When my wife and I married 12 years ago, I never gave much thought to weddings in the future.
My friend, Coleen Ivey, received an honorary diploma from Gainesville High School recently. At 88, she has about 70 years seniority on most high school seniors.
Curtis Segars was never my principal.
Billie Van Dyke's life in the restaurant business has been a bit like riding a roller-coaster.
First, for nine months, often through morning sickness and aching feet, back and elsewhere, mothers carry a baby until he or she is ready to debut.
I have great memories of kindergarten. I don't know why. This is usually where I insert a joke about it being the three greatest years of my life.
When he died last week, Pete Wheeler held the record as the longest serving head of a state agency. He had been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services since 1954.
For more than four years, a young fellow named Josh Turner has accompanied me on my ride to Atlanta.
A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone's home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.
There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you're taking a vote, I'm an Easter person.
I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.
I remember going to places such as Six Flags and Stone Mountain when I was a kid. I was always fascinated with the key chains, pencils and bike tags with names on them.
We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?
This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.
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Getting a new pair of shoes was a big deal when I was kid.
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