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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Column: My (lack of) Thanksgiving Traditions
Posted: November 26, 2014

A bleak, rainy Sunday afternoon greeted me in Cedartown as I sat down at my messy desk to figure out what to type this week about Thanksgiving. These past years have seen my houses divided, traditions turned upside down and even a flare up of a deep fryer which sent flames shooting toward me.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Standard Journal Letter to the Editor, Nov. 19 edition
Posted: November 20, 2014

Local man upset with Polk County Commissioners following LOST lawsuit

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Column: Lies and Statistics
Posted: November 19, 2014

The other day, I posted a link to a New York Times story from June on the Fish Wrap’s Facebook page. The story presented every county in the United States along with some various statistical evidence to go along with the Times’ theory that, many areas of the nation are doing better than others in this latest post-recession recovery.

Saturday 11/15/2014
Column Extras: Writing, Tinfins and Politics
Posted: November 15, 2014

National Novel Writing Month update

Tuesday 11/11/2014
COLUMN: Honoring Our Veterans
Posted: November 11, 2014

When I was a kid, my family were friends with a couple, Tony and Robin, and their daughter Heather Massengill. We used to go over to their house every now and again. It was Tony, who back on my July 4th column, brought the space shuttle-style fireworks to our house to set off, which landed on the neighbor’s roof.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Column Extra: National Novel Writing Month starts
Posted: November 06, 2014

If I were to have a nemesis, it would be time. It is my mortal enemy, my fierce competitor against all other considerations.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Column: Two party options no longer working
Posted: November 05, 2014

A few years back when I was still a reporter with a video camera, political commentator Cokie Roberts came to Berry College for the Gloria Shatto Lecture series to give the students an insider’s view on politics in Washington.

Sunday 11/02/2014
Letter to the Editor: "Things We Fear" Callout
Posted: November 02, 2014

‘Things We Fear’ callout

Saturday 11/01/2014
Letter to the Editor: A judgment on the Judgment House
Posted: November 01, 2014

A judgment on the Judgment House

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Column: change is nothing to fear
Posted: October 29, 2014

All throughout the month of October, I paid particular attention to the idea of fear. Fear of Ebola, fear of ISIS, and my own personal fears are just among those things which I’ve focused on.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Column Extra: Things we fear from A to Z
Posted: October 23, 2014

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.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Column: Fear and Loathing in Polk County
Posted: October 22, 2014

One of America’s greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, said to us during some of our darkest hours that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

Saturday 10/18/2014
Georgia Computer Depot Computer Corner, Oct. 15 edition
Posted: October 18, 2014

Georgia Computer Depot's Ray McCrary provides this column on a biweekly basis for the Polk County Standard Journal.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Column Extra: The story of Tinfins
Posted: October 16, 2014

Once upon a time, well before I was the editor and just a young lad enjoying college, I used to watch a lot of cartoons. I still watch a decent amount of animation, but I no longer get into the juvenile humor I once did with certain shows, especially those on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Column: Fearing ISIS will only have us spinning in circles
Posted: October 15, 2014

Some time back, I penned a column about America’s military involvement in the Middle East, specifically referring to what our country should think about getting involved in another conflict across the ocean.

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.

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