My friend, Sam Griffin, the retired publisher of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, recently shared a letter written to him in 1942 by his father, Capt. Marvin Griffin, later to be governor of Georgia, as he and his men, members of the Georgia National Guard's 101st Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Battalion, were preparing to embark for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
November 07, 2009|
This Saturday, we will celebrate the life of Jimmy Cutrell, who died Oct. 28, and I feel that he deserves more than a passing mention in the town to which he dedicated many of his most productive years.
November 06, 2009|
By Jesse Corn
A number of years ago, maybe in the 1980s, I paid a visit to a friend in New York state who taught English at a local college. I was with her the day the class assignment included a story about the Holocaust.
November 03, 2009|
I am not going to tell you how old he is because he might not want you to know. So, I will just tell you that on his birthday next week, the last number will have a "zero" behind it and he was born as Dwight Eisenhower was going out of office and John F. Kennedy was coming in. You can figure out the rest.
October 31, 2009|
I love Halloween but this year my feelings are a little bittersweet. On Saturday I'll be helping my youngest daughter get ready for a homecoming dance rather than trick-or-treating. It's the first year we haven't spent the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 in a costume-creating frenzy.
October 30, 2009|
You would think people would be fired up about the congressional races on tap for next year, considering that Republicans will be trying to reverse their election losses of 2006 and 2008 while Democrats will be trying to protect their majority status.
October 28, 2009|
Nobel Prizes in all kinds of fields from research, literature and medicine to politics were considered the international pinnacle in the particular field, awarded for outstanding accomplishment. I was always proud when an American was so honored.
October 27, 2009|
The Yarbrough Multinational Media and Pest Control Company is pleased to announce the results of the first survey by its new subsidiary, Round or Square, Inc., one of the nation's leading opinion research firms located in a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Ga.
October 24, 2009|
More than a year after our credit system was completely frozen, the U.S. House took its first baby steps toward a reform bill last week. The results of these preliminary negotiations give the megabanks a loophole to continue their destructive practices and do nothing to solve the larger problems in our credit system.
October 23, 2009|
By Jesse Corn
Our daughter, Susan, is dating a self-described "conservative." I've been labeled - by others, not me - as "a liberal." We all get along just fine; however, the boyfriend is pro-nuclear. I'm not. In fact, I am on the board of Nuclear Watch South, part of a nationwide watchdog service (look us up at www.nonukesyouall.org).