Much to my chagrin, sports and politics remain more intertwined than ever. This is not the first time that I’ve expressed that to you nor will it be the last. No matter how hard we try to ruin it, I consider sport, specifically competition, to be the last bastion of purity in our society. Of…

Poor ole Christopher Columbus. His three small, wooden ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492 and six weeks later reached the northern shores of the islands of Cuba, Haiti/Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, previously unknown land…

It is hard to believe that it is the middle of October with this hot and dry summer time weather.

Reclassification makes high school coaches, athletic directors and principals anxious and they’ve waited four years since the last time the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) determined new regions. Reclassification was always a two-year process until 2016 when reclassification turned in…

Have you ever wondered how many horses are in our area? How about that two of the leading sporting events in our area are horse related? Well, maybe that is a little over stated as the Thomson Football Team draws an awful lot of folks, however I am sure you see my point. I’m pretty sure behi…

Editor’s Note: The following is copy of a letter a recent Warren County High School graduate, who enlisted in the United States Army, wrote to Scott Swann, business education teacher, baseball coach and CTAE director at Warren County High School.

Once a month a group of history buffs gathers together in a beautifully maintained historic house in Lincolnton to enjoy friendship and increase their knowledge of our region.

CORRECTION: I wrote last week that UGA quarterback Jake Fromm was a senior. That was a “rare” mistake on my part, HaHa, and I knew better. Fromm is a junior.

The Psalmist shares with us the struggle that many of us have experienced during times of spiritual adversity. Our adversity might be sickness, financial struggles, broken relationships, or the death of a loved one. Sometimes these circumstances can put us in a spiritually dry place. We can …

I was writing a story last weekend about changing attitudes and Christianity. I was trying to grasp the concept of ‘being born again.’ To me, it means throwing away your old self, your old attitudes, your old prejudices, your old hatreds and putting on a new face, a new attitude, and a new w…

We’re living in a season that requires faith to live a life void of feeling worried and stressful on a daily basis.

There was a big party in Athens last Saturday and a football game finally broke out. The hype and mystique surrounding Notre Dame’s first ever trip to the University of Georgia became almost unbearable in the days leading up to the Irish’s return game after Georgia fans flocked to South Bend…

In the late 60s, after she had graduated from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in D.C., my sweet wife JoAnn began a quest to accumulate enough funds to pay for her wedding. She had decided to marry a ne’er-do-well U. S. sailor who had no assets at all. Unfortunately, her own situation was…

While looking over a soil test for a lawn, the thought hit me that I have never written an article on soil testing.

I first heard that Thomson High School might be charging an athletic fee this summer, but I did not address it in this space because I assumed that $30 per sport would be insignificant enough not to cause a ruckus, and ruckuses grab attention. A story in this newspaper last week indicates th…

2 Corinthians 7:10a “Godly sorrow brings repentance that brings salvation and leaves no regret…”

Danny dropped his token in the slot and headed to the back of the crowded city bus. I followed close behind as the driver looked both ways and pulled the monster from the curb. He didn’t notice us as we passed the “Colored Only” sign perched atop a seat near the back. We loved the big wide b…

Organized sports are all about leading people. Athens High School had one of the premier football programs in Georgia during the “pre-modern” era. I call that the time before court ordered school desegregation in Georgia in 1970. The Athens High Trojans and the Valdosta Wildcats were Class A…

The other day I was asked about yellow jackets and how to get rid of them. Remember in general, hornets have their nests above the ground and yellow jackets nest in the ground. Hornets and yellow jackets are considered beneficial insects, and if they are not in a location where they are harm…

I recall witnessing to someone about being saved; about being born again. The response I received was, “I will get saved when God gets ready for me to be saved!”

George McDuffie, the man for whom our county is named, was brilliant, with a mind as quick as Ben Franklin’s or Alexander Hamilton’s or James Madison’s. He was The Great Orator because he was unmatched in wit and eloquence in debating on the floor of the US Senate in the 1840s. Born three mi…