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Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


No. 923 why I don't like social media

This column is about nothing in particular. But let's start with Reason No. 923 why I dislike social media: I, like so many others in newspapers, have long since been coerced into having a Facebook page. I'm also occasionally allowed to post things on our newspaper Facebook page, and Wednesday I shared something that rubbed at least one young woman the wrong way to the point she called us out on it.

August 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


There's a plan for growth

News that the Bryan County Board of Commissioners is getting to work on its next comprehensive plan may be welcome to all who hope that it'll provide some sanity to growth that's already all but hijacked South Bryan's infrastructure and ticked off at least a vocal minority of its residents. I hope so, too, but won't get my hopes up.

August 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The septic tanks of Glynn

In the news:

July 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Unit headed out to fight 'away game'

With another deployment underway, Fort Stewart's top general made no bones about what his soldiers face in Afghanistan - even in an advisory capacity.

July 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


There's an app for that, maybe

Random stuff:

July 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Gestures drive relations home

If you see a balding curmudgeon driving around somewhere with a certain finger extended at the world, pay no mind. It's just me, having a conniption fit over other drivers.

July 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Thoughts on new interchange

It's getting so you can't ride around state highways on the hood of your grandfather's car with a slingshot and a can of marbles, hunting rabbits.

July 14, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The more things change, complains the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

July 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Candidate stresses education as equalizer

No matter your politics, there's no arguing that Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has an impressive resume.

July 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Don't blow yourself up

We're all more or less adults here, right?

June 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The death of an alligator

I can't help but wonder what prompted an alligator to find its way to the side of Highway 17, thus sealing its fate and causing some interest on our Facebook page.

June 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


CSM Tagalicud becomes top NCO in I Corps

Before he left Fort Stewart in May, 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. James Rainey called Command Sgt. Maj. Walter "Tag" Tagalicud the "best command sergeant major in the Army."

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Pembroke Mafia headed to vacation retreat

As some of you may know, I belong to the Pembroke Mafia Football League - a loose confederation of usually but not always happy campers who like to pick football games.

May 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


New commander readying for deployment

Fort Stewart's new commander won't have much time to get settled in before he's deployed to Afghanistan.

May 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


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Chairman, clown, PMFL

Welcome to another installment of the Pembroke Mafia Football League meets local politics.

September 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Soldiers prepare for training rotation

An Apache helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade interrupted the early afternoon stillness Sept. 1 on Fort Stewart's Red ...

September 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Mixing politics and sports

Please allow me to start with a digression.

August 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


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