A big ‘thank you” to everyone who participated in the 2013 United Way of Colquitt County Campaign.
United Way plays a very unique and important role in our community. To put it simply, United Way is not about one cause or issue. It is about taking a holistic viewpoint of our community. It is about understanding the gravity and interconnectedness of all the social challenges we face. And it is about empowering a community to work together to build real solutions for today, tomorrow and forever.
The fact is poverty, homelessness, family violence; low graduation and literacy rates truly affect us all. When someone in our community has no shelter or a child at any one of our local schools is going hungry, the strength of our entire community is weakened. There is no doubt, we are all connected.
When you participated in the United Way Campaign this fall, you said ‘yes’ to sharing your time, your talent and your resources in favor of the common good. . . ‘yes’ to working united as a community for the community.
We thank you for your participation in our campaign and the success you afforded us to continue to work to provide solutions for our community issues.
2013 Campaign Chair
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You know that little warning on your rearview mirror that says, “Objects are closer than they appear.” Well, it’s true.
- Rant and Rave for 12/06/13
How did those lame names happen?
I’ve often wondered what process is used to determine the mascot name for a football team. Is there a committee formed to do this? Is it thrown out to the public in the form of a contest to come up with a moniker? Were two drunks in a bar involved?
- Rant and Rave for 12/05/13
In retrospect, tragedy seemingly gains new light
It’s often said that hindsight is 20-20. Many of us have instances in our lives where that thought would have application.
Now comes the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. As you recall, Zimmerman, described by some as a cop wannabe who couldn’t make the grade, killed young Martin. The jury acquitted Zimmerman of homicide charges. Many felt the prosecution was weak.
- Rant and Rave for 12/04/13
Tis’ the season when scammers hone their deeds
It might be the season to be jolly, and we all might hope for peace and goodwill, but the fact is this is also the season for scammers.
- Rant and Rave for 12/03/13
‘Black Friday’: It’s a subset of our capitalism
Someone asked me what the term “Black Friday” meant. Well my understanding is that it means businesses would like to end the year in the “black” as opposed to being in the “red” financially. So they have a big sale.
- Rant and Rave for 11/29/13
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