Editor, On Friday, Feb. 17, the Liberty County branch of the NAACP met with an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to a request for an investigation into possible civil rights violations by local county agencies.
Day 19 (Wednesday, Feb. 15): Without question, in my eight years that I have served in the Legislature, this has been the busiest time that I have ever experienced. While I am happy that leadership is trying to get us out by the end of March, the pace by which we have been operating has been very trying and exhausting.
The old saw, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again," is well known by state legislators Jan Jones, R-Milton; Brooks Coleman R-Duluth; Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta; Margaret Kaiser, D-Atlanta; Alisha Morgan, D-Austell; and Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin. They are the sponsors of House Resolution 1162 that would put on the ballot a constitutional amendment question that, if approved, would take local control away from elected school boards when it comes to approving charter schools.
Feb: 17: The 2012 Legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is now officially over half way through the 40 of session under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
I seem to have an innate ability to make folks mad. Usually, it is the humor-impaired and special-interest twits. Today, I hope to make everybody mad, no matter your race, creed, color or university affiliation. This diatribe is for all.
Green starts here this spring.
MOULTRIE - Through the years I have collected an assortment of stuff, and occasionally I look around at all these items in my office and reminisce as to how I came into their possession. Many of them have stories associated with them while others offer much less drama, but they made good paperweights ... so I kept them.
Editor, We would like to thank all of our many friends in Long County and the surrounding communities for their heartfelt expressions of condolence during our recent loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
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 of approval in the House of Representatives on Feb. 8.
If you really want to know who loves you the most - your wife or the dog - try this little experiment.
I've had a lot of trouble understanding why Fort Stewart continues to train soldiers so intensely for the heavy methods of combat, like tanks, when it's clear most everyone is about to deploy to Afghanistan where those methods are unusable. A tank isn't practical in those mountains, and I've really struggled over why it's so important to keep the guys away from their families to train on something that seems so moot. I understood training for Afghanistan, but sometimes this heavy training seemed obsolete and unnecessary.
Today we hear the term "czar" used a lot in government. The people who we call czars actually are policy directors for different segments of the government. Because of their power, the media uses the term czar, which is actually an old title for a Russian ruler and translates from Caesar, which was what Roman rulers were called.
This one should have been a no-brainer. At least the court's 4-3 ruling leaned in the direction of public accountability.
Feb. 10: The 2012 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly continues to move forward with 18 legislative days behind us. After leaving the Capitol on Friday of last week and heading home to our districts, the legislature was back in full swing on Monday. This week the General Assembly was in session for four days. Although we will not be in session on Monday and Tuesday, myself and the majority of my colleagues will be back in Atlanta attending committee meetings and debating legislation.
Editor, This is in response to Len Calderone's column titled "Midway budget raises some questions."
April Fools' Day has come and gone, but on the first of the month, I kept marveling at how - starting even before he ran, continuing ...
Editor: The Long County High School Career Technical and Agriculture Education Department would like to thank the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District for their ...
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.
The 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly adjourned during the early morning hours of March 31 and many bills have been sent to Governor ...
There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed congressman ...
We are in the middle of our part of the national Great American Cleanup. Hundreds of area residents have joined up to cleanup more than ...
Editor: The theme for National County Government Month for 2017 is "Brilliant Ideas at Work." This theme could easily have been written to acknowledge the ...
Editor: My oh my, this BoE fiasco seems to be like the Energizer Bunny - it just keeps going and going and going.
Let's dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more ...
During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.
There's stumbling out of the gate, and then there's what Republicans just did on health care.