On June 8, the state sold $1.37 billion (net $1.026 billion) in bonds for projects around the state. The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission approved the bids and handled the sale. The state has so consistently done well selling bonds and maintaining its AAA bond rating from all three underwriters that we may take this success for granted, but that would be far from the truth.
I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in their way by politicians, bureaucrats, special interest groups, ideologues, social experimenters and assorted other navel-gazers - none of whom could carry their book bag. They sure don't do it for the financial reward. That, we save for semi-articulate professional athletes and Hollywood liberals who earn obscene amounts of money pretending to be someone else.
Q: Our 12-year-old has a smart phone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them and texting is how they communicate. I don't think, under the circumstances, that making him be the "odd man out" socially is a good idea.
There are two Bibles that sit, always untouched, on the fireplace mantle in our living room. They are delicate and old, yellowed pages are falling from them, the black tabs denoting the different books mostly gone.
Leonorian Neidlinger was born to Frances Melissa Shearouse Neidlinger in Effingham County, on April 4, 1865. His father, Edwin Samuel Shadrack Neidlinger, died in the Civil War on March 12, 1865, less than a month before his birth.
June 22, 2016|
By Susan Exley
|Echoes of Effingham
4-H Teen Leaders serve as mentors and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By participating in the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training, 4-H'ers began their journey as a teen leader for Effingham 4-H. 4-H'ers participated in interactive hands-on sessions and learned the in's and out's of being an "official" Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader. Participants receiving their certifications were: Zaniya Brown, Justin Hayes, Marina Herten, Emily Jarriel, Payton Mercer, Owen Mercer, Ben Mincey, Laura Grace Molina, Macy Morgan, Skylar Morgan, April Moss, Reese Powell, Luke Roe, Emilie Rowland, and Jordyn Serrano.
The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 251st Commencement exercises on May 6 and 7 at the McCamish Pavilion.
For the first week of the summer, there will be record temperatures throughout much of the West and southwestern United States, affecting more than 30 million Americans with temperatures that could reach close to 121 degrees.
June 22, 2016|