This woman named Erin spoke at the Loganville’s special meeting last Thursday’s morning. After hearing a report from real estate consultants Haddow & Co., she asked why Loganville couldn’t develop its downtown the way Monroe has.

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Social Circle and Monroe are opening doors for young entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own businesses and allowing them the chance to get their feet wet.

After reading Visions and the 2017 winners of top awards, who do you think needs to be recognized next year? It's never too soon to let us know.

If you can manage to only drive into Loganville between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m., you’re fine; other than that, plan on sitting in traffic and waiting at light after light.

The Engine Room in Monroe was packed out Friday night, not for a wedding rehearsal dinner but for something maybe even more important. Instead NG3, an organization dedicated to building character in student-athletes, had its Faith in Sports banquet and auction.

ATLANTA — On Monday, March 13, my House colleagues and I resumed our legislative business on Capitol Hill for the 10th week of the 2017 legislative session.

After a fire, Hancock County has restored its courthouse, a building which would give Walton County residents cause for a double-take.

As director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, my goal is to build a better future for this state by developing the best child welfare agency in the world. It is a lofty goal, but it is equally worthy: One in five Georgians will come into contact with our agency over th…

Why can we not just simply let a tragedy be a moment for reflection and prayer instead of a race to see who can put their foot in their mouth the fastest?

When we reported on Mike Cash’s first dust up with the Georgia Department of Revenue a decade ago, I had a lot of folks in town take issue with our coverage.

In case you have not had access to any media outlet over the past week, let me share with you the predicament Officer Eric Casebolt of McKinney, Texas, finds himself in. Officer Casebolt responded to a call at a middle-class subdivision just outside Dallas to investigate reported teens jumpi…

The May 24 edition of The Walton Tribune showed the results of the previous week’s poll concerning the House of Representative’s vote to prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. There is a lot more that could be said about this bill and its exceptions, but in this article I will …

There are times when you can just tell politicians are at odds. And that was the case Monday night as Mayor Dan Curry noted the Loganville leaders were airing out their “dirty laundry.”

Growing up as a military child is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when it comes time to find a place to stay after retirement. For my family that place was Walton County. My family, consisting of my mother, Amy, my father, Michael, and my younger sister, Lindi, moved to Georgi…

This weekend millions of Americans will attend backyard barbecues. Perhaps take a trip to the beach or maybe enjoy some tent camping at one of our many state parks. The vast majority of these people know the reason they are allowed to enjoy an extended weekend each year somewhere near the en…

Where to begin with discussing the problems in Baltimore as related to the Freddie Gray case? Let’s start with the mayor, the same woman who publicly declared that protestors would be given “room to destroy” as part of their protests. This week, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake reque…

Ben Malcom left the confines of Walton County for North Georgia College, coming out as a lieutenant and then sent to South Korea. He was one of the first Green Berets before they even had green berets, earned a Silver Star and probably has a few stories he could tell you while working with t…

I promise this will be the last time I write about a bill passed by our Georgia legislature this year. Maybe. Although there are several more worthy of greater scrutiny I will let the matter rest after we discuss House Bill 91. Ready? Here we go.

On Thursday, April 2, the House and Senate completed the 40th and final legislative day. This last day of session is known as Sine Die, a Latin term meaning “without assigning a day for further meeting.” Being the final day of the legislative session, we worked late into the night to pass im…

When I am asked to teach an Internet safety class for parents and care-givers, I have to let the audience in on a dirty little secret: it is not a matter of “if” your child will see pornography — it is only a matter of when. Every time I expose that secret, no matter what church, school or b…

This week marks the annual celebration of Sunshine Laws across the U.S., a measure where we can all gather in knowing that there are rules that allow us to know what is going on in our government, even when they do their best to hide something.

Let me first say this: I love youth sports. It develops young men and women in so many ways, ways that might otherwise be missed by parents and teachers. Do you know what can be life-changing for a young person? Being held accountable by someone other than a parent or teacher for the first t…

On Feb. 2 we returned to the Gold Dome for another important and busy week. My colleagues and I spent much of our time in committee and subcommittee meetings to review various pieces of legislation that have been introduced in the House. Chief Justice Hugh Thompson also delivered the annual …

Over the course of the last few years, I’ve been a bit of a nomad. I’ve lived in four cities in four years, moving for everything from school to internships, a job and, ultimately, for opportunities that I didn’t really have in my hometown.

As I write this sitting at my desk at the Walton County 4-H, the rain is coming down outside, the temperature has barely broken 40 degrees and all I can think about is Summer 4-H Camp. The weather and the groundhog may still be calling for more winter weather, but now is the perfect time to …

During the second week of the Georgia General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session, the House and Senate appropriations committees held a series of joint budget hearings. We began the important task of reviewing the governor’s budget recommendations and creating legislation that will direct t…

As I sat across the table from Sam and April Scarborough last week, it was not hard to see how difficult it was for them to walk away.

I am not a big Facebook fan, as I post sporadically at best on my own personal page and probably spend more time on the page we have for the Tribune.

It is amazing how we scurry about here in the newsroom ahead of a holiday, trying to get ahead of things just enough to be able to take some much-needed time off.

Like so many young people, Melissa Coles wasn’t sure what she was going to study in college after she graduated as the valedictorian at Loganville High School in 2007.

The issue of medical marijuana is making headway in Georgia with the recent approval of the state House Health and Human Services Committee. It is expected to be up for a vote this week by the full state House of Representatives.

The fourth week of the 2013 legislative session proved to be an important week under the Gold Dome. Committees met to consider legislation, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein delivered the State of the Judiciary Address and we ended the week by approving the Amended Fiscal Ye…

During the first week of the General Assembly’s 2013 legislative session, Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address and presented his amended budget for the fiscal year 2013 and the full budget for fiscal year 2014. The state House and Senate appropriations committees have be…

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