We won the lottery!

The unexpected news was delivered just a little after the noontime hour. The Wife was so excited when she called that she could hardly catch her breath. When she finally did, six little words were spoken that were to change our lives, and the lives of our loved ones around us, forever, “Honey, we just […]

Jumbo shrimp

Want to travel to Jacksonville, Fla., and take in some jumbo shrimp? It’s not what you think. Unless, that is, you are a fan of minor league baseball. Jacksonville has sported a minor league baseball team as far back as 1962. Many of these teams were quite good, winning championships in their league. The latest […]

The leftists have already won

A renowned icon of fatal neglect is Nero fiddling while Rome burned. As emperor, he not only sang and played the cithara, a stringed instrument similar to the lyre, he also organized and performed in musical competitions, more horrifying to his subordinate officials than the gruesome murders he ordered. But I wonder if the ancient […]

Purity and politics

Readers of a certain age may recall ads for Ivory Soap, which claimed to be 99 and 44/100ths percent pure. If the soap could have reached 100 percent purity, the company would likely have made the claim. Purity, apparently, is what some conservative Republicans are demanding in a health insurance bill, which likely will be […]

Pinto beans, cornbread, buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn’t really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four times a week. “We’d come home from school and walk into the house and there was that smell,” she said, shuddering at the sensory recall. Pinto beans, cooked with some kind […]

Postal problems persist in PTC

There seems to be no limit to the incompetence and callous attitude displayed by the Post Office in Peachtree City. If it wasn’t already bad enough receiving mangled mail, misdelivered mail, “normal delivery” anywhere between 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., and our mailbox being left open on a regular basis, it is now too much […]

MHS, WHS athletes booted off new turf

I throw shot put, hammer, weight, and discus. I know what you are thinking. No, I am not Thor, but I am a 16-year-old with a passion — a passion that I cannot fully pursue because of the lack of field event equipment at my high school. I even started the season with hopes of […]

GOP reform effort fails to lower costs

David Browning’s letter of March 15 was on target. After spending 25 years in the healthcare field, most of it related to making hospitals more efficient and effective, I have become skeptical of many of Washington’s reform efforts, especially by the GOP, but also by some Democrats. The current situation is a mess. The Commonwealth […]

Principal Roy Rabold

Principal Roy Rabold

Mr. Roy Rabold, principal of Whitewater High School, announced that he plans to retire this year. After 42 years in education, with 31 of those years in Fayette County, he had some words of wisdom to share. His concerns about the future of education were threefold: teaching time, discipline, and the proliferation of laws, rules, […]

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