Daily Archives: September 28, 2020

Voices

The Weight of Herstory is Upon US

By Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent I found out from a text from my daughter. “RBG is dead,” it read, “We are f*ck3d.” The news fell on me like a great weight, pressing me down. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pioneer, women’s ...
Featured

Election season in Chatham has begun!

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Chatham County residents are some of the most politically active in the state with election season occasionally resembling an old fashioned demolition derby. Each election cycle, Chatham County ranks near the top for turnout percentage ...
News

Chatham County attorney Todd Roper appointed to fill Judge Buckner’s ...

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Todd Roper could be working at the fiberglass plant in Snellville, GA right now. But in early September, N.C. Governor Roy announced Roper, 30-year resident and attorney in Chatham County, was appointed to fill the ...
News

Chatham County approves updated Housing Trust Fund

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent The Chatham County Board of Commissioners’ focus on affordable continued during its Aug. 17 meeting with the passage of an updated Housing Trust Fund. The board had previously voted to appropriate $200,000 to the fund ...
News

An Agenda to Contain Mass Shooting/Mass Violence in America

by Aqueil Ahmad The United States is a rich and advanced industrial society. Yet we have the highest murder rate and the most frequent incidence of mass murders among most nations. Last year’s data are illustrative. Our normal response to ...
Business and Finance

What are financial trusts and are they right for you?

Prepared by Broadridge Investor Solutions on behalf of Nicole Robertson, Senior Vice President at Opus Financial Advisors Whether you’re seeking to manage your own assets, control how your assets are distributed after your death, or plan for incapacity, trusts can ...
Arts & Culture

Haunted Hills Terror Drive

Chatham County Line Staff A new Halloween experience is coming to the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Silk Hope. The project was the idea of Christie Cooke and her husband, Dennis DeFrancesco, owners of Art of Motion Events, a ...
Voices

Needless Suffering and Death

by Alirio Estevez “I just ask my Lord that other people’s pain may never be indifferent to me.” This line from an inspiring song by renowned Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa is tumbling around my head nowadays. People all over ...
Arts & Culture

The Success Question: Writing and Publishing in the 2020s (Part ...

by Michele Tracy Berger What makes a successful writer today? That’s a tough question and it depends on who you ask and what metric you use. As a Gen-Xer, when I was growing up, writers held a mysterious allure. On ...
Arts & Culture

Caring Too Much—Compassion Fatigue

By Valerie Broadway Over the years, I’ve heard about animal rescuers who could no longer cope with the seemingly never ending cases of abuse and neglect. When faced with the enormity of the problem, their sadness, frustration, and even guilt ...