Opinion

The Rainmaker

David Epps's picture

I am thinking about entering a new profession. I am considering becoming a professional rain maker. Last year, for my vacation, I took a seven day motorcycle ride. The first day of my trip the weather was beautiful. Sunny skies, blue skies, warm weather, and a gentle breeze. The next five days it rained. It rained long and hard enough to give some competition to Noah’s flood. I spent most of those days in some hotel room. On day seven, the day of my return trip, the weather was beautiful. Sunny skies, blue skies, warm weather, and a gentle breeze. Read More»

High school sports: More than just a game

Terry Garlock's picture

On Aug. 7, the first day of school on a Thursday, while new freshmen at McIntosh were cautiously feeling their way through the social minefield of high school, the girls on the Lady Chiefs softball team had a different focus since their first game was just one week away. Read More»

Theater of the absurd in Ferguson

Cal Thomas's picture

It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. Read More»

EPA power grab unscientific and uncalled for

Benita Dodd's picture

[Benita Dodd testified on July 29 at the Atlanta Field Hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Clean Power Plan. This is her official testimony, a written copy of which was submitted to the EPA.] Read More»

Let Congress vote on Iraq War III

Pat Buchanan's picture

Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down.

But a team of Marines and Special Forces that helicoptered in has reported back that, with a corridor off the mountain opened up by U.S. air strikes, the humanitarian crisis is over. The few thousand who remain can be airdropped food and water. The rest can be brought out. Read More»

Saying goodbye to Bob Taylor

Loran Smith's picture

LaGRANGE — They came to say goodbye. They were sad. They were hurting; his teammates, his coach and his friends. They came because they loved him, but they also came out of deep respect. Read More»

Pieces of life’s puzzle

Ronda Rich's picture

This happened years ago. Mama was alive then so it’s been seven or eight years. I hadn’t thought about in almost that many years but when it came to mind the other day, I took to studying on it and how the circumstances and opportunities of life’s journey can be so fascinating.

It demonstrates how life is a puzzle waiting for pieces to be clicked into place. Read More»

About the Lake Peachtree dam issue and stormwater ‘fees’

I’d like to add my thanks to Mr. Charles Phillis for his very informative letters and constructive criticism of the way the Lake Peachtree dam issue is being handled. It seems that the city-county is at least appealing the EPD’s classification, no doubt due in some part to Mr. Phillis’s first letter. Read More»

It’s long past time to repair the spillway and fill the lake

My great-great-great-grandfather and his two brothers joined a group of right wing radicals that became a group of clandestine rebels who believed it was wrong for the governing authority (Britain) to levy a tax on every implement they bought, any food or drink they bought, any spices, cloth, or land they bought, and for the privilege of having a business. Read More»

Encourage creativity, develop interpersonal skills in young people

The county’s team of high school interns gave their presentations at our Aug. 14 Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a large audience in attendance and everyone was very impressed by the quality of the presentations.

John Hlas, Haider Khan, Vanessa Johnson, Kyra Parks, Tessa Strickland and Khalil Coleman worked throughout the month of July researching their issues and preparing presentations. They interviewed experts in various fields, worked in conjunction with our professional staff members and reviewed numerous studies. Read More»

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