- Defensively Minded Hinesville - There are many people in Hinesville who will read this column. And many of them are military folks either being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, are in Iraq or Afghanistan or are returning from Iraq or Afghanistan - all in defense of our country. They defend, by taking the battle to the "subversive's" backyard rather than allowing "them" to do battle in ours. The population ...
There are many people in Hinesville who will read this column. And many of them are military folks either being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, are in Iraq or Afghanistan or are returning from Iraq or Afghanistan - all in defense of our country. They defend, by taking the battle to the "subversive's" backyard rather than allowing "them" to do battle in ours.
By David Freeman Guest Columnist I am irritated, and I bet some of you are too. The arrogance of our politicians seems to be growing by the day. I realize that we are a republic, and that we elect people to represent our views and legislate on our behalf, but the question I want to ask you is this: Are they representing your views? Do you believe they ...
It's official! Forbes magazine has reported that Atlanta is now rated as the number one polluted city in the United States.
My column is a little bit late this time because I wanted the dust to settle on the local mayoral election. It's still settling as of this writing.
A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found that mercury was prevalent in fish throughout the US, but blackwater streams, like those tea-colored rivers found in southeast Georgia, were among the most loaded with this dangerous pollutant. This research backs up something researchers have known for a long time. The waters of these rivers convert mercury from sources like coal-fired power plants into its most toxic form, methylmercury.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Monday that he is co-sponsoring legislation "that would make the text and cost of all legislation publicly available on the internet at least 72 hours before senators debate or vote on the proposal," according to a press release from the senator's office.
The upcoming election in Richmond Hill is important for a number of reasons, not least of which is it gives voters an opportunity to help shape the future of their city. That is not an endorsement of any particular candidate nor viewpoint, but rather a simple truth. Those who are running for office likely have differences of opinion, policy and leadership style. They will obviously have different visions of what they believe Richmond Hill is and what it should become.
It appears from all accounts the 11th annual Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival was a big success on a number of fronts.
Random acts of kindness can go a long way. They can be as simple as assisting someone across the street, or can carry more value, like donating a large sum of money to a good cause. Random acts of kindness still do happen. When they do, not only does the do-gooder feel good inside, the recipient has a sense of joy and worth that a random stranger took the time out of ...
One of the books we were all forced to read in high school was George Orwell's "1984." As most folks know, it's about government as an omnipotent "big brother" that keeps a surveillance on its citizenry and controls each individual, even down to their thoughts. No one could challenge the supreme leader. In the book, the people's will and independent thoughts are neutralized.
I have a complaint to make. I'm beginning to hate Emails. In my view, Emails are becoming the largest single threat to our mother tongue - the English language. That little "beeboo" alert sound telling me that I have new email on my computer now drives me crazy. Sometimes I want to punch the screen. Virtually every Email I get these days is either unreadable or seemingly written by an "Anti-Semantic" ...
Dear Editor: This statement is given to clear up the items not reported by Savannah Morning News and Bryan County News. It is very sad that any of this has to happen in this manner. I do not give an apology to any individual or group. It happened in a manner first stated when Tommy Foster used his finger as he was pointing a gun and said "POW." A hypodermic ...
It was good to see the public get involved in the process of government this week. It's too bad it doesn't happen more often, but that's an editorial for another day.
By David Freeman Shame on you, President Carter. Shame on you, Bill Maher. Shame on you, Maureen Dowd. Shame on all of you committed leftists who are screaming "Racist!!," "Racist!!" You remind me of a time in my childhood, yes, here in the rural south, when my grandfather would not let me go to town one Saturday because "certain people" were marching, people wearing sheets. Good, decent people ...
The holidays are upon us and many people will be traveling to visit friends and family over the next few weeks.
Before I had a child, there were a few things I noticed parents doing that really annoyed me, and I swore I would never do those things if and when I became a mother. For the most part, I've been diligent about sticking to my guns.
Homecomings are the stuff of sweet dreams and dessert for breakfast - so perfect and delicious, but often followed by either a rude awakening or a few extra pounds. As a military family member who has experienced distances because of deployment and training, I can tell you it doesn't necessarily get any easier. The families who recently have or are welcoming home loved ones this week have a few battles ahead as they work together to find a new family life balance.
Editor, Remember the great Henry Ford City controversy? A brainchild of former mayor Richard Davis and some others, a major effort was launched to brand many aspects of the Richmond Hill as a "Henry Ford City." Signs proclaiming this appeared and a host of other publicity measures supported the drive, a stated purpose of which was to bring hoards of Ford-worshipping, free-spending visitors to the fair city.
While campaigning for his health care law - and in the years since its passage - President Obama repeatedly assured the American people that, "if you like your health-care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan."
Last week, family and friends gathered in the small town of Chattahoochee Hills, south of Atlanta, to celebrate a life well-lived.
Welcome to the first of many military life columns. Whether it is among civilian friends or military colleagues, military life presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Your neighbors, children's friends and strangers in the grocery store all have been affected in different ways by the military. In our community especially, we live, work and play next to military families without realizing it.
Around the corner, out in the country where we live, is a hardware store owned by a guy I have known since the day I was born. Our bassinets were next to each other in the hospital nursery.
The Internet is bad for me. I'm an obsessive worrier, and I've only gotten worse since the advent of search engines. I often think that if someone got a hold of my web-search queries, I'd end up an international laughing stock. Among the best last week: "Can you become addicted to nasal spray?" "Affects of eating slightly brown guacamole," "Can Tums cause kidney stones?" and "My cat ate cellophane."
I attended two wonderful Veterans Day celebrations this week. One was hosted by the city of Richmond Hill, and the other was at my church. Both provided wonderful tributes to, and recognition of, our service men and women who have fought so gallantly to keep our country the greatest place on Earth.
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.
Welcome to the first of many military-life columns. Whether it is among civilian friends or military colleagues, military life presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Your neighbors, children's friends and strangers in the grocery store all have been affected in different ways by the military. In our community especially, we live, work and play next to military families without realizing it.
Each Nov. 11, America takes time to honor and remember those who have put their lives on the line in the defense of this great nation.
Dear Dr. Morehead:
It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting things occur in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there, and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king.