My buddies in South Georgia had better watch out. Every time they read another headline about the Mother of All Droughts around Atlanta, they should check their well levels. Legalized water rustling may soon be in vogue.
Recent revelations of lead-contaminated paint on toys imported from China have reinforced the dangers of lead to children's health. They have not, however, highlighted the enormous success and progress made over the past 40 years in reducing that danger.
Wetlands are all around us and we need to protect them. Wetlands began disappearing soon after European colonization of the United States. More than half of the 215 million acres of wetlands that existed at the time of settlement have been destroyed. Only 100 million acres remain today. Throughout much of our nation's history, and even today, wetlands were viewed as obstacles to development that should be eliminated. Federal laws provided incentives for ...
While driving to work this morning, I was listening to a morning radio show and the deejay talked about how he was robbed over the weekend.
It seems you can't go anywhere these days without a whole bunch of other people cranking up and going with you.
With the way Gov. Sonny Perdue and House Speaker Glenn Richardson are drawing lines in the sand, the state Environmental Protection Division might have to go to Atlanta to conduct an erosion study.
Many officials at the local level – and not just in Bryan County – are opposed to Georgia Rep. Glenn Richardson's proposal to do away with property taxes. And in a sense it's understandable, since Richardson's plan as it currently exists would end local government's ability to control the purse strings.
Dear Editor Please compliment all of those responsible for our local paper. I am a 76-year-old who learned long ago to support my country and community. I read everything, even the public notices. I am employed at Wal Mart but my job doesn't change a lifetime habit. The opinion section is a page I am writing about today. Thank you for the Betsy DeBry article concerning defeatism. I ...
Having spent much of our lives involved with civic activities, we have seen firsthand how community involvement can make a difference. We have seen how volunteer service can transform people and create healthy communities where people are happier, more fulfilled and actually live longer!
Editor: Up until this point in our softball season, I have been very satisfied and appreciative of the coverage that the game of softball has received from your newspaper. It has been very positive and encouraging to the coaches and athletes on both ends of our county. However, as I excitedly turned to the sports section of this week's paper and read the article written by Terry Logan about ...
I am not a lawyer. I don't even look like one on TV. But I smell a courthouse rat.
Dear Editor: Hello, my name is Heather Harper and I am the sister of Laura Cobb, the 17 year old that was killed in the car accident that involved Tam Le. You see, I live in South Carolina right outside of Charlotte, so I really don't hear much about what is going on there in Pembroke. But last week I received an email from my cousin about the arrest ...
Remember when doctors made house calls? Well, years after that old-fashioned service mostly died out in our country, the idea is making a comeback as a better way to provide services to at-risk families and children who are suffering from parental neglect.
Hold on to your pocketbooks, folks. "Hillary Care" is back. And yes, having those two words next to each other is an oxymoron. Indeed, the media has been in a frenzy of excitement over the unveiling of her new health insurance plan, the misnomered "American Health Choices Act." Under this plan, every person in America would be required to have health insurance. Jolly idea, you say. What could be better? Everyone covered-yippee! Our ...
A once-in-a-blue-moon event occurred recently at a committee meeting of Georgia's State Transportation Board. During an update on projects in the state's various congressional districts, the committee was informed that a local government had withdrawn its project from consideration for funding, opting to complete it instead with local money.
The federal government is running out of money again, and Congress needs to pass legislation to fund fiscal 2014, which starts Oct. 1. Thus, Congress and the president will soon be debating whether to raise the limit on the nation's credit card.
You may have read that the United States Supreme Court is going to hear a case about whether or not prayer can be uttered in town councils across America. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled that such a nefarious deed violated the First Amendment's ban on an "establishment of religion."
Editor, As a taxpayer and resident of the first district, I would like to know why county workers are again filling quarter-size holes on Bacontown Road? Isn't this road going to be paved in 2014?
On July 29, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens requested an emergency extension to the deadline for approving rates in the upcoming insurance exchange to be implemented in Georgia.
It is of paramount importance that I teach my husband how to be a Southerner, at least a half-decent one, if not one of regal bearing.