Do we really want a data center here?

I read quite a bit of hand-wringing into the loss of a Facebook data center. I have a hard time understanding the overwhelming sorrow. It makes me wonder if people even understand what the giant data centers actually do. I have helped design and manage very large data center environments. If we do our job […]

Bikes and cart path speeding

I would also like to add my story about the tunnel under Cameron Trail. My husband and I were in the tunnel when a teenage girl came barreling into the tunnel from the hill, and we thought we were doomed. We didn’t have time to run back or out of the tunnel in order to […]

Life must be respected

In a recent Washington Post column, Ruth Marcus defended the right to kill a child in the womb if it has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She was responding to recent laws or proposals to ban the practice in various states. In so doing, she highlights the moral depravity of the pro-choice position. At one […]

Self-righteous stars sink Oscars

Small wonder at the dismal ratings for Oscar Night! It used to be such a happy occasion when hosted by such as Bob Hope and, more recently, Billy Crystal. Everyone was united in having a good time and celebrating with such outstanding stars as Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Olivia de Havilland, […]

Garlock’s response to ‘muzzle’ letter

Last month in this paper a fellow Vietnam veteran expressed his disagreement with my Jan. 31 column opining that the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick film on the Vietnam War is more propaganda than history. He asked that I be “muzzled.” Really? However much we disagree, we are each entitled to our views. From this particular column […]

Thanks for helping new group

While I am still embracing military families, this year for Christmas I embraced a new group of families that is equally deserving of our support – Grandparents and Kin Raising Children (a 501(c)3 corporation). As a grandmother, I have known the incomparable joy of a grandchild’s love. And as the old joke goes, you love […]

Let students protest without punishing them

Superintendent Joseph Barrow, I wish to thank you very much for your letter of March 7, 2018, with your thoughts, ideas, and specific information about consequences in reference to possible school “walk-outs.” Like you, I have a child in a school in the county. And, just like you, I have the highest concern for the […]

Logical thinking about gun control

Since we have decided somehow that we must be a 50/50 country aka Us against Them, it is impossible to have a reasonable debate on school shootings, gun control, 2nd Amendment or anything else. Almost everyone that has an IQ above room temperature that is not captive to the NRA or the “All guns should […]

Problems remain with 911, trouble ahead in transit

After reading eight pages of allegations regarding the 911 Call Center Director provided by numerous former employees at all levels, the Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to not to have an independent investigation. Obviously, I was disappointed. There were comments that what happened was in the past and we should let it go. The Human […]

School discipline takes hit in Ga. bill

There is a bill in the General Assembly that puts preschool and elementary (up to grade 3) students and teachers at risk. The suspension/expulsion rate for students in preschool through third grade has skyrocketed. Instead of asking why this is happening, our representatives did what legislators do, solve a problem they legislated into existence with […]