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Opinion articles for Screven County and surrounding areas.
Interviewing Dave LaBelle, you’re not sure if you’re talking about photography or the gospel. Turns out, it’s both.
You’re also pondering life, something Dave photographs everywhere he goes — pretty much without restrictions.
“I look at life much like Ecclesiastes,” he said from his home near Chattanooga, Tenn. “There’s a time to laugh and there’s a time to cry, and that’s the way our lives are. If you have too much of one, you’re going to be out of balance, and it’s going to smother you.”
Local school boards, like the one in Screven County, would have until October to adopt a code of ethics, and members who violate it could be removed by the governor, according to legislation.
“Because your whole world can change in 24 hours.”
That phrase is proclaimed by a radio broadcaster at the beginning of the 1994 movie “The Paper.” And at the end too.
I’m not going to ruin the 109 minutes in the middle of the flick, but I can promise you that the lives of many of the actors do, in fact, change.
We’ve been hearing a lot from the experts lately that the economy’s turning around. That’s certainly welcome news. But if you’re still one of the millions of Americans out of a job, indexes and trends don’t mean a whole lot.
What we need, as a country, is to focus on getting Americans back to work, and there’s no place where that’s more evident than in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District.
My grandson Alex, then 7 years old, had insisted that we sit and rest a few minutes after a couple of hours of intense touring of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. Maybe it was I who insisted we sit down.
Everybody else in the family was at the Fox Theater, seeing a Christmastime performance of the famous Radio City Rockettes of New York City. They were watching beautiful girls kick up their long legs in perfect synchronization. Alex and I were looking at dinosaur parts.
Not all sports teams have befitting nicknames.
Within our own fine state of Georgia college athletics, you will find Bulldogs, Eagles and Yellow Jackets. While fans of those higher learning institutions seem quite betrothed to them, those canines, birds of prey, and winged insects are names that honestly could have been chosen by colleges in Kansas, South Dakota and Idaho.
Although each one now has its own nostalgia, they weren’t named the Red Clay Kickers, Gnat Swarm, and Peach Fuzz.
This week debates continued on the House floor, committees considered dozens of bills and the House Appropriations committee delved further into the budget. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the amended budget next week, which will set state spending levels through the end of June.
People who can fix and build things with ease are a mystery to me.
My granddaddy, Papa Hudgins, built his own house, his own outhouse, his own chicken house, his own car house, his own smokehouse and his own barn, and all six were still standing decades later.
I didn’t inherit any of Papa’s good genes (although I do have a pair of his overalls). It took me three days to build a rabbit hutch. Trying to do it myself has been frustrating at times:
Our community is in desperate need of an economic jolt. An injection into our veins of the fuel that propels a 747, if you please.
That is what this county seeks. Unfortunately, not all, at least through their generations and generations of actions or lack of actions, agree that Sylvania, Hiltonia, Newington, Oliver, Rocky Ford and Screven County as a whole require such a meteoric boost.
Bills currently are being drafted and introduced by legislators and the committee process is beginning to take full swing as we debate introduced legislation before it is presented on the House floor for votes. The budget process is continuing. We meet as members of the Appropriations Committee to discuss the specifics of how state revenues can best be utilized.
Government officials at the national level say the recession shows signs of releasing its evil clutches on the American public.
But, we all know that will not happen soon enough to help ease the intense pressure on those trying to make ends meet. The slow recovery of our nation will not reduce the suffering of those stricken with cancer. And the edging toward a better tomorrow cannot diminish the physical and emotion pain of the earthquake victims in Haiti.
I am not big on the whole concept of mass e-mail forwarding. My thoughts on that mode of communication is there’s one person who has no job, no kids and no reason to leave the basement who starts every “snowball” forwarding.