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Editorial Cartoons

Better, but a long way to go

The Georgia Department of Education and the state superintendent’s office have made no secret over the last couple of years that students, parents and educators should expect something of a shock when the Georgia Milestones standardized testing system was put into place. The Milestones standard would be a more demanding one, we were told, than the old Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) it was to replace.

Opinion

Past time to act on health care

Georgia, like Alabama, is among the 19 states whose governments have still not seen fit to expand Medicaid in order to qualify for federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.

Letters to the Editor

Bipartisan solution

Mr. Jack Bernard of Jasper County, Ga., wrote a special essay to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Sunday, July 17. The headline read “Medicare expansion versus same worn-out platitudes.”

Opinion

Officials seldom get credit for the things they do well

At a time when bureaucratic mistakes or government inaction seem to be the norm rather than the exception, when a Congress compromising for the common good is uncommonly rare and when public confidence in its leaders is near an all-time low, it would seem paradoxical to point to examples of wise decisions by our public stewards.

Opinion

Sheriff’s budget still a sore spot

There are two major unresolved variables hanging over Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr’s long-running feud with the Columbus Consolidated Government over his budget, and the $10 million in overruns his department has racked up since he was elected in 2008.

Videos

How much water should you drink?

Drinking water is essential to good health. However, drinking too much water causes low sodium levels and can result in a mild to life-threatening condition called hyponatremia. A new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine found an increase of hyponatremia in Ironman triathlons. The study found that women triathletes with a racing time of nine hours or more appear to be the most susceptible to hyponatremia. So, how much water should the average person drink?
The Mayo Clinic
How much water should you drink? 0:54

How much water should you drink?

Don’t take heat danger lightly: a few tips for helping someone with heat-related illness. 2:34

Don’t take heat danger lightly: a few tips for helping someone with heat-related illness.

Northside's Morgan Ingram: No. 1 goal is to replace 16 starters 1:12

Northside's Morgan Ingram: No. 1 goal is to replace 16 starters

Christmas in July for area agencies courtesy Kinetic Credit Union 2:54

Christmas in July for area agencies courtesy Kinetic Credit Union