I've been in the newsroom for a few years now, and while I've grown somewhat accustomed to the shock of “breaking news” that hits the scene, I wasn't prepared for the bus story. A precious 6-year-old little boy was hit by a bus and killed at a local elementary school. Just a freak turn of events. A nightmare for everyone involved. Broke my heart.
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.
I think one of the most important things parents contribute to a new child is a good name.
By: Dona DeZube
Aghast, the large, muscular, talking turkey held a chicken under one arm, a duck under the other and asked, “Have you heard of the Turducken?!”
I am almost sure at one time I had a walk–in closet. I remember it being very important at the time. Now all I can do is stand at the door and peer in. Thankfully, I have long arms and am able to retrieve a set of clothes. Venturing any further requires boots, hatchet and a hard hat.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.
His name is Matthew. He’s about 24, maybe 25 years old, and he has Down’s Syndrome. He also has a smile that lights up a room every time he walks in.
Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in South Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.
When is the last time you visited a gun store? I hope you had a pleasant time shopping while you were there. In a previous column, I shared some thoughts on experiences I had with rude gun store employees. This column is devoted to rude customers.
In the kitchens of either grandparents there was a ordinary, rough table and mismatched chairs. Chairs were“bottomed” with white oak strips brown and slick with time and use. Oil cloths covered the tables.
The next vaccine on our ongoing list of childhood immunizations is the Hepatitis A vaccine. Hepatitis is a disease often associated with contaminated tattoo and IV drug needles, but some forms of hepatitis are much more easily contracted.
Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my columnist commandos to infiltrate the White House disguised as Teleprompters and get the real scoop on the latest developments in Ukraine.
Social engineering is manipulating people to give up personal information voluntarily. It is a technique used to get in to people’s computers and networks to do damage or steal information.
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Now is the time to be thinking about controlling “yellow weeds” or buttercups in pastures. They usually bloom in late April and seem to temporarily take over many of the pastures in the county.
All my years growing up, Mama was always so submissive, never asking for any special favors. But after Daddy passed, the real Mama came out and she became an eighty pound, passive aggressive tyrant.
Tim Berners-Lee released a paper on March 12, 1989, describing how a world wide web would work. The implementation of it did not occur until December 1991.
Meals taken during the day have many names. To most it is “lunch” short for “luncheon,” something to bridge between breakfast and dinner. Lunch to the Kansas Woman reminds her of meals during the summer wheat harvest and might refer to the full meal served at noon or the lighter one taken to the field some three hours later.
I was at the sausage-making plant last week, better known as the Georgia General Assembly. I was there for a good cause. The state Senate was honoring Dick Pettys, one of the finest journalists to walk through the doors of the state Capitol, and I was asked to be a part of that special day.
We’re officially in legislative crunch time. With only two days left in the 2014 session, the fate of hundreds of bills will be decided before midnight on Thursday, March 20. Several bills have passed through both the Senate and the House, and are now waiting on the Governor’s desk for his signature.