Masks save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone understands why they’re effective.
Dear Editor: Mike Buffington's column of Sept. 9, "Both parties should reject radicalism," I pretty much agree with the firs two sections, as well as the concluding section. I don't disagree with the general thought. I think his column is well-meant and several points he made were very good.
Dear Editor: What would happen if Social Security funds ran out? How many seniors do you know who would not be able to survive without their monthly Social Security benefits? Could seniors afford their medical care if the Medicare portion of Social Security ran out of money?
Dear Editor: As a life-long runner, former high school cross country coach and now, the grandfather of an elite high school distance runner, I would like to commend everyone involved in organizing and executing the race at Lamar Murphy Park last Saturday.
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Dear Editor: For those of us who make Northeast Georgia home, the news that a local hospital in Commerce is shutting its doors should be alarming because access to healthcare is important whether you or a family member needs care.
Dear Editor: September is Suicide Prevention Month and it's important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save li…
Dear Editor: State Representative Tommy Benton made headlines this weekend for belittling the legacy of Rep. John Lewis on a radio interview at WJJC. It made national news.
Dear Editor: Today the office of president is occupied by a man who uses cruel and vindictive words and actions on a daily basis. No one, it seems, is immune to his hateful and misleading comments. It is sad and disappointing to me that his behavior is so juvenile.
I've long regarded social media with disdain. While there are some good things that have come from social media platforms — keeping in touch with old friends and family — much of the social media world has become a swamp of misinformation, disinformation and distortions.
In politics, you have to pick your fights thoughtfully. Those who attempt to fight every battle usually end up looking nuts, or they burn out from fatigue.
Dear Editor: My name is Roger I am a white male who is 51-years-old and I live in a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. I am a veteran of both the military and law enforcement and cannot for the life of me understand why our Governor, Brian Kemp, has deliberately issued an executive order over…
Dear Editor: More than 95,000 Georgians have tested positive for Coronavirus and more than 2,800 Georgians have died. The numbers of those testing positive continue at an accelerating rate. Georgia is not doing well in meeting this immense threat and continues to be submerged in an on-going …
Dear Editor: We're five months out from the election and Republicans in the Senate are still refusing to pass legislation to give states the resources they need to protect our elections during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dear Editor: Thanks in large part to media manipulation of the masses, our country has become deeply divided — yet many people still believe a charismatic leader will come forward and restore a feeling of unity among the American people.
Dear Editor: For people of faith, the coronavirus has made many of us big believers in tech, too, and for some us well seasoned adults, that’s a divine miracle.
Dear Editor: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, d…
Dear Editor: Thank goodness for Representative Tommy Benton, who had the intelligence to see a so called “hate crime“ bill for what it really is and the guts to vote against it. Anybody with any brains at all knows that this law will only be applied one way. Too bad our caving governor can’t…
As it seems like the Elections Board has become a weekly staple in the newspaper, I wanted to write and address the voters of Jackson County directly.
Dear Editor: It’s been just over two months since the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in Athens-Clarke County and since the first COVID-19 patients were admitted to our hospital at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
This moment in our history means a national and yes an international recognition of our 401 year struggle to truly be "One Nation under God."
Dear Editor: President Trump often traffics in conspiracy theories. However, even conservative media outlets are saying that his latest accusation against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is ugly, even for him. Trump has been tweeting the suggestion that Mr. Scarborough had an affair with and murd…