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It was deathly quiet and still. The sun was slowly dying in the west as it slipped behind the flaming, red horizon, while resting on thin mysterious clouds of pink, blue and gold. Soon, it would be … more
Who has the worst job in America? I don’t have any factual information to back it up, but if I had to throw one out there, I would say the poor souls who have to make a living doing surveys on the … more
The old barn was empty now. The mules, plows and farming implements were long gone. But the feeble, old man sometimes enjoyed climbing up the well-worn steps into the loft and falling asleep on the … more
If you are trying to keep up with the national news right now, it may seem like this country of ours is sort of like that unguided robot vacuum cleaner. You know, the one that slowly moves around the … more

How’s this for unbridled hypocrisy? Fani Willis, who is prosecuting Donald Trump and oth-ers for election fraud, said when running for the job as Fulton County district attorney that she would not … more
Way back yonder in the early days of TV land, there was a very popular game show called What’s My Line. If you remember that, please accept my congratulations. You’re doing well. At the age … more
To: Sgt. Breonna Moffet. Sgt. William Jerome Rivers. Sgt. Kennedy Sanders: I did not know you personally and the likelihood is that our paths might never have crossed. That does not … more
The only travel I experienced during my childhood years was within the limits of Emanuel County except for visiting my grandparents in Lyons and my uncle in Dublin. Yet I knew the state capital was a … more
Last Thursday evening, January 25, a crowd of nearly 200 Emanuel County business folks and visitors from surrounding areas turned out for the 69th annual banquet of the Swainsboro-Emanuel County … more

I saw a poll recently that says Georgians aren’t very interested in learning other languages. I don’t know what your excuse is but I’m still trying to master the language I already have. When I … more
This is about the time when we decided to improve our lifestyle and make some resolution. I am sure you gave the need for change as much thought as I did. So, how far are you along on the path of … more
“Davos” is an annual gathering of the most elite world leaders, corporate captains, super rich industrialists, and most of the incredibly brilliant stars of the academic universe. It’s held in … more
Shades of Laurel and Hardy. When something went awry in one of their slapstick movies Oliver Hardy would declare to hapless Stan Laurel, “This is a fine mess you've gotten us into.” This would … more
One fall day while Sol was doing some errands and I was washing clothes, I heard a loud boom that I thought had to be a gas explosion in our villa neighborhood. I ran to the door, all the while … more

Years ago, Barbara Mandrell had a hit country song “I was country when country wasn’t cool” that resonated with a man everybody called Uncle Shug in Garfield. He went a step further than Miss … more
According to the calendar, we are already two and a half days into our next 584 million mile trip around the sun, zipping along with the rest of our solar system neighbors. It’s a brand-new year, … more
I am so conflicted these days. I haven’t been my usual sharp incisive self. Even the RITNOs (Republicans in Trump’s Name Only) must be wondering why I haven’t jerked their pompous, … more
It’s been more than 20 years since Swainsboro High School won a state football championship. That’s a long time to pursue a dream, but that’s how good football programs rise and rise again. … more
You never know what you are going to discover in the process of churning out columns. And, of course, I have an obligation to share with you any new and exciting developments, hoping that at your … more

After giving thanks for our many blessings and had our fill of turkey and dressing, we turned our wishes onto the magic that will happen on the evening of December 24. Shirley and every other Emanuel … more
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