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Opinion & Editorial

Gasaway: A ‘strange’ legislative session

As the 2018 Legislative session draws to a close, I will confirm what I said back in January: This has been a strange legislative...

Tax cut good for Georgia and 50th District

The pace continues to pick up as the legislative session nears the end. We have passed several significant pieces of legislation thus far. I...

House approves bill to allow opioid drug testing

The House kicked off the fifth week of the 2018 legislative session on Monday, February 5, and with only a few weeks left until...

Readers react to bid rigging claims; adoption bill takes center stage

The political log jam at the Georgia State Capitol showed signs of clearing last week.  Adoption bill update Many of you may have followed House Bill...

Gasaway: Some GA school systems engaged in construction bid rigging

Ethical contractors being victimized and the practice needs to stop Editor's Note: Rep. Dan Gasaway (R-Homer) represents the 28th Georgia House District which includes portions...

Hall: Hospital Authority focused on improvements, will continue to ‘explore’ affiliation

Editor's Note: The following is an open letter from Hospital Authority of Habersham County Chairman Stacy Hall .  To Those We Serve: The Hospital Authority recognizes the...

America at Another Crossroads

Editor's Note: Bob Justus is an Air Force veteran, political observer, and columnist. The views expressed in this commentary are his. With all the political...

A message from Jim Welborn, candidate for Demorest Mayor

Editor's Note: Jim Welborn is running for Mayor of Demorest in Tuesday's election. He's a local realtor and bi-vocational pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist...

A message from Mayor Rick Austin, City of Demorest

Editor's Note: Demorest Mayor Rick Austin is seeking a second term in Tuesday's election. Austin, a Piedmont College professor and former Georgia State Representative,...

Last store standing

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma, Quality Foods in Cornelia was the only grocery store in the county that was open for business.  I...

The Dream Divide: Fighting the Classism of the Digital Age

Most Americans have the luxury of being unaware of our nation’s digital divide. Binge-watching “Orange Is the New Black” is a fair litmus test...

Rogers: Georgia can’t wait on federal government for guidance on healthcare

As I've noted on a number of occasions, one of the biggest challenges facing the Georgia House Rural Council is in the area of...
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