Don't forget this Saturday morning from 7-11 at the Civic Center Gainesville Kiwanians, Key Club members and others will be cooking and serving a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings, entertainment, door prizes and loads of fellowship and fun. It has become a decades-old community tradition and annual family affair. All proceeds go to the many Kiwanis youth service projects. I'll see you there.
While looking through some articles I wrote during a past campaign for governor, I found an account of the news conference where a legislator named Sonny Perdue officially announced he would run against incumbent Gov. Roy Barnes. That article was dated Nov. 8, 2001, almost one year, to the day, before voters selected Perdue to be Georgia's 81st governor in the 2002 general election.
The past few months cannot have been much fun for Gov. Sonny Perdue. He's had to watch his good friend, President Bush, sink to record low levels in polls that show Bush is the most unpopular president of the modern American era.
Perhaps the most confusing part of the presidential nomination and election process is the way the actual conventions are run. The process starts in Iowa and New Hampshire. In Iowa, party members meet in homes or offices to cast their vote for their choice by moving to join like-minded members in one corner of the room. This vote is not secret, and other people in the room might try to argue that a member should change and join them to support their candidate.
Why do you look so worried, Bubba? Barack Obama is not going to win Georgia. He might come close, but he can't win. Maverick McCain and his little moose-hunting buddy should keep Georgia safe for Republicans for at least two more years.
My name is Ken Yarbrough. I'm writing this week because my father, the wordsmith whom you've come to expect in this space, is taking a sabbatical. You see, his oldest grandson died recently, and as you might expect, he's taking it hard. Please forgive me for presuming that I can capably fill in for him, which I can't. What I can do, though, is attempt to offer a eulogy to Zack, which my father may never be able to do.
Wednesday, Sept. 17 marked the 221st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, the world's oldest written constitution.
Even though she won $1 million for charity, I was not pleased with state School Superintendent Kathy Cox's decision to appear on Fox Network's "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"
See, I told you that John McCain could be trusted to make good decisions for the country. If Sarah Palin is any kind of indication as to the kind of people with whom he would surround himself as president, I can't wait to see his first Supreme Court nominee.
David Letterman has often joked that this presidential campaign has been going on for so long it feels like it started back in 1997.
Let's hear it for Kathy Cox. The Georgia schools superintendent won $1 million in Hollywood on the TV quiz show, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"
Our governor should consider taking a page from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's playbook: sell a state airplane or two and try to hold down flying. With aviation fuel selling at nearly $6 a gallon, state officials might be surprised at the savings a grounding order would bring. Instead, in Georgia officialdom, it's fly, fly, fly. And nothing's too good for the upkeep of the state's fleet of planes and helicopters. The state is spending $600,000 ...
The United States may get its first female president after all.
Want to know how Democratic strategists reacted to John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate? Let's listen in and hear for ourselves:
There's no question that state government is facing a real financial crisis, primarily because our legislators and governor adopted a budget that commits Georgia to spending about $2 billion more than the state will collect in tax revenues this year because of the economic slowdown.
Gov. Nathan Deal was the picture of confidence last week as he presided over the traditional lighting of the state Christmas tree.
It was as ugly as a wart hog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38th of the past 50 and 65th out of 108, the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South has bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the State Football Championship, 41-34.
There's an old joke that goes, "a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
As of this writing, six world powers have reached an agreement with Iran that would prevent that country from developing nuclear weapons.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
When it comes to holidays, I've always preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas.
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