Backroads & Bobtails


According to the old duck hunters of yesteryear, the “good old days” of waterfowling were perfect. Modern day duck hunting stinks. But just how good were those good old days? Were they truly as good as our duck-hunting mentors would have us believe? I wonder. “There were liberal limits in the good old days, by golly. Why, I remember in […]

Reasons not to mess with children

• A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow […]

Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy first tournament held

The Southwest Georgia Martial Arts Academy held their first tournament. It was a closed Tournament involving only their students. “This was a training time to help get our students up to speed with competition” says Jack Cowart. “Our goal was to have an environment where my students could see what to expect when we hold our own open tournaments or […]

MCMS Junior Beta named by National Beta as a School of Distinction

The Miller County Middle School Junior Beta Club was recently named by the National Beta as a School of Distinction. This national award is given to club chapters who show an intense commitment to academic rigor and who illustrate a dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness. The MCMS Junior Beta Club was awarded a banner from National […]

Senior greeter, Charley, on duty

You just have to appreciate this one. Young people forget that we old people had a career before we retired….. Charley, a new retireegreeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the […]

The last wishes of Alexander the Great…

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: 1. The best doctors should carry his coffin; 2. The wealth he has accumulated ( money, gold, precious stones.) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery. 3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!! One of […]

Department of Defense’s death spiral

“Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the United States was too strong.”- Ronald Reagan The American armed forces are in a death spiral. The potential danger far exceeds the health insurance debacle occurring in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Defense is as susceptible to the effects of onerous, ideologically driven […]


The Pilgrims of Leyden

It’s happening again… the hot breath of Christmas breathes down our necks like fire. Tempers get testy. Time eats up our hours faster than a politician asking for money. The plague of not- enough cash consumes our checkbooks. Visa elves work overtime. Platoons of catalogs clog our mail boxes. So many choices…who can decide? The hot breath blows. ********** It […]

Political Cartoon

A Change of Course

THOMASVILLE — One of the most defining moments in U.S. history happened 72 years ago Saturday. It was the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, just before 8 a.m., no one was expecting the destruction that was about to occur. Hundreds of fighter planes from Japan attacked the American navel base near Honolulu, […]