The law of unintended consequences applies not just to those who write laws, but those who interpret them. A legal dispute in Savannah could harm thousands of Georgians, unless common sense prevails.
Another session of the General Assembly is upon us. This is an election year and there will be more posturing under the Gold Dome than a prima ballerina in a performance of “Swan Lake.”
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I usually refrain from commenting on the topic de jour in the media. I’m not much of a “bandwagon” person. Let everyone else have their say and when the dust has settled, I will have mine. Otherwise, you risk being lost in the noise.
I met Johnny Isakson a decade ago. Others have known him longer and can tell you about him in the detail required for the history books, in light of his announcement that he will leave the U.S. Senate at year’s end due to his health. I’m going to tell you what I’ve seen from him, and in him,…
It is that time of year again, when summer weather begins to fade and slightly cooler weather begins to take its place. Soon, the trees will begin to paint the landscape with beautiful scenes of color and hunters will begin preparations for the upcoming season.
There’s been a bit of drama surrounding the cancellation of a community service for Veterans Day this year, and while I agree the lack of a service is disappointing, especially as this year marked the centennial anniversary of the end of WWI, I’m not sure I agree blame should lie with the A…
This week makes 10 straight years that I’ve written a Thanksgiving column. These pieces started out being very personal: my annual attempts to convey my gratitude for my family and my friends, for lessons learned and for those who taught them.
Democrats across Georgia are once again talking up the idea of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare as the right medicine for low-income Georgians without insurance and for struggling rural hospitals.
Stadiums across the state typically host football from the middle of August through December. It’s a Friday night ritual for me to be in some city covering a game.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and other ceremonies. The Fourth of July is indeed the national day of the United States.
As a sports history buff, it’s fun to research tidbits of information and, on occasion, drop them into a conversation that can often result in stares of disbelief while rattling off obscure sports facts.
Many, many, many years ago Cher released a song titled, “If I Could Turn Back Time.” The song was actually released on the 1989 album “Heart of Stone.”
With graduation nearing for Sandy’s youngest son, Blake, empty nest syndrome has started pulling at her heart. To help the cause, we took in a “baby” last week.
Last week was spring break for most school systems around the state. My two grandchildren, now living in the metro Atlanta area, wanted to come spend the week with Sandy and me. It was going to be a week of quality time with them. Unfortunately, I only had one afternoon off.
After arriving at the office Friday, I was informed by our office manager, Susan Waller, there was a woman coming into town and she was riding a bicycle.
Talk to any member of the General Assembly and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs.
Occasionally, when the first choice for a speaking engagement develops vertigo, and the second choice suddenly goes mute, and the third one is hit by a bus, I am called to deliver a speech.
Anson Reed Chancey is the newest edition to our ever-growing grandchildren’s nest. Our next two will give us a bona-fide co-ed softball team of 10.
While I am responsible for the headline, “Argyle socked by tornado,” I have yet to – type on keyboard – enter into the fraternity of headline writers who have unwittingly turned a headline into a sexual innuendo.
By the time you read this, it’s drawing close to Christmas. So, I’m going to give you my version of “Twelve Days of Christmas” condensed to “Ten Days of Christmas.”