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The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not know what a dipper is. Let me explain.

August 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT


The abbreviated summer

Summer won't be officially over until Sept. 5, when we put all our white shoes and linen pants away.

August 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


Random thoughts on random subjects like sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things.

August 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Gator

A while back, we were in Canada for a movie that was filming there. One night, the shooting lasted until late so it was about midnight when we got back to the room.

August 17, 2016 | Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT


The undergrad continuum

The last few days, I have watched friends I graduated high school with ready their children for college.

August 17, 2016 | Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s ‘paintingest’ First Lady in a class of her own

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.

August 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


What are those webs in the trees?

I'm sure by now you have noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches. These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several trees all across North America.

August 17, 2016 | Clark MacAllister | VIEWPOINT


The sewing machine and the shotgun

It was when I was approaching 7 and about to wrap up the first grade, where I reigned as the number one reader of books, as well as the number one talker, that Daddy decided it was time to teach me a skill that he determined would be as necessary to me in life as reading and talking.

August 10, 2016 | Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT


All creatures great and small

"Mama," the tone in his voice let me know something was wrong.

August 10, 2016 | Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


A reminder to teachers that the rewards outweigh the frustrations

Dear Public School Teachers:

August 10, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Plan now for fall cover crops

What do you do with your garden plot once it has stopped producing for the summer season?

August 03, 2016 | Clark MacAllister | VIEWPOINT


Putin swears it wasn’t his special hand-picked cover operatives that hacked DNC

Ring! Ring! Ring!

August 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Open mouth, insert the whole leg

Granny used to embarrass the stew out of us.

August 03, 2016 | Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


Hallmark at last

As a child, I was captivated by emotional stories and how words strung together had the power to make me feel happy, touched, sad or inspired.

August 03, 2016 | Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT


What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not much I have wanted to do that I haven't done, from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office, to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands, to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


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