Let's hear a thunderous round of applause followed by an ear-splitting rebel yell for House Speaker Glenn Richardson. He is clearly the winner of the 2008 legislative wars.
I'm sore. I'm so very sore. But I'm still motivated! I think I just need to make sure and give myself a day or two off for recouping after each training day. I covered the "See Spot Run" 5K Race and Walk last Saturday morning. It was actually the first 5K event I'd ever been to, come to think of it. I once helped with a race in college, handing out ...
Tough economic times may lay ahead, but that's no reason not to give Georgia residents tax breaks. If anything it's even more of a reason to provide relief, as taxpayers are caught in the same wicked cycle.
Child abuse and neglect is one of the greatest ills of our society. Bryan County Family Connection along with our community partners would like to announce support for April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month."
I remember when I first entered college in the late 70's and decided I was going to pursue a degree in health and wellness. I was informed by more than one professor that research demonstrated this line of work was going to be extremely popular. Advancement in technology was going to making it possible for people to do more work at a faster pace - hence leisure time was going to increase for ...
In case you haven't heard, there's a joyous noise coming from Fort Stewart lately. That's because thousands of 3rd Infantry Division troops are coming home after their most recent deployment in Iraq.
I was driving to work earlier this week and saw a large, beautiful white egret fly out of the woods and over Hwy. 17.
If the steady flow of traffic in and out of Bryan County on workdays shows one thing, it's this:
Savannah decided to conduct its Saint Patrick Day's celebration on Saturday the 15th rather than on the official date of March 17.
One of my neighbors is starting to weird me out. It's been a long time coming, too. - First, he brought with him about 25 kids, all between the ages of seven and 10, or at least it seemed that way when he moved in about two years ago. Then he got them a trampoline. It sits about 50 feet from our back porch, next to a swing set and ...
School boards don't usually grab the good headlines.
Five years ago, the first unit to cross the Kuwait-Iraq border was the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment. The days following were the most rapid advance in the 3rd Infantry Division history, outpacing even the World War II invasions of Sicily when the Division advanced 100 miles in 12 days, and southern France when the Division advanced 400 miles in a month. By March 31, 2003, the 3rd Infantry Division ...
Newspapers around the country are promoting the week of March 16-22 as Sunshine Week in an effort to get Americans to be more aware of the importance of open government.
Golly, Johnny, are you serious? We kept hearing the rumors, but we never quite believed them. Johnny Isakson is thinking of giving up his U.S. Senate seat to run for governor. Now we know the stories are true. Isakson's folks say the senator will announce his plans after the 2008 presidential election. If it's a go for governor, he had better get busy. Only seven months are left until his ...
As the administrator of a senior community in Richmond Hill, I have seen many families struggling with the important and life-changing decision concerning what type of community will best suit the desires and needs of their loved one. There are many aspects to take into consideration when choosing a community including cost, location, size of the apartment, safety, cleanliness, amenities and services. This decision is never taken lightly, and would probably be a ...
If Congress and the federal government are really serious about holding down costs and lowering the deficit, then they will reject any idea by the State Department to build an all-new training facility for its personnel and staff in Blackstone, Va. It will instead turn all training functions and responsibilities over to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Undersecretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal stated that small businesses are critical to Army readiness.
It was as ugly as a warthog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38 of the past 50, and 65 out of 108, the University of Georgia -the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South -bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the state football championship, 41-34.
Every year around this time, kids in neighborhoods all across South Bryan await the sound of Santa's "ho, ho, ho" to beckon through the streets - much the way they might hope to hear the footfalls of reindeer on the rooftop on Christmas Eve.
Over lunch the other day with friends - all in the newspaper business - I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.
Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world - and understand the plans of allies and enemies - to keep the nation prepared and secure.
My attempts at making more mom friends still are failing miserably. At this point, I'd probably try an online "matchmaking" site for women with children who are looking to befriend other women with children. Sort of like eHarmony, but with sippy cups and strollers. Actually, that sounds like a great idea because then I'd get to be very picky with my criteria, thus reducing the chances I'd get "matched up" with another mom I have ...
I love football. When I was growing up, our neighborhood kids would organize games every day. Good weather, bad weather, even snow and ice would not keep us from playing.
Editor, Mark your calendars, dress the young'uns, pack up the car and head east because Liberty County's east end is coming alive Saturday, Dec. 7.
The holiday season is suddenly upon us. Tree lots are full, Christmas candies are out in full force and the Black Friday sales are taunting us at every turn.
Editor, While visiting my sister who lives in Richmond Hill Village, she pointed out to me the historical marker placed in her neighborhood state it to be "the 'Bottom' Village," which, she says, is just a decades-old nickname for the area.
No one likes to hear "I told you so…"
If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.
We did it for four years while I was a member of the planning and zoning board of the city of Pooler. We did it for 11 years while I was serving as either Pooler mayor pro tem or mayor. And we've done it for the past nine years while I've served in the state Legislature.
Knock! Knock! Knock!