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On this Friday night Duke and I decided to stop at a drive-in and get a bite to eat. The drive-in had girls on skates to wait on you. We had ate there before and had got to know some of the girls. We pulled in and a girl we knew brought out a order to a car next to us. I watched as she put t…

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Following President Trump’s questionable lead, some congressional Republicans are trying to sow doubt about the integrity and impartiality of the FBI and the investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. That investigation already has resulted in an indictment of Trump’s former…

People, you do know that the question asked of the black man by Donald Trump is not a new question that has been asked of African Americans, or do you? While on the campaign trail Donald Trump asked the Blacks what did they have to lose. He said to black communities, “You have nothing. You a…

Where did they come from? Have you ever thought about it? All I can tell you from experience is how they’ve changed since the early 50s. And I’m sure some of you can relate back further. We know they’re tied to Christmas, in some way. Also there is no record of Mary and Joseph decorating the…

 On this Friday night Duke and I decided to stop at a drive-in and get a bite to eat. The drive-in had girls on skates to wait on you. We had ate there before and had got to know some of the girls. We pulled in and a girl we knew brought out a order to a car next to us. I watched as she put …

Pearl Harbor was attacked 76 years ago today, Dec. 7, 1941. The Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service made a surprise strike that day against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The day after the attack, to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous…

The Christmas season naturally turns our hearts and minds toward giving to others. As coordinator of the Adopt a Soldier Savannah program, I see this firsthand. Every day, I receive requests asking how and where to send gifts to our troops. This year, I have a quick and easy answer.

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have caught them, been poked in the thumb by their barbs and have eaten copious amounts of them, usually with hushpuppies (Note to newly arrived Yankees: We aren’t talking footw…

Who would have ever thought that in 2017, we would be living in the age of na-na na-na boo-boo? However, the saddest thing about that is that we have allowed a child to drag us back to this place in time. We quickly name Kim Jong Un as a radical with no control, but we had better take a seri…

Even the first one was magical, even 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 throughout the script…

I recently wrote in this space of a train journey my bride and I took from Albuquerque to Chicago. We just returned from an even longer stretch: El Paso to New Orleans and back.

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have caught them, been poked in the thumb by their barbs and have eaten copious amounts of them, usually with hushpuppies (Note to newly arrived Yankees: We aren’t talking footw…

I recently wrote in this space of a train journey my bride and I took from Albuquerque to Chicago. We just returned from an even longer stretch: El Paso to New Orleans and back.

In the course of events which have been Georgia politics, one thing above all stands out to me to be a substantial flaw. The fact that Georgia has a semi-professional legislature. There are some benefits to a semi professional legislature, but ultimately they are shadowed by elements that ar…

When I was younger, newly married and living on Fifth Avenue, our neighbor, Matt Hillman, referred to me as the “MacGyver of the kitchen.” Matt had a television and we did not, so we often ate together. I would cook meals in exchange for time in front of his screen for The Simpsons and The X-Files.

Seven years ago, I could see today. In my mind, things were thriving; a new generation was raising the bar of academia and competition on the hill. Their voices were united and passionate about changing the future.

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At CRBI, we are often asked if our rivers and streams are cleaner than they used to be. The answer to that question is a resounding “YES!” By and large, municipal wastewater treatment plants and industrial facilities have dramatically reduced the pollution they put in the Coosa and the strea…

Most of the people that I have ever known believe in the 2nd Amendment and cherish it as a right. Growing up in South Carolina, I cannot remember one family in my small community who did not have at least one gun in the house.

I’m writing this a couple of days before Thanksgiving, although you’re reading it after the fact. When you get old you have these strange bouts of nostalgia that carry you back in time to days of yore, and tonight Thanksgiving is on my mind.

Thanksgiving is a time in America for slowing down, if even for just a day, to give thanks for what we have. Most of us enjoy the day with our families and take the opportunity to express appreciation for the love and support we give and receive through the year.

It is tempting at this time of the year to compose an “I am thankful for ... ” column. But I can’t. Not because I don’t have so very much for which to be thankful — I do — but because no one could ever top the efforts of the late Furman Bisher, sports editor of the Atlanta newspaper, and the…

About a year and a half ago, after I had made some difficult life choices, my sister sent me a few books of encouragement, one of which was Brené Brown’s “Rising Strong.” I have long been a fan of Brown, (you should look up her TED Talks on YouTube if you haven’t seen them), but I didn’t get…

 I regret that I am not an optimistic person by nature. I could blame some of that on my Dad — a pretty pessimistic guy. I think, more realistically, that my way of being an achiever has been to be especially aware of the things “not quite right that need to be improved.” I suspect that many…

Having grown up on a farm I have vivid images of what happens to the swine when they are young and the farmer plans to send them to market or to kill them on the farm after they mature. The male swine are castrated so that they will be easy to handle and when hog killing time comes the meat …

In part one of “Lost in Alabama,” young Lonie and some friends decided to find the ghost dog they had heard about in Centre, Alabama, but on their way, they found themselves lost and stopped to ask directions:

You are spending your day off at Ridge Ferry Park, taking in the scenery while walking to burn off that doughnut you ate downtown. It’s a quiet, cold afternoon. A perfect setting for you to collect your thoughts and ponder all of life’s questions. The sun’s reflection off the river to your r…

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Just as on Facebook everybody wants to come off as if he or she is a ‘preacher,’ so it is with the media. Everybody wants to write and sell a book at any cost. Donna Brazile must feel that she has to be one of the top book sellers now that Carson has sold his book along with his soul to the …

During the Reformation some Protestants berated purgatory as a Catholic doctrine incompatible with their notion of predestination. They refined the theology of All Hallows’ Eve as souls that were headed to heaven were now ghosts that were evil spirits. But they continued some of the customs …

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