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Why would Amazon want to come to Georgia?

The business and political communities are all a-buzz at the news that Amazon, the Seattle-based retailing giant, is looking for a location to open a second headquarters.

October 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Georgia's pre-K program preparing successful students

This morning I had the opportunity to read to two different classes of Pre-k students and it reminded me of a study I had run into, but not read, gauging the quality of Georgia's Pre-K Program.

October 11, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


700 columns later ...

ek would be the 700th NOTES FROM THE SENATE, I was a little taken aback.

October 04, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Price is out, and that's not a bad thing

If ever there was a politician who embodied the quality of hypocrisy, it is Georgia's own Tom Price.

October 04, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


How to handle your child's irrational fears

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is inconvenient given that there are lots of dogs in our neighborhood. Since then she's become afraid of noises at night, wind (she thinks a hurricane is coming), and dying in her sleep. Needless to say, she is anxious a lot of the time. We've talked to her, reassured her, and so on, but nothing has worked. She's becoming a wreck, and so am I. Should I take her to a counselor? If ...

September 27, 2017 | John Rosemond | Opinion


More on the Georgia Lottery

ttery, we examine transfers to education. Also, here is a look at Senate Bill 5 which would have placed some requirements on the Lottery to increase transfers to education, and lastly, review the highlights of the December 2016 Audit.

September 13, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Hurricanes show us who the hypocrites are

You may have heard this old saying: There are no atheists in foxholes.

September 13, 2017 | | Opinion


Another look at the lottery

In this week's column we will look at contract fees and the relationship between prize payout rates, transfers to the Georgia treasury, and pending legislation.

September 06, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


King's statue, finally, added to capitol grounds

When the funeral cortege of Martin Luther King Jr. passed near the Georgia state capitol in 1968, the state's segregationist governor, Lester Maddox, refused to acknowledge the event in any way. He did not close the schools in observance and he made sure the flags on the capitol building were not lowered to half-staff.

September 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Still local ... still strong

STILL LOCAL… STILL STRONG.

August 23, 2017 | The Effingham Herald | Opinion


'Paying Last Respects' to a community servant

When I was a young teenager, a neighbor of mine was tragically killed. My parents supported the grieving wife by handling much of the details, chores, and food for visitors.

August 11, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Diversity good, finger-pointing bad

I read something Monday that just absolutely ticked me off. And it wasn't just because I have short hair. Or because it's red (insert jokes about redheaded tempers here).

August 10, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around forever. But then, neither will I.

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around forever. But then, neither will I.

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


The Faith Culture of Effingham County

It seems that every time I leave Effingham County I am struck by the same thing.

August 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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GBI's critical mission

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) Division of Forensic Sciences (DOFS), often referred to as the Crime Lab, is a vital part of GBI's ...

December 06, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


How to bring healthcare services to more Georgians

If you get sick or badly injured in Georgia, you could find yourself slap out of luck if you live in one of the state ...

December 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Our constitutional rights should be protected

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution isn't just the numerical starter of these constitutional provisions. In many ways, it is the most ...

November 30, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


'Thankful' for education

North Georgia cadet

November 30, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Loan forgiveness audit

ains the bulk of state-funded student scholarships, loan forgiveness programs make up an important part of our financial aid landscape. Loan forgiveness is an incentive ...

November 17, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Democrats show signs of life in Georgia

Georgia Democrats have not had much to smile about in recent election cycles. Republicans have tended to dominate legislative races, and they also have a ...

November 17, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


A look at Georgia's Community Development Block Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is operated at the state level by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which uses federal funds ...

November 08, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Barnes shows that bipartisanship is still possible

Back in 2001 and 2002, there was no Democrat more hated by Georgia Republicans than Roy Barnes, who was then the state's governor.

November 08, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Georgia shows why coal industry is dying

Donald Trump promised throughout his presidential campaign that he would single-handedly halt the decline of the nation's coal industry and bring back lost jobs ...

October 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


September revenues positive

llion for September, the state returned to positive territory with a 3.1 percent increase. Individual Income Taxes grew 3.6 percent for the month ...

October 18, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


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