In our last column, we began exploring the parable of the Prodigal Son. Last week we left the prodigal son as he headed away into a far country with his cash and dreams. No more rules, no more regulations, he was going to live the good life, and like many today he was too short-sighted to consider the ultimate cost.
NEW YORK (AP) - A stunning 48 percent of the nation's homeowners who have a subprime, adjustable-rate mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure, and that's not the worst of it, new data Thursday showed.
The reckless lending practices in states like Florida, California and Nevada that were the epicenter of the housing crisis are no longer driving up the nation's delinquency rate. Instead, the foreclosure crisis now is being fueled by a spike in defaults in states like Louisiana, New York, Georgia and Texas, where the economies are rapidly deteriorating and thousands are losing their ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Senate leaders are pushing a change that would allow the chamber to sanction or oust legislators who haven't paid their taxes.
It comes as a Department of Revenue report revealed that 22 lawmakers are delinquent on their tax bills, some owing taxes that date as far back as 2002. That's roughly 10 percent of Georgia's 236 state lawmakers.
Jim Fuller believes the key to teaching karate is to teach kids to become strong, confident individuals. Fuller's U.M.A.S. Karate schools have continued to grow since he began teaching karate in 1990. He now has one location in Covington and two in Conyers.
Fuller explains that his schools have a unique approach to martial arts that centers on helping kids grow.
Ole blue: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is an Aussie mix, 1-year-old, white with merle, neutered. Also available for adoption are a 5-year-old Dachshund, brown and blonde; an adult Jack Russell, tan and white, male; an adult Shihtzu, white; an adult black poodle; two chow mix dogs; a 6-month-old beagle; a border collie mix named Big Boss; a boxer mix, 6-months-old, brown; a Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix; a brindle boxer; a brindle mixed breed; an Aussie/blue heeler mix; and a hound mix, adult, black and tan. The shelter also has cats and kittens for ...
Dear Editor: Your Sunday editorial decrying "flag-draped coffins" stirred conflicting emotions in my soul. First, you confused the issue by comparing reactions to the Iraq War with those of Vietnam. Have you actually heard any reasonable commentator who "vilified" the brave soldiers who have served in Iraq? The only rightful villains in this story are those who sold us the lie about "weapons of mass destruction" and the non-existent connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11/01 attacks.
Dear Editor: I can only guess that reader Ron Slade's smoking letter to the editor was in response to Nat Harwell's article on the number of months remaining for President Obama's (hopefully one term) in office. Containing his anger as he composed his missive must have left Mr. Slade with his wits caught down and sudden memory loss with what the object of his frustration (President Bush) had to deal with during his two terms in office.
Could it be possible that his assessment of Bush failed to recollect that we were attacked by terrorists who would ...
Last week Senate Republicans took the lead in moving major pieces of legislation to reform Georgia's Transportation system and clean up Methamphetamine labs. The Senate also paused to honor a Georgia war hero. Recent reports say that Georgia is now ranked twelfth in the nation in terms of transportation congestion. Georgians spend more time in cars than they do with their families. In rural areas, the development and maintenance of roads is a major issue that impacts local economies.
Senate leaders took a major step forward in transforming the way transportation projects and funding are handled by introducing the ...
March 03, 2009|
By John Douglas