DILLEMA IN MARIJUANA PROSECUTIONS

At the outset, I want to point out that possession of marijuana is still illegal in Georgia. The information in this column does not condone its possession, use, or distribution.  There can be serious consequences for those who associate themselves with...

THE ADVERSARY

“You can throw your hands up.  You can beat the clock.  You can move a mountain.  You can break rocks.  You can be a master.  Don’t wait for luck.  Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself standing in the hall of fame.  And...

IMPEACHMENTS AND POLITICAL TRIALS

 “I, for one, stand determined not to let this happen! Our voice will be heard, and we will fight back against this partisan, unfair and corrupt impeachment process.” Congressman Drew Ferguson – December 18 th , 2019 – Floor of the United States House of...

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

 “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.  Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.”  Quote from Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie Wall Street. Had Gordon Gekko...

MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Slavery in the United States did not end with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  It still exists.  Today, we call it human trafficking.  Human trafficking is modern day slavery that touches every corner of the...

2nd ANNUAL SNOW BALL

2nd ANNUAL SNOW BALL If there is a more generous, solution based, thriving, and supportive community other than west Georgia, I do not know where it is.  West Georgia is the home of top tier medical facilities, industry, financial institutions, small and large...

THESE JUDGES SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY

“Juvenile crime is not naturally born in the boy.  It is due either to the spirit of the wild that is in him, his own stupidity, his lack of discipline, lack of love, or the fear he cannot control.”    Author Unknown Summer 1987 – West...

GRATITUDE OF FATHERHOOD

GRATITUDE OF FATHERHOOD “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”  James Baldwin Thanksgiving is approaching.  It is a time to...

BLUE TIDE RISING

The Peach State has been controlled by Republicans since Sonny Perdue was elected governor in 2004. I was proud that Republicans had finally won the battle that began during Reconstruction. However, I am concerned as I look toward 2020 and beyond. According to 11...

THE HIGH AND LOW ROAD

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15When challenged or confronted, who is the person you think of who just seems to possess grace and dignity and whose actions...