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State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot’s three referendum questions.

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Updated: oct. 23, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Voter apathy should be illegal

Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

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Updated: oct. 22, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Governor shares view on education

Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

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Updated: oct. 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.
News of deaths is good Southern gossip

News of deaths is good Southern gossip

Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don’t have a clue the person ever existed.

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Updated: oct. 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Do your part to conserve, clean water

Do your part to conserve, clean water

This month, we are making a positive difference for our local waterways by participating in the statewide Rivers Alive waterway cleanups.

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Updated: oct. 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Protect your family -- get flu shots

Protect your family -- get flu shots

Go get a flu shot. Also, make sure you’re children get flu shots. It’s a plain and simple set of instructions, but following them could save a life. Please, go do it.

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Updated: oct. 21, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Nation doesn't need more 'boots on ground'

Nation doesn't need more 'boots on ground'

The talking heads and politicians love to use the term, “boots on the ground.” It sounds macho.

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Updated: oct. 16, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Polls shouldn't open on Sunday

Polls shouldn't open on Sunday

Editor, Perhaps Liberty County Commissioners Lovette, Stevens, Frasier and Gilliard need to pause and reflect some before they cast any future votes. I’m referring, of course, to their recent votes to open the polls on Sunday.

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Updated: oct. 16, 2014 9:30 a.m.
Gubernatorial candidate talks education

Gubernatorial candidate talks education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public-school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week, the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal’s turn.

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Updated: oct. 15, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Situations are as dramatic as you make them

Situations are as dramatic as you make them

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to let things roll right off her back.

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Updated: oct. 14, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Rivers Alive cleanups coming soon

Rivers Alive cleanups coming soon

You drink it. You clean with it. You shower in it. You swim in it. You fish in it. You have fun in it.

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Updated: oct. 14, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Even 'educational' TV is questionable

Even 'educational' TV is questionable

Letting a child watch too much TV may be as bad for parents as it is for little ones. In fact, depending on which shows a child is allowed to watch, it may be worse for parents.

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Updated: oct. 14, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Don't vote for SPLOST; property tax hike likely anyway

Don't vote for SPLOST; property tax hike likely anyway

On Dec. 16, 1773, a group of demonstrators boarded ships in Boston Harbor. They threw chests of tea overboard to protest the British parliament’s unfair tax on tea. It’s time for the citizens of Midway and Liberty County to borrow a page from Boston’s history book.

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Port should get money it deserves

Port should get money it deserves

Last week, the Georgia Ports Authority approved allocating up to $3 million for maintenance of the shipping channel to the Port of Brunswick, marking the second-straight year the GPA has had to supplement federal funds for this project.

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Updated: oct. 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Help soldiers from war room to board room

Help soldiers from war room to board room

Over the next three years, as many as 60,000 military members are expected to return to Georgia. Already, 770,000 veterans call Georgia home. In fact, the Peach State is home to the fourth-largest population of veterans nationwide. In addition to those returning to Georgia, more than 10,000 service members will be transitioning from the state’s Army installations — 4,000 from Fort Stewart alone.

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Updated: oct. 09, 2014 1:00 p.m.
UGA is home of top college mascot

UGA is home of top college mascot

If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association.” You can save for later paragraphs the part about my being often mistaken for Brad Pitt and my uncanny ability to put commas where they don’t belong.

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Updated: oct. 08, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Cool house with breezes, memories

Cool house with breezes, memories

“It’s a funny thing.” That’s what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make sense. Otherwise, I’ll ponder, figure, study and try to decipher that funny thing until it’s somewhat sensible.

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Updated: oct. 07, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Make a difference at Rivers Alive

Make a difference at Rivers Alive

Are you ready to make a difference this fall? Then consider volunteering this month for our ninth annual Rivers Alive in Liberty County.

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Updated: oct. 07, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Another mom shares insights

Another mom shares insights

I imagine, from time to time, you all get tired of reading about my adventures in toddler town and would like to hear from other parents. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled when Hinesville Public Relations Manager Krystal Britton Hart took me up on my offer to guest write this week’s column. Krystal has two daughters herself, one of whom is the same age as my daughter, Reese. I enjoy comparing notes and talking with her, and I’m sure our readers will be as interested in hearing what she has to say as I am. Enjoy!

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Updated: oct. 07, 2014 2:00 p.m.

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