Opinion

If you could head directly west out of Gordon County, through Chattooga County, and then across the state line into Alabama’s DeKalb County, you would run into the Little River Canyon National Preserve, a beautiful stretch of land where the lovely and aptly named Little River snakes its way …

If you could head directly west out of Gordon County, through Chattooga County, and then across the state line into Alabama’s DeKalb County, you would run into the Little River Canyon National Preserve, a beautiful stretch of land where the lovely and aptly named Little River snakes its way …

If there is one thing that I took away from the Governor’s Tourism Conference last week, it is that tourism IS economic development. The two go hand in hand. It is just as important for smaller cities like Calhoun as it is for larger ones.

New and aspiring investors often ask me what a typical day looks like for us. I’m not sure we have “typical” days. Some are just smoother than others.

For the past several years, artificial intelligence – or AI – has increasingly found a place in many walks of life. Almost certainly, you use some form of AI, whether it’s your time on social media, your use of mobile banking, the navigation system you rely on for directions, or any of the m…

A friendship takes time. First you meet someone. Then you may say that they are an acquaintance. Then as you get to know them better, they become a friend.

Jesus said to his apostles, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am wit…

In traditional Oriental medicine, the life energy in the human body (various called Ki, Qi, Chi or Prana) flows throughout the body along invisible paths. Most who follow Chinese and Japanese thought call these paths meridians; in India the pathways in a similar energy system are called nadis.

I just recently passed my 25th anniversary as a county agent for UGA Extension. When you pass a milestone in a career, a person may go back into the memory bank about things that took place decades ago.

Everyone who was old enough to develop memories at the time can likely tell you with great detail and emotion exactly where they were and what they were doing and feeling on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

War and conflict have been a part of the human experience since Cain killed Able in a fit of jealousy over the favor of God. As ridiculous as that sounds to the reasonable mind, men have been fighting each other over God ever since.

Ashley and I recently had an interesting conversation with some friends of ours. They were talking about a new car they wanted to buy. And when I say new, I mean brand new. And based off what I could tell the starting price on this vehicle was going to be close to $35,000.

What does investing mean to you? If the word makes you think of transactions – buying or selling stocks and bonds – you’re looking at just part of the picture. To work toward all your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you need a comprehensive financial strategy.

There are two basic human needs we all have: forgiveness and comfort. Only God can completely meet both needs. We all sin (Romans 3:23), and so we all need God’s grace. We all suffer, and so we all need the peace only he can provide (Philippians 4:6-7).

If you follow sports, a player no matter the sport can become more valuable if they can play multiple positions. Those players have the ability and characteristics of helping the team win in multiple fashions.

September is Attendance Awareness Month – a month dedicated to showing how attendance is essential to school success. As school superintendents, we recognize that attendance is one of the most important indicators of school success. While there may be exceptions, studies have proven that stu…

There has been a good deal of noise made lately about the behavior of some men when in the company of women. From dog catchers to movie moguls to Supreme Court Justices and the occasional Wall Street banker hanging around, all accused of ungentlemanly behavior, one can understand why some fo…

It seems like I always had a boyfriend from the fifth grade on. This was after this Richard guy in the 4th grade told the class he’d rather kiss a pig than me. My poor little girl heart was broken. Boys were such ugly creatures.

I’m sure you have all heard the horror stories of some poor landlord who took the first person with money who came along and rented to them their nice, newly renovated rental home only to have it destroyed in a matter of months, right?

If you’re in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)?

When I was little, I loved those hot summer days when the street repair guys came along by our house. They had two trucks: one that carried gravel and another that had a big tank of hot, bubbling tar.

According to the Georgia Secretary of State, there are 32,584 registered and active voters in Gordon County, which is a pretty impressive number when you consider there were 57,089 residents here as of 2017.

A sister of mine used to volunteer to do programs at a somewhat prominent place here in town, that is until they told her she was no longer welcome. The reason, as I understand it, was that she supports another charity that some people don’t like.

Human beings are a unique lot. Every single human being is made up of a different DNA pattern. Just what does DNA stand for in the human or living scheme of things?

So, I was standing on some exposed floor joist talking to (but really interviewing) two contractors who had reached out to us for work on one of the many projects we have going. And as we talked, I thought the conversation would make a good column.

Between your 401(k) or pension, your IRA and Social Security, you hope to have enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Yet, you may want, or need, to find other financial resources – one of which might be a fixed annuity, which offers a guaranteed interest rate and can be structu…

How do we know the Bible is truly from God? It claims to be from God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), but what evidence is there to back up this claim? This is a great question and one worthy of thoughtful answer.

For most vegetable gardeners, this may be a column to file away for next gardening season. I know some gardeners will have a portion of late season tomatoes, but for most the gardening season is slowing down.

The Calhoun Times hosted a ribbon cutting event at our new office on Wednesday, and the turnout and feedback we heard from so many leaders of the community was truly overwhelming.

Imagine if you were given the opportunity to touch the lives of over 60,000 people in our community.

We traveled to the great and historical city of Savannah this week to attend a conference. While there we took some time to visit some of the historical sites and buildings and to admire the architecture.

When I was a kid, I was full of the dickens sometimes. Back in my day, when I did enough grievances to drive my mother to distraction, she’d send me out to get a switch. One time, I brought back a two by four and she just started to laugh.

I’m often asked where I go to learn about real estate investing. Truthfully, Ashley and I have been blessed to meet, befriend and attend seminars with some the most creative real estate investors out there. And we go back to the same classes time and time again.

A question was submitted to me online: “How does God talk to us? Is it only through the Bible?” It’s a very good question. The Bible reveals many people who came to know God without reading scripture.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Reiki is used with animals, and I’d like to expand on that. I have also been trained as an Animal Reiki Master, and I’m finding that a lot of people don’t know that Reiki is of benefit to animals, just as much as it is to human beings.

Tall fescue is one of the most popular lawn grasses in our part of Georgia. Tall fescue is more adapted to the Piedmont region with a southern boundary generally in the Griffin area.

One of the things I have always enjoyed most about journalism is meeting people and sharing their stories. Whether it’s someone new to some important position, someone who has lived an interesting life, or just someone who accomplished something, everyone has a story to tell.

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