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How far would you go in pursuit of a dream? For Sports Illustrated writer Michael McKnight, it was over 38,000 swings of the bat. more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • Hopefully, Carbon Hill officials can reopen the splash pad soon. I took photos there Monday and saw that the facility wasn’t in too bad a shape, although some work will need to be done. A fence needs to be repaired after being ripped up some. A water fountain looks to be disconnected for some reason. Grass is growing out of the drains. more
Around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, my wife got the following message sent to her by a friend: “Hey, girl, I am not seeking gossip or details, but I heard a rumor this morning that James got arrested.” The arrest was definitely news to Andrea because she had just spoken with me via FaceTime about 10 minutes earlier, and I was in the familiar setting of my office, wearing a shirt and tie, instead of in a block cell, wearing an orange jumpsuit. more
A word of warning — this is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother Ricky and his family. Our niece Samantha loves animals. She’s had ferrets, frogs, hamsters, cats, and lots of dogs. Her … more
Located in southwest Georgia among the pine trees, peanut fields, magnolias and gnats is Plains, Ga., a small town with a population of nearly 700. Did I mention the gnats? I will elaborate more on those boogers later. The mention of Plains … more
A year ago, I barely knew what a podcast was. Now, I can’t imagine what Zac and I talked about before we decided it was time to spend money on decent phones. We text each other podcast recommendations on an almost daily basis. When we sit … more
I can’t imagine what it is like to work in governmental Washington right now. It would feel like being placed in God’s blender and being battered into a milk shake — with a bitter taste resulting. I read Beltway news stories every day … more
This week has been aggravating and costly here on the home front. Modern machines are wonderful things while they are working. They save time and make life easier. But when they go south, it can be frustrating and expensive — in more ways than … more
The most popular baby names for 2016 are pretty familiar: Noah for boys and Emma for girls. The Social Security Administration released its list of 2016’s most popular baby names earlier this year, along with information on which names are … more
There is a caricature of the South depicted on screens big and small as being somewhere between “Gone with the Wind” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Then there is the South populated by flesh-and-blood … more
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