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A chicken named Fluff

A chicken named Fluff

The mottled little red hen just showed up at the horse barns one day, and decided she owned the place. …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Pictures can bring back unexpected memories

Pictures can bring back unexpected memories

The idea for this column took root during my search for the spare key to our Volvo. I decided the …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Thanks for all who supported the Back 2 School Bash

Thanks for all who supported the Back 2 School Bash

T-U Schools expresses thanks for Back to School Bash The first annual Back to School Bash was held Thursday, August …

August 25th, 2015 |  

There are smarter ways to strengthen national security

There are smarter ways to strengthen national security

We live in an increasingly dangerous world. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I get daily updates …

August 18th, 2015 |  

How will Jordan remember me?

How will Jordan remember me?

I broke down and went shoe shopping recently. The old tennis shoes were in sad shape, so it was time …

August 18th, 2015 |  

We write what is said in a meeting

We write what is said in a meeting

A few years back, when I was working for another newspaper in another town, I wrote an article about a …

August 18th, 2015 |  

A sinking feeling about school

A sinking feeling about school

I walked into a local store and saw many aisles full of back-to-school supplies. The sheer volume caused me to …

August 16th, 2015 |  

I’m in awe of court reporters

I’m in awe of court reporters

This past year I served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the District Attorneys Association of Georgia. So, when we met I …

August 15th, 2015 |  

A trip to the whinery is what kids need

A trip to the whinery is what kids need

It happened in the fall of 1991. I was in the second grade, my sister, Brittany was in the fifth …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Church gives kids a bridge to Christ

Church gives kids a bridge to Christ

Churches around the community recently provided scriptural, academic, social and athletic development for children through summer camps and Vacation Bible …

August 13th, 2015 |  

That smell is in the air

That smell is in the air

I smelled it the other day. It is a smell peculiar to this time of year. It took me years …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Penny ponders: Aging gracefully

Penny ponders: Aging gracefully

I knew it would happen. And it did. With our daughter out of town, my husband Bill and I decided …

August 11th, 2015 |  

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 |  

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