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Taxpayers on hook for botched ethics probe of governor

Taxpayers on hook for botched ethics probe of governor

In 1997, then-Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term, in which I served until 2002.

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Updated: jul. 23, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Yet another Georgia river in peril

Yet another Georgia river in peril

As far back as 2010, the Ogeechee River has been called one of the most threatened rivers in the country by environmental groups such as the Southeast Environmental Law Center.

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Updated: jul. 23, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Childhood choices affect whole lives

Childhood choices affect whole lives

To this conclusion I have come: the most deadly years of our lives are the ages of 16 to 21. Those years give us a headiness that comes from new freedom — a driver’s license — and the passing of the torch from strict childhood rules to more trust, different restraints and relaxed curfews.

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Be flexible with child' milestones

Be flexible with child' milestones

My 2-year-old is a chatterbox. I have no idea where she gets it from. (I’m being sarcastic, of course; it’s obviously a trait passed down directly from me.)

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Not a single person in my breakfast club has mentioned the “blood moon.” And that includes me, until now.  I wasn’t really sure what it was even though my emails from some preacher have hammered me recently with a “better beware” kind of verbiage.

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 11:00 a.m.
The three scariest words in English

The three scariest words in English

What are the three scariest words of the English language?  On a serious note, it could be, “You have…(fill in the blank)."  The “blank” could most likely be the scariest word of all.  For my sister it was “cancer.”  I was in her doctor’s office on the day we were told that she had a very slim chance of survival.  She died a couple months later on my father’s birthday.

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Updated: jul. 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.


Something's turning voters off

In case you managed to miss it, the runoff election for a couple of important seats is Tuesday.

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The tyranny of automobiles

The tyranny of automobiles

In the week leading up to Independence Day, several news stories prompted us to contemplate what freedom means in 2014.

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Updated: jul. 18, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Local supports Johnson

Local supports Johnson

Editor: Lately your newspaper has printed several letters stating that Buddy Carter is just like Jack Kingston. These claims are extreme exaggerations and pretty farfetched. You see, I knew Jack Kingston when he first came to Savannah after finishing at University of Georgia. I met him while participating in Republican Party events. He was dating Libby Morrison, later his wife, and looking to become active in Chatham County politics. I supported and worded for Jack when he made his first run for the Georgia State House seat. Later, when I was the Chairman of the Chatham Party Republican, I worked ...

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Updated: jul. 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.
BRAC should be feared in Georgia

BRAC should be feared in Georgia

Few acronyms raise the concern of elected officials, community leaders and military personnel as much as BRAC does.

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Updated: jul. 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Woods for superintendent

Woods for superintendent

Editor; One important runoff race the many might not be aware of is the job of State School Superintendent. Over half of Georgia's budget is allocated to public education and this race is vital at upholding the law and implementing policy that influences the teaching and learning of all students.

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Updated: jul. 17, 2014 3:30 p.m.


Three support Buddy Carter

Editor: We write today as three individuals that have extensive experience seeking help from a locally elected official that has overwhelmed us with his responsiveness and effectiveness.

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Updated: jul. 16, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Waxing poetic is quite frenetic

Waxing poetic is quite frenetic

“I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it.

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Updated: jul. 16, 2014 4:00 p.m.


Term limits, Dr. Johnson

Editor: How strongly do you feel about term limits in Washington being a large part of the solution to the graft and corruption that exists there?

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Tales, myths evolve; legends live on

Tales, myths evolve; legends live on

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more because their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

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Updated: jul. 15, 2014 4:00 p.m.

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