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.
Each September, the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging holds a fundraising event called Senior Safari, which actually is a number of events rolled into a two-week celebration of, and for, seniors.
Before my daughter Reese was born, I had another "baby." For several years, my golden retriever, Abbie, pretty much had it made. My husband and I welcomed her to our home when she was 12 weeks old in September 2007 and wasted no time showering her with affection, toys, treats and walks.
If you had any doubt of the disastrous effects of Obamacare, two Georgia companies provided real world examples this week.
For those of us who think and write about democracy, few things are more appealing than a book about how to make it work better. My shelves are groaning with them.
Please indulge me a moment of introspection, and feel free to think along with me. Chances are, what I am going to write may apply to you as well.
Fifty years ago this week, a seminal moment in history was off many Americans' radar.
It has long been my belief that the dreams tucked into our hearts are the compass we're given to find our direction in life. Children know at an early age what they're called to do. Sadly, too few grow up to follow that calling because life's demands and sensibilities get in the way.
My mom will be celebrating her 85th birthday next week. Happy birthday Mom! This article is your present.
Primping is fun - at least I've always thought so. Most people enjoy looking their best, and before I was a mom, scarcely a day went by when my eyeliner and blow-dryer didn't see the light of day.
Congress has perfected the art of doing nothing.
Deeply unpopular and flagrantly unproductive, Congress is on its August recess right now. It won't return until Sept. 9, after a five-week recess, leaving itself just a few days to settle issues like raising the debt ceiling and passing a federal budget.
Funny thing happened the other day to our local newspaper on the way to obscurity: My teenage daughter asked for a printed copy.
If public education in Georgia doesn't have enough problems, there now is a high-profile ruckus between Gov. Nathan Deal and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.
True or false: • Prescription-drug abuse accounts for 30 percent of all drug abuse in the United States.
Editor, In reference to an article published in the Bryan County News entitled "County finds consensus on tax increase," I find the decision of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners to increase the millage rate on private real estate in Bryan County to be an unfortunate consequence of years of shortsighted policies in regards to economic growth in the county.