Before the start of the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, I listed priorities for the state and our district. Gov. Nathan Deal already has started the process of reviewing legislation passed by the General Assembly. Many objectives were achieved, and some of those are highlighted here:
At the February Midway City Council meeting, Police Chief Kelli Morningstar promoted Mark Rich to sergeant and Duvalle Page Sr. to senior patrol officer. Congratulations to these exceptional officers, who also received recognition awards for their job performance.
April 15 is right around the corner, and everyone knows what that means. Tax returns are due to the Internal Revenue Service once again, and if you owe Uncle Sam any money, that is due as well.
A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November's elections.
On Wednesday, the Bryan County News had a front page article covering the mass balloon release in Liberty County in memory of victims of child abuse and to bring public attention to an indescribably serious problem that exists throughout our society. The subject of child abuse is certainly one that needs immeasurably more public attention, but mass balloon releases are an inadvisable thing to do.
The Atlanta Schools cheating scandal is already the saddest chapter in the modern-era history of Georgia education, regardless of whether the nearly three dozen educators indicted are found guilty or not.
There are many who knew Walter Meeks better than I did, but few who respected him more. If you knew Mr. Meeks at all, you recognize that he was a larger-than-life personality - a wise and opinionated man who was not at all shy about telling you exactly how he saw things.
Editor, It's sad when something is factually wrong, however right, as far as city officials, presidents, writers, etc. deem the wrong to be right.
When the phone rang, I knew who was on the other end: Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in greater metropolitan Pooler. I can't tell you exactly why, but the phone always sounds more urgent when Skeeter calls.
The Georgia General Assembly officially wrapped up the 2013 legislative session at midnight Thursday, March 28, when we adjourned "Sine Die!"
It is budget season in Washington. Recently, dueling proposals were introduced by House Republicans and Senate Democrats. Each offers a start contrast in vision for the country.
• March 25: We had 25 bills on the calendar, and the first one called up was one that I was carrying, House Bill 36. This bill, which was sponsored in the House by Rep. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, adds red drum to the list of Georgia game fish, meaning that it can no longer be bought or sold on the open market. While presenting the bill, I shared my personal experiences of fishing for red ...
OK, I admit it. I'm a snackaholic. The other day, I counted the number of snack items we have in our home. Twenty different and distinct items were either on the kitchen counter or in the cabinet … and that did not include the three healthy snacks in our refrigerator.
There can be no doubt that Fort Stewart/HAAF is the major economic engine in the region. At last calculation, the annual value of the base was placed at $5.4 billion.
I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back when.
"Extra! Extra! Newspapers aren't dead!" This is quoted from a recent headline in USA Today. The article, by Rem Rieder, reports a new business model has taken shape that makes newspapers a mature industry and, at the same time, an emerging industry.
This column almost didn't happen. I didn't think I'd have time to write it.
These past 10 days have been quite unusual for me, filled with both extremely happy and very sad personal moments in my life. I know life is like that sometimes. But it makes me wonder why things happen the way they do.
His name is Charles Almerin Tinker, and he was the great-great-grandfather of my beloved.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a tough road ahead of him, make no mistake about it. Getting elected to any statewide office requires everything an individual has to offer, plus some. Just ask those who have committed to running on the ballot in Georgia's 159 counties.