: Opinion

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard


Latest News

Column Extra: Things we fear from A to Z

What are the strange and wonderful things we’re afraid of in this world? Our advertising representative here at the Standard Journal Todd Britt sent along this list of phobias to me as I was getting this week’s column ready.

  • icon Posted: October 23

More From Latest News

Recent Headlines

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Column: Ebola just another viral boogeyman
Posted: October 08, 2014

Get our your gas masks and plastic sheeting, because another round of horrible disease has finally made it to the United States.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Column: One last prize from the Polk Co. Fair
Posted: October 01, 2014

It was the last night of the Polk County Fair, and I brought my girlfriend Jess and her family along for a few hours of fun. I wanted to have a chance to enjoy some rides, some deep fried food and spend a few moments with those I love while working.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Letter to the Editor: Lakeview residents appreciates help from Polk County Public Works
Posted: September 27, 2014

I’d like to thank the Polk County Public Works Department employees for the excellent job they did for us Lakeview residents after the storm that hit here on August 30.

Friday 09/26/2014
Letter to the Editor: Hubbard explains ‘no’ vote on old hospital
Posted: September 26, 2014

Anyone that knows me, from my younger days to my college days, knows that I would always come back to the City of Cedartown. I was born and raised here, I work here, I play here, I am involved here— and have no intentions of ever leaving the place that I proudly call my hometown.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Keeping Faith in the Republic
Posted: September 25, 2014

Two hundred twenty-seven years ago, thirty-nine men crafted the governing document for our great nation. Meeting in a stuffy room in Philadelphia, they set out the foundation for how our country functions as a collection of sovereign states.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Column: Changing technology key to future of education
Posted: September 24, 2014

A few years back I was on the phone with my Aunt Lori, chatting about the daily whims of life, and we got to talking about one of our favorite subjects: education.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Georgia tailback Nick Chubb undergoes surgery
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 9:53 am

Athens — Georgia is expected to be without Nick Chubb for Saturday’s game against Troy and possibly longer after the freshman tailback underwent surgery on Monday.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Column: Fairs are for funnel cakes and fun
Posted: September 10, 2014

Ladies and gentleman of Polk County, I have a confession to make. I have a monkey on my back I can’t seem to shake no matter what I do. It controls my every move, and without it I would be a blubbering baby hiding in the corner when I wake every morning.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
Column: Gun control a false premise
Posted: September 03, 2014

A story: a man tries to show a 9-year-old girl how to use a sub machine gun on a firing range. Girl shoots and kills instructor. Everyone is horrified.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Column: Point cameras, not guns
Posted: August 28, 2014

While the rest of our nation is dumping buckets of ice water on themselves and drafting for fantasy football, the people of Ferguson, Mo. have been occupied by an army of militarized police.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Column: Holidays start too soon
Posted: August 27, 2014

Christmas comes but once a year, but it sure does seem to start earlier every year.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Column: Challenge - Real cures needed, not just pills
Posted: August 20, 2014

I have always been a big fan of television. Besides books, finding a fantastic show is one of my favorite past times. These days, I find Netflix is the best purveyor of great new series. (I’ll suggest some good shows to check out at the end of the column.)

Thursday 08/14/2014
Letter to the Editor for the Aug. 13, 2014 edition of the Polk County Standard Journal
Posted: August 14, 2014

This week, Atlanta played host to a two-day attended by concerned citizens from across the South, descending on the city from places as far away as Kentucky to hear about new Federal regulations aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. It’s yet another one of President Obama’s overreaching executive orders, this time being executed by the EPA.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Column: Feeling of grief and hope follows tragedies
Posted: August 13, 2014

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” or so Charles Dickens said to open the classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Gosh dang. what is wrong with a Southern accent?
Posted: August 12, 2014

I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?

Friday 08/08/2014
Letter to the Editor: Chuck Morris thanks voters, volunteers
Posted: August 08, 2014

I am writing to thank the citizens of Polk and Haralson counties for their participation in our election and to congratulate the Honorable Meng Lim, our next Superior Court Judge, on his hard-earned victory. I look forward to trying cases before Judge Lim. He has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic throughout the campaign, and I am certain that this will be reflected in his service and devotion to his judicial office.

Thursday 08/07/2014
Column: Why is the government so afraid of the internet?
Posted: August 07, 2014

It is the right and the responsibility of American citizens to keep our government in check. The constitution and the bill of rights were written to limit the power of a centralized government, to keep it from becoming a distant, power-hungry, authoritarian regime like the one the colonists fought against in 1776.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Column: A century-old war that changed the world
Posted: August 06, 2014

I love to read about history. Whether it be Shelby Foote’s three-volume doorstop on the history of the Civil War, or Charles C. Mann’s two books on North America and the world prior to and after Columbus sailed blindly onto the shores of Hispanola (“1491” and “1493”,) I soak up every topic. My brain is a dry sponge being held under the faucet.

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Column: Want to reduce stress? Find a purpose in life
Posted: July 30, 2014

On the way to work this past Monday morning, I was listening to NPR for lack of an audiobook I haven’t heard a million times, and listened to an interesting story.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Column: Marketing matters for Polk’s future
Posted: July 23, 2014

When I was still young, probably around five or six years old, my dad decided to get the family a pot bellied pig. So after some brief searching, my dad came across a lady that had a brand new litter of piglets looking for owners.

Online poll


Follow us on Facebook