My dad was in his formative years during the decade history recalls as "The Roaring Twenties." As a young adult he began his professional career just as "The Great Depression" and its repercussions came to bear upon our nation in the 1930s.
Congressman Jim Marshall's securing another $1 million in federal funding for right of way acquisition and multi-use trail construction is great news for Covington and Newton County. I support creating bicycle and pedestrian facilities because
April 15, 2009|
By Maurice Carter
As a youngster I always got excited at the prospect of taking a trip. Whether it was a day trip to Atlanta or a family vacation, anticipation the night before embarkation made sleep an elusive commodity.
In response to your "Our Thoughts..." column in the Friday, April 3 edition of "The Covington News":
I want to thank you for your column which expresses your concern that we have temporarily closed the library on Saturday in order to balance our budget. I would be most concerned if the closure on Saturday went unnoticed or drew no comment as such would indicate that our service was not valuable to or needed by the community.
April 08, 2009|
By Greg Heid
Richard Whitt, 64, a reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 17 years and a Pulitzer Prize-winner for the Louisville Courier-Journal, keeled over one day in January and died of a massive heart attack. The AJC didn't even bother to run an obituary. The Courier-Journal said Whitt had been one of the best investigative reporters around.
Ironically, Whitt died just as a book he had authored hit the store shelves. The volume, "Behind the Hedges: Big Money and Power Politics at the University of Georgia," sank from sight almost as soon as it was published. In a brief mention, the ...
Thurbert Baker is not exactly a clone of Barack Obama, but neither is he another Vernon Jones.
So when Baker, Georgia's veteran attorney general, announced for governor on a dull day last week, Georgia's highest-ranking African-American constitutional officer made a few headlines around the state.
For decades I posited to my social studies classes that had it not occurred when it did, America could not have won World War II. Yes, America won it. Not the Brits or the Russians. Not the free French, the Aussies, nor the Poles. America.
America was a far simpler place then. Telling the bad guys from the good guys wasn't hard. The president and a few trusted men could mobilize the nation and get things done. There weren't a lot of hoops to jump through.
Sales of "Atlas Shrugged," Ayn Rand's vision of a utopia based on "rational self-interest" have been brisk during the recent economic downturn. The fictional nature of that vision was conceded by Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, when he testified before Congress that he was mistaken in thinking that "rational self-interest" would protect the markets.
That had to be a hard admission after 40 years as a disciple who touted faith in "rational self-interest."