Archive for February, 2016

Profitable justice: For whom?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

mikereynoldsStatues of Justice found in courthouses hold a balance scale in her left hand and a sword in her right. She is sometimes depicted wearing a blindfold representing equality of persons before the law. I have never seen her with a purse at her waist.

However, in Georgia she should display the corporate logos of Providence Probation Services, Supervision Services, Sentinel Offender Services, and 30 other private companies employed by 600 municipal courts to perform a public service at no cost to taxpayers. (more…)

Come celebrate Rome’s diversity

Monday, February 15th, 2016

ken fullerAfter more than 42 years as a member of the Rome Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, I am still able to say that the law has given far more to me and my family than I could have imagined when my career first began. I have been privileged to work alongside the best lawyers ever to pick up a legal pad, right here in Rome, Georgia, and have been afforded a standard of living by this community that has educated my children, providing them a foundation for the future that has seen them become great parents and citizens of this community. (more…)

Do the right thing and good things will follow

Monday, February 8th, 2016

buddy childersOften times when you do the right thing, good things will follow.

In 1967, my childhood friend Wally Brown and I decided to manage the Jaycees’ Little League baseball team. After a losing streak in the previous year, we were asked to help choose which kids would play in that year’s season.

Local children would demonstrate their baseball skills in front of the coaches, and then we would get the final say-so on whether or not they were accepted. We were given the first pick of kids trying out for the North Rome league, and an opportunity to change their young lives for the better. (more…)

Is climate change for real? Whom to believe?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

rex hussmann“Many alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem, because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been no significant warming.” — Ted Cruz, 3/17/15

“Climatologists, like other scientists, tend to be a stolid group. We are not given to theatrical rantings about falling skies…Why then are climatologists speaking out about the dangers of global warming? The answer is that virtually all of us are now convinced that global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization.” — Lonnie G. Thompson, Ohio State University, 2010 (more…)

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