The projections for metro Atlanta’s growth over the next three decades point to some hard truths not only for people who live there, but also for people who live in Georgia’s other major cities and its rural areas.

Sometimes the best advice can come from the strangest places. Jackie Cushman has a new book out entitled, “Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening.” Such advice could not come at a better time. Ranting has become our national pastime and it is hard to list…

October is the month for scary stories, right? Well, here’s mine: Last Monday I nearly died of fright, and to make matters worse, my pants were down.

Pierce County motorists traveling to Waycross next week will have to find an alternate route around town as Morningside Drive will be closed for railroad crossing repairs.

As if we need more proof that the impeachment cacophony is Inside-the-Beltway blather between Republicans and Democrats, cheered on by wingnuts and navel-gazing pundits, consider how important that issue is to families whose loved ones may have been abused in some of Georgia’s senior care fa…

Nothing feels better than checking items off your to do list. But, nothing feels worse than watching the list grow longer with every item you cross out. I’ve been reminded of this lately as Jeremy and I head into a busy Fall season. 

We all have those people who we make an instant connection with when we meet. You just click, many times making lasting friendships. Those connections can come suddenly or can be made over time. 

Student debt remains one of the most potent issues in America today. Most of the political focus – unsurprisingly, as we enter a presidential election year – is on forgiving debt and/or making public college tuition free.

As my children, Mattie, seven, and Makenzie, four, grow older I am amazed at how fast they are growing. Makenzie will turn five August 27 and I recently joked with her that she could not turn five because I needed her to stay four. She replied, without skipping a beat, that she had to turn f…

This past Saturday afternoon Carrie and I had the pleasure of attending the annual Dancing with the Southern Stars event at Waycross Middle School. The annual event is a fundraiser to support The Magnolia House Shelter for the Abused and Hospice Satilla. 

Over the past month, I have had a few opportunities to reflect. One of the things foremost in my mind has been legacy. One of the ways Webster’s Dictionary defines legacy is, “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.”

These past few weeks I have had the privilege to meet several people around Pierce County and I look forward to meeting many more over the coming days. 

The first time Obamacare supporters had their day in court, the law largely survived. Could another lawsuit to overturn the law prove more successful? And would that be a good thing, at this point?

“It’s the end of an era,” I thought as I peeked in Robert’s bare office last Monday.

It’s been 12 years since I graduated from high school, and nearly as many since I’ve attended a Pierce County graduation  — until this year. Working at The Times gave me reason to be on the field, capturing memories that will last a lifetime for the now-graduated class of 2019.

Students across Georgia are on the verge of their coveted summer break. For most of them, that means wrapping up their studies, perhaps taking final exams, and then waiting to see what their year-end grades will be.

One of the most important questions to ask about any government program is: What’s the point? That might sound easy enough to answer in most cases, but the specifics of a law can make all the difference.

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