For 41 days earlier this year, Ammon Bundy and a group of armed ranchers occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The occupiers, who brandished weapons and threatened federal officers, also made it clear that they didn’t recognize the government’s authority to own or even manage public land. They recognize no law above themselves.
The Ridge Ferry Park Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 to 11:30 a.m. until Oct. 1. Available products include fresh vegetables, canned goods such as salsa, soups and preserves, barbecue sauce, fresh herbs and crafts.
The Great Depression was notorious for its ill-conceived government interventions to prop up prices and “create” jobs through unnecessary and unproductive make-work programs, which only served to prevent needed corrections in the economy and ended up prolonging the depression. Yet, many of these policies persist to this day. A Michigan cherry farmer recently illustrated the fallacy of one such example: agricultural “marketing orders.”
The Kroger pharmacy staff on Turner McCall Boulevard were so gracious to me personally. I became quite ill with low blood sugar symptoms and nearly passed out. Upon the prompt reaction of another caring individual, the head pharmacist and others addressed the issue. They were courteous and caring individuals. This immediate action they took deserves to be commended publicly. Thank you so much for your kindness.
On Sept. 3, my wife started complaining of chest pains. When she began to show signs of unbearable stress, we got in the car and quickly got to the emergency room at Floyd Medical Center. At once we were met by four attendants, who helped get my wife in a wheelchair and began hovering over her, conducting test after test.
I would like to express appreciation to the Rome News-Tribune for your coverage of our local high school bands. It takes discipline, dedication and diligent practise for these students to learn to play a musical instrument, and to also be able to march together at the same time, and of course memorize the music.
When Gary Johnson had his Aleppo moment, I was among those who could not believe his absolute incompetence. I understand that Libertarians generally take an isolationist position when it comes to foreign affairs (and now all the offended Libertarians are going to flood my inbox with insulting comments along the lines of, “Aleppo this, you harridan”), but it was incredibly troubling to see someone who thinks he is fit to lead this country show such a lack of interest and inquisitiveness.
“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin in me”. Wikipedia has a long list of famous artists who have sung it. Most importantly to my memories is that my college choir sang it reverently against the backdrop of the turmoil and the idealism of the late 1960s.
Our Northwest Georgia region has an alarming distinction as the worst in the state for food insecurity among senior citizens. No less than five counties in this region rank in the top 10 among all 159 counties.
I have often heard it said that it is one thing to have life; it is another thing to live your life. I refuse to just exist. I want to live life to the fullest as to the purpose and plan God has for me.
They both lie as easily as they breathe. This ability has made Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both fabulously rich and provides us great insight into who they are and how our economy is transforming.
House Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much. But they did come together on Sept. 9 to back legislation that would allow the families of people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. to sue Saudi Arabia for whatever role, if any, Saudi officials might have had in the plot.
Well y’all, I’ve gone and stuck my foot in my mouth again. I seem to be good at that. In my column in Tuesday’s Rome News-Tribune I referred — in a negative manner — to girls in the Coosa community. I surely did not mean to offend anyone but I see now that my words were poorly chosen.
Come November, the grim trudge across the increasingly barren Obamacare landscape begins anew. … Insurers fled because they didn’t want to lose more money on a government-run market that is so far out of whack — a market they think likely will never be profitable for them.
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the day’s images remain vivid, and Americans are still vigilant about the threat of terrorism. But in the larger national security picture, there are other areas where U.S. vigilance is just as necessary. The most obvious example is our cyberspace cold war with Russia.
It has been difficult over the past few weeks to turn on the television without seeing the fallout from a particular NFL star’s refusal to stand during our National Anthem. While I understand this is his constitutional right, one man’s actions do not reflect the attitude of a grateful nation.
Internet access is foundational in today’s economy. Lack of access can grind business to a halt and hobble critical services including health care, transportation and education. As a result, forward-thinking telecommunication policy is a priority in making Georgia a great place to live and economically competitive.
Our court system depends upon the legal knowledge and wisdom of the judges whose sacred duty is to ensure there is, in the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, “justice for all.” But knowledge and wisdom must be informed by integrity, strong moral values and strength of character.