Don Carter and Jimmy Carter, who are not related, became friends before Jimmy was elected governor and later president. One day, walking on a beach along the Georgia coast, Don told the future governor that he would like to serve on the Game and Fish Commission, the forerunner to the Department of Natural Resources.
Bill Evans knew progress was headed his way - he had a clue about it in 1956.
Steven Ballowe, former superintendent of Gainesville city schools, began his administrative career 30 years ago as the assistant principal of an inner-city school in South Carolina plagued by racial disharmony.
Back in the 1940s, poll worker Melvin Thomas hand counted votes past midnight in a school house, illuminated by the light of gasoline lanterns.
No Father's Day cards this year. All I can offer now is this tribute. It's hard to believe I'm even writing the words.
Helium has now seeped from all the red, white and blue balloons that lined Green Street for the Memorial Day parade. The cheering crowds have shuffled home and all the barbecue has been eaten.
James Brooks walks past two manicured lawns on College Avenue, proudly proclaims their owners' history and narrows his eyes in contempt.
They're cute but not harmless. Little pink plastic pigs, dogs, frogs and other animals that would fit perfectly in a menagerie of knickknacks are actually cigarette lighters showing up increasingly at convenience store counters.
Georgia schools already struggling to shed negative labels of "needs improvement" and not making "adequate yearly progress" are in an even deeper hole this year as basic proficiency standards get tougher.
Good things come in small packages. That's what many drivers are finally discovering. After a decade-long love affair with SUVs, high gas prices have compelled Americans to reconsider the merits of small cars. And some are discovering that today's compact cars are nothing like the poorly made "econo-boxes" they remember from the previous gas crisis in the 1970s. In fact, small cars have suddenly become cool, according ...
It took an armed standoff with police to finally get Ron the help he needed for his depression. Suicidal and waving a loaded .357 Magnum in a public place, the bankrupt 46-year-old was certain he would be shot by officers.
What started out with a mile-long line at the Delta check-in area, ended up as being one of the most life-changing weeks in my life. We arrived at the airport around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 to begin our weeklong trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We were going to the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf to stay on the school's campus to take part in a mission trip.
Abigail Cruz takes short steps in the noon heat, marching down each minute of her half-hour walk to work.
Launching a child into adulthood means sending them through the teenage years, an unavoidable and thorny path that parents remember with scars of their own. And among the most worrisome distractions for parents are drugs and alcohol.
The subject is a parents' biggest enemy, and some teenagers' biggest curiosity. But teenagers say they don't have to go far to find out what drugs and alcohol are all about.
The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.
WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.
WASHINGTON - Those who think we can protect U.S. jobs by turning inward have got it exactly backward.
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.
Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.
America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.
With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits - especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
America's economy is in the midst of a Great Stagnation that almost rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the nation is fighting a costly and prolonged worldwide war against relentless Islamic terrorism.
In January, the Georgia Economic Developers Association hosted more than 50 state legislators at a luncheon to celebrate economic development accomplishments over the past 12 months. We also launched a year of celebration complete with a proclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal, as 2013 marks GEDA's 50th Anniversary.
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