local communities lose control of the education decision-making processes for their children.
One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.
Editor: Every time the Democrats do something, it costs the American people money. Locally, SPLOST is a good example. But when Washington does something, it really costs us. The best example is Obamacare. Next year, the rates are going up from 25 to 116 percent. Obama said in a recent speech, "You are getting better quality, even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it." I'm not too sure about the better-quality part.
Editor: The party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan is dead. It has been kidnapped by a lunatic known to his delusional supporters and some others as The Donald. I value a two party system, and believe it or not, this Democrat is saddened to see the GOP's total demise.
There's not much suspense about who will win Georgia's senate race.
As a newly-formed nation, the United States could not compete with the cultural icons of its mother country. Absent from American lands were castles, cathedrals, and centuries-old cities.
Ready or not, it is coming. Only 25 days to the official beginning of the holiday season. This is a perfect time to make room for all of the decorations and new gadgets and other presents coming your way.
The fourth annual Veterans Salute is less a week away, and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is busy finalizing plans to guarantee the event's success. In addition to the motorcycle show, sponsored by Savannah PowerSports Center, there will be a Battle of the Bands competition.
As leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization, I am frequently asked who The American Legion is supporting in this year's presidential election. My answer is simple. "Veterans." And by that answer I am not referring to a candidate's military service (or lack thereof) but to his or her proposals on issues such as VA health care, a strong national defense and border security.
Editor, It's that time of year again! Time to dust off that turkey feather tutu and join us for the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors (HABR) 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5k. This year's event will take place in Downtown Hinesville on Nov. 19. at 8 am.
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.
Merry Christmas to all! If you are feeling a little down already because you think the holiday is drawing to an end, rejoice. The Twelve ...