The first days of school are very exciting, as everyone comes together to make sure that the academic year gets off to a great start.
You've probably heard of Larry the Cable Guy, but what about Glenn the Idea Guy? Glenn is nearly as funny as Larry. He also whips out more big ideas than Larry does one-liners. You're likely to hear more of Glenn in the future. He may be trying to run for governor.
Grady Memorial Hospital is a vital community asset used by residents throughout metropolitan Atlanta, a safety-net hospital for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Georgians that admits tens of thousands of patients a year. All this takes place on an annual budget of $700 million.
Hillary Clinton has led in almost every national poll among the Democratic presidential candidates, usually by double digits. She has turned in a solid, self-assured performance in the debates, has revved up an impressive organization and hasn't made a major mistake under the glare of a media that magnify everything she does.
By Nathan Tabor Columnist for the Conservative Voice An interesting story has come across the Associated Press wire, one that should give every taxpayer in America pause. President George W. Bush noted the $22 billion difference between the spending proposed by the White House and by Congressional Democrats is not, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi maintains, a "very small difference." The president issued a line that should be tattooed on the foreheads of voters heading ...
Early in my career in the U.S. House, I trekked over to the Senate side one day to watch a debate between Hubert Humphrey and Barry Goldwater, two of the great ideological warriors of the era. I don't recall the issue, but I do remember the heat they generated as they went at each other hammer and tongs. They were knowledgeable, passionate, and deeply committed to their vastly different points of view.
By Victor Kamber President of Coalition Services for Carmen Group Inc. First it was "shock and awe." Saddam was toppled, but rampaging insurgents denied Iraqis the stable democratic government promised them. After months of furious fighting, experts agreed a military victory was unlikely, that there had to be a political solution. With much fanfare, Iraqis voted until their thumbs turned blue, and in a triumph of democracy elected a truly representative government of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. ...
By Harley Grove Interim superinteendent, Liberty County School System The Liberty County School System is dedicated to providing a quality education to all of the students enrolled in our schools. The schools and system are also held accountable for the progress made each year in student achievement. This progress is reported annually as the Adequate Yearly Progress report and is made available on the public domain of the Georgia Department of Education's Web site. To ...
"This is about green - not black and white. It's about money." So says the voice in the wilderness, the voice of the dinosaur. This is A. D. "Pete" Correll talking, a guy who should have been sitting at Robert W. Woodruff's right hand back in the 1950s and '60s. Coca-Cola genius Woodruff is long gone. Correll, chairman emeritus of Georgia Pacific, is still plugging away. He is co-chair of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce ...
If you see something, hire a lawyer. Then, perhaps, you can say something. That would be the new mantra for passenger vigilance - replacing the ubiquitous "If you see something, say something" - if Democrats get their way in Congress. They oppose an amendment to the homeland-security bill sponsored by Rep. Peter King, R.-N.Y., that would protect anyone from civil lawsuits who, in good faith, offers a tip about suspicious activity on mass transit. The ...
The science of hydrology tells us the freshwater we humans and all animals and plants survive on has been in existence since the formation of our planet. That means the water we drink today is the same water that dinosaurs drank. Interesting?
There is a story about a bar owner in Miami who some years ago decided to attract Cuban customers, so he put out a sign announcing drink specials for a holiday he had heard about, July 26.
Following the anthrax scare at the Smith Army Education Center two weeks ago, we were once again reminded of the far-reaching effects of terrorism.
I have come to the conclusion no one over age 60 should ever attempt to move. I also think it is easier to move to another town than it is to move across town. Having done both in my life, I can make a comparison.
Two months ago, I celebrated my 30th anniversary with the Army. During all those years, I've been privileged to command fine American soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors. All are patriotic servants in our uniformed services.
Recently, I was in a bookstore with a friend. We stopped at a table near the front of the store and it was loaded with different books that had such obscene titles that many of the words were expressed as @?*#.
Life is so hectic, and it seems to go by so fast the older I get.
Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.
The American people are rejecting Obamacare by wide margins. Recent polls in Georgia suggest that more than 57 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Obamacare and only 31 percent have a favorable view.
Voters and federal workers are by now getting tired of all these cat-and-mouse games the two political parties in Congress are playing with their livelihoods and with the nation's economy. That includes the government shutdown because of the failure of Republicans and Democrats in the two chambers to find a compromise. Each has an objective and neither minds inflicting suffering on others to try to get its way.
Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA. It's hardly as robust a discussion as it should be, but it's a desperately needed start.
I don't understand the mindset of someone who litters. What are they thinking?
I recently made the mistake of trying to handle a "two-man job" by myself. I won't do that again.
Editor, The U.S. government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army and the BRAC committee need to be thinking about closing down Fort Stewart.
One day during lunch, my new-to-the-South-but-thoroughly-loving-it husband commented on the singing of our church's choir, which is led by my brother-in-law, Rodney.
In our lives, there are places and things we remember. I remember one event as if it were yesterday.
Sept. 30 is the end date for those in Congress to reach an agreement on the budget and spending. The threat of a possible government shutdown looms. What does that mean for those of us outside of the political power circle?
The Sept. 30 end of the federal fiscal year always entails a messy political battle of some kind in Congress.
Editor, I've been reading the recent back-and-forth debate between Liberty County Commissioner Gary Gilliard and Mr. Bruce A. McCartney. I have some comments.
It looks like our legislators are about to lose one of their most cherished perks: free football tickets. Bless their hearts.