The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech and protects speech that we might find objectionable.
As we have often reminded the public to protect against COVID-19 by wearing masks, social distancing, regularly washing hands and following all Centers for Disease Control guidelines, we would also remind readers to beware the heat.
On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free.
We are cautious about Facebook for various reasons that include fake names and profiles, deep fake images, falsified information, fabricated stories and just plain old lies.
Summer should be a time for swimming, playing, camping, trips, pursuing interests and fun for youngsters taking a break from the school year ... even during a pandemic.
- UPDATE: Bank VP resigns over offensive Facebook post
- Two billboards inside Valdosta, Ga.
- Kemp extends public health emergency, re-ups COVID-19 restrictions
- LESSR wants more: Teachers request virtual-only school
- Lowndes reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths Friday; SGMC at 69 virus patients
- Lowndes eclipses 3,000 COVID-19 cases Tuesday
- Valdosta State Prison inmates infected with COVID-19
- Lowndes reports COVID-19 death Saturday; SGMC at 71 virus patients
- SGMC reaches new high of 73 COVID-19 patients, 40 new Lowndes virus cases
- 3 inmates, 2 staff injured in south Georgia prison unrest