AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – MORE POLITICAL TURMOIL IN THE UK

07
Nov
I must admit to being very concerned about political happenings in the land of my birth. The latest development in the Brexit saga has led to further delays and the calling of an early general election for December 12th.  As is the law in the UK, a bill to hold a general election has to receive ‘Royal Assent’, the largely ceremonial signature of the Queen, then once this happens, parliament is dismissed and campaigning begins. Brexit pressures have led to turmoil in the pattern of general elections in the UK.  When the fixed-term Parliament Act was passed in 2011...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – NEWSPAPERS – HERE AND THERE – THEN AND NOW

24
Oct
Regular readers of this column will realize that I am a huge fan of newspapers and a big supporter of the independent media.  Personally, I still love the thrill of opening a crisp printed newspaper and devouring its contents.  Of course, digital/online consumption of the independent media is an increasing and necessary trend and naturally I embrace this as a public relations professional.  It is exciting to see videos and a gallery of images when reading news and features online, and for me the source must be an independent and respected media organization. One of my greatest fears for...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – FIREFIGHTERS!

12
Sep
Having just lived through the stress and near miss of hurricane Dorian, and in light of yesterday’s sobering anniversary - 18 years since 9/11 - I am feeling very thankful for the emergency services.   I must give a big shout out to Chief Freddy Howell and his team atBryan County Emergency Services for all they do to keep over 38,000 residents in our region safe, and for being so prepared for when we are under threat from natural or other disasters. Freddy’s responsibilities here in Bryan County include firefighters, and did you know that our EMS team provide a...