The importance of newspapers is being recognized in Washington. Legislation has been introduced to help protect newspapers from the business tactics of Big Tech companies that often use newspapers’ content without compensation. On June 16, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act was introduced as a bipartisan effort to recognize and protect local newspapers and the journalists who deliver valuable content.
In a year when very little is the way it once ways, where traditions, customs and rituals have had to be rearranged or discarded, we may be wondering just how festive our holiday season will be with a global pandemic continuing to hold sway.
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our state and our communities hard. As your local newspaper, we are working to provide coverage of this pandemic along with the rest of our local news gathering.
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comment that the influence of the Israeli lobby in Washington pushes lawmakers to take a pledge of “allegiance to a foreign country” was bad enough.
Each time an end-of-the-world prophecy is delivered — whether by a self-deluded preacher, a group of politicians or scientists — we are told that we must believe. Never mind how many of their prophecies have been wrong in the past, this time they mean it.
The specific concerns of many residents of unincorporated Henry County, living within the Eagles Landing Country Club community, have been missing from past media coverage and public discussions on the city of Eagles Landing referendum.
Perhaps to some, it is an unlikely friendship but to me it is one I treasure. Nothing pleases me more than the moments of conversation I spent with One Arm, who lives up the road a bit.
Wow, we went from no drama to all drama in the blink of an eye. An embattled President Trump spent the weekend raging in frustration at his inability to control events — and his administration is just in its second month. How will he make it through a year? Let alone four?
It matters that the crowd for the Women’s March on Washington was far bigger than that for President Trump’s inauguration. The new president often boasts of having started a great movement. Let it be the one that was born with Saturday’s massive protests.
The consensus in Israel is that the relationship between the Jewish state and the United States is going to improve in a Trump administration, says former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Zalman Shoval.
Writers and filmmakers have long been creating accounts of various dystopian futures. These days, people can be forgiven if they feel that those fictional futures have crossed over to reality, a depressing case of life imitating art.
The Big Game is approaching and for many of us this will be the ultimate test of our New Year’s resolutions to eat better. Americans throw more parties on Super Bowl Sunday than they do on New Year’s Eve and it is the second biggest food consumption day of the year — just after Thanksgiving.
“There is no more effective way for every voter in Henry County to make a positive contribution to economic development and the quality of life in our community than to vote yes on the upcoming ESPLOST/bond referendum.”
Residents should be proud of these counties and their offerings, and support them through donations or other contributions. It’s common to hear about these organizations during the holidays. Henry and Clayton residents give generously, especially to children, and we applaud that generosity.
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Mental Health in the African American Community, headquartered in Stockbridge, will host its first Mental Health Fair Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Club E located at 3707 Main Street in College Park.
Journalists from Henry, Clayton and surrounding counties, along with their peers from throughout the state, came together for the annual Georgia Press Institute in Athens over the weekend.
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Hampton City Council held its first workshop of the year at 6 p.m. It was followed by its first official organizational meeting at 7 p.m.