Regardless of the technical details and absence of sanctioned enforcement controls, the recently concluded Paris talks on global climate mark a noteworthy achievement - a historic milestone that deserves being understood, avidly supported and celebrated.
As April moved aside for May in 1998, the good folks of Lennox Valley had no idea how their world was about to change on Monday, May 4.
Currently, 44 percent of Georgia's newly hired teachers are dropping out of the profession by year 5. Equally alarming is that there was a 16 percent dip from 2010 to 2014 in the number of candidates entering Georgia's teacher-preparation programs.
A few months ago, a reader showed up at an event I was doing and handed me a newspaper clipping of a column I wrote eight or nine years ago.
Last month, Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - now called the Every Student Succeeds Act - which ended No Child Left Behind when the president signed it into law.
Legislators will return to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session. This one might have a slightly different feel to it.
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough,
Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try not to get my mind going because once it takes off, it will wear me out with all its thinking.
Happy New Year!
Small-town news is a bit different from what you might find in big-city papers. Murders, bank robberies and other violent crimes weren't to be found in the Valley, but that didn't mean the local newspaper, The Lennox Valley Hometown News, was short on breaking stories. The editor, Iris Long, just had to be a little more creative than her metro-newspaper comrades in sniffing out front page news.
I took office as a Liberty County Board of Education member in December 2014. With the vote of confidence from my District 5 constituents, I made a promise to do what was right for the students and community members of Liberty County.
When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.
Perhaps the most appropriate way to end this year is with a love story - the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94.
Liberty County celebrated National County Government Month with a variety of activities throughout April. This was our fourth year participating in the National Association of ...
The perfect ending to a hectic day: Yesterday, on the way home, I got behind one of those "magic" trucks.
Looking over the attendance pads from her first Sunday service, new Methodist Pastor Sarah Hyden-Smith read, "Claire Lapella." Next to the name, the box marked ...
Okay, Georgia Tech fans, give me your best shot. I asked for it.
The first week of May marks the National Education Association's National Teacher Appreciation Week, which exists, in part, because teachers are too often thankless ...
When friends ask if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so ...
Editor, I can't help it. I just have to write about the insanity that is engulfing our country today. In my 70-plus years, I ...
The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie," while her son ...