One of my main goals as Georgia’s secretary of state has been to increase efficiencies and decrease costs by using technology. Of all of the innovations that the office has made over the years, I could not be more proud of the state’s ability to offer online voter registration and the My Voter Page mobile app. These tools truly accomplish both goals.
I HAVE FORGIVEN MY Marine Corps League buddy, Everett Stewart, for emailing me, James Burns, Red Byrd and Robert Rakestraw uncomplimentary stories about old folks. He seems to think we’re the only ancient guys in Rome.
UPON LEARNING that the Rome Floyd-County Library was going to lose its Talking Books program, our first thought was: Where is Asbury when you really, really need him?
Upon turning 60 (now the “new 40,” if my sources are accurate) I decided to learn how to do something I’ve always wanted to accomplish: tie a bow tie.
For families of the souls on board, the news on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 must be especially excruciating.
On Facebook the other day I ran across this little quiz that asked “How Many Bad Movies Have You Seen?” After I checked the movies it listed, it posted my score on Facebook. I saw 13. However, I took issue with some of the choices. Who said “The Beast of Yucca Flats” was a bad movie?
You know what the best thing is about watching minor league baseball here in Rome as opposed to going to see the Braves at Turner Field? It’s not the cheaper tickets or the easier access to the stadium. It’s not the shorter lines, cheaper beer, the easier parking or even that you have a better chance of catching a foul ball.
If you blinked, you might have missed it. The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up a quick 40-day session and started on the campaign trail. Our rivers and streams fared well during the fast-paced session. Here’s a compilation of bills impacting our water and the critters that depend upon them — including us!
This month is a time to honor the world’s oldest literary art — and the institutions that support it. National Poetry Month is designed to share the appreciation of this art with Americans of all classes and backgrounds.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Every spring when baseball training camps are in full swing, I think about the times when I was a farm boy wondering what it might be like to actually lay eyes on a big league baseball player.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, the tennis center is almost certainly no longer the City of Rome’s highest priority. That one is a done deal now. The deal not done, and that could lead to a general undoing of the hopes and dreams of city planners, is getting hold of the state-abandoned campus of now-closed Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital.
Sometimes I think the modern world isn’t modern enough. I have never longed for “the good old days” because I really like flush toilets, big-screen TVs and corn dogs you can microwave in 30 seconds.
Chicken and egg: Does CrossFit make people crazy or are crazy people drawn to CrossFit?
When I think about this, it brings back a smile to my face. I thought it was funny back then, and I still do now. I will let you be the judge. I can shut my eyes, and the whole incident comes back to me.
ALBANY — She’s pretty, cogent, clever, engaging and inspirational. Lovable, kind-hearted and selfless with an uncluttered mind, which is linked to a history of caring and giving. Class and manners, goodwill and altruism have been her companions for 101 years.
God rested on the seventh day, but when he did, Satan made lawn mowers.
For a small city, Rome sure does have some pretty cool international cuisine options. Of course we don’t have the variety that cities such as Atlanta and Chattanooga do, but you might not be aware of just how many cool little places there are to eat around town that offer more than your typical American fare.
Looking back to the years when I was growing up, it was a hard time — but it still carries a lot of good memories.
One day in the mid-sixties, Charlie Harris, who was a coach in Newnan, called me about a high school kid for whom he had extraordinary praise. Charlie didn’t attempt to apply governors to his expansive laudation about the kid. “He wants to be a sportswriter, and he’s good. He is so exceptional. Quite honestly, he is remarkable,” Charlie waxed on and on. A typically modest man, Charlie didn’t sound like himself, going over the top in describing the talents of his young friend.
ART IS in the eye of the beholder and best observed when inside a picture frame or other suitable setting ... not on bridge abutments, building walls or similar.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Why do we argue about climate change?