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The art of time management

Rick Ryckeley's picture

This morning, The Wife gave me a hug and kiss as she always does before leaving for work. I watched her walk to the car, and then she turned back around, smiled, waved goodbye and said, “If you have the time, could you put away the dishes? Don’t get too busy and all wrapped up in one of your projects, or they’ll still be there when I get back. I love you, but we really need to work on time management.” Read More»

Campaign money, judges’ resignations, carts

Scott Bradshaw's picture

Georgia has 159 counties and one of the key ingredients to successful state political campaigns is financial support from outside the metropolitan Atlanta area. Recent disclosure reports released by the State Ethics Commission indicate that the campaigns of three Fayette County candidates for state offices have little support from other parts of Georgia. Read More»

Voters should authorize raising school tax by 2 mills

Claude Paquin's picture

Much has been made in recent times about the public debt we might all leave to our children and grandchildren and how we might all tighten our belts by cutting government spending.

For reasons I’ll explain shortly, I plainly disagree with the reasoning of those who rail against our federal government for its valiant attempts to right our financial ship of state. Read More»

Despite little support from school board, Science Olympians excel

Steve Brown's picture

We all know the United States is in nonstop competition with other countries around the world. China and India, in particular, have made tremendous gains in their number of scientists and engineers.

It is extremely difficult to find any kind of report or study on education in our country that does not stress the need to make drastic improvements in science and technology education. Read More»

Arizona takes off its ‘rainbow shades’ and faces border reality

Cal Thomas's picture

Arizona has decided that if the federal government will not live up to its responsibility to control the border, it will.

Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican, signed a bill that allows police officers to inquire about a person’s immigration status if there is reason to suspect that individual might be an illegal immigrant.

The governor correctly noted that the new law “represents another tool for our state to use as we work to solve a crisis we did not create and the federal government has refused to fix.” Read More»

Healthcare: Now what?

Ronald E. Bachman's picture

In polls and elections, a majority of Americans said “No!” to federal healthcare legislation, but it passed anyway. Most still want it repealed, but the time has come to plan ahead and prepare for a very different future.

Even as lawyers and politicians consider “repeal and replace” reform initiatives, individuals and business must consider the impact of the new law and employers and benefit managers must move to implement. Read More»

Why aren’t you married?

Ronda Rich's picture

It was one of those crowded events a while back that I didn’t want to attend. But courtesy and obligation dictated that I put my wants aside and be a big girl about it all. So, I put on a pretty dress, a gorgeous pair of high heels and plunged in. Read More»

Dave stories

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Found more notes from my interview with Dave. I closed a recent column with a story about a fatal airplane collision and little boys delighting in a treasure hunt for pieces of a shattered P-40.

I offer these vignettes as a glimpse of a young man’s life during the Great Depression and the Korean War years.

When Dave was 14 he worked at Welsh’s Auto Body in St. Petersburg, Fla.. During the war, people couldn’t buy new cars and took Old Faithful to a body-shop, whatever it took to keep her running. It was the heyday of auto repair. Read More»

The price of freedom

David Epps's picture

I attended a funeral service last Saturday morning. I didn’t know the deceased or his family, although I know one of his very close friends. Robert W. Collins was eulogized, mourned, honored, and remembered at Fayetteville’s New Hope Baptist Church, possibly the only church in the county large enough to hold the massive crowd gathered for the service.

First Lieutenant Robert Collins, a 2004 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2008 graduate of the United State Military Academy at West Point, was killed in Iraq on April 7. Read More»

An oppressed minority

David Epps's picture

There is a minority group of American citizens who, more than most, are feeling more and more oppressed. It’s not because of their race, their religion, or their sexual orientation. This group is made up of small business owners and the oppressor is the government of the United States. Read More»

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