June 27, 2018 RSS feed / Editorials

Lasting impressions — precious

Not long after the last shots of the Civil War were fired, a young man named George Washington Wright married his sweetheart, Cassandra Coley. In 1877, the fifth of the couple’s twelve children was born — a son they named Johnny. More...

Always a reader

All That’s Fit to Print

I was always a reader. The bookmobile was my first real library experience. Aside from all the books that Santa brought or birthday gift books, when it rolled up to my door, it opened a new world.  More...

Technology rolls on

Other Voices

Editor’s Note: The following column is a reprint from the June 28, 2017, edition of the News. Ready to feel old today? The ATM machine, a device nearly all of us use in our daily lives, just turned 50 years old. That doesn’t seem possible. More...

The state of the American worker — never better

Other Voices

Last week, I testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the state of the American labor market. More...

If Paul Revere was here

Mumbles

I felt like I was hollering “FIRE” in a theater a number of years ago when I was trying to describe the signals I was seeing — all pointing to orchestrated chaos. More...

Political Cartoon

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It’s past time for commodes in cars

Perhaps my proudest accomplishment — other than writing 1998’s chart-stopping “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” — is that I recently drove from Homerville, Georgia, to the middle of Atlanta, Georgia, in three hours and 20 mi More...

Catfish falls from sky during downpour

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO  June 25, 2008   EARLY County voters are urged to gather at the Early County Courthouse Monday for the 2008 political forum.  SOUTHWEST Georgia Academy senior Drew Bridges was selected to the 2008 GISA All-State baseball t More...