Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Collins has begun the process of transitioning to leave Iraq shortly, so this will be his last column from there.
December 30, 2008|
By Doug Collins
For The Times
After holding a special called executive session Monday, the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors voted 3-2 to reinstate Mike Henderson as the county's chief tax appraiser following an audit of his tax records.
Jeff Worley's first job was working at The Collegiate Grill at the age of 12. He was so small that the owner placed a wooden Coca-Cola crate on the floor so the youngster could reach the soft drink dispenser.
Opponents to public assistance - aka, welfare - often say that recipients should go out and get a job. But a recent study has revealed that being employed may not necessarily decrease a person's chances of needing assistance from the government.
For many, the roaring fire in the fireplace adds to the holiday festivities. However, if not used properly, the fireplace can be a source of deadly home fires. Remember these tips when using your fireplace: