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  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Here in Aiken, S.C., I can tell the season is about to change, and that fall is in the air.
    The leaves are beginning to exhibit those majestic reddish colors, and some are even dropping to the ground.
    My wife has been reminding me often that she can detect the change of the season.
    For her that has been quite easy lately as she hasn’t been getting around much and seems to be more tuned in to subtle changes around her.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Gloria Dowaliby should haven been in show business. Instead, she chose the teaching profession. She was glamorous, witty and just seemed to have all those characteristics of a Broadway star. Fortunately for Gloria’s students, she became a teacher.
    Gloria started her teaching career around 1953 at Lincoln-
    Lewis Junior High in Southington, Conn.
    I was privileged to have had Miss Dowaliby as my seventh-grade English, history and homeroom teacher.

  • Celebrating the best worst thing

    The other day I thought of the phrase, “the best worst thing.”
    Is it even possible to have a best worst thing? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or pretty ugly?
    For one of my daughters, the past year has been the worst of her life, and she’s still asking why. “If Jesus loves me, why did he let this happen?” she asks.

  • '42'

    Watching the movie “42” a few nights ago was good for my soul and reminded me of how much we need more movies or TV shows that inspire us with heroic deeds performed by true and deserving heroes.
    Most baseball fans, no matter how old, will recognize 42 as Jackie Robinson’s number when he played with the major league Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team.
    It is the only number that has been permanently retired by all major league baseball teams.

  • Civil rights hero’s legacy continues to inspire

    In the wake of the horrific murderous attacks in Paris, and in recognition that terrorism in all its forms must be condemned, it’s important to honor leaders who use non-violent means to reach needed
    societal reforms.
     In anticipation of the Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day celebration, I’m pleased to share this personal reflection.  

  • Grace Notes

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Special to the Times

  • Bypass work on track

    Progress on the Quincy Bypass, which will connect State Road 12 to U.S. Highway 90 near Ralph Strong Road and the Capital Regional Medical Center Gadsden Campus, is about 30 percent complete and work on the project is moving at a steady pace, according to Anthony Manos, project engineer.

     

    “Much of the clearing is done about a third of the drainage is complete and about 30 percent of the earthwork has been done,” Manos said.

     

  • Authors visiting library

    Linger Longer

    AT YOUR LIBRARY

    Dr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director


    Congrats, Chattahoochee, there’s a triple treat in store for you. Three special authors are coming to town next week.

  • Country Common Sense

    March 10, 2011


    To: America

    From: Dick (Cowboy) Locke


    Reference: Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida


  • Don't be fooled by the nice weather

       I put off my spring flower planting. It wasn't easy either.
        I didn't make the same mistake this year as I did last year. I didn't let the weather fool me with the few warm days we have experienced in the past weeks. Not that I wasn't tempted to go to garden shops and bring home a truck filled with tender flowers just waiting for me to put in the ground. Just like babies, they look so cute when they're little.