Georgia Computer Depot's Ray McCrary provides this column on a biweekly basis for the Polk County Standard Journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas comes but once a year, but it sure does seem to start earlier every year.
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.)
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.
“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.
I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been working in Polk County long enough to learn one thing: everything happens here at a much slower pace than I’ve become accustomed.
It’s summertime, and with a long week of events having come and gone, I find myself staring at a computer screen and wondering “Well, Kevin, what are we going to write about in the paper this week?”