Attention, Newton County mothers and your adult daughters: When you're out and about shopping, picking out spring plants for your garden, or maybe enjoying lunch and a little family gossip, do not be alarmed if you notice me lurking about. I have neither sinister nor larcenous intent.
Spring is here, and after we sailed past Good Friday and the risk of frost, it is now planting time! I've bought seeds and pots and I'm ready to plant something.
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There used to be a scale in front of a store in Social Circle. You could put a penny in the slot by your astrological sign and a little cover would move to reveal your weight and your horoscope.
The Yarbrough Multinational Media and Pest Control Company is pleased to announce the results of the first survey by its new subsidiary, Round or Square Inc., one of the nation's leading opinion research firms located in a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Ga.
In the early polling among Georgia Republicans, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has consistently been leading in the race for governor.
You know something? I've never hit my wife. If we make it to December it'll be 36 years, and I've never hit her. She's hit me a few times, though. Folks who know me are probably nodding in agreement and sharing the sentiment, "Not hard enough!"
Medical malpractice reform must be a part of any meaningful health care reform. It is a place where patients and physicians/hospitals have a common interest.
Starting now and for years to come, many Georgians are going to see increases every month in their electricity and natural gas bills. A few dollars here, a few dollars there, these little increases will add up to very impressive totals for the state's two largest utility firms: $175 million for Atlanta Gas Light and $1.6 billion for the Georgia Power Co.
My son-in-law, Dr. Ted Wansley, teaches at Whitewater High School in Fayette County and coaches the school's cross-country teams. He is also a National Board Certified teacher. Ted got his doctorate at evening classes at Georgia State University while teaching high school during the day. He could have been satisfied with that achievement, but he aspires to be the best at everything he undertakes, so he devoted several more years to earning his National Board ...
Once upon a time, in a land called America, awards were given to people who had actually done something to deserve them. In the good old days the kid who carried the team was named the Most Valuable Player. Nowadays every kid gets a trophy or a plaque proving that he or she was there. This supposedly makes each person feel that they were of value to the team. What it actually does is diminish ...
As a boy of 17, I decided I wanted to be a political reporter. I didn't have time to wait, so I packed up my tape recorder and headed off to the State Capitol to begin my new career. I had called the top radio stations around the state and convinced them that for $20 a week, I could provide them up-to-the-minute news from the state capitol. I had 12 stations and $240 a week was pretty big money in those days.
Times are tough as an increasing number of Newton County residents have either lost their jobs or had their paycheck reduced. This county has not been immune to the recession that all Americans in some form or another have been struggling to overcome. Those who never in their wildest dreams thought they would be in financial straits are having to look for help.
I am having an identity crisis. Identity crises are much more serious than mid-life crises. For the latter, you can buy a toupee or a convertible or visit a tanning salon. If you have an identity crisis, you tend to talk to yourself and people assume you are nuts. I have learned to get around that by putting a walnut in my ear. That way I can fool passersby into thinking I am a hot-shot ...
The telephone book was once a familiar part of everyone's household. Some of the directories were big enough and heavy enough to be used as doorstoppers, but everybody would use them at some point to look up a neighbor's number or just check to make sure the phone company had listed their own name and address correctly. But the white pages directory of residential telephone numbers is another cultural artifact that will soon become obsolete, ...
I've never met those two extraordinarily wise entities, Yuda and Ida. I don't know if they're male, female, young, old, or even if they hail from this world. But for ease of conversation, I'll tag them in the masculine.
For the first time in decades, the number of foreign-born individuals living in the United States declined last year, according to new numbers released by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The drop was small, from 12.6 percent of the U.S. population to 12.5 percent of the population, but it is significant nonetheless. It suggests that not only are fewer people coming here but also some who are already here have decided ...
I spent several years of my life working in the TV news business. As a result, I am an avid watcher of TV news. I never worked anywhere that it snowed, so I never had the opportunity to do one of those first flakes of snow stories that TV stations seem to like.