The beautiful spring weather has made me reflect on the springtimes of my childhood. We spent a lot of time outdoors year round. In the winter, Mama would make sure I was bundled up with a warm shirt, an undershirt and my jacket fully zipped. I seemed to have lots of sticky zippers and Mama would rub them with a bar of soap to make them work better. But then came spring and we could ...
For anyone who has ever been a member of the corps of cadets at North Georgia College and State University, the drill field holds special significance.
I love going to church on Easter for several reasons. First, you get to see people that you won't see for the rest of the year. Second, it is one big fashion show. Ladies sport their finest millinery. I've seen ladies wear everything from a little pillbox made famous by Jackie Kennedy to some things that rival the headgear worn by Aretha Franklin at the most recent presidential inauguration. The Queen of Soul had a ...
I don't know if we should call the Zac Brown Band an overnight success, but I think that's close.
Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the songs of Easter, both the sad and triumphal ones. I heard the words a little differently as a child. For example, the congregation was singing "Low in the grave he lay, Jesus, my savior." I thought they were saying, "Low in the gravy lay Jesus my savior." I remember asking Mama what Jesus was doing in the gravy in the first ...
A Gainesville business is planning a 5K run on May 2 to benefit two people who were injured in serious auto accidents.
In my everyday job, I write about business and state politics. Those are generally not fun areas on which to write. It seems like every story now is about some sort of downward trend. Revenues are less, businesses are closing and folks are losing jobs. I try to look at the glass as being half-full rather than half-empty. Right now, unemployment in the state is hovering around 9 percent. I know some folks who are ...
School is back in session for the 53 students in my class.
When somebody thinks you're somebody that you're not, it can either be really good or really bad.
Last week was a week for big honors and our community showed its gratitude to some of our best.
What can you do in 40 days? In Noah's day, that was enough time to flood the earth. In Jesus' day, that was enough time for him to fast and pray. In our day, it is the amount of time that our state legislature gets to meet. They are not fasting. Most of them are eating quite well in restaurants that you and I can't afford to frequent regularly. With the exception of a chaplain ...
I know the calendar tells us there are nine days before spring officially arrives, but you couldn't tell that by the crowd on Riverside Drive this weekend.
Durwood Fincher is one of the few people who actually loves telemarketing calls. One of his friends asked if his telephone number was on the "do not call" list.
Ed Nivens spent a few years in the cockpit of a variety of military aircraft during his time in the U.S. Air Force from the late 1940s to 1959. He flew 17 different planes, from bombers to fighter jets.
WASHINGTON - His name is Rafael and he is a member of the U.S. Army. On Tuesday night, he was one of the guests attending the president's message to Congress.
In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.
College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.
The graduation season is upon us and with it comes songs we only hear at commencement exercises.
At just about every college you can think of, there is a tradition uniquely identified with the football team. Some of them are historic while others are almost hysterical.
It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.
The folks in Hollywood seem to run short on ideas from time to time. They seem to thrive on remakes of old movies. I saw a story last year that said movie studios were looking at 50 potential remakes.
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