The importance of newspapers is being recognized in Washington. Legislation has been introduced to help protect newspapers from the business tactics of Big Tech companies that often use newspapers’ content without compensation. On June 16, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act was introduced as a bipartisan effort to recognize and protect local newspapers and the journalists who deliver valuable content.
In a year when very little is the way it once ways, where traditions, customs and rituals have had to be rearranged or discarded, we may be wondering just how festive our holiday season will be with a global pandemic continuing to hold sway.
In my job as an education reporter, I frequently hear from parents and teachers complaining about overcrowded classrooms. These days, that usually means 25 or more students at a time. I don’t argue the point. The smaller the class size, the better, in every way.
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our state and our communities hard. As your local newspaper, we are working to provide coverage of this pandemic along with the rest of our local news gathering.
Perhaps to some, it is an unlikely friendship but to me it is one I treasure. Nothing pleases me more than the moments of conversation I spent with One Arm, who lives up the road a bit.
Wow, we went from no drama to all drama in the blink of an eye. An embattled President Trump spent the weekend raging in frustration at his inability to control events — and his administration is just in its second month. How will he make it through a year? Let alone four?
It matters that the crowd for the Women’s March on Washington was far bigger than that for President Trump’s inauguration. The new president often boasts of having started a great movement. Let it be the one that was born with Saturday’s massive protests.
As a child growing up, Christmas was pure joy and delight. The season began always the week after Thanksgiving when the director of our church Christmas play handed out the pageant parts. I always got the biggest part because I enjoyed memorizing while the rest of the kids preferred making better use of their time.
The consensus in Israel is that the relationship between the Jewish state and the United States is going to improve in a Trump administration, says former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Zalman Shoval.
One of the most essential changes we can make on behalf of Georgia’s students is renewing our commitment to literacy and K-5 foundational skills.
Writers and filmmakers have long been creating accounts of various dystopian futures. These days, people can be forgiven if they feel that those fictional futures have crossed over to reality, a depressing case of life imitating art.
The Big Game is approaching and for many of us this will be the ultimate test of our New Year’s resolutions to eat better. Americans throw more parties on Super Bowl Sunday than they do on New Year’s Eve and it is the second biggest food consumption day of the year — just after Thanksgiving.
Residents should be proud of these counties and their offerings, and support them through donations or other contributions. It’s common to hear about these organizations during the holidays. Henry and Clayton residents give generously, especially to children, and we applaud that generosity.
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Late last year Clayton County officials said while it has been a little more than five years since a tornado hit the county, Georgians have faced their fair share of severe, and downright deadly, weather in recent years.
When you ask ordinary citizens, not elected officials, why they pay taxes they will primarily tell you three things — infrastructure, public safety and education.
When the county manager position in Clayton County government was eliminated just nine months ago, it appeared the bold move had strong community support behind it.
When an employer interviews a prospective employee the challenges include looking beyond the self-promotional jargon that candidates often learn in interviewing skills training, sifting through the mastered body language techniques and seeing straight through the mirroring gimmick to find th…
As the United States Congress faces yet another fiscal crisis of its own making, citizens are left wondering why the people they put in office spend more time fighting than legislating.