Music has always been important to me.
The outpouring of raw hatred and unbridled ignorance that I received in Twitter messages and emails after my recent appearance on the "Dr. Phil Show" had me asking, "What would America be like if these types governed?"
Continuing a long tradition in Newton County 4-H, Will Holder represented Georgia at National 4-H Congress last week.
When the Monastery of the Holy Spirit presents this year's performance of "The Play of Herod," it will mark the end of a 39-year-old tradition. Since 1974, this remarkable production has told the traditional Christmas story through a musical-drama more than 800 years old.
I was preparing to write this column when I learned that South African leader Nelson Mandela had died.
There was a time in professional sports (baseball in particular) that the reporters covering the game as a block refused to report on the bad behavior and even criminal activity that the player-gods engaged in.
The median age in the United States is 37.2.
I have so much t be thankful for. God has continued to bless me throughout the years. This Thanksgiving, I have so much to be grateful for.
Thanksgiving is a day in which we are supposed to set aside our glass-half-empty attitudes and be thankful for everything we have. I t is a day to remember the kindness of our fellows and everything we have been given. Americans trace this holiday back to a time when people depended on each other for survival and communities were close-knit families.
I am thankful for 1000 things but I am only going to tell you 55:: dog, house, dad, mom, table, electronics, food, watermelon, Nana, Poppy, things to do, Lego's, Grammy, Grandaddy, books, TV, candy, zoo, toys, Christmas,a friends, family, plants, the world. Letters, numbers, Easter, Granny, Papaw, time, cake, light, sun, clocks, the army, fish, animals, guns, brothers, my sister, grass, trees, worms, fire, jumping, playing, superheroes, ducktape, sharks, abc's, GOD, 7, sky, outside, and ...
The Social Circle varsity wrestling team placed third at The Parkview Tough Thanksgiving Duals at Parkview High School last week.
December is the month to share joy. It appears to be the only month when people of all religions and beliefs practice kindness toward their fellow men.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army are preparing to host their 15th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., Dec. 14 at the Covington Kmart. The cost to participate is $20, or one new, unwrapped toy per bike.
The following is my syndicated column that appeared May 27, 2003. It is more correct today than at the time I wrote it. See for yourself.
Hot weather will continue through the week for Covington residents. The maximum temperature average for this past weekend was around 90 degrees, and this week should get even hotter. Right now the weather is mostly sunny at about 90 degrees. The high is set to reach 95 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. The average high for early June is about 80 degrees. Wednesday is expected to be even hotter and brighter. The ...
Newton County honored its fallen heroes with two Memorial Day observations on Monday. On the Square downtown, names of Newton County residents who had died in service were read in an observance staged by American Legion Post 32. Former state Sen. John Douglas was the keynote speaker, focusing on honoring Viet Nam war veterans. A wreath was placed on the square at the war memorial. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2938 held a service at Lawnwood Cemetery to ...
Dear Sirs: I am writing to thank the people of Covington for the assistance and hospitality that they provided to my family (my brother Loyd Jarman, myself, Lowell Jarman, and my wife Janis) during a recent visit, just prior to Easter.
1 Timothy 4:12 "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." (NIV)
Social Circle is prepared to allocate its $3.1 million share of Walton County's proposed $60 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
"When a rural community with a large base of farm and forestland begins to convert that land into residential development, either as a planned growth strategy or due to market forces and a lack of growth control measures, the local government is virtually guaranteed to head down a path of deteriorating financial stability and increasing local property tax rates."
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for north central Newton County and central Walton County until 7:15 p.m.
1 Peter 3:15b-16 "And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ."
In my last column I discussed the reality of radar and how limited local police are when it comes to speed enforcement. I have had many people stop me and thank me for that insight as most people had no idea that local police are so restricted.
It was a training session offered by a statewide governmental association to teach local elected officials how to be better public speakers. As the story was told to me, the instructor began with this advice: "Arrive early for a speech in order to check out the venue, the lighting, the microphone and sound system and, if needed, the laptop for a Power Point presentation. Bring your computer disc or thumb drive and make sure everything works."
It's a great weekend to get out and about, with forecasters calling for bountiful sunshine and summerlike high temperatures.
Talk about a smart phone. This one called police as its owner, now a drug suspect in jail, was involved in an alleged illegal transaction. Hall County 911 got a call about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but when the operator answered, no one was on the other end of the line.
Dear Sirs: What's the old saying... "When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is stop digging!
Dear Sirs: About bottled drinking water with its high levels of BPA: (May 15 Page 2A, Mama Bee's Frugal Living tip of the Week), who would want to research each bottle he purchases at the grocery store? Why not go one time, find the water without BPA and petition for the FDA to show the BPA (contains BPA) on all water containers with the chemical in them? Then everyone could buy water knowing its BPA levels.
UPDATE: Traffic is flowing on I-20 near Turner Hill Road. -------------------------------- (May 19, 12:09 p.m.)Traffic on Interstate-20 eastbound is reportedly backed up near the Turner Hill Road exit, as of 11:40 a.m. An incident there was moved to the right shoulder and cleared before 10:30 a.m., according to Ga. DOT's Navigator website.