Dave Erickson was part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning. After a successful, award-winning career, he discovered a knack for real estate and a desire to make the Columbus area his permanent home.
The “Purge” movies are about taking lifes, but in real-life a different kind of purge is going on. People are losing their right to votes through reduction of voting rolls, lack of DMV offices and other rules.
Under Republican control, Georgia has seen great improvement in the past eight years, with GOP leadership rebuilding Georgia’s economy and adding new industries. Democrats, therefore, may find victory difficult.
A fortuneteller at Fort Benning’s Martin Army Hospital told a young Korean War soldier from Tifton that he would soon meet two women, one of whom he would marry. It happened, and Ralph and Jeannie Puckett wed.
Katie Hearn went from being a student at LaGrange College to being a valued employee for the Atlanta Braves. Then she went blind, but that only made her more of an inspiration as she continues to work for the Braves.
The progress Georgia has made in education cannot be taken for granted. Adding additional funding to a system while reducing performance accountability and transparency sends exactly the wrong message at the wrong time.
Last year the port in Savannah, GA, saw a record 4.2 million TEUs through its gates. That’s an 8.4 percent increase over the prior year, and continuing a pace of growth in or above the 7 percent annual growth rate.
The attacks on 9/11 brought our country together like never before. But as the years have passed, has the spirit of togetherness weakened. A recent poll suggest that it hasn’t too much, and an Auburn football game backs that up.
The worst part of storms such as Hurricane Florence comes in the aftermath, when lives and homes have to be put back together. But by then, the news coverage has moved on to the next big thing and the true stories aren’t told.
To upgrade the nation’s broadband and wireless infrastructure, the FCC is pushing a small cells concept and changes in how local communities approve carriers. But local governments in Georgia are pressing the General Assembly to keep the state on the wrong end of history.
CeeJae Fowler is a U.S. Army veteran and founder of CherAmi Farms, a mentoring and horsemanship program in Russell County, Alabama that is now almost seven years old. Fowler's goal is to uplift and encourage at-risk girls in the community.