Editor, Did you know that your city penalizes you when you turn on the sprinklers, water the flowers, wash your car, or fill the pool for your kids? If you look at your monthly utility bill, you will see charges for water usage and wastewater (sewer) usage. Both are determined by the amount of water that goes to your property, even if that water does not go into the wastewater system. This is a hidden source of income for the cities.
Eighty-three law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year. Twenty-four of them were shot and killed in cold blood. That is 83 husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters who will never make it home again for dinner, never celebrate another holiday with those they love, never return from that final shift protecting each and every one of us.
I love a great sense of humor no matter what its source. That includes obituaries. Joe O'Connor, a great American from Marietta, shared with me a couple of eulogies he thought I might enjoy reading. I did, and I deemed them too good not to pass along - edited for length but preserving their spirit.
One day over lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened.
Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894 to honor the contributions workers make every day to our nation's strength, prosperity and well-being. But in 2015, on a day when we will celebrate the value of work, it's distressing that two of our nation's best policy tools for encouraging and rewarding work are in jeopardy: the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. If Congress doesn't act soon, Georgia workers from all walks of life stand to lose.
The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids, one of the big questions is, "How safe is it?"
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Pardon me, but your great-grandfather is having a surreal moment. Knowing you are now firmly ensconced in the first grade is taking some getting used to.
For some reason, Southerners - more than people in any other region - love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.
The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don't.
In recent years, there has been a marked increase in public awareness of childhood apraxia of speech. Despite this awareness, this neuromotor condition remains poorly understood by many parents, teachers and even some pediatricians.
In 2016, Georgia voters will have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District (OSD), which would step in and place chronically underperforming public schools under state control.
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.
Back in the autumn - just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows and reds to come - we took a Monday off and headed to the state fair.
At June's grand opening of Lanier Technical College's new campus in Barrow County, Gov. Nathan Deal talked about one of the best educational opportunities available anywhere in the United States.
To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact. Who else do you know who attended Georgia Tech football games for some 80 years - that's not a misprint - and was a season-ticket holder for Tech basketball for decades until the practicality of age made her realize she could root just as hard from home as she did on-site? And she does.
The cool weather combined with the leaves changing colors make autumn a great time of year to experience the Georgia outdoors. For many people, fall ...
Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The ...
It is, I believe, a distinct and unique trait of the South the way we carry on long conversations with people we are passing in ...
This world is full of surprises. I just got a call from Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter Skates Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater ...
A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy's long-term prospects. Not to put too ...
Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called "SEC: Storied."
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