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GUEST COLUMN: Look for a pet at animal control

Over a year ago, my boss first sent me with one of our interns to take pictures of a few pets at the Floyd County Animal Control shelter. I went overboard and took pictures of all the creatures in cages, and updated my personal Facebook page with every precious potential pet up for adoption.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
COLUMN: Rome food hacks: Your next meal could be a steal … or at least a deal
Posted: November 20, 2014

Being the good Samaritan that I am, I’m always looking for ways to help out my fellow Romans. Sometimes it’s with sage relationship advice (something I can speak about with absolutely no authority) or with sound financial tips (yet another area in which I am wholly unqualified to speak). But that doesn’t stop me from offering unsolicited advice about those topics.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
GUEST COLUMN: A few embarrassing incidents on patrol
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 9:18 pm

I am sure that there are those among us who have had their embarrassing moments. Maybe it is something you say or what you see. It could be that you do something foolish. In many ways we are capable of embarrassing moments through our actions. The ones that I am going to tell you about were beyond anything I could do to prevent them.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Still giving thanks for elections
Posted: November 18, 2014

I’ve seen many elections come and go and am reminded that election day biennially marks the beginning of Thanksgiving season.

Sunday 11/16/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Is that really my only endearing quality?
Posted: November 16, 2014

“WILL YOU MARRY ME?” the only son in a wealthy family asked the gorgeous chorus girl he was courting. “My father is a multimillionaire and is quite ill. The doctor says he only has about two months to live. When he dies I’ll inherit his vast fortune, and we’d be able to live a life of luxury.”

Friday 11/14/2014
GUEST COLUMN: The beauty of ring-necked pheasant
Posted: November 14, 2014

PIERRE, S. D. — When it comes to the avian world, there are birds so beautiful they leave you in awe when they take flight. The sheer beauty overwhelms. One of the reasons to become a fan of the St. Louis baseball team is the nickname. How could you not pull for a team named Cardinals? The beautiful redbirds!

COLUMN: Not even Wensleydale?
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 9:23 pm

“Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man.” — George R.R. Martin

Thursday 11/13/2014
COLUMN: In search of Victor McClain: A composition
Posted: November 13, 2014

Every now and again I like to visit that big antique mall on North Broad. There are just so many cool things there to see. If you’ve never been, you should check it out at least once. It doesn’t look big from the outside but is cavernous once you start walking around in there.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Amelia Jones, Tuskegee Airman
Posted: November 11, 2014

At the age of 95, we can be forgiven for not expecting any surprises in our future. So when Mrs. Amelia Jones boarded the Honor Flight bus bound for Washington, D.C., she had no idea that she would return a different person.

Monday 11/10/2014
GUEST COLUMN: It’s those happy faces. That’s why I’m here
Posted: November 10, 2014

Reverend C.H. Scott shook hands with the young soldier after the Christmas play at Benedicts Baptist church near Cedartown. It was December 1952.

GUEST COLUMN: When soldiers say goodbye
Posted: November 10, 2014

The great beating heart of Ranger Staff Sergeant Bill Sears stilled on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The rest of him died in Grenada in 1983.

GUEST COLUMN: Obama, the least effective president
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 7:05 pm

My good friend Ken Fuller is a true believer in Liberalism, as he demonstrated in his Nov. 3 column extolling President Barack Obama in general and Obamacare in particular. It is true that Obama took office with great popular support from the American people as well as Democratic majorities in both houses and a very supportive media. He was poised to accomplish great things.

Friday 11/07/2014
COLUMN: An insomniac in a TV wasteland
Posted: November 07, 2014

The only thing worse than being an insomniac is being an insomniac with a mediocre cable TV package.

GUEST COLUMN: Pheasants and steak in South Dakota
Posted: November 07, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. — A return trip to South Dakota, which is a favorite state, brought about the exhilarating experiences of shooting a cock pheasant, spending time with a seasoned hunting partner, and reverently toasting the memory of a fallen friend.

Thursday 11/06/2014
COLUMN: Buying bullets and beating the system
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 2:35 pm

So I spent this past Sunday with ol’ Bobby.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Barack Obama - A great U.S. president
Posted: November 04, 2014

We have now had a decade in which to view the Obama Presidency and measure it with a yardstick of comparison to those who came before him.

GUEST COLUMN: Get out and vote
Posted: November 04, 2014

On behalf of the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome, we encourage citizens to go to the polls today and VOTE.

Monday 11/03/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Shorty and his water kegs
Posted: November 03, 2014

I was watching the television and a baseball game was on. As a rule I do not watch ball games of any kind. I am not like some sports fan. Baseball to me is a very boring game. If I was going to watch a ball game it would be some high school basketball game. Now that is said go ahead and criticize me.

Friday 10/31/2014
COLUMN: Too old to beg for candy
Posted: October 31, 2014

Part of me misses Halloween, at least those I remember as a kid.

GUEST COLUMN: No better contribution than a food bank
Posted: October 31, 2014

The holiday season is coming up, and there are some families out there who are not doing so well. A number of them would go hungry were it not for the food banks.

Thursday 10/30/2014
COLUMN: Rocky Horror: There’s room in Rome for this boisterous cult classic
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 1:59 am

So I went to the opening night performance of Rome Little Theatre’s “Rocky Horror Show.” Here’s why you should go see it. It’ll make you say “wow.”

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