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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


New 3rd ID commander already feels at home

Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas became the 86th commander of the 3rd Infantry Division during a ceremony Monday morning at Cottrell Field near Warriors Walk, where crepe myrtles grow to honor the 468 men and women who've died in the nation's ongoing war on terror.

May 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Before there was Fort Stewart

Like many over the decades, Wyman May relocated to Hinesville because of the Army.

April 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Pembroke mayor tells students about city, life

Now a year into her fourth term, Judy Cook has been mayor of Pembroke almost as long as some of the freshmen at Bryan County High School have been on earth.

April 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Impact fees a good idea whose time won't ever come

What with all the traffic fun in Richmond Hill anymore, it's good the Bryan County Commission is again considering impact fees on residential development.

April 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Easter Extravaganza Saturday

If you're planning to attend Saturday's Easter Extravaganza at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, the man whose church started it all has one bit of advice.

April 13, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


BoE's Warren still a voice in education statewide

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal asked voters to pass a constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District in November, education groups such as the Georgia School Board Association opposed the idea.

April 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Mafiosos wade onto unfamiliar basketball courts

Hello out there sports fans. Welcome to another fun installment of the Pembroke Mafia Football League's first-ever basketball picks column.

March 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


BCHS clings to hope in state's toughest region

When half the eight teams in your region are ranked in the state's Top 10 by the state's largest newspaper, you're probably in a tough region.

March 23, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


846 voters say yes to $100 million

Voters said yes Tuesday to renewing ESPLOST and a $100 million bond issue to build schools, including a new high school in South Bryan expected to cost $85 million.

March 23, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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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 ...

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 ...

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


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