Thursday night marked the beginning of an annual rite of fall, one every bit as ingrained into our collective consciousness in the South as pumpkin patches before Halloween and the story of the Mayflower at Thanksgiving.
Americans may be worrying about layoffs and a second recession, but it's made them only moderately less openhanded in back-to-school spending, which has quietly assumed the status of a major economic barometer and event.
Our forefathers were strong, independent entrepreneurs, who made their own way and depended on no one to survive. These pioneers raised their own food, hunted or trapped the meat that they put on the tables and delivered their own babies. If they had extra vegetables or meat, they would trade for weapons, tools or cloth to make their clothing. Yes, life was tough, but these were proud, self-determined people.
If you've paid any attention to the financial news in the last few weeks, you're probably wondering what happened to the recovery we were told was under way.
Editor, I am writing to commend the Courier and Margie Love on the delightful article featuring Mr. A.G. Overman in the Sunday, Aug. 20, edition.
Long-time readers will remember several years ago when I talked about a beautiful little lady I had met when she was just 2 years old and who possessed the most crystal blue eyes I had ever seen. Her name was Abby Smith and she was a knockout.
Last week, the Georgia Legislature convened into special session as a result of an official call issued by Gov. Nathan Deal.
An annual survey of the nation's roads by the Reason Foundation reveals a lot about congestion in Georgia. The state is ranked 10th in the nation for spending on maintenance but 39th for capital spending. It was No. 1 for the condition of its interstates, but at 31 in the nation for the percent of urban congestion.
A few months ago, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner predicted with unshakable confidence that there was "no risk" of a downgrade of U.S. debt. In fact, he argued, "things are better than they've been if you want to think about the prospects for improving our long-term fiscal position."
First, let's get the "well, they did it, too" argument out of the way.
I would imagine that somewhere in the bowels of federally-funded research someone has examined the "power of suggestion" relative to over-eating and obesity. If not, then let me throw out some thoughts on the subject.
"Georgia lawmakers return to the Gold Dome in Atlanta for a special legislative session primarily to deal with redistricting." This redistricting session comes up each decade following the completion of the census count.
Keep Liberty Beautiful hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress through People Luncheon on Thursday. We were honored to have Tommy Linstroth with Trident Sustainability Group as our speaker for the luncheon.
Military retirement as we know it may be facing an uncertain future.
Editor, The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee was responsible for organizing and coordinating local support from the surrounding communities for the food court that provided approximately 12,000 free meals to our soldiers and their families at Fort Stewart's "Worth Fighting For" Independence Day celebration.
Editor: Contrary to what a recent letter to the editor said, Congressman Buddy Carter is the representative we need in the First District of Georgia.
More than a century ago, New York Surrogate Judge Gideon J. Tucker handed down a legal decision that included this observation of state lawmakers: "No ...
Editor: Please, not another tax! This one does not pan out for me. I see a large county with sales outlets like Fulton County collecting ...
Our quarterly Recycle It! Fairs are scheduled for 2017. The first will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in three locations ...
Editor: Each year individuals and businesses start off the new year with goals to focus on for a better quality of life. Unfortunately, by this ...
Like many people I know this side of jail, I'm a fan of good law enforcement.