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Independent judiciary is being challenged

“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority; such, for instance, as that it shall pass no bills of attainder, no ...

We should be concerned we are being sternly tested

To the editor: The great experiment that is called America has been and always will be a work in progress. We have held together through worse times than now. The Civil War, the market crash of 1929 and subsequent depression are two examples. Suffice it to say, there are dozens more. The ...

What have we become?

To the editor: I’m grieved… I’m grieved as I witness people whom I love… bicker, de-friend and spew unlovely words at each other. I’m grieved by the lack of trust people have toward each other and by how little nuance there is in our discourse. Left-Right, Red-Blue, ...

On the Water: It was another good week of fishing

Much of the week brought perfect fishing conditions with blue skies, lite winds and lower humidity. Winds ramped up over the weekend regulating anglers to fishing inshore and just off the beaches.   Despite a few windy days and bumpy conditions, anglers fishing offshore scored with grouper, ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 14 Hands Stampede Red Blend

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2017 14 Hands Stampede Red Blend #43-2020 The 14 Hands Stampede is a pretty good choice for a value priced red blend which is easy to drink, and pairs well with a variety of foods. This blend is predominately Syrah ...

Guest Comment: Inclusion: The bullying preventative

In March 2020, the world and education as we knew it, was turned upside down! A mandate from the Governor should still be our guide, and that is to act with “Grace and Compassion.” Grace means kindness, and compassion means sympathy or, at best, empathy and understanding. Difficult ...

Special district law does away with public oversight

To the editor: Florida State Sen. Baxley, who originated the bill, and the whole Florida legislative body along with the governor have set Florida back into the dark and secret ages of the past by passing a bill gutting 189.069 f.s. requiring special districts to post certain documents ...

Clear and present danger

To the editor: We are at war for the soul of our country. The Democratic Party has chosen this election cycle to attempt a socialist takeover of the U.S.A. that has been in the making for decades. The only thing that slowed them and their Communist allies was Hilary Clinton’s loss in 2016 ...

Pilot update

To the editor: We are back in action! We had our first week of virtual PILOT and we couldn't have asked for a better start! Nichole has been working a lot with the PILOT Seniors to prepare them for college. The 4 seniors have contributed 714 hours of community service in the past 3 years. ...