• Charles Oliver: School officials decide x + y = 15 points

    The Montgomery County, Md., school system mailed out its final report cards for the year three days late because officials decided to recalculate final exam grades for algebra 1.

    July 1, 2014

  • A welcoming attitude

    The world, or at least that part of it that helps groups plan their conventions, learned something that people in northwest Georgia have known for a long time: Dalton is a friendly, welcoming city.

    June 30, 2014

  • Increasing focus on the divine

    Most Americans have a vague notion about the happenings of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    June 30, 2014

  • No surprise, soccer gaining popularity here

    We’ve seen the sights of big crowds in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and other places watching the United States men’s national soccer team in the World Cup.

    June 29, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Jerry Henderson

    “Little piece of dynamite.” “Behind-the-scenes superstar.” “Volunteer magnet.”
    Not many people have the distinction of being linked with such stellar descriptions. But Freda Stephenson, development director for the local Alzheimer’s Association, didn’t hesitate to identify Jerry Henderson as all three.

    June 27, 2014

  • Play it safe for the Fourth

    The Fourth of July will be here in one week as America celebrates its founding with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

    June 26, 2014

  • A welcome ranking, but plenty more to do

    Georgia got a bit of welcome, and frankly unexpected, good news earlier this week.

    June 25, 2014

  • Remember the runoffs

    We asked earlier this year, following the May 20 primaries, that voters not forget the runoffs that resulted from the results that day, and that is still important.

    June 24, 2014

  • Mark Millican: Prognosticator says GOP will not win U.S. Senate

    The raucous cheering you just heard is Democrats reading that headline.
    The increase of heat in the room is the rising of Republicans’ blood pressure by doing the same.

    June 24, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Police officer found guilty in shooting

    A jury has found former District Heights, Md., police officer Johnnie Riley guilty of first- and second-degree assault for shooting Calvin Kyle in the back.

    June 24, 2014