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Column: Marketing matters for Polk’s future

When I was still young, probably around five or six years old, my dad decided to get the family a pot bellied pig. So after some brief searching, my dad came across a lady that had a brand new litter of piglets looking for owners.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Column: All Americans are responsible for situation in Iraq
Posted: June 27, 2014

“The fault, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” – Cassius, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

Thursday 06/19/2014
Deal calls Carter opportunist on education budget
Posted: June 19, 2014

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal denied Thursday he boosted education spending in the new state budget to win votes in his re-election as Sen. Jason Carter charges.

Friday 06/13/2014
Column: Great phone, but at what costst?
Posted: June 13, 2014

I have two dogs, E.B. and Writer. E.B., a dachshund-chihuahua mix, is the snuggle-friendly, calm pup of the duo. Writer, well… his puppy stage will last for some time to come. He chews, knocks over and breaks something routinely.

Thursday 06/12/2014
Column: Cops should reconsider use of no-knock warrants on drug raids
Posted: June 12, 2014

It’s 3 a.m. and a family is asleep when an intruder breaks through a door and throws an explosive device into a portable play-pen where a baby is sleeping. The terrified and disoriented family have guns pointed in their faces. A child screams in pain from the burns on his face and the wound that left him gasping for air. The family is unable to call police for help, because the police are the ones who smashed in their door and threw the flash-bang grenade that injured the child.

Thursday 06/05/2014
Column: The importance of summer vacation
Posted: June 05, 2014

Remember in school when teachers asked us what we did over summer vacations? I always had great stories, because I was born with a sense of wanderlust.

Wednesday 05/21/2014
Column: Advice for Polk's younger voters
Posted: May 21, 2014

Graduation season is upon us, Polk County, and I’m reminded of it at almost every turn.

Sunday 05/18/2014
Column: If I had $1 million dollars
Posted: May 18, 2014

I have a song stuck in my head as I sit down to write my weekly column here before deadline. It’s a Barenaked Ladies song titled “If I had a Million Dollars,” and I have it stuck in my head for a good reason: I wish I did.

Friday 05/16/2014
Letter to the Editor: Consider SPLOST before voting
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 12:36 pm

UPDATE: A paragraph of this editorial was corrected at 12:35 p.m.

Wednesday 03/19/2014
Residents celebrating Red Cross Month with blood drive
Posted: March 19, 2014

March is American Red Cross Month and Tuesday was an example of the reason donors are often called everyday heroes.

Tuesday 03/18/2014
Washington Post Editorial: Gun-happy Ga. lawmakers put public safety at risk
Updated: March 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

THE NATIONAL Rifle Association calls it “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation in recent state history.” That’s true, sad to say.

Monday 06/17/2013
Are more laws the solution?
Posted: June 17, 2013

The pendulum of power that governs American politics continues to teeter towards an unhealthy balance of power that, if left unchecked, could result in the mistaken belief that an enormous amount of bureaucratic power is the answer to society’s ills.

Are more laws the solution?
Posted: June 17, 2013

The pendulum of power that governs American politics continues to teeter towards an unhealthy balance of power that, if left unchecked, could result in the mistaken belief that an enormous amount of bureaucratic power is the answer to society’s ills.

Monday 06/10/2013
Heath speaks on Father's Day
Posted: June 10, 2013

Being a father is one of the greatest blessings imaginable.

Monday 06/03/2013
Heath speaks on guns and violence
Posted: June 03, 2013

Last December, after a long day of work, I could think of nothing more important than going home and hugging my kids tightly.

Monday 05/20/2013
Heath speaks on Second Amendment rights
Posted: May 20, 2013

The Second Amendment to the Constitution has come under direct fire recently by anti-Second Amendment activists at both the state and national level.

Monday 05/13/2013
Heath explains Secure ID program for Georgia drive's licenses
Posted: May 13, 2013

Last July, in compliance with federal law, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) enacted a Secure ID program to enhance the integrity and security of your Georgia driver's license or identification card.

Monday 05/06/2013
Heath speaks on Mothers Day
Posted: May 06, 2013

May is a month full of holidays; Memorial Day, the National Day of Prayer and that one special day set aside to acknowledge the strong and resilient leaders behind our families- mothers.

Monday 04/29/2013
National Day of Prayer is May 2
Posted: April 29, 2013

On May 2, Americans across the nation will gather to celebrate the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer.

Tuesday 04/23/2013
More 2013 legislation travels to Deal’s desk
Posted: April 23, 2013

Last week, we spent time highlighting bills that received final passage through the legislature and are traveling to the Governor’s desk for final approval or veto.

Monday 04/15/2013
2013 Legislation Travels to Governor's Desk
Posted: April 15, 2013

For the next several weeks, we will highlight bills that received final passage through the legislature and are traveling to the Governor's desk for final approval or veto.

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