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Book Review: The Organ Grinder’s Monkey

By   /  January 12, 2014  /  Bonnie Jefferson, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet “The Organ Grincer’s Monkey” is a true account of working for the richest family in the world…the royc al family of Brunei as lived and told by Robert Rangel. Rangel was a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles which he left in order to work for the first family of Brunei. He had absolutely no [...]

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Head out to Chehaw for a taste of the past

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Today, we live in an amazing time.  People today often like to think we’re smarter than our ancestors 200 years ago.  Well, if that describes you, I invite you to head out to Chehaw today, tomorrow, or Saturday for the annual Frontier Festival and see just how wrong you really are.

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Next Monday, January 13th, the 2014 session of the Georgia State Legislature will begin.

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet Already people are referring to this upcoming session as “the fast and furious” as it is expected to be one of the quickest sessions in many years. According to our states’ constitution, each annual session is to start on the second Monday of January and is to last no longer than 40 days- session [...]

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Reforms An Agenda Item And Campaign Issue

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The Georgia General Assembly convenes next week for what is expected to be one of the shortest sessions in recent memory. Those at the Capitol are whispering at the over/under date of St. Patrick’s Day as to when the business at hand will be concluded. This, after all, is an election year. With an [...]

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New Year – Old Principles, but New Message?

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet This week we turn the page on another year.  We will take time to assess our progress and our shortcomings during 2013, and plan on resolutely fixing all that ails us with the fresh start of a blank calendar.

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Keep Free Speech in America

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette Arts and Entertainment television was out of line for suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They may not have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he is [...]

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Reflections on Christmas

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.  I didn’t always feel that way, but it was never because of Christmas itself.  Today, any feelings of dread about this wonderful time of the year have passed, and I am finally able to embrace Christmas for what it truly is.  It only took me 40 [...]

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Christmas Presence

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet It’s Christmas time.  There will be no politics in this week’s “political” column.  Despite the wishes of “some”, I don’t recommend showing up at Christmas dinner with an agenda to be discussed. This is not the time. For Children, it’s a magical time of enchantment, dreams, and of course – presents.  For those with [...]

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Will the flood waters receed?

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet September 25, 2013- Over 200 concerned citizens pack the Tybee Island City Hall in a standing room only meeting moderated by Mayor Jason Buelterman. December 3, 2013- Over 350 concerned citizens pack the auditorium at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick in a standing room only meeting moderated by Chamber of Commerce President [...]

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Understanding the difference between the Free Market and Free Speech

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet By now, even people who don’t watch Duck Dynasty know who Phil Robertson is.  The patriarch of the Duck Commander family recently got himself into a bit of controversy regarding an interview he gave to GQ regarding homosexuality.  Now, supporters of Robertson are yelling about free speech after A&E decided to put Robertson on [...]

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