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.
Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.
Tuesday marked the beginning of open enrollment for health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act. Soon, Georgians will have access to health plans that not only benefit their family's well-being, but also fit within their budgets.
The American people are rejecting Obamacare by wide margins. Recent polls in Georgia suggest that more than 57 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Obamacare and only 31 percent have a favorable view.
Voters and federal workers are by now getting tired of all these cat-and-mouse games the two political parties in Congress are playing with their livelihoods and with the nation's economy. That includes the government shutdown because of the failure of Republicans and Democrats in the two chambers to find a compromise. Each has an objective and neither minds inflicting suffering on others to try to get its way.
Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA. It's hardly as robust a discussion as it should be, but it's a desperately needed start.
While it's unrealistic to expect a community's future to be decided in one day, Bryan County's countywide planning retreat held this week at the Richmond Hill City Center was positive in a number of ways. Coastal EMC sponsored the event in an effort to bring Bryan County leaders together to discuss major issues facing our area in the years ahead.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. By the time you read this article, several local "Walk to End Alzheimer's" fundraising events will have taken place.
In our lives, there are places and things we remember. I remember one event as if it were yesterday.
Sept. 30 is the end date for those in Congress to reach an agreement on the budget and spending. The threat of a possible government shutdown looms. What does that mean for those of us outside of the political power circle?
The Sept. 30 end of the federal fiscal year always entails a messy political battle of some kind in Congress.
It looks like our legislators are about to lose one of their most cherished perks: free football tickets. Bless their hearts.
With the use of terms like sequestration, BRAC and budget cuts, it is easy to see and feel the concern in today's Army.
I consider myself a pretty eco-conscious mom. Not only do I want to do what's best for our planet, I want to set a good example for my daughter, Reese.
As the fall season approaches, I think of cooler temperatures and the beautiful fall foliage. Growing up in Pennsylvania, the trees were spectacular in color. As a kid we used to collect the leaves and then place them between two pieces of wax paper. We would then run a warm iron over the wax paper until the two pieces bonded, preserving the leaves inside.
A good many members of Congress seem to be perfectly content to just sit back and watch the nation's defenses, both domestic and abroad, walk a netless, high-wire tightrope. There is no other way to explain why they continue to let something called "sequestration" continue to blindly whack away at defense programs, military personnel and other vitally important costs. …