We attend workshops on practically everything — strategizing, team building, finances, this, that and the other. But I can truthfully say that I have never attended or even heard of a workshop where the emphasis was kindness. Yet, kindness is one of the desperate needs of the day. The lack of kindness is literally killing us in our society.
Dale Thurman, who has been in charge of the fair for the past 19 years, lives in a house at the back of the fairgrounds, making for a short commute to the office. Though he says “I’m always at work,” the 70-year-old says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia.
Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity has been serving low-income families in our community with decent, affordable homeownership since 1988 when a concerned and caring group of Gwinnett County residents founded our affiliate.
No matter the continent on which they’re fought or the duration, man has been in this deadly business for a long time. Regional or global, Six Days’ or 100 Years’ — war has been a fact of life for millenia, and I’m not naive enough to believe we’ll ever stop it.
Political Islam cannot be bombed away. If it is not somehow allowed constructive expression, it will make itself heard, and felt, in more tragic ways.
Labor Day weekend, the opening of football season captured the nation’s interest. In Athens, home of the University of Georgia, Uga was in mourning. It was difficult for him and the Seiler family when their mistress, Cecelia, moved on to that great Chi Omega House in the sky in early summer.
A common humanity is what separates us from plants and animals. It should not separate us from each other.
I can’t recall a time when I have seen so many protests. Each day, somebody, somewhere, is shouting at the top of their lungs, fist raised in the air protesting.
It’s interesting, to say the least, when your mom is an identical twin. It ends up being a unique situation not only for her and her sister but for their families as well.
Columnist Rob Jenkins says to enjoy your football while you still can. For one thing, the game is between a rock and hard place — or perhaps between a helmet and helmet — when it comes to injuries. With players getting bigger and faster every year, the number of season-ending injuries to big-name stars seems to be increasing exponentially.
FAITH: Stealing has become a commonplace act in America
Material objects are not the only things that can be stolen. Intangible assets such as reputation, honesty and time are at risk, also.
Sometimes, you really do need an armored car
Life on this cozy island of Nantucket, which was once the whaling capital of the world, is like a sumptuous smorgasbord that leaves you flummoxed over the choices you have. There’s difficulty in making up your mind as to what you like best.
A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though.
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Letters to the Editor
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- LETTERS: Coach Lloyd was a ‘one-of-a-kind’ man
- LETTERS: Paper misplays Michelle Nunn race
- LETTERS: Learn about the FairTax for yourself
- LETTERS: Detractors need to know facts about FairTax
- LETTERS: Wishing Rich good luck in new role as Superior Court judge
- LETTERS: FairTax is a win-win for everyone
- LETTERS: Cartoon’s depiction of Paula Deen unfair
- LETTERS: Remarks by Clippers owner were wrong, but so was how they were obtained
- LETTER: Snellville couple deserves support in pursuit of gay marriage rights
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett Public Schools distinguishes itself with second Broad Prize
- OUR VIEW: Georgia Gwinnett College puts best foot forward in welcoming incoming students
- OUR VIEW: Thumbs up to Moore, county for animal shelter improvement
- OUR VIEW: Start of school brings reminder to be cautious around buses
- OUR VIEW: Tax rate decision prudent if not popular
- OUR VIEW: On the road, remember to ‘move over’ for emergency personnel
- OUR VIEW: Reminder of public hearings for county millage rate
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett answers the challenge of the Great American Cleanup
- OUR VIEW: County takes right steps with active shooter training
- OUR VIEW: Red Cross needs blood donors’ help this summer
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- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?
- BUCK'S BYTES: iPads a good choice for changing education
- BUCK'S BYTES: Stepping in to wearable tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Internet tax reform long overdue 1 comment
- BUCK'S BYTES: Slow hybrid growth is better than no growth
- BUCK'S BYTES: T-Mobile gives hope to cellphone users' wallets
- BUCK'S BYTES: Even space requires fast Internet
- BUCK'S BYTES: The dodged bullet of SimCity