I would rate the real estate market in Troup County at a B at this time.
Mandatory voting! Great. That's what we need – more people who have absolutely no idea what the issues are voting for who knows what reason.
With the legislature still in session, I thought of the old days and the old ways of the past when Georgia was a blue state, come hell or high water, and colorful politicians were always making the news whether they made sense or not.
Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union, but the evidence shows that's not the case.
This column is primarily inspired by two recent letters my good friend Bob Snelling sent both urging action on what many of us feel are increasing attacks on our religious freedoms.
Last Friday was the 30th legislative day for the 2015 Georgia General Assembly.
What a fantastic evening at the LaGrange Museum! We were astonished at what an old feed store could become! The design was unbelievably creative thanks to our gifted architect Todd Stephens.
Marches past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1940Front Page News
“The Bible is the only book that is a safe and sure guide on any and all subjects 'pertaining to life and godliness' (1 Peter 1:3). This book is only intended as an incentive to the reader to 'search the scriptures to see...
As our temperatures warm up, so does our inclination to go out and work in the garden and the yard. We do have to be careful though.
In 2012, Mitt Romney railed about 47 percent of Americans who aren't doing their job. Ironically, we could say the same thing about 47 percent of our U.S. Senators, who showed their ineptitude with a letter, which, ironically, could increase the...
Today the Troup County Board of Education will vote on whether to close Mountville Elementary School.
The Troup County Board of Education public hearing (on March 9) was most informative. The recommendation from the task force that the school zones be updated with a new zoning plan resulted with a map showing unincorporated Mountville without a...
The real estate market in Troup County is getting much better.Our multiple listing service had a 15.4 percent increase in sales over last year. 2014 was a much better year for Troup County and prices are on the rise!
Every life-path leads to this question: “what'll I do with only dreams of you?”
In the Declaration of Independence of 1776, our founders stipulated that when a government becomes destructive it is the right and duty of the people to alter or abolish it. This should not be done for light or transient causes, but should result from...
This week the Georgia General Assembly passed the 30th legislative day or “crossover day” as it's commonly referred.
We've all seen dozens of articles touting a spike in gun sales and a surge in membership in gun groups like the National Rifle Association. But the number of gun owners and gun households in the United States is dropping. Could the tactics of...
Did you know March Madness is officially here?
Editor's note: This column was submitted Wednesday, but held due to space constraints.
ATLANTA — Those, who live on Atlanta's Northside and within arms-length of Georgia's most romantic river, the Chattahoochee, whose banks were once a playground for native Americans, are treated with a daily view that makes one...
Hank Thomas, one of three living Freedom Riders still alive from the 1961 bus firebomb attack in Anniston, Alabama, spoke before a mixed audience at a Georgia college. His message wasn't just one of racial reconciliation. It was about...
Marches past, 100 years ago.From The LaGrange Reporter, 1915.Front Page News
As we conclude this brief series of articles on “How To Study The Bible,” I will use 1 Corinthians 1:17 as an example of putting all the principles we have looked at into practice.
Dear Representative Nix, I must say that HB170 is the most convoluted mess I have seen in some time.
I care less that “Boner” – yeah I know how to spell his name but what is, is – completed yet another political and personal assault on President Obama.
In just a few days the calendar will show spring has arrived, but those who have been looking have already seen the signs of spring. The songbirds, daffodils, robins, evening chorus of spring peepers, maple trees blooming and much more.
I attended the public hearing Monday evening concerning the “possible” closing of Mountville Elementary School (MES).
The Georgia General Assembly has completed 27 legislative days and many bills have been sent to the Senate for their review. This is significant because bills that do not go to the Senate after day 30 or “crossover day” will not become law...
There seems to be an ever-widening gap between the government and the people of America. The people seem to realize that our nation is going in the wrong direction, but the government seems to like the direction we are going.
When a Republican gubernatorial candidate allegedly killed himself after a possible campaign to discredit him for being Jewish, it's worth a look to see if such anti-Semitic behavior is widespread in America today.
Character does matter. Some say that standing up for what you believe is a mark of character. I contend that a more important indicator of good character is being able to evaluate your conduct and acknowledge when you are wrong. Then, endeavor to...
I arrived in Troup County eight years ago.I found everything to my liking, especially the educational system. I am appalled that this community has allowed Cole Pugh to dismantle it.
If nothing else the independent efforts by LaGrange Daily News (LDN) and myself on Feb. 14 was followed by information from West Georgia Health (WGH), which our residents deserved after eight months of silence. As a testimony to the interest about...
Writer's note: A bout with a viral infection for the past 10 days made it impossible for your writer to accomplish the research necessary for a March news column this week. It made it possible to bring you this round-up of priceless...
As I gaze from my window, a small flock of tiny birds are rapidly depleting my feeders, which were just filled the day before.
Charley Whittemore has been a fixture on Georgia's athletic front for nearly a half century.
There is no doubt that History truthfully tells us who we were.
The biggest news out of the General Assembly this week was the passing of House Bill 1 known as “Haleigh's Hope Act.”
There's a lot of talk that the new advanced placement U.S. history curriculum is anti-American. Conservatives in Oklahoma got a measure passed through a House committee that calls for defunding the College Board, which designs and administers...
Ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that Obama doesn't love America. But you know who actually doesn't love America? Secessionists don't. And it wasn't too hard to figure that one out.
Dear Editor:I support President Obama's foreign policy far more than that of most Republicans.
One of the biggest problems with Bible study, in most denominational systems, is a lack of respect for context.
At this time during the winter season, when the weather starts to improve, we get itching to do something with our yards and gardens.
There are few things more important to any community than transportation, and the same goes for any business.
Oscar acceptance speeches tend, with rare exceptions, to be bland/dull/excruciatingly boring thank-you lists of names of people who few in the television audience recognize.
Dr. Ben Carson claims that our war with ISIS shouldn't have any laws, because rules of war are “politically correct.” But does he realize that many of those rules of war have their origins in Christianity?
I have just finished reading a wonderful book written by Sam Gambrell, a friend of mine, and a friend of many of you here in LaGrange and Troup County.