One of the perks of getting out of the newspaper biz (see Part I) is that I hope to pay less attention to politics. I really do love this place, the beautiful countryside and the basic sweetness of the people who live here; but it’s easier to keep the love flowing when...

My darlings, I am shortly to leave you!

These years I’ve run The Planet will always be four of my faves, and I have no regrets, but I am closing up shop shortly after the primary election next week. There’s no fast-and-hard date—I want to finish at least one feature I’v...

This is a letter to the editor from Georgia statehouse candidate Vikki Mills claiming endorsement from the Georgia Right to Life PAC. The Georgia Right to Life PAC has no association with the national Right to Life, whose state affiliate is Georgia Life Alliance.

Dear F...

Editor's Note: This is a letter to the editor from John Deffenbaugh, who served several terms as Dade's district rep in the Georgia House of Representatives and is currently a candidate for the same position.

I would like to examine the role of the Representative in the...

Editor's note:  The following is an open letter from Dade District 2 Commissioner Phillip Hartline.


 May 16, 2020
 
Dear Citizens of Dade County and Northwest Georgia, 
 

I will be endorsing ​Colton Moore for State Senate​. Colton isn’t afraid to challenge political pow...

Editor's Note: This is an open letter from Connie Ward, who is opening a new Thursday farmers market on Lookout Mountain.

The idea of an open market started last year as my sweet neighbor kept offering extra produce from his garden as I was trying to give my extras away...

Editor's note: This is an open letter from Dist. 1 Georgia statehouse candidate Vikki Mills. The Planet, which by no means endorses or condones any of these messages, invites other candidates to share theirs in this space.

Dear Friends,

Today I am proud to announce tha...

Bulletin: The NRA on May 7 sent Ms. Mills a letter announcing that its endorsement of her was "an administrative error" and it had meant to endorse her opponent, John Deffenbaugh, instead. She retains her "AQ rating" denoting that NRA approves of the pro-gun stance she...

Dade County is now up to 16 COVID-19 cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Report. So far, there has been just one death here from the virus, and in a place this size it wasn't that hard to figure out who the victim was by reading the...

Editor's Note: This is an open letter from Vikki Mills, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Georgia State House District 1.

Dear Friends,


Today I am calling on Governor Kemp to reopen the Georgia economy as soon as possible. The damage wrought by the shutdown...

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