Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Column: Rotary offers special opportunities for members to serve their communities

During February, visit a Rotary Club. See what grew from that first meeting in Chicago so long ago.
By Kathy Tuckey

Column: United Way poised to reach campaign goal, with your help

As the economy appears to be improving, it may be easy to forget there are individuals in the CSRA who are barely getting by.
By Zack Daffin

Column: Out of horror, grow new respect for diversity

Before we can fight world terror, change must begin within our families, within our communities and within our places of worship. More importantly, it must begin within ourselves.
By W. Michael Strickland

Column: Shades of 'Selma': Georgia still fighting battles for religious liberty

Ironically, the same Christian faith that Dr. King exhibited is again under attack in the South.
By Rep. Barry Fleming

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Guest Column: Georgia lawmakers need to protect taxpayers from the oppressive EPA

Our state legislators should waste no time passing legislation that protects their constituents against this federal overreach.
By Michael Harden

Guest Column: Newspaper's act of courageous free speech should be celebrated, fostered

Let us not go down this path any further. Let free speech reign, and let's honor those who die for its cause
By Craig Douglas Albert, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Delegation to Cuba hopefully will spur further action on Guantanamo

The time is now for the American public to demand the closure of Guantanamo as we know it.
By Lorraine Barlett

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Guest Column: Stay free by keeping church, state separate

Religious freedom is enhanced by the separation of church and state.
By Frank Carl

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Guest Column: Détente between United States and Cuba mainly is good for Americans

Even if détente fails to make any progress toward free trade, we are no worse off than before the offer was extended.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Guest Column: Increased oversight needed for troubled guardian ad litem program

At the heart of this matter are children - those people without voice and power whom guardians are empowered to represent.
By Julia Bloodworth

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Column: How do we respond?

What kind of world are we going to live in? Will we allow the intolerant radical Islamic bullies to decide for us what we can read and what we can't?
By Rick McKee

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Column: Georgia's new faces in Congress should brace for many challenges

These four lawmakers represent all of us, and we wish them courage and wisdom as they discharge the duties of the office they are about to enter.
By Ed Conant

Column: Saving Augusta's old buildings is splendid way to preserve history

The people, places and events that define our city are worth remembering. Saving an old building is one way.
By Bob Young

Column: Harnessing awesome power of thank-yous has far-reaching benefits

People of all ranks love to be recognized for their hard work, and a thank-you from the big boss can be very special.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Guest Column: Veto violence in America: Crime and its causes require everyone to act

The crime of murder in Augusta has shaken the foundation of peace for years. We have had as many as three-dozen murders in a single year during the past decade.
By The Rev. Larry Fryer

Guest Column: Nonprofit committed to 'Turn Back the Block' in historic Harrisburg

With so many headlines telling of selfishness and destruction, hate and violence, is it any wonder we can resist the urge to throw up our hands and shout, "Why even try?" But once in a while, that ...
By Anne Catherine Murray

Guest Column: The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

When is the next Jimmie Dyess Symposium? It is coming up soon - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Augusta Museum of History. Attendance is free. Who will be honored? Medal of Honor recipient ...
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Guest Column: Just horsing around: CSRA's roots in the equine industry run deep

There is no metro area that can match the rich mixture of equine events that we have here in the CSRA.
By Lowell Dorn

Guest Column: Many people join forces to help ensure veterans' success in civilian life

I encourage you to join me in ensuring the continued success of USC Aiken in serving our veteran and military students.
By W. Thomas Matthews

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Column: Awards dinner offers a chance to say 'thank you'

I recently had the pleasure of playing host to the Augusta Partnership for Children annual meeting and Visionary Awards dinner.
By Cher Best
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MARTIN, S.C. -- A CSX train carrying chemicals derailed in Martin about 2:40 a.m. today, and hazardous-materials teams are working the scene near the Archroma plant, which has been evacuated.
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