When they are out on the street, readers don’t hesitate to give them an earful … because when their paper delivery is missed, they miss their paper. That’s what community newspapering is all about.
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Vote With Your Wallet, the local group espousing a "buy-American-to-save America" philosophy, is ready to challenge the nation.
Last week, the county commissioners voted 3-2 to keep alive the possibility of regularly scheduled commercial flights in and out of the local airport.
Couponing has been a newspaper staple for generations. I remember my mother sitting at the dining room table, snipping coupons from the Indianapolis Star and then stuffing them into categorized envelopes. I also remember her sifting through those envelopes in the aisle of the grocer as she looked for the best deal on paper towels or pork and beans. Thirty-five cents here, a quarter there -- it added up.
All right, let's be honest. Back in the '80s, how many of you turned the channel from "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson to tune in Ted Koppel on "Nightline?" It was a tough time slot for a serious-minded news program, but Koppel and "Nightline" offered an alternative attractive enough to remain on the air for 25 years. ("Nightline" still is on the air; Koppel left the show in 2005.)
It's too early to make a short list for the March 15 special election that will fill the void left by Charles Bannister's resignation as the Gwinnett County Commission chairman. Still, folks are talking about who can lead Gwinnett out of its malaise.
Expansion of Briscoe Field to accommodate larger, commercial aircraft has mobilized those living in and around Lawrenceville. Reaction has been swift to the county's examination of the opportunity to privatize the general aviation airport and allow it to add runway length in order to serve commercial aircraft.
The anti-airport activists are gaining altitude."No Airport Expansion" signs are proliferating. The city of Dacula joined Lawrenceville in passing an anti-expansion resolution. You can't find a candidate for public office who's for it.
Tuesday's election has me thinking. With government scratching for every dime in these austere times, the state of Georgia could find a bonanza in switching its election process.
When I go to a hotel or board a plane or see my doctor, I show identification. When I make a credit card purchase, I'm often asked to prove who I am. In a foreign country, I'd expect to yield proof that I'm in that country legally. The waitress at Taco Mac (God bless her soul) asks to see my driver's license before she pours me a beer (may be trolling for tips ... but it works).
It was 1996 when Andre Agassi won gold at center court of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center. A lot has changed at the Olympic venue since.It's odd that the multimillion-dollar facility that welcomed the world a mere 14 years ago now has people wondering if it is worth saving.
The Georgia General Assembly session is now two weeks old and guess what issue is garnering the most headlines: Education.
Finish the sentence with a correct statement:One out of every 385 U.S. residents ...a) believes in UFOs.b) would go broke under the proposed health care reform proposal.c) is upset over the cancellation of the 10 p.m. Jay Leno show.d) lives in Gwinnett County
By now you've been deluged with end-of-2009 lists. From news to movies to books to celebrities to scandals, we like to put a Top 10 tag on just about anything.
- CLINE: Button Down Dash event a win-win for community and nonprofit
- CLINE: Extended hours mean Gwinnett shelter in need of volunteers
- CLINE: A sneaker story with a happy ending
- CLINE: The genius of stopping before you ever start
- CLINE: A throwback role: the humble hero
- CLINE: Simple gesture makes major impact for more than 50 years
- CLINE: Feeding the guest in my garden
- CLINE: A story worthy of dessert status
- CLINE: Return of World War II keepsakes proves some stories do end well
- Atherton’s work on Dacula Memorial Day parade comes from the heart