Up In Smoke

Well here comes round two of the helicopter discussion. I do need to make a clarification on last weeks’ article. I talked with Air Heart, and I was wrong about Scared Heart Hospital being a Level 1 Trauma Center; it is a Level 2. But we do have guaranteed acceptance at Scared Heart being as Air Heart is based there. […]


Daily ActivityReports January 16 800F • Escort, Petro • Domestic Problem, Geer St. Escort, Kangaroo • Total mileage, 71 800S • Traffic stops, 6x • Assisted 800F with a verbal domestic problem • Subject in custody January 17 800S • Traffic stops, 4 • Subject in custody • Acknowledgement at IGA back parking lot 800F • Stopped suspicious person on […]

Charley Reese’s final column- It’s all about taxes

A very interesting column… COMPLETELY NEUTRAL… Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel… He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring, and this is his last column. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, […]

A real hero- ‘ Shifty’

submitted by HermanSheffield Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you’ve seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them. I met […]

Ten tips on shopping better at a thrift store

One of the best ways to live a frugal lifestyle is to make shopping at a thrift store part of your regular shopping regimen. Thrift stores feature items that have been used before. This can include anything from dishes to clothing to books to furniture to toys. These used items are often in reasonably good condition, and can be found […]

Wife’s Birthday

A few days before her birthday a husband asked his wife, “Dear, what would you like for your present?” Wife: “I really don’t think I should say.” Husband: “How about a diamond ring?” Wife: “I don’t care much for diamonds.” Husband: “well, then, a mink coat?” Wife: “You know I do not like furs.” Husband: “ A golden necklace?” Wife: […]

Political Cartoon

Thoughts from the Sandhills

Federal Government takes over PGA

by Intrepid Correspondent Blake Proctor posingundercover as Woodward A.Bernstein President Barack Obama has recently appointed a Golf Czar. Major rule changes in the game of golf became effective January 1, 2013, but, as with other recent Federal programs,wehavetoactually break the new rules to find out what they are. This is only a preview as the complete rule book, expected to […]

Let’s go to the Movies


Last week, I spent the better part of my review for “Zero Dark Thirty” talking about Jessica Chastain’s chances of winning an Oscar for Best Actress. I will not need to spend the same amount of time talking about Chastain’s chance of winning an Oscar for “Mama.” In fact, not only do I believe that Chastain will not win an […]


Daily ActivityReports January 20 799I • Property checks • Total mileage, 118 January 21 799R • Spoke with subject, Thompson West Rd. • Abandoned vehicle, Bellview Rd. • Dead hog in road, Bellview Rd. January 22 799R • Service attempt, Smokey Alley Rd. • Escort, Hwy. 27S • Spoke with subject, Hwy. 91N • Paper served, Smokey Alley Rd. • […]