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Dealing with freezes, smoke in the air and planting

Dealing with freezes, smoke in the air and planting

Farmers are looking at what to plant this year. The outlook for traditional agriculture is mixed.

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m.
Don’t know much about history? This test is for you

Don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests. 

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Conservationists taking on three issues to protect coast

Conservationists taking on three issues to protect coast

On Feb. 18, a group of citizens headed to the State Capital for “Conservation Day,” hoping to inform legislators about protecting our precious coast and its wildlife. The Dolphin Project was represented by Gerry Sattele and me, from Richmond Hill, and Chris Hines of Savannah.

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Some tax returns are just welfare

Some tax returns are just welfare

Well, it’s that time of the year again — tax time. April 15 will be here before we know it and for many, it is a time of dread as they start gearing up to pay annual tax bills. 

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Updated: feb. 23, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Hang on to things—times could get tough

Hang on to things—times could get tough

A friend, an only child, was talking about cleaning out her parents’ house after the death of her father.

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Updated: feb. 23, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Lawmaker glad more troops coming to Stewart

Lawmaker glad more troops coming to Stewart

I recently was proud to announce that the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion will be restationed at Fort Stewart, bringing 492 soldiers and their families to the post. The 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion’s mission focuses on rapidly deploying worldwide to engineer, install, operate, maintain and defend in support of full-spectrum operations. The 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion is the U.S. Army’s contribution to the Global Information Grid.

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Jekyll authority holds fire on deer

Jekyll authority holds fire on deer

If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back.

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Wounded Warrior Project targets vets

Wounded Warrior Project targets vets

Editor, The Wounded Warrior Project has sued a combat veteran — again.

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Updated: feb. 18, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Help yourself before asking for help

Help yourself before asking for help

One of my friends called me — one of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

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Updated: feb. 17, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Make decisions with family in mind

Make decisions with family in mind

Twelve years ago, I made a decision to follow my head, not my heart, and put my career first. I’d just completed my first post-college internship at the Abilene Reporter-News in Texas and, having impressed my supervisor, was offered full-time employment at the end of my three-month stint.

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Eventually we'll sign over wages to government

Eventually we'll sign over wages to government

Editor, On Dec. 16, 1773, demonstrators destroyed an entire shipment of tea in the Boston Harbor in protest of taxation without representation. Today, we have ultra-taxation with representation. At the rate that we are going, we will just sign over our employment checks and accept the spending money that our government gives us.

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Updated: feb. 11, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Shady antics on the field, halls of power

Shady antics on the field, halls of power

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago — and reports say that 114 million of us did — perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin who, after scoring a touchdown, proceeded to mime pulling down his pants and squatting as if on a commode, before dropping the ball to the ground as if using the restroom. The NFL fined Baldwin $11,000, which has to be chump change to this boor. Astonishingly, the incident has gotten very little mention in the media. You can bet this kind of obscene showboating ...

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Updated: feb. 11, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Lawmakers hear State of Courts Address

Lawmakers hear State of Courts Address

 The Georgia Senate had a busy week. We held numerous committee meetings to review legislation and listen to testimony either opposing or supporting bills being considered. The committee process is where the bills are vetted before being considered by the Senate, and it is a crucial part of the legislative process.

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Updated: feb. 11, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Don't bother remaking an established image

Don't bother remaking an established image

A few years back, someone I knew ever so slightly died. Though I didn’t know him well, I knew him to be mean, egoistical and quite a bully.

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Updated: feb. 10, 2015 4:00 p.m.
In the end, parents are usually right

In the end, parents are usually right

A conversation I had with a co-worker a week ago left me feeling glad I don’t have to make the tough decisions and unpopular calls that will be necessary when my daughter becomes a teenager.

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Updated: feb. 10, 2015 2:00 p.m.

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