Stories by Perry Smith

Articles from the Perry Smith section archive

Saturday, Jan. 5, 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

Saturday, Dec. 22, 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

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012

Perry Smith: The time has come to do our duty as citizens -- vote Rick Allen

As he goes forward with his quest to serve the 692,000 citizens of the 12th Congressional District, we wish him and his family well.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012

Perry Smith: Strategic planning is an indispensable component of leadership

The future is coming at us fast - like a speeding freight train. If we don't jump on board, we are likely to be run over or pushed aside.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Column: Interesting local attractions can help you beat the July heat

This is the time to look for cool places to spend interesting and uplifting hours.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Guest Column: As Memorial Day approaches, remember our fallen heroes

Each year when Memorial Day approaches, my thoughts turn to three extraordinary Americans who were killed in combat.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Guest Column: Whither American power?

A number of pundits and historians have concluded that the 70-year period of American predominance in world affairs is coming to an end this year.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Guest Column: Shoes, eggs, coal and restless Arab states

Since China will be the most important country we will have to deal with in the future, the more we can learn about it, the better.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Guest Column: Brave sergeant to join ranks of nation's Medal of Honor recipients

Petry is only the second to have survived the combat action that earned him America's highest award for combat heroism.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Guest Column: Upcoming local events are not to be missed

Often in the Augusta area, wonderful events take place that folks miss because they do not learn about them beforehand.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Guest Column: One of Augusta's high notes

The next time you attend St. Paul's or attend one of Keith's many musical events, you may wish to approach him and thank him for his service.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Guest Column: The air campaign over Libya suggests several possible outcomes

Winning the war and getting rid of Gadhafi is likely to be much easier than winning the peace, and giving the Libyan people the justice and freedom that they are risking so much to obtain.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Guest Column: Success in Libya hinges on what we've learned in past air campaigns

Success may be best defined as the departure of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as a result of military, financial, psychological and diplomatic pressures, followed by responsible and mature ...
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

Guest Column: With China's rising military, America should maintain vigilance

America likely will remain the only true global power for the next decade or two. But we must remain vigilant.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011

Guest Column: Join a grand celebration

Since we have an annual Woodrow Wilson symposium that honors a distinguished American who lived in Augusta as a child, why not have a symposium honoring Augusta hero Jimmie Dyess?
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010

Guest Column: Incremental improvements

It is great fun to watch organizations thrive through a process of step-by-step innovation. Everyone can learn from success stories both outside our area and right here in the CSRA.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010

Guest Column: Medal of Honor recipient delivers wisdom, inspiration in local visit

Recently, Medal of Honor recipient Leo Thorsness visited Augusta and spoke to seven groups. His words of wisdom were powerful, profound and memorable.
By Perry Smith
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