It is the world's largest outcropping of granite, and on its northeastern elevation is the world's largest bass relief carving, nearly three football fields long and 90 feet tall, a trio of Confederate leaders — President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and General Stonewall Jackson, facing the eastern horizon on horseback.
Let’s track the history of American retail and service establishments. If you watch old movies and TV shows, you know that in the 19th century our ancestors took their horse and buggy to trade at the general store, the five and dime, and clothing stores. They also utilized the services of blacksmiths and shoe makers.
It was either the best deal that could have been reached given the political makeup of the House, Senate and White House, or it was a bad deal that might have been much better had Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans held out for more.
It was a sad week for the leader of the Free World, as Biden allowed the Chinese to take a victory-lap over his sovereign nation.
The last living link to an almost-forgotten story that happened during an almost-forgotten time, took her last breath a month ago. Her name was Mildred Lawson.
From the car, I toted in bags of heavy groceries. I have become my mama.
Government leaders of the influential Group of Seven (G7) met in Japan during May 19-21. Last June, they gathered at the elegant Schloss Elmau, in picturesque Bavaria Germany. Two major nations known in the past for aggressive militarism are now influential leaders in international cooperation.
"Where there's a will, there's a way" is an old and familiar quotation, often attributed to Albert Einstein, who was on to something almost as significant as E=MC2.
We are all familiar with the term “oxymoron,” meaning a figure of speech that combines words with opposing meanings, such as bittersweet or jumbo shrimp, freezer burn or pretty ugly. Here’s a new one to add to the list: United Methodist. The Methodist Church, the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination, is about as united these days as a flock of chickens in a henhouse with a rooster on the loose.
It's been a while since we've heard the kind of optimism contained in Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) announcement of a presidential run.
If state Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, and Cobb Commission Chair Lisa Cupid happen to be reading this, which is about as likely as the sun rising in the west, let me introduce them to Ifunanya Obianwu, a newly-minted graduate of Pebblebrook High School.
Memorial Day weekend and the official start of summer are here. Pools open, park use explodes, festivals and outdoor concerts and events fill your summer calendars in communities across Georgia. And on tiny Tybee Island — an idyllic coastal community, past the marshlands and Intracoastal wat…
If you happen to be a Georgia Power Company customer, I have some good news and some bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Your bill is going up $16 per month starting June 1. That’s on top of what you are already paying for your service. And the good news? It is not really a rate increase. The company is just passing along its fuel costs to you for the next three years. Feel better now?
Some years back, I had lunch with a now-deceased friend who was a former state senator. When I asked if he missed interacting with the public, he said, “Oh, I still get invited to speak at high schools and colleges, and when I tell students I’m no longer in office, they ask if I miss being in Washington. I tell them I never served in Washington, my office was in the state capitol. Many of them don’t know the difference between a state senator and a United States Senator.”
The expected announcement this week from Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis that he is running for president will come as no surprise.
Most of the best stories I’ve heard come forth from the South. The most memorable people I have met, by far, are Southerners.
“The Liberal Democrats won a huge haul of more than 200 net seat gains.”
Cleveland, Ohio, is by all estimations on the rebound; however, like many of America's great industrial cities of the Midwest and Northeast, it was crippled by the industrial and jobs migration into the Southeast from the 1970s to the present day.
President Biden delivered the commencement address last weekend at Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, D.C., from which many students have gone on to great success.
Former president Donald Trump's appearance at a CNN Republican Town Hall in New Hampshire stretched the truth beyond any standard by which that virtue can be measured.
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It is not without a stab of pain that I, sometimes, drive past a spot where once stood a hometown restaurant.
When he ran for president a second time in 1968 on the American Independent Party ticket, Alabama Governor George Wallace said, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican parties.”
Our close ally Britain has a new head of state. That fellow known for many decades as Prince Charles is now King Charles III, head of state of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
When an emergency occurs and you need cash, that lump of money sitting in your retirement account suddenly looks very tempting.
In the immediate and tragic aftermath of the Midtown Atlanta shooting of five unrelated women in a doctor’s office waiting room on Wednesday, May 3, officers from almost every city/county police agency in metro Atlanta, as well as the Georgia State Patrol, SWAT teams and multiple sheriff’s o…
Here’s to the graduating class of 2023. Unlike any other senior class in history, their four-year high school journey has been a roller coaster.
The crowning of Charles III as king of England and the shrinking realm of the United Kingdom was not the only coronation taking place in the world.
It’s an excuse I’ve been dreaming of: A reason to not mow my lawn. A “No Mow May” movement is afoot to nurture our bee population for a good reason: bees are incredibly important to our own survival.
Rodney, my brother-in-law, is one of the South’s best storytellers.
President Yoon Suk-yeol of South Korea has just completed a six-day visit to Washington D.C. The relatively lengthy visit by the head of government underscores both the international influence of his nation and the high priority of the alliance with the United States.
Among the many aspects of our republic that our founders got right is the separation of powers between our three branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial. President George Washington was adamant that we not create a system or position of royalty, or mimic the monarchies of…
That loud clucking sound we are hearing from "sanctuary cities" and other cities run by Democrats is the consequence of lax immigration policies coming home to roost.
Many investors keep their liquidity at a bank either in a checking or savings account or other cash equivalent investment. Unfortunately, banks tend to pay very low interest rates on their deposits. High-yield savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit are ways to obtain a slightly higher …
I hate to keep comparing “then and now,” because in the hazy rear-view mirror of our lives, “then” almost always wins. We say we want to return to the good old days, but when you think of our recent scientific and technological advances, few of us would really go back in time.
The very term "debt limit" makes a mockery of any kind of responsible budgeting.
“Junior, this year to prepare for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ I want to teach you about all the taxes that you’ll have to pay as a working adult.”
Sentiment is not something I was taught. It was born in me.
In a land of miracles, the survival and prospering of the Jewish state may be among the most miraculous of all.
As the formal trial in the enormous defamation suit of Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News was about to begin, plaintiff Dominion agreed to end their suit for $787.5 million, about half the total amount the voting machines company was seeking.
The "death" of AM radio was first foretold with the advent of television.
Three years ago my neighborhood was eerily quiet. As COVID-19 cases began to rise, people were afraid to leave their homes. Fewer people were out walking, and even children were staying inside.
PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron is behaving like many other politicians. Following massive demonstrations against his enactment of a law raising the retirement age in France from 62 to 64, Macron seems to be taking a page from America's Democratic Party playbook - If you can't beat …
Earth Day was Saturday, and now than spring is here, I can’t think of a better time for Americans to get their hands dirty.
This is the last in a four-part series on the Alex Murdaugh murder trial.
President Biden’s four-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which began on April 11, has provided overall opportunity to highlight our important, and complex, relationships with both Ireland and Britain. These ties span significant economic, military security, and above all historical dimensions.
The Mayor-elect of Chicago, Brandon Johnson, responded to a group of teenagers who attacked cars and assaulted drivers in the Loop last weekend by what sounds like justification for their behavior.
Tax returns are due, and many Americans are surely stressed out as they scramble to get their financial records in order. I can’t think of a better time to revisit the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers.
Atlanta, in many ways ahead of the game for decades, was the cradle of the American Civil Rights movement, though it took more than gentle rocking to get that movement fully underway, as well as to later keep those fires for freedom burning.
A couple of times each year, I clear out the ol’ inbox (and the old-timey mailbox) and answer a few reader questions. This is also known as “A Lazy Way to Write a Column on a Beautiful Spring Day.” Let us begin.