I don't think Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Ben Conner had being on the opinion page in mind when he emailed me last week, politely asking if there was some way I might be able to get a little bit of information on his deployment to Iraq in this newspaper.
Opponents of school uniforms in general or just the one proposed by Bryan County School administrators can relax for a while, now that the BoE voted against approving the policy at Thursday's meeting.
When it comes to some issues, it's impossible to make everyone happy. That saying seems particularly appropriate when it comes to the controversy over a proposed school uniform policy.
It hit me early in Thursday's teleconference between Major General Rick Lynch and area reporters. The man had to be tired, even if he didn't sound it.
I took command of the 3rd Infantry Division almost one year ago. I spent that first year building the team – the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Benning in Columbus; the Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield; and the First, Second, and Fourth Brigade Combat Teams at Fort Stewart. With our new modular Army, brigades are prepared to deploy individually, without their parent headquarters.
We'd like to congratulate Mallory McGee, a sixth grader at Richmond Hill Middle School. McGee was the District 12 winner of the Georgia Municipal Association's essay contest and will be honored today in Atlanta. Her essay will run in Saturday's paper, by the way, and from the looks of it, someone could get a pretty good mayor in the future should McGee ever decide to run for office.
If you thought Georgia needed rain, you're right. And though the entire state is in a drought, some parts of the state are worse off than others – including Bryan County, which is one of several area counties experiencing a severe drought, according to University of Georgia climatologist David Stooksbury.
It defies easy analysis. Or should. Because when 32 people are shot and killed during a single senseless rampage, it's so incomprehensible it dulls the senses. Those of us who don't know any of the victims need time to let news like this sink in. Of course, those more closely tied to Monday's shooting rampage at Virginia Tech will need a lot more time to grieve, to heal and to make ...
We've said this before. We have no problem saying it again. It's no accident the Bryan County school system is considered to be among the best in the state. It's taken a lot of hard work from a lot of people, including School Superintendent Dr. Sallie Brewer, BoE members past and present, teachers, administrators and, yes, parents who take the time and make the effort to be involved in the education of ...
It seems some parents are upset over the Bryan County Board of Education's decision to allow only the week of spring break for them to compose an email or letter on the proposed school uniform policy. That doesn't mean the plan itself is bad.
Speaking to a group of Boy Scouts last month, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) said he doesn't favor a timetable for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq as that bloody conflict grinds on into its fourth year.
By having to serve at least 30 months of two concurrent 10 year sentences in a detention center, 20-year-old Jack Barfield IV will lose a minimum of more than two years of his freedom for the 2005 deaths of Ginger and Garrett Reagin and the serious injury he caused to James Mock.
The Bryan County Board of Education invests both time and financial resources in informing our public. Good News about Bryan County Schools is sent to almost 17,000 boxholders. The spring issue each year contains a questionnaire requesting parent input on the student handbook - the foundation of our establishment of a safe environment for students and staff.
Authorities haven't said whether speed was a factor in the accident that claimed the lives of three young girls last week near Pembroke while leaving the driver in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.
The Bryan County school system is widely considered one of the best in the state.
It seems too many loved ones recently have said good-bye to this vale of grief and sorrow and said hello to sweet eternity. Heaven is blessed, but I am distressed.
Editor, Last Saturday's used-book sale hosted by the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library was a rousing success.
Monday's news that a shooting rampage left 12 dead at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., was jarring and also left us asking the one question that matters most and yet is hardest to answer.
In our lives, there are places and things we remember. I remember one event as if it were yesterday.
Dear Syrian rebels: I thought I'd take a minute to correspond with you as you resume your efforts to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
In the past several years, I have had as much luck visiting the historically preserved home of iconic Southern writer Eudora Welty as I would have had when she was alive. The front door always is shut to me.
If this were the world it should be, the front-page, above-the-fold headline on this and other newspapers Friday would have been the Thursday announcement that Voyager 1, a NASA spacecraft launched 36 years ago, had crossed the boundaries of our solar system, becoming mankind's first emissary to the stars.
In typical scatter-brained-mom fashion, I set out last Saturday morning to assemble what was supposed to be an easy dinner in the Crock-Pot, only to realize I forgot one key ingredient.
As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. Couldn't President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?
I believe I have said this before, but I have a friend that has a shirt that reads, "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies!"
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, along with the 3td Infantry Division, saw another change of command last month.
As with any job, you have to interview for the position. It should be no different for the candidates who desire to represent the 1st District of Georgia and the state in Washington.
It is flattering to have readers tell me I should run for public office.
Nature and I have not been getting along well lately. I love the outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer. But it seems as though we are experiencing an overabundance of nature's creepy-crawly pests.
Parents enter parenthood in countless ways. Sure, there's the traditional method - get married, have a baby and raise your family. And that's a wonderful way to go about it. But there are all kinds of families out there, and I know that I - for one - sometimes forget that moms and dads are made in more ways than one.