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.
This week, Georgia legislators begin the arduous and divisive process of redrawing the state's political maps based on population shifts reflected by the 2010 census. It's a tough job for whichever party has the reins.
Like a bungling buffoon in a kid's cartoon, Hall County commissioners have painted themselves into a corner with their handling of the county's recreation department, and at this point there's no clear path to a solution without leaving a lot of footprints in the paint.
There was a time when the biggest school safety worries were someone falling off the playground equipment or a high schooler injured in shop or home economics classes.
With the holiday shopping season upon us, it's a good time to be reminded that the season of conspicuous consumption should mean a little bit more.
Lake Lanier is up, unemployment is down. The world has circled the sun another time and we're still in one piece.
Americans marked a pivotal day in history last week with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On this day in 1963, two days after he was slain in Dallas, the fallen president was transferred from the White House to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state as the nation mourned.
Fifty years ago today, a dizzying whirl of events began flying past Americans over a four-day period the likes of which no one had never witnessed.
Atlanta is long known for favoring the new to the old, a fast-moving, profit-focused city that has traditionally bulldozed historic buildings for those more shiny and modern.
A nice tradition has emerged in recent years for Veterans Day. Monday, U.S. service members will be treated to free meals from restaurants, shopping discounts at retailers and similar perks from other businesses aimed to show them the appreciation they have earned so well.
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