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Violent rebellions must be stopped

Violent rebellions must be stopped

I went to Jekyll Island this week. As I returned home, I faced the same grim reminder of evil—over and …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Open letter to citizens of Thomaston

Open letter to citizens of Thomaston

The purpose of this open letter is to express some of my thoughts on several issues that have gotten a …

July 31st, 2015 |  

It was a good week in Fayette and Spalding

It was a good week in Fayette and Spalding

Sunday was Father’s Day. It was relaxing—wonderful, actually. Then on Monday the lead started flying. We had jury trials in …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Thank you Neal Ivey and Electrical Department

Thank you Neal Ivey and Electrical Department

To the Editor: Recently I have seen various posts on Facebook about our community. I would like to inform those …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Chief Wampum doesn’t whine

Chief Wampum doesn’t whine

This week we had motions in the Spalding County death penalty case. We had grand jury in Spalding—about 70 cases. …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Y’all gonna learn this, Brayden

Y’all gonna learn this, Brayden

As you all know by now, seeing as I have written about him many times, I have a nephew named …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Road Snack is like Road Kill – It stinks

Road Snack is like Road Kill – It stinks

Having been on the internet and Facebook for several years now, I’ve come to realize that you can’t believe everything …

July 17th, 2015 |  

A cowboy and some special horses

A cowboy and some special horses

As I watched the veterans ride by on a big trailer in the Fourth of July parade, I was reminded …

July 16th, 2015 |  

In a society addicted to easy, this is hard

In a society addicted to easy, this is hard

Things to say. Not sure how they connect, or if they connect, but the providential nudge is as palpable as …

July 15th, 2015 |  

A visit to the Emergency Room

A visit to the Emergency Room

Mama says I always write about everybody but her. She tells people that I was five years old the last …

July 14th, 2015 |  

The worst response to injustice

The worst response to injustice

Democracy, said Winston Churchill, is the worst form of government—except for all the rest. This is also true for nonviolence. …

July 12th, 2015 |  

‘A shoe runs through it’

‘A shoe runs through it’

I finished up work on Thursday and got home just as Jilda was leaving to go teach. There were things …

July 11th, 2015 updated: July 11th, 2015. |  

Penny ponders: Weather memories

Penny ponders: Weather memories

For a while, the Peachtree Roadrace was postponed because of lightning. Wave “M” and back were stopped for a little …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Employees with servants’ hearts

Employees with servants’ hearts

Outside my office at the Fayette County Justice Center are some benches in the hallway. People sit there as they …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Thank you citizens, letter carriers

Thank you citizens, letter carriers

Citizens, Thomaston/Upson County Letter Carriers Thank you so much for your generous donations of food during the National Association of …

July 8th, 2015 |  

Is American embroiled in civil war?

Is American embroiled in civil war?

The United States Supreme Court has been busy of late. In a recent decision, they upheld Obamacare once more for …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Usher the return of the citizen legislator by imposing term limits

Usher the return of the citizen legislator by imposing term limits

For too long, career politicians in Washington, D.C., have focused more on advancing their own careers than helping the people …

July 5th, 2015 |  

A tale of two sergeants

A tale of two sergeants

This time of year, as we celebrate the Fourth of July, our thoughts often turn to our men and women …

July 4th, 2015 |  

Making the best of the situation

Making the best of the situation

As we get ready to celebrate another 4th of July, I started thinking back about past July 4th celebrations. Most …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

It’s hotter than Satan spreading asphalt

It’s hotter than Satan spreading asphalt

This week it’s been hotter than Satan spreading asphalt. Early this spring I heard people whining about the rain so …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Blame belongs to individual, not society

Blame belongs to individual, not society

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is …

June 30th, 2015 |  

I want to be a cowboy

I want to be a cowboy

When my son was a teenager, he, like many young people his age, was in desperate need of a job. …

June 28th, 2015 |  

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