March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Opinions

Aonia racing is big for young racers and a real boost for local economy

You couldn’t help but notice the crowds of dirt bike and ATV racers and their families in Washington this week, and it’s not hard to realize not only how important this is to them, but how important they are to us.  More...

James Rutland is a master coach of instinctive marksmanship

BOX SPRINGS – James Rutland, one-time hurdler at Georgia and later a successful high-school coach, handed me an air rifle—a Red Ryder Daisy model with no sights—and said that before the afternoon was over, he would have me hitting a More...

Was a pleasure to work on project

TO THE EDITOR:   The Wills Memorial Foundation held a Casino Night on March 3 to raise money for a new x-ray machine. More...

Book Review

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

A book by David McCullough is always welcome. Among his “popular histories” are 1776, John Adams, Truman, The Path Between the Seas. He has twice received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More...

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Twain was first truly American author

Samuel Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri.  His boyhood adventures provided the basis for “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and many episodes from his early life found their way into “The Adventures of Huc More...

Pollen counts

In recent weeks, I have had numerous people to ask me about how weather forecasters come up with pollen counts. More...