With all the talk about hurricanes, it's always that scenario of "what if," instead of "when."
Some random thoughts on a Thursday night at the office. Save tax dollars, part one: someone stuck a new 35 mph speed limit sign on a street not far from my home the other day and it got me to thinking. Since few folks if any bothered to obey the old 45 mph speed limit sign, what makes anyone think people will obey the new one? I'm all for slowing ...
Our wait is finally over. Two weeks ago our precious baby girl was born. No reason now to envy all the new parents in the yard. We now have our own little nestling. I immediately begin to think about all of my new responsibilities as a parent as well as all of the new and exciting things I want to show her and teach her.
Hurricane season officially started Sunday. Big deal, right? Actually, yeah, it is. The trouble is, we just don't seem to get it. Every year, public safety folks warn us of the risks we could face if a storm churns this way. Then nothing happens and we tend to wonder what all the fuss was bout. Truth is, Georgia has been so lucky for so long it's made us ...
Some months ago in this space I wrote that I wasn't running for political office - then offered up a list of things I'd do were I to run.
I hope that you all had a wonderful Memorial Day. Traditionally, Memorial Day is set aside to honor and pay homage to those who have come before us, to those who have fallen in battle, to those who gave their lives for God and Country and to those who've survived to tell about it and remind us. We are privileged, so privileged, just to be able to drive home from work ...
None of us at the Bryan County News knew Carver Elementary School Principal Joye Johnson was ill.
I have abandoned the sunny, hot Georgia weather for a week-long vacation in Michigan.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country.
Dear Editor: I read your recent article in the May 14 issue regarding House Bill 89 which would give more gun carry rights to people with gun permits and it almost made me ill. It is hard for me to understand how both Mayor Davis and Chief Billy Reynolds want Sonny Perdue to veto this bill. Please understand that I think both Mayor Davis and Chief Reynolds do a good ...
Dear Editor: The final AAA soccer poll is out and the secret is finally out across the state of Georgia. The boys team, on the strength of two straight years making the state playoffs and taking teams that went to the semi-finals down to the wire (Hardaway and LaGrange); were voted into the final top 15 (rank: 12). The girls team, after taking semi-finalist Columbus to PK's, ended ...
Dear Editor: I am writing to request support for the Richmond Hill High School Odyssey of the Mind Team as we attempt to secure funding to travel to the 29th Annual World Finals competition. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Students apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of ...
Dear Editor: The recent letter condemning John Barrow for voting against the FISA bill centered on two key issues, and got both wrong. First, the author stated: "FISA is a bill that protects our country from being attacked by terrorists." Actually, the original intent of the FISA bill was more to set limits on our spy agencies to protect our right to privacy. During the mid 70's, congress struggled ...
Dear Editor: Please advise everyone in Richmond Hill, there is a thief among the dead. My father, Kermit Davis, passed away last year. He is buried in Richmond Hill First Baptist Church Cemetery. Since his death, my mother and I cannot keep flowers on his headstone. My mother purchased a very nice and expensive over-the-headstone silk arrangement for their anniversary, which was Nov. 22. After a few months, this ...
We just don't get why people litter. But they do, as is all to evident driving around some roads in Bryan County and surrounding areas.
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!
Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." Now 15 years old, it tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock-car racers.
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."