March 21, 2018 RSS feed / Editorials

Don’t drink the last of the Kool-aid

Other Voices

When my brother and I were little, we were big fans of Kool-Aid and sweet tea.  Today’s parents would be reported to child protective services if they let their children drink as much of those sugarfilled treats as we did. More...

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Going all out

All That’s Fit to Print

We are peanut proud every day, but this Saturday Early County is going all out to celebrate what use to be called the “lowly” peanut.  Peanuts are a pretty crop. You know how good somebody can plow by looking at the peanut rows. More...

Who’s afraid of mergers?

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Donald Trump is producing the kind of shoot-the-moon economic recovery that we last saw under Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. He’s copied a lot from the Reagan playbook: Deregulate; cut taxes; promote American energy. More...

Alex Howell Jr. Day proclaimed in Blakely

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO  March 19, 2008   BILLY JOE Jordan announced that he is not seeking re-election as Early County coroner.  More...

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We were there!


Speaking of clichés, “if I had known I was going to live this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself” is one I hear with growing regularity!  I don’t think anybody was thinking about “next year” at the e More...

A student’s best friend?

On Feb. 14, 2018, a 19-year-old dropout named Nikolas Cruz walked into a Parkland, Fla., high school, shot 17 students and teachers to death and walked away.  A month later, students, teachers, parents and politicians gathered in D.C. More...

Reaching the age where I am Mister

I remember it like it was 30 years ago.  I was a senior in high school, and we were nearing graduation. More...

Representatives complete 10th week of legislation

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On Thursday, March 15 my House colleagues and I completed Legislative Day 35 and our tenth week of the 2018 legislative session, and we now only have five working days remaining until Legislative Day 40, or sine die. More...