DISFAVORED RIGHT HAS BRIGHT FUTURE

DISFAVORED RIGHT HAS BRIGHT FUTURE. Early 1980’s – Life of the South PlantationMy father and I were part of a group of hunters riding on the back of a Jeep in the pine woods of south Georgia. As we were taking this long, slow ride, my curiosity (or...

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?. On behalf of the Board, fundraising committee, members, volunteers, and the entire West Georgia Autism Foundation, I would like to thank you for your participation at the Snow Ball.Your financial and other gifts were overwhelming. Checks are...

LIMITATIONS ON PROSECUTION

LIMITATIONS ON PROSECUTION. “Justice delayed is justice denied.” – William E. GladstoneThe above quote by the British legal philosopher in the 1800’s was meant to suggest that when an aggrieved person must wait for a long period of time for...

Replace Resolutions with a Plan

REPLACE RESOLUTIONS WITH A PLAN How many times have we failed after declaring that we will stop or start doing something by way of a New Year’s Resolution? Many. We succeed in education, medicine, business, politics, sports, or whatever we are good at. But, when...

JUSTICE AND JIM WILLIAMS

JUSTICE AND JIM WILLIAMS. Born in the tiny town of Gordon, Ga, in Wilkinson Co, Jim Williams was born with the gift of immense creativity. He would also develop an arrogant anger that he could keep hidden from others most of the time. At age 24, he began his career as...

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41. I was seven years old when I first heard the name of the 41st President of the United States. I was with my grandparents on the deck of Ray’s Mill Pond in Ray City, Ga. I group of men were talking about some wimpy man who Ronald Reagan picked for something...

FAMILY VIOLENCE ESCAPE PLAN

FAMILY VIOLENCE ESCAPE PLAN. Like DUI arrests, arrests for family violence spike during the holidays. These two types of arrests increase this time of year for some of the same reasons; lots of alcohol consumption, antagonistic families getting together for long...

SOBERING FACTS ABOUT HOLIDAY DUIS

SOBERING FACTS ABOUT HOLIDAY DUIS. One of the worst ways to celebrate the holidays is sitting in a jail cell after being arrested forDUI or worse. However, many Georgians will make poor drinking and driving choices betweennow and early January. Even one drink is too...

THE SNOW BALL

THE SNOW BALL. January is my least favorite month. Christmas is over. Days are short. College football’s regular season is finished. There is little to do in the gardens. Perhaps for other reasons, many people put January in the cellar too.However, for one...

FAREWELL JUSTICE HARRIS HINES

FAREWELL JUSTICE HARRIS HINES. September 2013 – Courtroom – Supreme Court of Georgia.On a hot morning, a little more than five years ago, I was standing before the nine justices ready to make an oral argument in a criminal case that the Court chose to hear...