This column is dedicated to the 2015 class of seniors. For the record, now is definitely the time to take control of your destiny. Begin today to believe that whatever you decide to become in life – no matter the challenges – if it is to...
Mays past.Roundup column.(This May roundup column gives us the opportunity to bring you this collection of editorials and articles we had to leave out in earlier columns because of lack of space.)
As summer approaches rapidly, those who raise horses, cattle, sheep and goats must be on the look out for signs of heat stress. Heat stress affects milk production, growth rate, breeding performance, feed intake and weight gains.
I'm sure you're looking at this headline and wondering what's up. Reagan wasn't responsible for that 1980 fiasco (the Iran hostage crisis). He didn't become U.S. President until 1981! And Sen. Ted Cruz would never say...
I have drawn great hope from what I see being accomplished by the Calumet Village Neighborhood Association.
To the high school seniors – the world is your future.My challenge to you is live up to your full potential that you have. You must discover the power of your thoughts and words.
Have you seen the advertisements to make millions in real estate by investing in rental properties? Well I might be the person to invest with since it seems – according to the Troup County Board of Assessors – that my eight purchases of...
Back in 1992, columnist Nat Hentoff published the book “Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other.” Sadly, things haven't changed much since that year when I graduated from...
A recent march in LaGrange brought the issue of collaborative approaches to assisting our children in understanding that there are alternatives to negotiating the world we live in rather than engaging in criminal activity.
Do you know why “some” parents do not pay their children's lunch fees, and/or after-school program ACE fees on time? Of course we do – because if “some” parents “complain” loud enough and long enough,...
Mays past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1990.Front Page News
All of us have experienced the painful stings from fire ants. Imported fire ant mounds can be found in almost every pasture in Troup County.
Let's do away with slavery. It is to laugh you say! We no longer have slavery.
The following is the response I sent to an Atlanta health care publication who asked for my opinion of the announced merger of West Georgia Health and WellStar Health System:
Well, I'll be a cross-eyed monkey! TCSS (Troup County School System) reminds me of a spoiled teenager who has to spend every penny in his pocket, and then some.
The banks are scared silly of this woman and her power to correct our devious banking system.
“What's the Point of a Professor?” writes Emory University English Professor Mark Bauerlein in a New York Times column that LaGrange College Provost David Garrison emailed to generate some discussion before our teaching and learning...
“The End of Diabetes”
Don't give in to diabetesThe doctor just told you that you have diabetes. My advice to you is to do like I did – fight!
Mays past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.Front Page News
Soap making has been an American tradition since the 18th century. Since the early Celtics and Romans discovered that mixing ash with animal fats produced a concoction that made cleaning clothes easier.
Dear Editor:I have expressed my concerns on social media as to the inflated gasoline prices in the city of LaGrange.
Troup County schools have effectively crushed my medically disabled daughter as they deny her principals list achievements. Grace, with all advanced classes, at Callaway High, was hospitalized since the year started, dropping from 105 pounds to 74...
HELEN — When you meet a man on the river, more than likely you can expect that you are being introduced to a gentleman. There are exceptions, I am sure, but the Chattahoochee, in my experience, doesn't attract any fishermen with a dark...
May 7, Center for Creative Learning. My cup runneth over – with flowers, with paintings, with wine, with friends.
In his response to the Baltimore protests, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate, blamed Barack Obama for dividing the country. As Eoin Higgins wrote for the Huffington Post, “The thinking goes something like this: President Obama came...
Helping your kids buy a homeAccording to Kiplinger's Letter, you can give up to $14,000 in the year 2015 without needing to file a gift tax return.
The media has made a hero out of the mother who spotted her son among the Baltimore rioters, and immediately began yelling cuss words at her son and slapping the stew out of him.
On April 27 we witnessed a city in turmoil as the mob at Freddy Gray's funeral exploded in fury.
Best deal on homeowner's insuranceBuying your first house and you must get homeowners insurance?
Mays past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1940.Front Page News
As you know from the previous columns, the church of Christ Northside had a Gospel Meeting earlier this week.
No, grasscycling is not racing motorcycles on grass. Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn after mowing.
Dr. Ben Carson, who announced he's running for president from Detroit, is seen as a relatively conservative candidate by the media and some in the Republican Party. Yet his Southern Baptist Convention snub shows that he's still too liberal...
Who do you know you really need to say thank you to?
Ever notice whenever the county or city paves a road just before another SPLOST vote is about to take place, they always post signs that proudly announce “YOUR SPLOST DOLLARS AT WORK?” When the school system builds a new school, same...
LOUISVILLE — Foster Northrop, a graduate of the University of Georgia veterinary school in 1989, arrives at Churchill Downs on Derby Day long before the rooster flexes his vocal cords. For the genial veterinarian, Derby Day is the longest day,...
Editor's note: This letter contains fictitious quotes intended as satire.Just hired! Steve Lombardo, high powered marketing expert, to make the “evil ogre” image go away.
You're now under contract. You just got your inspection report back. The report does not ask someone to change paint colors, replace the 9-year-old water heater that is in good working condition, replace the heating system that is 11 years old...
Mays past, 100 years ago.From The LaGrange Reporter, 1915.Front Page News
I was driving to my office the other morning and a car pulled in front me with a message on the back windshield. It said “I Tutor Math,” and had all the contact information where one could get the services of this math tutor.
The other afternoon my wife had commented that we were filling up our bird feeders nearly every day and a half.
A conservative column critical of colleges calls for some “classically liberal solutions” to their problems. But in reality, it's just another conservative pushing for more government regulation of education.
Dear Editor,May is National Drug Court Month, and we have much to celebrate! We have not only a Felony Drug Court program but also one of the 690 DUI Court programs in the nation right here in Troup County.