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Midway mayor should be 'weak'

Editor, Like many of you, I read Len Calderone’s “Midway Perspective” columns with interest. When I was on the city council, I would audio tape the city council meetings and have access to city documents, which I use to review his reported facts. I cannot always support his opinions, but his facts appear to be indisputable.

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Updated: apr. 24, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Proposed development awash in controversy

The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?

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Updated: apr. 23, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Balancing budgets should be common sense

The economic issue of our generation is the national debt.

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Updated: apr. 23, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Spend money paving roads, not on land

On April 15, 2013, Midway Councilman Terry Doyle requested that the city attorney address his concerns about whether Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington could commit the city to spend $130,270 (over and above the amount of a project grant) to pave about one-third of a mile of Old Sunbury Trail without the approval of the city council. Doyle never received a response. Since the city council’s responsibility is to oversee the mayor, the city attorney should have made a declaration.

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Updated: apr. 22, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever hit a shark on the nose?

I was just recently reading about people who “swim with the sharks.” It seems there is some kind of thrill they get from this. I guess it’s about an adrenaline rush. They get in a tank with maneaters, and sometimes they even touch them as they swim by.

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Updated: apr. 22, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Easter for promise of hope

I remember all of the Easters of my life more clearly than any other holidays. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory, such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely and the two times that I wasn’t home — one working in Washington, D.C., and another in London.

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Updated: apr. 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Have fun while helping community

Are you looking for some fun this week? Or are you feeling like doing some community good?

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Updated: apr. 22, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Don't question others careful choices

Deciding to have only one child was not an easy choice for my husband and me. We weighed the pros and cons, considered our careers and work demands, examined our finances, mapped out future plans, took our ages into account, set goals for ourselves and our daughter and thought long and hard about the options before us. Really, we did.

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Updated: apr. 22, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Get out and enjoy Georgia Cities Week

It’s a great time to be a resident of Coastal Georgia. As Hinesville’s mayor, this is my favorite part of the year. The people of this great city are out, enjoying the warm weather. Places in the city are buzzing with activity. The purpose of community is even more apparent. I’m even more excited for this week, April 20-26, when we’ll celebrate the people, places and purpose of Hinesville during Georgia Cities Week.

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Updated: apr. 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Remember true meaning of Easter

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Independent commision's role questionable

Congress appointed an independent commission to travel the United States and hold meetings with active and retired soldiers and their spouses. The commission is designed to see what is important to our military and their families — even though there already is a proposed budget that outlines the cuts that will affect our military families.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Sign up to be an organ donor

Editor, Have you ever received a gift that stands out in your mind more than others? Last year, 829 people in Georgia received gifts that will always have a great impact on their lives. It was the greatest gift of all — the gift of life. Will you help others receive this great gift?

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Updated: apr. 16, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Where is Midway's balance of power?

It appears that Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington really believes Midway is hers to rule. Midway’s charter calls for a weak-mayor/strong-council system, which means the mayor should have no formal authority outside of the council.

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Item's story is important

For years, I blamed it on those royal-blue suede high-heel pumps. The ones with the ridiculously tall, spiked heel and absurdly pointed toe. I was 22 when I bought them, 36 when I donated them to the Salvation Army.

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Hats off to single parents

I don’t believe in illness. OK, perhaps I should rephrase that — I don’t believe in a minor illness’ ability to keep me down. Unless I’m dragging a limb, hospitalized or totally unable to keep food down at all, I refuse to disrupt my ultra-busy daily routine to do silly things like “rest” or “recuperate.”

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Earth Day is educational fun

I am not sure that I would make a good spy. I really like to be up-front about things, so I probably would blow my cover.  

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Fighting child abuse, neglect should be priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about, and you probably would just as soon not read about. But it is there, and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Lawmakers want guns in more places

In the Georgia Legislature, even a relatively simple bill can turn into one of the most important pieces of legislation that is considered.

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Updated: apr. 09, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Swarm of gnat nation has arrived

Just a wisp of time elapsed, and the almighty sand-gnat is back with a vengeance. Like a swallow returning to Capistrano or a martin to a gourd, the little varmints are back just in time for the Blessing of the Fleet. They just refuse to give up.

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Updated: apr. 09, 2014 1:00 p.m.

No point fighting desire to help others

They all come with some kind of a price and all with a certain amount of disappointment, but still, Rodney keeps trying.

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Updated: apr. 08, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Don't be at kid's beck and call

Call me an old-timer, but moms and dads just did things differently when I was a child. The overall approach to parenting seems to have changed so much. My parents fostered independence in my siblings and me. They wanted us to learn early on that we needed to be able to speak and do things for ourselves, and the sooner we understood that, the better off we’d be.

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Updated: apr. 08, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Effort to eradicate blight won't work

Editor, Hmm. I read in the Coastal Courier that Liberty County’s government and various cities’ political leaders have declared a war on blight. You know — yada, yada, yada.

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Updated: apr. 07, 2014 11:30 p.m.

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