View Mobile Site

LETTERS/COLUMNS



Patchy tall fescue lawns

Fall of 2016 was a rough season.

Read More



A salute to an Olympic champion and his pursuit of excellence

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

Read More



Sharing some concerns for better, for worse

As a former educator, an environmentalist, a Christian, and a (very) senior citizen, I have been concerned about a number of recent news items on ...

Read More



Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

Read More



A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

Read More



What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal ...

Read More



The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings ...

Read More



Boxelder Bugs

We have experienced several periods this winter of above-average temperatures. If you've been outside, you may have noticed that these warm days have led ...

Read More



Secretary of Agriculture-Designate Perdue knows a bit about draining swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

Read More



Affordable health care

A new independent study from the Urban Institute found that repealing the ACA Law without a replacement would leave 30 million people, including 4 million ...

Read More



Actions of Commissioners Called into Question

3-1 votes have cost the county thousands of dollars as Commissioners Julie Nix, Sharon Fausett and Jimmy Hamby, by coincidence and without public comment, vote ...

Read More



Act now to prevent summer fruit problems

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and ...

Read More



Busy time at the capitol

The past two weeks have been extremely busy at the Capitol.

Read More



Thank You Rep. Kevin Tanner

First, I want to thanks to Rep. Kevin Tanner for meeting every Saturday during the legislative session with his constituents.

Read More



The inordinate power of a district federal judge

We have just witnessed the result of an appointed government official who has claimed that his understanding of constitutionality is supreme in the land.

Read More



Wrapping up our first month back

January has been a productive month for the Senate, but this last week has been especially busy. Committees are now in full swing, and I ...

Read More



Taking dissidents on a trip to nowhere

Varoom! Putt! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Varoom!

Read More



Broadband access moving forward

The Senate reconvened for legislative day five on Monday. Standing committees started meeting to adopt their rules in preparation for bill hearings starting next week.

Read More



Plans for public education—vague and discouraging

When Gov. Nathan Deal announced his budget for Georgia on Jan. 11, he bragged about how he has raised the budget for public education again.

Read More



Transplant overgrown shrubs now

Many people plant shrubs in places where they don't belong.

Read More



Look for a different approach to fixing failing schools in Georgia

Education is all about learning.

Read More



Legislative session is underway

The first day of the 154th legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly and the first day of the 2017-18 term was Jan. 9.

Read More



2017 budget hearings update

The Senate reconvened for week two after a day off in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Read More



Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

Read More



Sometimes it is helpful that others do your work

This column was conceived and intended for last week's paper, but it did not get transferred to my computer and thus not to the ...

Read More



Getting started in 2017

On Jan. 9, we reconvened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises to be very busy and offers endless ...

Read More



Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

I thought Paul Revere would have shared the news with you, but he seems to think it is more important that you know about the ...

Read More



Looking Forward: 2017 Legislative Session Priorities

For your state lawmakers, a new year brings motivation and a fresh perspective on the needs of Georgians. Jan. 9, 2017 marks the beginning of ...

Read More



Trade and the balance of payments

The USA is running a negative current account balance of about $500 billion dollars per year.

Read More



To Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Work hard and dream big

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

Read More



Resolutely determined to manage 2017 expectations

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions.

Read More


Please wait ...