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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.

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.

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