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.
Bummer. I just learned that I did not win the Nobel Peace Prize again this year. This is getting old. I was so confident this time that I had my tuxedo pressed and new laces put in my Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top sneakers.
November is just around the corner, which means the Richmond Hill municipal elections are, too. But you'd hardly know it without paying very close attention. Early voting began Monday for the only election taking place this year in Bryan County.
As it turns out, all my worrying last week about how my toddler would deal with a flight from Georgia to Missouri definitely was not for nothing. In fact, probably the only thing that would have made the journey worse would've been a plane crash. And, sadly, it was my own meticulous planning that did me in.
Editor, This is an open letter to the woman driving the tan Honda Odyssey behind me up Highway 17 at 7:30 Tuesday morning to Highway 204, where she turned off and drove east. You were wearing a long-sleeved yellow blouse or sweater, eating a muffin out of your right hand while talking on your cell phone in your left hand.
When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the Earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.
The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?
Editor, Reading Hollie Moore Barnidge's column "Preparing for air travel with a toddler" reminded me of the days when I flew with my now 21-year-old daughter over to Sweden.
A letter to Georgia's citizens: An estimated 26,000 visitors participated in dozens of events and service projects at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites on Saturday, Sept. 28. The occasion was "Your State Parks Day," a celebration of National Public Lands Day hosted by Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Our Friends organization sponsored service projects with approximately 3,000 volunteers and underwrote the cost of parking at state parks and admission to state ...
Editor, I admire candidates who take the time to reach each and every voter with a personal face-to-face discussion concerning their plans to carry our city forward. Door-to-door campaigning is no easy task.
After more than 53 years in the newspaper business. I have learned that there are three guaranteed ways to avoid criticism. First, you can say nothing. Second, you can do nothing. And third, you can be nothing.
After a friend told me she recently waited three and a half hours to get her Georgia driver's license renewed and then had to deal with a clerk who could have passed for a robot - and an unhelpful one, at that - I thought this to be a typical example of a bunch of government bureaucrats who don't care because they don't have to.
I apparently did not learn my lesson two weeks ago with the debacle in involving an explosion of Gerber puffed-wheat snacks in church.
Editor, The staff and residents of Magnolia Manor on the Coast would like to express our sincere gratitude for the very generous support recently received from several groups in the community.
Recently, I was in a bookstore with a friend. We stopped at a table near the front of the store and it was loaded with different books that had such obscene titles that many of the words were expressed as @?*#.
There is a lot going on in the world right now. Usually when I get stuck on what to write about, it is due to a lack of interesting stuff on which to comment. Fortunately there is a buffet of topics making headlines right now. Crazy politics and our government shutdown of course lead the way.