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

Column: Enrollment doesn't show big picture of Augusta University's bright future

Check out what we offer and see what's in the works. I'm sure you'll be as amazed and impressed as I have been.
By Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.

Column: After fourth Republican debate, cuts in crowded field can be made

Cruz continues to show his depth. He can be the candidate who can respond and relate to everyone!
By Larry Salomone

Pipeline: Leaking petroleum pipelines pose greater risk of environmental damage

When looking at it from the aspect of massive releases of oil into the environment, pipelines pose a greater risk.
By Ron Whittington

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Column: Renovations, repairs at Imperial Theatre unearth interesting history

This work has been made possible with the assistance of the special-purpose local option sales tax funds that were approved by voters in 2009.
By Charles Scavullo

Column: Should America's war on poverty be abandoned and a real war begun?

When we grasp how free-market capitalism actually works, a real war on poverty can be launched, one with a much greater chance at success and still retain personal freedom.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Column: Consider including Child Enrichment in your holiday giving this year

I understand the horror of child abuse, both physical and sexual. Augusta has hundreds of perpetrators of both kinds, right here, now.
By Dan Hillman

Hotchkiss: Tempest in a coffee pot: Red cup doesn't mean someone hates Jesus

There's an important difference between the mere absence of Christmas and the active suppression of it.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Guest Column: America's current veterans crisis is one Hillary Clinton cannot ignore

How can we trust Hillary Clinton to fight for us when she won't even acknowledge the problems we face?
By Thomas McInerney

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Column: Amid dysfunctional consolidated government, can mayor rise to lead?

This community has been in need of strong mayoral leadership for some time. Is our mayor up to the challenge?
By Brian Green

Column: Veterans' sacrifices don't stop with military service

As national commander of the American Legion, I meet veterans all of the time who have demonstrated tremendous heroism yet blend in our communities without fanfare.
By Dale Barnett

Column: Paine will continue to be an agent of change

Through my knowledge and experiences, I was able to embrace integration and help others do the same.
By Ruth B. Crawford, D.H.L.

Column: Candidates 'interviewed' again in third debate, and Cruz wins out

The media will say he is not electable, but his debate performance shows he is uncompromising and electable.
By Larry Salomone

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Column: The biggest losers at the Republican debate? The media and the voters

To correct the political and media game, let us turn inward and enlighten our souls.
By Craig Douglas Albert Ph.D.

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Column: Take responsibility for your driving behavior to prevent further deaths

Do it for yourself, your passengers, other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Do it for the ones you love!
By Russell R. McMurry, P.E.

"Con" Column: Vote 'no' on SPLOST: Tax establishes a needless, wasted slush fund

It is time to send a clear message to our Augusta government on Tuesday. No more business as usual.
By Lori Davis

"Pro" Column: Vote 'yes' on SPLOST: Penny will help Augusta's much-needed growth

There are key components that must be provided by local government to accommodate future growth.
By Deke Copenhaver

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Ryan: Patriots, do your job!

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick likes to exhort his players, "Just do your job!" It's good advice for other kinds of patriots, too.
By Michael Ryan

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Column: Catastrophic road to debt: We had better bite the bullet before it bites us

To the delight of left-wingers, our debt of $18 trillion is literally incomprehensible, like infinity.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Column: Paine College's positive reach runs wide, deep in Augusta

Like my father, I do not want to live in an Augusta without Paine College.
By Lillie Butler Johnson, Ph.D.
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