Let's hear a thunderous round of applause followed by an ear-splitting rebel yell for House Speaker Glenn Richardson. He is clearly the winner of the 2008 legislative wars.
I'm sore. I'm so very sore. But I'm still motivated! I think I just need to make sure and give myself a day or two off for recouping after each training day. I covered the "See Spot Run" 5K Race and Walk last Saturday morning. It was actually the first 5K event I'd ever been to, come to think of it. I once helped with a race in college, handing out ...
Tough economic times may lay ahead, but that's no reason not to give Georgia residents tax breaks. If anything it's even more of a reason to provide relief, as taxpayers are caught in the same wicked cycle.
Child abuse and neglect is one of the greatest ills of our society. Bryan County Family Connection along with our community partners would like to announce support for April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month."
I remember when I first entered college in the late 70's and decided I was going to pursue a degree in health and wellness. I was informed by more than one professor that research demonstrated this line of work was going to be extremely popular. Advancement in technology was going to making it possible for people to do more work at a faster pace - hence leisure time was going to increase for ...
In case you haven't heard, there's a joyous noise coming from Fort Stewart lately. That's because thousands of 3rd Infantry Division troops are coming home after their most recent deployment in Iraq.
I was driving to work earlier this week and saw a large, beautiful white egret fly out of the woods and over Hwy. 17.
If the steady flow of traffic in and out of Bryan County on workdays shows one thing, it's this:
Savannah decided to conduct its Saint Patrick Day's celebration on Saturday the 15th rather than on the official date of March 17.
One of my neighbors is starting to weird me out. It's been a long time coming, too. - First, he brought with him about 25 kids, all between the ages of seven and 10, or at least it seemed that way when he moved in about two years ago. Then he got them a trampoline. It sits about 50 feet from our back porch, next to a swing set and ...
School boards don't usually grab the good headlines.
Five years ago, the first unit to cross the Kuwait-Iraq border was the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment. The days following were the most rapid advance in the 3rd Infantry Division history, outpacing even the World War II invasions of Sicily when the Division advanced 100 miles in 12 days, and southern France when the Division advanced 400 miles in a month. By March 31, 2003, the 3rd Infantry Division ...
Newspapers around the country are promoting the week of March 16-22 as Sunshine Week in an effort to get Americans to be more aware of the importance of open government.
Golly, Johnny, are you serious? We kept hearing the rumors, but we never quite believed them. Johnny Isakson is thinking of giving up his U.S. Senate seat to run for governor. Now we know the stories are true. Isakson's folks say the senator will announce his plans after the 2008 presidential election. If it's a go for governor, he had better get busy. Only seven months are left until his ...
As the administrator of a senior community in Richmond Hill, I have seen many families struggling with the important and life-changing decision concerning what type of community will best suit the desires and needs of their loved one. There are many aspects to take into consideration when choosing a community including cost, location, size of the apartment, safety, cleanliness, amenities and services. This decision is never taken lightly, and would probably be a ...
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.
I'm an apologetic person. Maybe it's Catholic guilt. Maybe it's just in my nature. But I do love to apologize - mostly for things that aren't my fault. My mother has always said I'd apologize for World War II if given the opportunity. She's right; I am sorry for that horrible global conflict, but not because I think I had anything to do with it. In general, I'm just sorry it happened. It's an empathetic type of apology.
Sydney, our youngest daughter, is a member of the local Cheer Savannah competitive cheerleading team. Last week our family attended our first ever cheerleading exhibition to watch Sydney, along with the several hundred girls that are involved in this wonderful program, demonstrate all the skills and techniques they have learned over this past summer.
As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes.
During the recent government shutdown, many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out, and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.
Last Friday morning, dozens of local golfers will take to the greens at Sterling Links Golf Course in Richmond Hill ready for a day of friendly competition and, of course, golf. But these golfers aren't playing just for the sport of it - they'll be participating in the Good Ol' Boys' 14th annual John Stevens Santa Scramble and helping raise funds for the Bryan County Children's Fund.
We often hear how pets are wonderful companions for older adults. Pets provide much-needed comfort, friendship and love to our seniors.
The waitress set down my cup of coffee, and I poured cream into the hot, black liquid while silently reflecting on and pondering something.
Funny thing happened the other day to our local newspaper on the way to obscurity: My teenage daughter asked for a printed copy.
Every phase of "babyhood" has its merits, and I've loved them all so far. In fact, every time my daughter Reese enters a new stage of development, I swear that it's the best one yet. I honestly can't pick my favorite.
Some say the adage about pigs flying originated with Washington politicians who have an uncanny ability to get nothing accomplished. If they did accomplish something - the politicians we mean - then said swine would take to the air. The horror.