Let’s take a look at where the Georgia Bulldogs have been this season and where they are headed. They met their greatest challenge in the first game against Clemson. Once Georgia figured out that Clemson could not block their defensive front, the bulldogs essentially put the game on ice with…

As frustrated as many of us are about the current way of the world, we still have much to be thankful for. My list would be entirely too long for publication, but my family is always at the top, and they recently stepped up in a way that has humbled me to the core. We are a diverse lot, but …

Bi-annual reclassification among Georgia High School Association (GHSA) schools usually has a few surprises but seldom has Thomson High School been directly affected. Traditionally, Thomson has always been in a region with at least a few Augusta schools. Regardless of where Thomson has falle…

The sports world has been rockin’ and rollin’ so there are a lot of bases to touch but today is the day that we honor our veterans for their service to our country. The foundation of their service has been to protect our freedom, which includes the privilege to participate in and watch sport…

Last weekend proved to be a successful one for our local Bulldog football teams, Thomson High and the University of Georgia. Thomson clinched the Region 4-AAA Championship without even playing a game by virtue of Harlem’s victory over Hephzibah. The Rebels will be in The Brickyard Friday for…

We will all experience circumstances that cause us concern, at one time or another. Concerns can cause anxieties, fears, distresses, etc. Concerns are also known as “Cares,” because some synonyms the thesaurus gives us for cares are, fears, stresses, anxieties, etc., also. Some of the things…

Can Georgians stand a double dose of excitement? I guess we will find out this weekend. The Atlanta Braves, in the World Series for the first time since 1999, will host games three, four and five (IF necessary) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The undefeated Georgia Bulldogs carry thei…

On Thomson’s first offensive play Jontavious Curry took the handoff and darted through a hole on the left side, juked two defenders and outraced two others to the endzone to set the tone in the Bulldogs’ 27-14 victory over Burke County Friday night. Speed kills, and that was the key differen…

An opinion is a statement that expresses one’s feelings, attitude, or belief. It may feel true to some, but false to another. Truth is a fact that can be verified.

One of the greatest indicators of health is hunger. When a person isn’t feeling well and he/she visits the doctor, the doctor often asks, “Have you been eating?” In the same way that physical hunger helps us discern our physical health, spiritual hunger helps us discern our spiritual health.…

Thomson High School faces the very real possibility that it could be classified into Class AA for athletic competition during the 2022-23 and 23-24 school years. Thomson has become one of the smallest schools in Class AAA and projections indicate that they could indeed drop into AA when Geor…

Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us: “God has made everything beautiful in its time; He has also set eternity in the human heart…” God has put eternity in our hearts, and we have an inconsolable longing. We try to satisfy it by overworking to earn more money, one accomplishment after another, immoral…

When Georgia Southern restarted football in 1982 the team had to bus from campus to Statesboro High School for home games on school busses borrowed from Bulloch County. Coach Erk Russell became so enamored with the ritual that when the Eagles moved into the sparkling new Paulsen Stadium in 1…

Because artificial turf now adorns at least half the playing surfaces of high school football stadiums in Georgia there may be an assumption it is coming soon to a stadium near you, like Thomson’s Brickyard. The recent announcement that Columbia County will be installing turf on their five h…

With Aquinas being the only Georgia High School Association (GHSA) member private school in our part of the state we don’t pay much attention to the private versus public school athletic debate that occurs across the rest of Georgia. We may think that dilemma does not affect Thomson High Sch…

As I studied to prepare this column, my mind went back to the time I wrestled with God concerning my call to preach. I told God I couldn’t preach because I was a woman. When God heard my excuse He caused me to have an out of body experience and He showed me a License and told me to use that …

Opposing fan bases have always accused those of us in the Georgia Bulldog Nation of living in the past. We remain infatuated with Larry Munson, Herschel Walker, Vince Dooley, and others from years ago. Many of us have an audio library of Munson’s famous radio calls dating back to the 1970s. …

From time to time, we all encounter frustrating people. From time to time, we too, are frustrating to people. Sometimes our children frustrate us, whether they are young or grown; Sometimes we frustrate our children; We might become frustrated with other drivers; the list could go on and on.…

The author of Lamentations is recorded as Jeremiah, the weeping Prophet. As He writes, he’s feeling deep sorrow. He has been through an intense trial. He’s weary and worn, and feels as though he’s about to lose all hope. He begins the 3rd chapter of Lamentations with, “I am the man who has s…

Forty years ago, “run Herschel run” was one of the most popular refrains echoing across our state. Of course, that is when Herschel Walker was running roughshod over opponents as a Georgia Bulldog. That rallying cry takes on a whole new meaning now that Herschel has apparently decided to run…

In the Spring of 1991, the big news in Georgia coaching circles was the opening at Camden County High School. Camden is the lone high school in Georgia’s southeastern most county and it had grown by leaps and bounds due to the establishment of the Navy’s Kings’ Bay Submarine base. It was com…

High school football season kicks off tomorrow night still facing challenges from the virus, so who knows where it will go from here. Coaches, players, and fans are weary from dealing with the hoops that we have to jump through. Burke County cancelled their opener when school was dismissed f…

Bobby Bowden proved many things as a college football coach but in my mind, he confirmed that there is more than one way to skin a cat. Bowden, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Sunday at the age of 91, was atypical of most football coaches of his era. Most coaches approached team manage…

Perfect Peace is not something we can attain physically in this world because the world is almost always going to be a rocky place.

I was not inclined to write about college football this week but then last Wednesday occurred. I was trying to keep up with the SEC football media days, but I was mostly hearing NIL, transfer portal, vaccine, and social awareness from the head coaches at the podium so my interest waned until…

Five years ago, in this space I undertook a four-part series chronicling the twentieth anniversary of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Time does indeed fly.