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In these days of discontent and destruction, hate and harangue, we could really use Roy Rogers. And Trigger, his Golden Palomino. Dale Evans and Bullet the Wonder Dog. Not to mention the Sons of the … more
I could tell by the way the phone jumped straight up when it rang who was on the line. It could be none other than Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter Skates Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair, located … more
Answer: Wireshark is a program that allows people to watch and analyze network traffic. More specifically, it is a free, open-source program cybersecurity folks use to analyze the traffic going … more
As Dad got older, he often asked me to take him back to the old homeplace just outside the city limits of Garfield. He never complained about his new life in Swainsboro, but he began to have a strong … more

In the month of Independence Day after writing about past celebrations, I had to follow up with remembrance of a patriot who honored the flag and went into battle for the country he loved. Readers … more
Has it really have been 24 years since the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games? Sunday will mark 8,766 days since that dramatic night when Muhammed Ali, hands shaking with palsy, lit the cauldron … more
There are many things we have learned from COVID-19. One is how important it is to wash our hands and to wash them frequently. Not washing our hands leads to the spread of germs. Keeping our homes … more
The scene: A grocery store aisle, one-way, 6 feet from another human being, masked and looking for any available paper products since toilet tissue seems to be as rare as a singing frog these days. … more
Sorry to disappoint you football fans, but I’m not talking about the XFL started this year. No, there’s something better—I freely admit the word “better” is used … more

Answer: Traditionally, computer users had larger systems called servers that organizations used to do most of most of their work on. These servers were also the place data was stored. The physical … more
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” — Miles Davis When school was out, feet were bare, tomatoes red and ripe, and trees were hanging with peaches, we celebrated the prime … more
Last Friday, June 26, we adjourned the Legislative Session Sine Die which ends the biennial legislative session. Sine Die is a Latin term literally meaning “No More Days”. This was the … more
In 1984 when former Vice President Walter Mondale was running for president, he said something during the campaign he wished he had not said and later tried to correct his mistake. I don’t remember the details, but I do remember ABC’s Peter … more
This column must start with a spoiler alert. I always try to select subjects to share with my hometown readers that are nostalgic and hopefully amusing. This is a time when we must be afraid and careful. Activities are cancelled and grocery shelves … more

It’s been more than a week and I’m still confused every morning when I hear my iPhone sound ESPN’s infamous tune. What notifications could the sports media conglomerate possibly be sending me when the world is void of all sports? Nonetheless, … more
Family & Consumer Sciences agent for Emanuel and Candler counties The expanding global outbreak of respiratory infections due to a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a pandemic. Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly … more
I have a special affinity for underdogs. Maybe that’s because I have been one myself. So my interest was piqued when I heard that a political novice from Baxley (pop. 4,400) by the name of Dr. Kandiss Taylor is running for the United States Senate … more
Cherokee roses bloomed profusely on the old fences at Garfield Grammar School. If that weren’t enough, brown thrasher birds were plentiful on campus. The two were Georgia’s state flower and state bird. How could a small school be so blessed? We … more
During the years I have been able to publish my columns in the Blade, I have only labeled one subject as a “Legend”. (In case you do not remember, that was Melvie Stephens.) A lasting legend is a story handed down from the past. Some are … more

Major League sports suspended play, schools and universities closed, and President Trump declared a national emergency. As if this was not enough to cause panic, … more
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