Column: School ‘turnaround’ bill – We said no, but they don’t care.

There is an old saying in education: "Those that can, teach. Those that can't, pass laws about teaching." Of course, in the teacher's lounge,...

State Legislators Force GHSA Executive Director To Resign

The Georgia High School Association, the governing body of high school athletics, may have new leadership very soon.  In a surprising move, the GHSA...

Could the Ralston go back to the future?

    Should the Ralston Hotel be razed or saved? Or, could the third tallest building in Columbus be a full-service hotel again? Right now, the Ralston sits...

Who’s the real boss in Columbus?

  Who runs Columbus? Is it our elected mayor? Is it the CEO at Aflac … or TSYS … or Synovus? Is it the City Manager or a...

What Was Columbus’ Turning Point?

Watching fearless white water rafters bouncing down the Chattahoochee River in the shadow of downtown Columbus, it is hard to imagine that this was...

COLUMN: The Agony of Open Records Requests

Over the last 13 months, I've had the privilege of filing Open Records Requests in a dozen city and counties in an effort to...

State Sen. Jack Hill: State Revenues Chugging Along

March revenues came in at a steady 2.2% net gain for the month, exclusive of the new fuel tax revenues which boosted the overall...

Column: Reidsville, You’ve been bamboozled

The drama over the purchase of the Cheney Law Office for the Reidsville City Hall dates back to early September, but it was the...

COLUMN: Mayor Battles Press Over Legality, Councilman Threatens Former State Rep

During the council meeting Tuesday evening (details of that available here), I found that when the mayor arbitrarily admitted he was breaking protocol and...

State Sen. Jack Hill: Wrapping Up the Legislative Session

LEGISLATURE COMPLETES 40 DAY SESSION The House and Senate approved a $21.82 Billion Budget for FY 2016 with only one dissenting vote between the two...