Stories by Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Column: Attention football fans: Event in Atlanta to honor military's gridiron might

The move of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta is a strong indicator that the center of gravity of college football has moved to the Southeast.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Column: Georgia Military College has bright future, especially under new leader

Georgia Military College is a great place to learn and to grow.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Column: Another brave Dyess exemplifies extraordinary heroism

The first person to tell the story of Japanese atrocities was an Army Air Corps pilot named Ed Dyess.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Guest Column: Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

A symposium this week in Augusta could dramatically improve how America cares for an important part of its citizenry - our veterans.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Column: Webinars impart valuable lessons in character development

The marvelous Character Development Program of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has been slowly introduced into the curricula of middle schools and high schools around America.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Column: Looking for holiday gifts? The shelves -- bookshelves, that is -- are full

As the Christmas season approaches, finding the very best gift at a reasonable price is a dilemma for many of us. Books can be the answer.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Column: Checklists save lives, enhance teamwork, enrich leadership

Checklists, by enhancing communications, teamwork and productivity, ultimately enhance leadership.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Column: Great events in gettysburg honor Medal of Honor recipients

To be in the presence of dozens of Medal of Honor recipients is very special.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Column: Augusta area has ingredients to become a creative powerhouse

The CSRA can become a large brain trust of mutually supporting smart people who selflessly share their ideas.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013

Column: When inspiring leaders, Ken Blanchard has a magic touch

The name Ken Blanchard is a familiar one for those involved in the various aspects of leadership, including leadership education.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013

Column: Augusta area's nonprofits have much power and potential

We are fortunate to have many robust nonprofit organizations that provide myriad services for our citizenry.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Column: Augusta's many Carnegie Medal recipients have heroic stories

Many CSRA residents have been the recipients of America's highest award for civilian heroism - the Carnegie Medal.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Column: Grab the future before it passes you by -- opportunities are there

Besides reading and attending conferences, what can you do to make the future your friend?
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Column: Five years in, Augusta Warrior Project shows impressive action

A program to help wounded warriors that was started by Jim Hull and Laurie Ott just five years ago has blossomed into something very special indeed.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Column: Learning from Lou: Insights from our neighbor Lou Brissie

Living among us in the CSRA is a remarkable man who can teach us all many important lessons on how to live our lives.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

Column: The wisdom of Norman Schwarzkopf

Seldom does history grant a single individual the ability, charisma, creativity, moral force and intelligence to command the esteem, admiration and affection of an entire nation.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Column: Remember Inouye by honoring our military past and present

He never allowed his wound-related handicaps to hamper his commitment to public service.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Column: The joys of having a hometown -- and how to help it flourish

So what organizations should you support with your time, your creativity and your financial support?
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Column: Two grand events coming up this week

The first week of October will be very special for many Americans who will be in Augusta to attend two different events.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Column: A magic moment in the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong

The quality that Armstrong demonstrated that night and throughout his entire life was one he shared with the Medal of Honor recipients.
By Perry Smith
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