Herman Cain seemed to come out of nowhere to make a competitive run for U.S. Senate here in Georgia. He spent time as a front runner during the 2012 Presidential contest. (9-9-9 should get another look). He beat stage IV cancer. He spent a good bit of time behind a radio mic and donating his
In 1965, John Lewis tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama in a march for civil rights. Less than a decade later, Calvin Smyre was elected to represent the citizens of Columbus Georgia. Today, Smyre is the longest serving member of the Georgia House. He honored Congressman Lewis as he lies in
This week’s Courier Herald column: A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column suggesting that the best way we could deal with the great problems and challenges we’re facing was to adopt the 11th commandment and love thy neighbor. It was quite figurative, complete with references to the parable of The Good Samaritan and
I can’t add to the well-deserved paeans to Congressman Lewis but I can share a few memories that hopefully highlight him as a person. Even with the most charitable interpretation I can’t say that I was close to, or truly knew him. I did have several close experiences with Congressman Lewis over a 12-year period.
Axios reports that the next biography from Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will be about Congressman John Lewis. Set to be released in the fall, “His Truth is Marching On” will have an afterword from Cong. Lewis. From the post: Meacham calls it “an appreciative account of the major moments of Lewis’ life in the movement,
A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.
Bob Ott announced at the Cobb County Commission meeting this morning that he will not seek re-election, deciding instead to retire at the end of his term. Ott’s name has been floated for a few other positions including a possible run for County Commission Chairman or even the Mayor of a future City of East
This week’s Courier Herald column: Alfred Jackson “Jay” Powell passed away last week at the too young age of 67. He was perhaps one of the most powerful people in Georgia that you may never have heard of. Powell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008 representing his home county of Mitchell
For our readers that somehow equate Georgia being a “red state” with being bad on the environment, I ask you to compare our coastline to that of the Florida gulf coast. While that’s the easiest comparison to make, the work of preserving Georgia’s environment and open spaces has been decades in the making, and continues
President Carter and his wife Rosalynn both went into the hospital this week and both were released today. Even though he’s 94 and just had hip replacement surgery, President Carter will be teaching Sunday school in three days’ time. I’m 1/3 the man’s age and have 1/3 the energy and joie de vivre as he.