With my husband working in an essential industry and the little girls attending the School of Grandma each day so that I can telework, I’ve been alone for hours on end this spring.
President Donald Trump, his cronies and conservative media were frolicking in delight when the Justice Department moved earlier this month to dismiss charges of lying to the FBI against Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
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They didn’t hang him with a rope. But judging by the horrific video, the February shooting death of a black man in Brunswick by two white men sure looks like a modern-day lynching.
Several local leaders gave us their thoughts last week about what they think our community and our nation will look like in six months due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.
After declining to answer questions from reporters Friday, President Trump over the weekend declared the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings a waste of his time and effort.
Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to begin a phased “reopening” of Georgia this week amid the coronavirus pandemic will be a tenure-defining decision that is sure to impact his political future. If the decision backfires and we see another spike in cases and deaths and more resulting economic injur…
As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold in the U.S., the overriding theme that has emerged is the federal government was woefully unprepared for this. And that lack of preparation — along with crucial weeks of indecision at the very top — is going to wind up causing thousands and thous…
Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has done a couple of things recently that make a lot of sense. He sent out absentee ballot-request forms to all registered Georgia voters and moved the state primary elections from May 19 to June 9.
I wish I could hug doctors, nurses, caretakers in nursing homes, paramedics, grocery store workers — or at least shake their hand. But that would deserve a proper punch to my nose today, wouldn’t it? That’s exactly the wrong thing to do now.
The virus crisis is having a profound impact on just about every aspect of our lives. The medical and economic impacts are obvious, but there could also be a political impact that will take months, perhaps years, to fully come into focus.
Editor's note: This column was published in the April 1 edition of the Barrow News-Journal prior to Gov. Kemp's Wednesday announcement of a statewide shelter-in-place order that will take effect Friday, April 3.
If you are a resident of the Classic City of Athens and an impassioned Bulldog fan, chances are you know all there is to know about Georgia and its championship teams along with the signature achievements of a plethora of accomplished athletes, past and present.
March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, but this year deserves a bit more appreciation, compassion and love for those who put themselves in harm’s way so they may better protect society.
The Georgia General Assembly has suspended the 2020 legislative session indefinitely. The suspension is in the best interest of the health and safety of members, staff and the citizens of Georgia.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the U.S. and the entire world, there are plenty of things to be anxious and angry about when it comes to the federal response.
For this column, I am putting on the back burner all of the legislative highlights from the ninth week of the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly.
This past weekend found me enjoying the 6,000-plus acres of the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, where I attended a scrapbooking retreat with 13 of my Athens crafty friends and where new friends were made.
During the eighth week of the 2020 legislative session, the Georgia House of Representatives passed bills that we hope will help remedy the rising cost of prescription drugs.
Perhaps it is because I was raised as a storyteller then trained, through both education and career as a journalist, that I have a deep-seated belief that a person is built through generations of kinfolks then painted and decorated through personal experiences.
Chelsea Magee, a former Winder resident and former foster child, now lives in Cobb County and works for a financial advisor in Vinings. She is involved with Georgia foster care legislation during this year's legislative session.
The following is personal, but I don’t mind sharing it with any who might be a companion with the aging process. It has to do with heartburn. That is what I heard acid reflux called when I was down on the farm. (In fact, owning to my provincial background, I first thought it was, “acid reflex.”)
Despite the wishful thinking of some, there will be plenty of choices for voters when it comes to the November special election to fill the remaining term of former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.
I can’t listen to gun talk without getting sidetracked in my own mental maze where the Second Amendment is secondary to a deeper confrontation with mortality.
The potential for a major pandemic with the COVID-19 virus remains high. The virus, which began in China, spreads daily around the world and the death rate seems to be higher than the seasonal flu.
We are still several days from spring officially being here for another year, but the forecast for the next few days shows some sun and, to some extent, some warmth.
In the three weeks since his pre-determined impeachment acquittal in the Senate, President Trump has shown people like Sen. Susan Collins that he did indeed learn a lesson: that the GOP has given him license to do whatever he wants to in any manner.