Hall County lost a good man and true business leader when Jim Smithson died. Jim developed business parks, was a very generous charitable giver, active in his church, served on numerous boards of directors and produced mobile homes across the county. It was the latter that drew me close to Jim.
Several friends have asked me to write about the time I was killed in action in South America so they could send a copy to other friends and relatives. I don't remember whether I've written about it before but I don't think so.
Mea culpa. I boo-booed when I wrote about friend Dennis Higgins' death. He was a friend but has been dead a number of years. The G and H are next to each other and just as the phone rang, I hit the H instead of G. Dennis GRIFFIN was the fellow Lakewood Deacon leaving a wife and two children. Sorry.
I think Newt Gingrich needed to run a closer second in Florida (within 10 points) rather than the 14 he ran behind Mitt Romney, whose super PAC backers pummeled Gingrich with $16 million of advertising vs Newt's $4 million. Newt admitted the barrage threw him off stride and message.
February 14, 2012|
This year has brought many ugly, useless, senseless murders, muggings and molestations showing a lack of upbringing and inner anger. It's partly because of the economy, partly because of lack of upbringing and just plain meanness. Let's have a better year next.
December 20, 2011|