A bill now before the Georgia House of Representatives would provide the long-term benefits of nuclear power to the state of Georgia, as well as specific savings to Georgia Power customers on the proposed construction of two new units at Plant Vogtle.
This is a one-question quiz on Georgia government. Only Gov. Sonny Perdue knows the right answer. Pay attention.
"You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Is the economic crisis in the United States today similar to that of Weimar Germany in the 1920s?
Vision 2030: The Future is Ours to See.
How would you like to work in a business with 236 CEOs telling you what to do, but with only a few having the foggiest notion what your job entails and no responsibility for what happens?
I bought my first truck about a year ago. Up until then, I'd owned just about every kind of vehicle except a truck. And a Hummer.
Shirley Almer, an elderly Minnesota woman, had managed to live through lung cancer and a brain tumor before she died on Dec. 21. Cause of death: salmonella poisoning linked to food products from a Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely.
Georgia's 9th District U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal usually doesn't make ripples in Washington. So when he came out of his shell the other day to defend the peanut before Congress, he made news. He told a House committee hearing on the recent Georgia peanut scandal that he often ate raw peanuts and suffered no ill effects.
Were a Hall County Olympic athlete to bring home two national gold medals and an international silver in three years, we'd be hoarse from bragging about it. Nonathletic accomplishments get less attention.
Hall County will soon vote on SPLOST VI in a referendum that directly impacts an often unseen but vital component of community well-being: public health services.
It's time for a little perspective on President Barack Obama's stimulus bill. Do you have any idea just how much a billion dollars is?
Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, once was asked what he thought about the recession. He responded, "I've thought about it and decided I don't want to take part in it."
As I was writing this column, the Woman Who Shares My Name wanted to ask two questions. First, would I please talk about positive things this week? "Surely," she mused, "there has to be some good news you can share with readers instead of your usual gloom and doom."
Georgia's General Assembly has begun debating a bill that would make public education funding portable. Rather than having no choice but to accept whatever school the state assigns them, parents could use a tuition voucher to have their child educated at the school of their choice, including private schools.
With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.
Human nature has changed little over time, but human behavior has. We no longer burn heretics at the stake or torture animals for sport ... well, not the way we did in the past. At least today we pay lip service to social justice and the rule of law.
As a father and a school superintendent, I have an extremely personal interest in the state of our schools. I also have a great respect for the democratic process: the opportunity for vigorous debate and the potential created by new and innovative ideas.
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms.
It's looking more and more possible that voters will have to return to the ballot box after the general election.
If I die anytime soon - and I have no plans to do so at the moment - please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, "He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association." You can save for later paragraphs the part about my being often mistaken for Brad Pitt and my uncanny ability to put commas where they don't belong.
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