Again this year, we enter Thanksgiving Day seeing the glass as half full. Our nation, station and community have endured another year of a tough economy. Many among us have lost homes and jobs and thus can find it hard to remain thankful. Even those of us who remain comfortable have worries, whether it's the dwindling water levels of Lake Lanier, the growing problems of traffic and transportation or a political system we feel no ...
Nearly four years ago, Lake Lanier fell to its all-time low of 1,050.79 feet above sea level after a two-year drought. That was a low point in the tri-state water wars, two decades of battles among Georgia, Florida and Alabama over how to use water that flows from Lanier through the Chattahoochee River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Americans marked Veterans Day on Friday, a celebration that continues through the three-day weekend with events around Gainesville and Northeast Georgia.
Seems a lot of folks out there want to change our government. From the far left and far right, they protest, rally, fume and fuss over how government doesn't do enough of this, or does too much of that, claiming we need to "WAKE UP!" before our country slides down the tubes and goes to hell in a hand basket. The "Occupy" protesters in New York, Atlanta and other cities march through downtowns wearing masks, ...
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial ... and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense." - U.S. Constitution, Sixth Amendment.
Warm up your voting fingers, Northeast Georgians: It's almost time to go to the polls again. In a little more than two weeks, local residents will be filling out ballots for city council and school board races, and for a few of us, special elections to fill state legislative seats. There are enough contested races to stir up interest, even if this year's election is merely an appetizer for a bigger one next year. There ...
When it comes to transportation solutions in North Georgia, there are more than a few cooks wanting to season the soup.
The yin and yang of U.S. politics is at it again. Only in America does the market provide a protest movement for everyone's preference. If there isn't one for you yet, just wait; someone will create it soon enough.
Georgia voters will get their first say on the next White House occupant March 6, the day known as Super Tuesday for its mass of scheduled primaries.
Some may roll their eyes at the discussion of open government and open records laws, believing them to be the concerns of only the media and advocacy groups.
Area residents have been hearing a lot about the special purpose local option sales tax for transportation in recent weeks. In the months to come, they are going to be hearing a whole lot more.
As our nation marks a solemn Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the nation's deadliest terrorist attacks, the question we ask today on our front page is, "Are we safer?" Yet there's another, more overarching question to be asked as we reflect on the past decade: What have we learned? To answer that, we have to go back to the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, before the planes began crashing into the World ...
Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season. But for many Americans seeking work, dark clouds have covered the sunshine for some time.
Don't look now but it's nearly election time again. Qualifying for municipal elections in Gainesville and other area towns begins this week. Seats on local city councils and school boards are up on the fall ballot. These off-year elections don't raise as much interest as the big presidential, Congressional midterm and gubernatorial races. There won't be a deluge of attack ads on TV, radio and mailers, and for that we can all be thankful. By ...
If you've paid any attention to the financial news in the last few weeks, you're probably wondering what happened to the recovery we were told was under way.
Dogs and small children, when taught properly, will learn lessons quickly. Punish them with a slap on the behind or reward them with a treat and you'll get the behavior you want.
What a perfect mesh of milestones: Mothers Day and graduation, when a parent's pride intersects with a young person's ascent into the world as an independent adult.
It's hard to ignore the world around us with so many ways of communication available to people of all ages and parts of the globe. As more of us connect with each other through mobile devices of every kind, we find ourselves less isolated and more integrated, albeit often from a distance linked by satellite.
Gov. Nathan Deal's signing pen had a busy week, and as a result, some important new laws are on Georgia's books.
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