Stories by Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Smith: Uplifting books by two special people chronicle triumph over adversity

In these days of great uncertainty throughout America, it is helpful to remind ourselves of the fundamental goodness of so many among us.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Column: The 'Triple Nickel' story: Life lessons from some special fighter pilots

What a privilege and joy it was for me, an old fighter pilot, to spend three days with such an energetic, talented and patriotic group.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Column: One man's odyssey: Pete Way and the Augusta Warrior Project

One way to help explain how the Augusta Warrior Project works is to examine one veteran who has received assistance.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Column: Augusta Warrior Project ceaselessly assists area's homeless veterans

How can you assist this noble enterprise?
By Perry Smith

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Through ups, downs, U.S. military still the world's most capable fighitng force

I have had numerous opportunities to interact with our military: at Fort Gordon, at Clemson University, at West Point and here in the city of Augusta.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Column: Leadership through leverage: Strategies can help enhance your success

I realized that the best leaders use leverage well.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Column: Legacy of two remarkable Americans richly deserve to be preserved

A nation may be judged, in large part, by how well it honors its heroes.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Column: Virtuous circles of altruism should be modeled in communities nationwide

Where you observe a virtuous circle, try to enhance it. Better yet, be a part of the creation of one.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Column: Top program changes lives of veterans

I have had the privilege of serving of the board of the Augusta Warrior Project for the past six years.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Column: More go-to folks in our area help provide firm backbone to community

They are compassionate, caring, connected and competent.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Smith: America's wars in the past 75 years comprise a study in existential threats

America has faced dozens of threats during the past 75 years, but only a few can be described as something that could end the America that we know and love.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Smith: Recollections of Pearl Harbor - looking back 74 years

Out the back of the truck, I saw lots of smoke and some airplanes, but the only noise I remember was the noise of our fast-moving truck ...
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Smith: From books to charities, opportunities abound during season of giving

This is a splendid time to count our blessings and to be generous.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Column: The Moving Wall is coming to Evans to deliver a moving experience

This is a fine time to study and honor the heroism of so many brave Americans.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Column: Grab your cameras -- Theodore Roosevelt is coming to Augusta

If you arrive before the time of his presentation, you will be greeted at the door by Mr. Roosevelt.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Smith: Highest medals rightly honor selfless heroes

One of the ways to understand why individuals take action to save the lives of others is to examine the acts that earn America's highest award for civilian heroism.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Column: Blogs remain reliable, useful way to convey ideas and information online

I am having great fun as I become active on social media.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Column: Upcoming C-SPAN programs will highlight Augusta's history, authors

A few months ago, a team of producers and videographers visited Augusta.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Column: New phenomena have huge impact in expanding world of book publishing

Word of mouth often has been helpful in gaining momentum for a book. If you love a book, talk it up among your family and friends.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Column: Interest is being rekindled in pioneer work of Augusta psychiatrist

Augusta psychiatrist and author Hervey Cleckley (1903-1984) made many contributions to his profession commencing in 1941 when he published his first book, The Mask of Sanity.
By Perry Smith
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