As a longtime businessman, I see a deficit in America that has received far too little attention. That's the wage deficit experienced by growing numbers of Americans, with serious consequences for our economy.
My work never ends. Not only do I have to deal with compound verb forms each and every week, the editors insist I throw in some commas along the way for reasons I don't fully understand. I think commas are a nuisance and only serve to get in the way of great thoughts.
In our Dec. 29 paper, we ran a story on a donation from Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church to Shepherd's Supper, a United Way of Bryan County program that feeds the elderly in North Bryan.
MOULTRIE - I don't know which is worse, not being able to sleep because you can't turn your mind off or being able to sleep but dreaming incredibly stupid dreams and waking up tired from it all.
I have not made New Years resolutions in a long time, mostly because I tend to forget them somewhere around Jan. 2.
If a plumber just up and left in the middle of a job, leaving you with a clogged drain or without water while taking a few days off, a few days of vacation, there's a better than average chance that you would not let him back in your home. You would call another plumber, a more reliable one, to finish what the first plumber had started but failed to complete.
Editor, A great deal of work has been going on at South Bryan County Recreation in preparation for the upcoming winter and spring sports programs. We would like to thank the inmates of the Long County Prison for all of their hard work and dedication to a job well done. They have assisted South Bryan County Recreation with a number of renovation projects over the last several months.
On June 21, 2008, my mother died. It was the first time in my adult life that I had someone close to me die. The sadness I felt at that time was unlike any other I had ever experienced.
A week ago Friday, a deranged young man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and took the lives of 20 children and six adults. We all mourn this loss as a nation and I, like many of you, will pray for strength and healing for the victims.
Editor, In response to Sarah Volker's letter of Dec. 3, I offer the following:
Those little stick-figure families plastered to the back windshields of SUVs and minivans annoy me. Who cares if you have three kids who enjoy wearing Mickey Mouse ears, two dogs and a cat? Not me. From what I gather, I'm not alone on this.
Recently in our newspaper we ran a cartoon on the opinion page that depicted a couple of extraterrestrials circling the U.S. Capitol in their spaceship and then zooming back into the great beyond. The caption coming from the spaceship says: "No intelligent life forms there."
Evil is real and rampant in the world. That simple fact was made plain again last week as news spread that evil broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small, quiet town of Newtown, Conn. and escaped with 28 lives, 20, children and eight adults, including the killer who extinguished the evil he held inside.
This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.
Christmas is just around the corner. For many of us, that might mean scurrying to cross the last item off the shopping list, preparing menus for the big holiday meal, wrapping presents to put under the tree or sewing up travel plans to spend Christmas with far-away loved ones.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, along with the 3td Infantry Division, saw another change of command last month.
As with any job, you have to interview for the position. It should be no different for the candidates who desire to represent the 1st District of Georgia and the state in Washington.
It is flattering to have readers tell me I should run for public office.
Nature and I have not been getting along well lately. I love the outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer. But it seems as though we are experiencing an overabundance of nature's creepy-crawly pests.
Parents enter parenthood in countless ways. Sure, there's the traditional method - get married, have a baby and raise your family. And that's a wonderful way to go about it. But there are all kinds of families out there, and I know that I - for one - sometimes forget that moms and dads are made in more ways than one.
To be downright honest, I never expected to miss him this much. And if the deeper truth be told, perhaps what gets to me isn't just the loss of a singular man, though great and admirable he was.
Your Bryan County Libraries at Pembroke and Richmond Hill are celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.
There is a lot of debate in this state and across the rest of the nation over whether the U.S. should get involved in Syria's civil war. Some members of Congress want the country to proceed full speed ahead with sabers out, while others want to tread carefully in the affairs of another Arab nation.
On Aug. 23, police in Brunswick reported that eight people got violently ill after smoking an herbal incense called Crazy Clown.
For anyone driving through Richmond Hill, it's hard not to notice the road work taking place at the intersection of highways 17 and 144.
Editor, Through your paper, I would like to reiterate the necessity of providing substance-abuse tests to all the welfare recipients in every state of our county.
"We had so much fun, we have decided to do it again!" say the volunteers of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.
Rats! As if creating this profound and pithy prose each week wasn't hard enough, now I have discovered a legislator with a sense of humor. The apocalypse is upon us.
A major New York publisher sent a review copy of a much-touted novel called "If Jack's In Love." Because I write about the South and because this book had won the Willie Morris Award for Southern fiction, the book's publicist followed up with an email.
As I speak to people about the Congress, one question arises more than any other: Why is Congress gridlocked?