I remember a few months back when my son saw two men kissing. He asked me why they were doing that and I said that it was because it made them happy, just like when mommy and daddy kiss. That was about the impact same-sex relations has on a 7-year-old and, in reality, that is about the exten…

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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?

In this business, much like life, it is easy to come across heroes and villains. Thankfully there are just enough heroes to make it seem like the world is good, though to be a hero, there is usually some sort of uphill battle in life. But through resilience, a hero rises above.

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.”

It was kind of a joke when Loganville Mayor Dan Curry said he needed to watch his back at a recent council meeting.

So a few years back I fulfilled that childhood dream of mine and played firefighter. It was one of those experiences you never forget, and for a group of high school students, it is proving to be a stepping stone like no other. There is something to be said about hands-on training, and the W…

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…

While there is certainly a lot taking place locally on an effort to establish a memorial dedicated to veterans of Walton County, there is another great effort taking place up Highway 20 south of Loganville in Rockdale County that is something that is deserving of some attention.

Well, in case you missed it, campaigning for the 2016 presidential elections got into full swing over the past week or so.

There are a lot of reasons to give pause and reflect on life in April. It is Autism Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Confederate History Month, when we celebrate Arbor Day and pecans, our pets and school library media. Like so many months out of the year, there are a lot of sil…

The cold weather did little to dampen the spirits Friday at the annual Walton County Special Olympics.

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.

Monday marked the annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, whose pen has stoked imaginations for decades. Perhaps one of my favorite quotes, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

To me, one of the best things to support are local students with special needs. For years, volunteering with Special Olympics when I was in school was one of the most rewarding experiences.

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.

There is a strong sentiment that we need to do more to speak to our World War II veterans, to learn from them before the final chapter of their lives is written.

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.

I remember when state Sen. Bill Cowsert was first elected to office. There was a lot of rumbling at the time since re-districting shifted lines and essentially divided the Democrat-leaning Athens area.

Christmas is truly at its best when a child is 2 years old. I look into the eyes of my youngest son and see the happiness each image of Santa Claus brings. He sees presents under the tree but would rather watch “Polar Expess” — as he calls it — for the 17th time this week. He sees the lighti…

Let me first start off by joining others in having a heavy heart with the loss of Bob Guhl. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with him on a handful of occasions, and while his political career ended before my tenure here began, I know firsthand of his passion as a court appointed sp…

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.

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.