Attention, Newton County mothers and your adult daughters: When you're out and about shopping, picking out spring plants for your garden, or maybe enjoying lunch and a little family gossip, do not be alarmed if you notice me lurking about. I have neither sinister nor larcenous intent.
Spring is here, and after we sailed past Good Friday and the risk of frost, it is now planting time! I've bought seeds and pots and I'm ready to plant something.
During the last county commissioner's retreat, I submitted a proposal regarding the discharge of firearms in high-density areas. After careful research, we asked the county to allow us to return to the guidelines established prior to the 2006 version of the county ordinance governing this matter.
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Sen. Johnny Isakson has many things going for him as he gets his campaign underway for another six-year term in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON-His name is Rafael and he is a member of the U.S. Army. On Tuesday night, he was one of the guests attending the president's message to Congress.
The most amusing comment on the banking crisis that I have heard runs, "the government would be a poor manager." Really? Unlike the current group of bank managers, who have managed not only to tank their own banks but also to take national economies with them. If that's not "poor" management I don't know what "poor" management would look like.
This is a one-question quiz on Georgia government. Only Gov. Sonny Perdue knows the right answer. Pay attention.
All my adult life, I have attempted to rise above my humble beginnings. Take shoes, for example. Now that I have steady work and live in the city, I like to wear nice shoes.
Georgia's 9th District congressman, Nathan Deal, usually doesn't make ripples in Washington. So when he came out of his shell the other day to defend the peanut before Congress, he made news. He told a House committee hearing on the recent Georgia peanut scandal that he often ate raw peanuts and suffered no ill effects. His declaration didn't make much impression on his colleagues, who are determined to craft new laws regarding peanut safety.
As one of the nation's leading experts on grits (My mother served them every morning for breakfast), all I can do try to light the way for those still blinded by prejudice and fear. Grits won't bite you. Grits taste good and they're good for you.
It won't be a huge surprise to our readers when I note that state legislators are more concerned about the interests of corporate CEOs than the problems of ordinary Georgia citizens. That's the way the world works, whether we like it or not. Even so, what our lawmakers are being asked to do for Georgia Power Co., the electric utility that has always had an outsized influence on state politics, is breathtaking in its enormity.
Every once in a while my lovely wife comments that she's wearied of contemplating the heavy, serious issues which proliferate everyday news. She then hints - rather strongly - that she'd appreciate a column that would make her chuckle, or at least feel good about life, for a moment. Well, yesterday being Valentine's Day and all, I figured I would lighten up today for her special Valentine's Day gift.
Not satisfied that we have all taken quite a "bath," economically speaking, the Obama administration, with bipartisan swim trunks on, is about to give us another one. Or at least that is how I interpret the
Mr. Harwell, there are so many things wrong in the column you wrote last Sunday ("USA: Beware the USB") that I just couldn't let it stand unchallenged. The record needs to be cleared on a number of issues.
It was all over the Sunday paper about the recruiting of young athletes to play football at large universities in the region. It's that season. Children are snatched away from their mothers' arms back home in Twobit County, and the next thing you know, the Head Coach is saying, "Ol' Dram Bowie from down in Twobit County is the finest prospect I've ever seen." Recruiting is important. "You gotta have the horses," a coach once ...
Let's forget the economy and Barack Obama for a moment. Let's turn to a really serious question that should have been addressed months or even years ago: What's wrong with the Georgia Bulldogs' football team? Why do the Bulldogs seldom win the big one?
Political science professors for years have been teaching their students that Georgia's affairs are managed by the traditional three branches of government: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial.
Thomas Jefferson cautioned that "a government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take away everything you have." Not two weeks into his elected term of office, President Barack Obama has begun implementing his policies via executive orders, thus effectively skirting the legislative branch, supposedly the voice of the people.