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What Nobel laureates have incurred should not have occurred

What Nobel laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the United States (or what’s left of it).

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Updated: may. 21, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Moving away from 'funny math methods'

Moving away from 'funny math methods'

Getting math right for the students and teachers of Georgia has been a priority of mine since day one. One of my first actions as your state school superintendent was working with the State Board of Education to provide a needed choice between integrated mathematics and traditional discrete mathematics (with assessments to match each option) for our schools.

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Updated: may. 20, 2015 3:00 p.m.
It's hard to quit your raising

It's hard to quit your raising

Here, I’ll announce something I’ve never admitted publicly: I love going barefooted. It’s how I was raised.

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Updated: may. 19, 2015 4:00 p.m.
So many volunteers to honor

So many volunteers to honor

May is a very hard time for me.

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Updated: may. 19, 2015 3:30 p.m.
Not all buildings are created equal

Not all buildings are created equal

May is Building Safety Month. Although the Hinesville Department of Inspections focuses on building safety all year long, we want to take the time to highlight some building-safety concerns locally. If an individual, organization or a business is trying to find a location within the Hinesville city limits, there are a few things they should know before signing on the dotted line to buy or lease.

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Updated: may. 18, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Insurers' networks are not so 'narrow'

Insurers' networks are not so 'narrow'

Premium increases for Georgia’s insurance-exchange health plans beat regional and national rates, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute, cited by Georgia Health News.  

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Updated: may. 15, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Republican or Democrat: Who are Christians?

Republican or Democrat: Who are Christians?

I read an opinion piece recently that said Republicans couldn’t be Christians because they are too hard and uncompassionate. The piece said that, pretty much, the Democratic Party was the party of Christianity.

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Updated: may. 14, 2015 4:00 p.m.


Say no to the Palmetto Pipeline

The public’s outcry in opposition to the Palmetto Pipeline has been clear. Voters don’t want it and don’t think it is needed. And the public doesn’t trust the company that wants to build it.

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Lawmaker has area's interest at heart

Lawmaker has area's interest at heart

Editor, Recently, in letters to the editor, some have questioned U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter’s loyalty with respect to eminent domain and the Palmetto Pipeline.

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Updated: may. 13, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Thank you, teachers, for all your efforts

Thank you, teachers, for all your efforts

Dear public-school teachers in Georgia: Congratulations on surviving another year in the classroom.

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Updated: may. 13, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Mama B -- a most memorable woman

Mama B -- a most memorable woman

It was at lunch after a morning revival service last summer that a few of us sat around, munching on Southern casseroles and talking about one of the most memorable mothers any of us had ever known.

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Updated: may. 12, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers are priceless for service organizations

Volunteers are priceless for service organizations

There are organizations that estimate the value of the average volunteer, like www.independentsector.org, which currently values their time at $22.55 an hour.

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Updated: may. 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Lawmaker right about Opportunity School District

Lawmaker right about Opportunity School District

Editor, State Rep. Valencia Stovall, D-Lake City, was “right on” concerning the need for the Opportunity School District legislation (Coastal Courier op-ed, Wednesday, May 6). If you look who is objecting to this legislation, I am sure you will find the self-serving teachers’ union. They object to anything that will improve our children’s education if it means they will not control the schools and add to their coffers.

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Updated: may. 11, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Georgia moms earn, deserve tax credit

Georgia moms earn, deserve tax credit

Working moms are the bedrock of so many Georgia families. Between raising kids, contributing to their communities and holding down one or more jobs, moms put in a lot more than a full day’s work.

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Updated: may. 11, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Don't miss small business conference

Don't miss small business conference

Editor, National Small Business Week was May 4-9, but the must-attend event for small business entrepreneurs this month is the Mayor’s Small Business Conference on May 20.  

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Updated: may. 11, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Centennial celebrations lead down Memory Lane

Centennial celebrations lead down Memory Lane

You are going to have to give me a little scat room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias. Going down someone else’s Memory Lane can be as boring as a lecture on the life cycle of guppies, but this has been a reflective few weeks for me. My beloved Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia and the campus chapter of my college fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, both celebrated their 100th anniversaries this past month in Athens.

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Updated: may. 07, 2015 4:00 p.m.
It is time to restructure Georgia schools

It is time to restructure Georgia schools

On May 22, my youngest child will graduate from high school, and I am ecstatic to see her turn that tassel and move on to her next chapter in life.

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Updated: may. 07, 2015 7:00 a.m.

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