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Dennis Norwood: Mr. President, put down your fiddle — Rome is burning

It would appear as if our president has all but given up — not only on his presidency, but on governing at all. With crisis after crisis at every turn there is no late-night candle burning in the White House. Instead that candle is lighting the way for a series of fundraising events.

  • icon Posted: July 30

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Friday 07/25/2014
Lisa Heyer: Front yard patios add livability and curb appeal
Posted: July 25, 2014

Originally by: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Taxpayers on the hook for mishandled ethics probe of Gov. Deal
Posted: July 23, 2014

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

Bo Wagner: A home for Oreo
Posted: July 23, 2014

We saw her a half mile or so from the house, wandering along beside the road. Out in the country where my family and I live, that is certainly nothing odd. No one pens up their dogs, no one really has to. There is plenty of room to roam, and almost no traffic, but this dog, I suspected, was one of the many that low-life dirt bags (bless their hearts) drop off in the country rather than fulfilling the responsibility they have to the adult dogs that were so cute when they were puppies.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Norman Edwards: Are webworms in your trees?
Posted: July 22, 2014

This is the time of the year when many people see webworms in trees around their homes. In our area, these caterpillars usually prefer persimmon, pecan and wild cherry trees as their host, but they will feed on the leaves of almost any hardwood.

Monday 07/21/2014
Lisa Heyer:The eight most financially savvy home improvements you can make
Posted: July 21, 2014

Originally by: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Monday 07/14/2014
Dick Yarbrough: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
Posted: July 14, 2014

“I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it.

Dwight Watt: How do I fix USB exceeded current status?
Posted: July 14, 2014

A problem of “USB exceeding current status” happened when the computer booted up and displayed the message “USB device over current status detected will shut down in 15 seconds” and shut down in 15 seconds.

Sunday 07/13/2014
Bo Wagner: An ‘Angie’s List’ for church members
Posted: July 13, 2014

I have known since childhood that my brain is prone to hilarious flights of fancy, and I have never minded it a bit. Life is simply too short to be dour and sour.

Friday 07/11/2014
Joe Phillips: Just right!
Posted: July 11, 2014

Along roads elderberry blooms are everywhere. In South Georgia they are setting fruit; in north Georgia and Kansas they are in full bloom. Elderberry blooms are huge, dinner plate clusters of white flowers similar to Queen Anne's Lace on tall green plants.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Dick Yarbrough: When it comes to polls and pests, Junior E. Lee knows his business
Posted: July 08, 2014

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

Monday 07/07/2014
Dwight Watt: Who invented the microcomputer?
Posted: July 07, 2014

Ed Roberts is credited with being the father/inventor of the inexpensive general microcomputer. He created the MITS Altair computer in 1974. It was featured along with him on the cover of Popular Electronics magazine in January 1975. A number of other individuals and companies are recognized for various parts of the microcomputer.

Sunday 07/06/2014
Bo Wagner: The changing culture in Heaven
Posted: July 06, 2014

Sally was a bit of an enigma. She viewed herself as progressive, yet at the same time did not wish to divest herself of her theological upbringing. This provided a bit of a problem for her, since many of the positions she held on social issues were clearly at odds with Scripture.

Saturday 07/05/2014
Joe Phillips: Time to go?
Posted: July 05, 2014

I've had this wallet for nearly a decade and it holds things I think I need. It is so much a part of me that I don't have to think about it and can't remember misplacing it, which is more than I can say for my bundle of keys, but that's for another day.

Friday 07/04/2014
Norman Edwards: Alfalfa Production Field Day scheduled for July 14
Posted: July 04, 2014

Local hay and forage producers interested in growing alfalfa should mark their calendar for the upcoming “Alfalfa Production Field Day” that will be conducted by the Walker County Extension Service.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
Bo Wagner: Preacher Man, will you pick me up for church tomorrow?
Posted: July 02, 2014

And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Luke 14:23)

Saturday 06/28/2014
Dwight Watt: What is SQL?
Posted: June 28, 2014

SQL is a computer language used to work with databases.

Thursday 06/26/2014
Joe Phillips: BonAir Hotel
Posted: June 26, 2014

Augusta, Georgia is a classy town.

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Bo Wagner: The man who was older than his father
Posted: June 25, 2014

Since the very beginning the devil has sought to undermine the word of God. The very first thing he did in the Garden of Eden was to question it, “Yea, hath God said?” That questioning of God’s Word and Eve’s giving in to doubt led to some very dire consequences that all of us are still having to deal with today.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Dwight Watt: What is email spoofing?
Posted: June 24, 2014

Email spoofing is when messages are sent out appearing to be from a different address than where they are actually from.

Monday 06/23/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Retired general sees hope in future Iraqi generations
Posted: June 23, 2014

In my home hangs a photograph of a rather large and deep hole on the side of an asphalt road. It is the aftermath of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) — or in more simple terms, a homemade bomb — that went off just as the Humvee in which I was riding passed over it.

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