Opinion

Youth sports have been a joy

Being somewhat of a sports nut, when I found out almost nine years ago that I would be the father of a son, visions of ... Read more

Be mindful with perceptions

Dear Editor, I read an opinion article in Saturday’s paper written by Ashley Johnson that troubled me. The article began by referring to a woman’s ... Read more

This year’s Primary Election is important for voters

If you chose to vote during the early voting period that ended yesterday, thank you.  Thank you for taking seriously one of most important obligations ... Read more

SPLOST helps in every aspect

If you are a resident of Decatur County, whether you live in one of the incorporated municipalities of our county, the suburb of a municipality ... Read more

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  3. Talking politics and watching out for the spinach
  4. There are 57 ways to be a brother
  5. Parents needed to help close the gap in schools
  6. Thanks to elected officials
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Dan Ponder

The sound of laughter of old friends

I can close my eyes and identify all seven women just by their laughter.  They are seven friends who met while attending the same school, Randolph ... Read more

Lynn Roberts

President Harry Truman’s unbelievable trip home

As I begin this column with the statement “America sure has changed” I would expect someone to be as sarcastic as I could be. “Tell ... Read more

Dick Yarbrough

Taxpayers on the hook for mishandled ethics probe of Gov. Deal

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Why no attention on the superintendent?

Dear Editor,  With all the media attention given to our City Manager’s water bill and the County Commissioners on again off again contracts, why has ... Read more

A dream of a No Kill Shelter

In 1984, a group of people had a dream. There were about a dozen of them — just folks like you and me. They imagined ... Read more

Not pleased with local government

Mr. Findley, I’d like to compliment and say thank you to the coverage you and The Post-Searchlight have given the performance, or lack thereof, of ... Read more

Be mindful with perceptions

Dear Editor, I read an opinion article in Saturday’s paper written by Ashley Johnson that troubled me. The article began by referring to a woman’s ... Read more

SPLOST helps in every aspect

If you are a resident of Decatur County, whether you live in one of the incorporated municipalities of our county, the suburb of a municipality ... Read more


Editorials

Decatur County does not need to pay legal fees

Tuesday’s county commission meeting saw the board unanimously vote to pay all legal fees for three of the indicted Decatur County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The ... Read more

Decatur County attorney’s contract raises questions on legality

Questions have arisen concerning the legality of the terms of the contract executed between the Decatur County Board of Commissioners and the county attorney, Brown ... Read more

Too many car accidents are occurring

It’s a busy time of year with the summer in full swing. People are traveling everywhere, distances long and short, to work, meet with friends ... Read more

Hurricane season requires preparation this summer

The coming months are sure to bring a large amount of rain and thunderstorms. This time of year is what is known as hurricane season ... Read more

Practice safety during June for National Safety Month

The month of June is popular for many things, especially weddings. But June is also National Safety Month, a four-week campaign by the National Safety ... Read more