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Do you remember the Sears Christmas Wishbook?

Do you remember the Sears Christmas Wishbook?

Now the countdown can begin for Christmas at the Watson household. Actually we’ve been clandestinely ordering presents for months. But …

December 13th, 2015 |  

Political Correctness is killing Santa Claus

Political Correctness is killing Santa Claus

Our people are being terrorized by hooded animals posing as humans. They proudly shout out to their beloved god “allahu …

December 12th, 2015 |  

A simple ‘Thank You’ to you all

A simple ‘Thank You’ to you all

I remember the day like it was yesterday: May 18, 2009, my first day at The Thomaston Times and my …

December 11th, 2015 |  

The values of Jesus

The values of Jesus

Jesus sided with underdogs. He championed little people, not the privileged and powerful. “Blessed are the poor” was one of …

December 6th, 2015 |  

Understanding true thankfulness

Understanding true thankfulness

The beautiful, gray-haired lady, Molla, smiled as she busily put the Thanksgiving meal on the table. She seemed vibrant for …

December 5th, 2015 |  

I’ll miss Mark Richt

I’ll miss Mark Richt

A couple of weeks ago, columnist James Studdard wrote a piece in which he labeled the football team at the …

December 4th, 2015 |  

Mary Poppins, Fernbank, and the ASO

Mary Poppins, Fernbank, and the ASO

What do Mary Poppins, Fernbank, and the ASO have in common? They were all field trips me and my fellow …

November 27th, 2015 updated: November 27th, 2015. |  

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for heroes

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for heroes

Most likely, you have been considering things and people for which you are thankful. Thanksgiving Day invites all of us …

November 26th, 2015 |  

Giving thanks at Thanksgiving… but not to God

Giving thanks at Thanksgiving… but not to God

In 1789, America’s first president proclaimed a “day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” George Washington implored the heavens to “pardon …

November 25th, 2015 |  

Motorcyclists and Mary Kay consultants

Motorcyclists and Mary Kay consultants

My daughter, Celese, is a Mary Kay consultant. For you men, that means she sells makeup, skin creams, and other …

November 22nd, 2015 |  

The Star Wars Premier – A soft target

The Star Wars Premier – A soft target

During the coverage of the Paris attacks you may have heard the term “soft target” bandied about. Literally, soft target …

November 21st, 2015 |  

What I’m thankful for in 2015

What I’m thankful for in 2015

When the holiday season rolls around each year, we are all reminded to be thankful for the blessings we have …

November 20th, 2015 |  

Economic terrorism on the collegiate level

Economic terrorism on the collegiate level

The place:: A University town. Johnny Jock, the school’s quarterback, noticed that all Catholics, as indicated on their admissions application, …

November 15th, 2015 |  

We are all brothers

We are all brothers

(This was a story that was based on what an older gentleman told me, with details about what using POW …

November 14th, 2015 |  

Have a Happy Friday the 13th!

Have a Happy Friday the 13th!

I like to think that I’m not too superstitious. In fact, I can only think of three things that I …

November 13th, 2015 |  

Old dogs, children and watermelon wine

Old dogs, children and watermelon wine

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Dog month, which is an idea I can embrace. I’ve written about our pets in the past. They’ve …

November 12th, 2015 updated: November 12th, 2015. |  

May all our veterans experience a memorable homecoming

May all our veterans experience a memorable homecoming

Larry’s Note: This is one of my favorite family stories, and I’m pretty sure I’ve written about it before, but …

November 11th, 2015 |  

A morning at the Supreme Court

A morning at the Supreme Court

I just returned from Washington, DC. My son, David, and I went to see oral arguments in the United States …

November 10th, 2015 |  

Old habits entertain reciprocal thoughts

Old habits entertain reciprocal thoughts

I’ve been fortunate to have seen many things and done far more in life. We all have talents; if we …

November 8th, 2015 |  

Don’t pretend marijuana is harmless

Don’t pretend marijuana is harmless

Every few months, the local employees of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice provide a luncheon for school personnel and …

November 7th, 2015 |  

Disney World through the eyes of a child

Disney World through the eyes of a child

Parents around the world will tell you that there is nothing like experiencing something through the eyes of their child. …

November 6th, 2015 |  

Atlas finally shrugged

Atlas finally shrugged

Date Line, Middle America, October, 28, 2015. John and his wife Mary are just finishing up the dinner dishes as …

November 5th, 2015 |  

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