Dear Editor: Thank you for the informative article about our Madison County coroner, Coach Julie Harrison, and the services her office provides to our community. I have had to use their services several times for unusual situations and found Coach Harrison and Gerald Kemp (her deputy assista…
Dear Editor: I have seen many articles and opinions in The Journal about the biomass power plant. I join with the people throughout Madison County who oppose the burning of railroad ties at the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) facility.
Dear Editor: I need to correct something that went into the letter from Dave Ramsey, Wendy Meehan and myself that appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Journal. The error was my fault. The letter stated that the EPA stopped prohibiting the burning of railroad ties in power plants after the re…
Rep. Doug Collins may be on the wrong side of history in his defense of President Trump, but he is right about one thing: The U.S. needs a workable immigration system if it wants to have continued economic growth.
There really is no place like home. Home is familiarity and support among loved ones. It is the place where ideally one can totally be him or herself and be comfortable. For children who are placed in foster care, even though they have been removed from an unsafe situation, they were still r…
Back in 1982, I was approaching one of those birthdays that ends with a zero, feeling my age as a student at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky. One Sunday morning, I dragged out of bed and left the tiny duplex apartment to join other students for breakfast before we traveled to various locations f…
Discouraged by the bitter divisions among us that make up our news every day? Don’t be. Be discouraged that we are led today by politicians (of both parties) more concerned about their personal gain than about their responsibilities as guardians of our inalienable rights.
- Sheriff’s office plans ‘Christmas with a Cop’
- Madison Co. GOP to meet Nov. 21
- School system plans to educate the public on importance of 2020 Census
- LETTER: If you have suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone
- ‘Christmas in Danielsville’ set for Dec. 14
- LETTER: GRP broke its promise; leaders need to stand with residents
- WRESTLING: Jackson Co. wins Gainesville dual tourney
- GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Missed layups and free throws factor in Eagles’ weekend losses
- GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Jefferson routs Tucker, Brown picks up 200th win
- CHEERLEADING: Jefferson finishes as Class AAA runners-up
- FOOTBALL: Dragons pull away from Sonoraville, advance to Round 2
- FOOTBALL: Harrison pulls away from Bulldoggs 45-25 in first round
- RED RAIDERS MAKE HISTORY: Madison County upsets No. 1 seed Ridgeland for first-ever state playoff win
- Madison Co. deputy charged with murder
- Jackson County Correctional Institute officer arrested for bribery
- Athens woman arrested on drug charge
- ‘Right place, right time’: Hull volunteer firemen save man’s life at fire hall
- GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Defense sets the tone in Pullen’s debut for East Jackson
- Long-time teacher charged with unlawful surveillance
- One dead in head-on collision on Hwy. 15
- BASKETBALL: Martin's 31-point night pushes Banks Co. past Jefferson in season opener
- Arrests in county, by city police announced
Every year on and around Nov. 11, we stop to reflect on and honor our veterans for all they — and their families — have sacrificed for our country.
With another presidential primary debate set for Atlanta, it is worth looking back 23 years ago at an incident which still defies all logic.
Winter has really hit us this past week. Definitely not a good time to be without heat. My heat compressor decided to stop working right after the fan went out. So now I wait for a new compressor to be ordered. I am lucky to have a great warranty on my house so I didn’t have to hunt a heatin…
Andy Griffith was born in Mt. Airy, N.C., a town near the Virginia line. For much of his life, he denied that Mayberry was based on the place where he grew up. However, near the end of his years, he relented in his denial.
On the first day of November, the month many people pause to give thanks for things big and small, I posted a photo on social media of mother and I in pilgrim costumes and my sister in a Native American dress. I included the following commentary with the photo, “Kicking off this month of Tha…
Massive wildfires are torching California as strong winds blow fiery embers far and wide, setting ablaze both dry scrub and houses, leaving a massive amount of devastation.
Dear Editor: I just read the article about the Franklin residents attending the Madison meeting on Georgia Renewable Power, and I was deeply disturbed by some of the flippant and condescending comments made by officials from Madison County.
Dear Editor: I live in District 2 on Hwy. 172, 1.5 miles north of the new Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) Biomass Plant. I drive by the plant frequently and have been watching the installation process since it began. I admit that I wasn’t overly concerned at first, but my own personal observat…
Dear Editor: The Madison County biomass power plant in Colbert must be required to cease the burning of creosote treated crossties.
Dear Editor: With this letter the Madison County Democratic Committee goes on record opposing the burning of railroad ties at the Biomass Plant in Colbert.
Dear Editor: I live on Hwy. 172 about 1.5 miles from the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) Biomass Plant. I thought I would wait for the plant to be fully operational before assessing exactly what the impact on my life would be. The time to wait and see is over.
Dear Editor: This letter is hard to write. Leaving Jackson County Habitat for Humanity is hard to do. The conversation around housing is hard to have. Hard things have to happen, sometimes.
This coming Friday night marks the last home game of the season for the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs as well as the Marching Doggs. It was to be the last game ever to perform for my granddaughter, who is a senior.
Our eighth-grade science teacher Mr. Underwood asked for a volunteer – someone to spend three hours in isolation, blindfolded, in a dark and quiet room, and then write a report on the experience, what you thought and felt.
The City of Jefferson has a lot of big issues floating around right now and the outcome of those could be determined at next week's city election.
Terry Kay, the venerated and highly regarded author, was a sports reporter and columnist before he segued to a more literary lifestyle. He experienced the strict fundamentals of journalism while on the sports beat.
Dear Editor: I want to start by saying I have appreciated The Herald’s coverage of the Jackson County Elections Board over the last year. There were personnel actions take in the wake of Mr. Beck’s death I obviously disagreed with and the move to the five-member board was another huge change…
“You’re taking a journey through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination…”
My father is going through old documents and putting them into various boxes. He’s been a serious writer for decades, and he’s found forgotten poems and stories, old speeches he gave, various family documents. He wants me to sit with him and go through the papers.
Dear Editor: We are three health and biophysical medicine scientists living in Madison County. Our lifetime of training and practice, and our concern for our fellow citizens prompts us to write this letter. The Madison County biomass power plant must not burn creosote-treated railroad cross …
Dear Editor: When redistricting is callously and deliberately manipulated to silence voters’ voices, it’s called gerrymandering. Faith in our election systems and the idea of one person/one vote form the bedrock of American democracy.
Throughout history, when ambitious men grab power and become “the establishment,” the effort to remove them is always dangerous and often deadly even resulting in wars and innocent death.
I recently picked up an old classic, “1984” by George Orwell. As I read the fictional account of the society painted by Orwell... of what coming civilization would look like, I was appalled by Orwell’s future. But, I was shocked at how accurately Orwell describes 2019 America. Here are some …
When Garry Glenn was a senior in high school, he had not yet cracked the starting lineup on the Jefferson Dragon football team. There were good reasons; he could never win the position from the two red-shirt seniors, Alex Bryan and Rodney Wages, who had both been starters since their sophomo…
This weather is crazy these days. It’s hard to get up in the morning and dress for a whole day. It starts off cool, and by afternoon it’s back to being hot.
I’m behind in page production and it’s Tuesday morning, crunch time for me. I’ve procrastinated on writing a column. So, I’m going to riff as fast as I can on something that interests me simply to fill this space. Join or don’t. I’m warning you, I’m gonna’ sound heavy handed. I just know it.
It seemed cruelly ironic Thursday, Oct. 17, that hours after Congressman Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, died, the White House announced plans to hold next year’s Group of Seven summit at — surprise! — a Trump property.
Dear Editor: I have a farm in Madison County near the “power plant.” Upon learning about the plant, I was excited that waste from timber operations and other clean wood could be used for energy recovery. Having dealt with highly acidic soil like many in the south, I was also excited that the…
Dear Editor: I was denied a burn permit by this county to burn cardboard moving boxes because the printing on the boxes might be toxic if burned and entered into the air. People around could be impacted negatively. So I had to break them all down with my arthritic hands, load them up, transp…
Dear Editor: If John Scarborough and Frank Ginn were forced to live downwind of the power plant, they might change their tune. But they are bureaucrats who clearly don't care about the people whose health and property values are suffering.