Opinion/Editorial

By now, I am sure most of you are knee deep in glitter, checking “to do” lists, menu planning and wrapping gifts. By now, you have listened to “Santa Baby” and “Jingle Bells” so many times the only ringing you hear is in your ears. And, if your spouse asks you one more time “What do you want…

My dog, Dasher, died a week ago today from injuries she sustained in an apparent attack by a coyote. We have coyotes in our area. The hill behind my house is a broad expanse of woods that is the perfect habitat for them, and the river is just a ways across the road. I often hear them yipping…

Have you ever had a moment where you catch a glimpse of a special scene out of the corner of your eye? I recently had such a moment while trying to find a parking spot. I caught sight of a dad and a little 4-5 year old girl. He was on bended knee as he showed a flower to her. He was smiling …

Having 41 years of “real” economic development experience, I have been following with great interest the county/city discussions about the need to restructure Floyd County’s economic development program. I say “real” because professionals like Al Hodge and myself, unlike college administrato…

Many years ago when I was teaching in the classroom I believed that memorization of important quotes, poems and other speeches was necessary to help expand the mind. Having attended a Rosenwald school in South Carolina, where the teachers’ lesson plans always included reciting lines, I just …

Even the first one was magical, more than all the ones that follow. I think if I were out in the fields with a bunch of sheep, and all of a sudden the heavens were full of Angels, I’d have been searching for the Charmin. Seeing one Angel was mentioned several times through-out the scriptures…

Where’s Loganville? Remember that commercial from the car dealership in Loganville? It ended with, “Where’s Loganville?” In northeast Georgia’s Walton County, that’s where.

Enjoy this classic Lonie Adcock, as he continues this tale with the neighborhood kids gathered at Goot’s house to meet his ghost:

As we observe the season of Advent and anticipate the coming of Jesus into our world, I want to offer a challenge to all of us who follow Jesus.

I didn’t notice when it happened. Somehow I found myself feeling nostalgic about Rod Stewart. A sudden compulsion to go to Walgreens and buy Grecian formula startled me. Vanity had never visited me before, just enough grooming awareness to be conforming. Evoking these thoughts, I stared at t…

It is early Sunday morning. I believe the rain has ended, but it is still too dark to tell. I enjoy writing on these quiet mornings when the only thing swirling around me are words trying to find their way onto paper.

On Thanksgiving Eve, I drove south on Highway 27 towards Newnan just as the moon was rising and the sun was setting. The open rolling landscape gave me a constant view of the nearly full moon to my left, and the color show of the sunset to my right. It was all I could do to keep my eyes on t…

Thank you for your article: "City rejects opt-out of historic district." It seems that the boundaries of what is "historic" and what is "cultural" continue to be blurred by the desire to move forward. No one should be lectured on what their rights are as a taxpayer and property owner — and d…

As was stated in the October article titled “Stop the Sickness,” everyone can play a part in stopping the sickness. Most of us are quite aware that particular regions and areas are healthier and will probably allow one to live longer. Breathing clean air and living in an area that is conside…

Lucy and I were walking in the park one August afternoon when a Cave Spring citizen strolled over to us and said, “I’ve got an idea for a column I wish you’d write.”

He came out in diapers wearing cowboy boots that went to his hips, donning an over-sized cowboy hat and nothing else. To my surprise Noah waddled over to join our block party after he escaped the watchful eyes of his nanny. Later on, a neighbor brought him to me after he found him in his hou…

One of the most enjoyable aspects of decorating a Christmas tree is, for me, getting out all the boxes of ornaments every year. Once again I discover what I have. My absolute favorite ornaments are the ones the children made years ago. Those ornaments are priceless because the years have pas…

Humanity was forever changed when Moses brought down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments. Here were rules not to be violated, rules to live by.

The Thanksgiving turkey is consumed, the visiting relatives and friends have left the building and now Santa is heading to town!

Terri Morgan and I are in an epic battle with Braden Keith and Cameron Flaisch, and V3 Magazine started it.

The older I get the more I realize that the holidays, as wonderful and joy-filled as they may be for some, are not so wonderful and joy-filled for others.

The refreshing bid of a bright seed did not fall on fertile soil in Georgia, but there is hope yet for Georgia. But how can any Georgian not be proud of the releasing speech made by Stacey Abrams. There is something very powerful about her that we in Georgia know that it is not over for her …

1915 was a good year for Rome and Floyd County. Cotton was still king and was rated as the best in the state and maybe the south. It was being shipped to markets across the globe. Railroads were shipping tons of freight, not only from cotton, but from the many foundries in Rome. Europe was a…

The late Celestine Sibley grew up in northeast Alabama during the Great Depression. Her father worked in a sawmill and held his job through the depression. Quite an achievement.