Dear Mr. Claus,
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.
Local man upset with Polk County Commissioners following LOST lawsuit
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.
National Novel Writing Month update
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.
If I were to have a nemesis, it would be time. It is my mortal enemy, my fierce competitor against all other considerations.
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.
‘Things We Fear’ callout
A judgment on the Judgment House
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.
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.
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.”
Georgia Computer Depot's Ray McCrary provides this column on a biweekly basis for the Polk County Standard Journal.
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.
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.
Get our your gas masks and plastic sheeting, because another round of horrible disease has finally made it to the United States.
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.
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.