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Dick Yarbrough: Taxpayers on the hook for mishandled ethics probe of Gov. Deal

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.

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Monday 07/14/2014
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.

Lisa Heyer: Seven smart strategies for bathroom remodeling
Posted: June 23, 2014

By: John Riha

Joe Phillips:'Till it hurt
Posted: June 23, 2014

It has been a very long time since I had a deep “belly laugh;” a “bend me over and hurt me good a little bit” laugh. So, is there something wrong with me or have I just not heard or seen anything that funny?

Sunday 06/22/2014
Bo Wagner: Be careful of buzzardry
Posted: June 22, 2014

I have a bit of a unique history with that most loathsome of southern fowls known as the buzzard. On at least three occasions they and I have intersected in unique ways.

Saturday 06/21/2014
Dwight Watt: Can I copy my stuff from my old PC to my new PC?
Posted: June 21, 2014

Depending on what types of items you want to move from the old PC to the new PC, there are several methods. Usually you are looking at a new version of windows on the new PC and all these options will work with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Friday 06/20/2014
Lisa Heyer: Five plants you almost never have to water
Posted: June 20, 2014

Originally by: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Thursday 06/19/2014
Joe Phillips: She was a good one
Posted: June 19, 2014

Men are accused of having stronger feelings for “things” than people and to a degree that is true. We will spend more time moping over an old car than an old girlfriend. There are thousands of guys checking Internet sites for help locating formerly owned cars.

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