Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Guest Column: Retelling the past can be harder than you think

Interpreting the data means that I apply my own life experience to James Brown's.
By Naeemah Clark, Ph.D.

Column: Successful, high-performing organizations rely on seven essentials

If you are interested in knowing what it takes to build and sustain high performance in your business, church, community or family, read on.
By Jeff Foley

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Guest Column: Kroc Center strives to meet area's needs

The Kroc Center, like a Bible in your home, will be transformative only if you use it.
By John Sebby

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

Guest Column: Savannah River Site is a national treasure, and we must use it wisely

Overall, this looks like a good starting point for SRS to develop new missions.
By Donald N. Bridges, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Past generations of so-called 'unattended' children turned out just fine

We could just stop and think: "There but for the grace of God go I."
By Gwen Fulcher Young

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Guest Column: My prayer for Paine

Unfortunately, the many positive accomplishments at Paine never receive great press.
By Matthew Hutcherson and Ph.D.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Rediscovery: Monetary policy often is not sufficient to spark economy

We need vast "structural reform." But our current policies move us in the opposite direction.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer

The public, government regulators or even the health-care community have no clear understanding of what the consequences of e-cigarettes might be.
By Samir N. Khleif, M.D.

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

Column: Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

Georgia deserves a responsible discussion on how to balance federal revenues and spending. We haven't heard one yet.
By Ed Conant

Column: Is racism the problem in Augusta's government? No -- it's everything but

Government discourse has gotten way too contentious - and personal.
By Bob Young

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: Habersham County drug raid disaster highlights need for police reform

How many more casualties must the drug war claim before public officials finally agree that enough is enough?
By Andrew Gargano

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

Guest Column: Superintendent runoff pits Big Business against parents and teachers

On a deeper level, the race illustrates a fundamental disagreement over the purpose of education and over who, rightly, should be in charge.
By Jane Robbins

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Guest Column: Agencies at SRS are reaching the summit of nuclear waste cleanup

This is one climb that's really worth the view.
By Ken Rueter

Guest Column: Family traces father's emotional journey on, after D-Day

My father, 1st Sgt. William G. Presnell, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day plus six, June 12.
By Ed Presnell

Friday, July 4, 2014

Column: For foundation, every day is Independence Day

Seven years ago, while at a friend's family lake house at Clarks Hill, my son Casey, who was 27 years old, was riding a four-wheeler and hit a pine tree head-on going down a trail. Everything ...
By Gail Patty

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Guest Column: Envy and the paranoia of income equality - economic impact is startling

There is nothing mysterious, illicit, conspiratorial, malicious nor exploitative in the core of this simple process.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Guest Column: Award recognized Augustan's work with seniors

Please help us thank Helen for her vision, as together we can help her continue to meet this urgent community need.
By Kathleen J. Ernce

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