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Newcomers should have to shoulder impact fees

Impact fees should be levied for the purpose of financing all of the expansion of infrastructure required to accommodate people moving into a municipality.

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It’s never too late to talk about tardiness

Are you an on-time person or a late one?

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The renegades took their business seriously

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was specific on what he ...

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Ashway: Are the Braves repeating mistakes of the past?

Remember Tony Brizzolara?

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Road rage, lack of respect worrisome

First of all, I was raised in Cumming, and my husband and I love our county.

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School buses without AC just unacceptable

My elementary school-aged boys just got off the bus drenched in sweat. This is not the first time and won't be the last time ...

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Decision takes some of the fun out of toys

One of the big box retail chains recently decided to remove labeling for “girl” toys and “boy” toys so as not to offend anybody. The ...

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Pay attention to the names on the wall

On a day that I was visiting someone in a nursing home, angels, disguised as caregivers, came in and requested that I step out while ...

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Ashway: After Sunday, a new Big Three in golf has emerged

Let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation of professional golfers.

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My life as a child in TV commercials

My life as a child in TV commercials

One of my good friends recently asked if there was anything readers may not know about me. She said this jokingly because I tend to ...

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Teaching Tink the ways Mama would do things

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental, but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor ...

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Ashway: Frank Gifford was a true Giant

Frank Gifford, who died Sunday of natural causes a week before his 85th birthday, did as much as anyone to transform professional football into today ...

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Family grateful to many during its time of loss

The family of Jeremy Shawn "Bongo" Carnes would like to take this opportunity to thank a few people for their kindness during our time of ...

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Setting the table for family dinners

Does your family eat dinner together and, perhaps more to the point, do you think it matters?

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There are stories to be told all around us

A few years back, I was interviewing Celia Rivenbark, a noted Southern humorist and a friend of mine, on public radio. We were in a ...

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Ashway: Should we trust John Hart after trading Alex Wood?

Should we trust John Hart?

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Let’s help put an end to human trafficking

On July 28, Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks 188 countries on their efforts to combat human ...

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Ashway: You might be trading a Hall of Famer

Interesting how baseball kicked off Trading Deadline Week, which now seems to have evolved into its own media event.  Baseball chose to begin this exciting ...

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Ashway: Translating all the coachspeak at SEC Media Days

The countdown begins!

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City of Sharon Springs would be a distraction

I am opposed to forming the city of Sharon Springs in south Forsyth County. There is no doubt about this in the minds of my ...

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Removal of flag stirs reader's pride in this country

The Confederate flag was just removed with dignity from the statehouse grounds in South Carolina. This again reminded me of the diversity and love that ...

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Let principal parties settle Mideast conflict

Sunni, Shi'a, Kurds, Isis, Hezbollah, al-Qaida and Houthis. It's difficult to differentiate the players, but the common thread is they are all sects ...

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Ashway: Recapping baseball's wild, craft first half

Another wild and crazy first half of the baseball season!

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State should clear up stiff tax penalty

Dear Editor,

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Voters should decide what’s law of the land

Two weeks ago was one of the most terrible weeks, that is, the laws that were passed by our Supreme Court.

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Ashway: Add Carli Lloyd to the all-timers list

She’s on the list.

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Electric vehicle owner finds new tax unfair

I recently bought an all-electric vehicle. The new annual state electric vehicle tax is unfair to most EV owners.

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