New tradition for next year’s Fourth of July?

Like most Americans, I did my Fourth of July planning well ahead of time. Chores included deciding how late to sleep, choosing which sporting events to watch on TV and designing the menu for the perfect red, white and blue feast. Meal planning was the easiest part. Mostly because I rarely grill out any more on the Fourth. It’s much […]

History Lesson on Your Social Security

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (and some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are facts! Social Security Cards up until […]


Just 100 years ago

One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1910: The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Fuel for a car was sold in drug stores only. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were only 8,000 cars […]

Letter to the Editor

Terry, A group of men from our church and others meet for coffee at Target’s everyday. I have been taking “The Liberal” newspaper to read some things to them. They were commenting on how much they like the paper, just thought you would like to know your paper has made a “big splash” here in Wilson, NC. It always helps […]

Home Country

We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course, great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their summerweight jackets, the float with the princesses on it, and the local kids […]

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Stuff happens

He, the Devil, is still amongst us. Last Saturday evening, a week ago, we were enjoying an evening out at Emerald Lake Resort watching entertainers sing like Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline. They were all good, and the outside show was perfect with the exception of a few gnats. When we got home, as Betty Jo walked into […]


Mrs. Louise Floyd Sims, 87, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, FL. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Medley officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memory Gardens.


Mrs. Daisy Scott Newsome, age 77, of Cartersville died Friday, July 9, 2010 at Cartersville Medical Center. Graveside services were held Monday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Brinson Cemetery. Cox-Ware Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Just Jakin

What is more American than a good old-fashion barbecue? Or is it American? Have you ever even thought of the definition of barbecue and, no, it’s not just something tossed on a grill. No one is quite sure where the idea for slow roasting meat over wood or charcoal began. Nor can they agree on where the word barbecue originated. […]