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Opinion

Loren Smith’s column on Covey Rise Plantation

CAMILLA – It would not require any genius to conclude that the name of this agribusiness enclave had to have been connected to a female ... Read more

7 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

What’s in a name?

From the courthouse folks come to our office, form in hand, requesting us to let the world know they have every intention of claiming a ... Read more

7 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

A word from Chief Mark Scott

Last month we published an article addressing the recent increase in gang related gun violence here in Americus and across the country.  Since that article ... Read more

7 months ago by admin.

Naming your Hallelujahs

I grew up on Upper River Road here in Americus. To go to town or to school I would ride past the home of Margot ... Read more

7 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Ball Played As It Lies

I know little to nothing about golf. I know I like the idea of it. I know I like the people who play. I like ... Read more

7 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Fueling Up: Early Filling Stations in Americus

By:  Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu At least twice during the Great Depression, Charles Monroe Hale Jr. boarded a plane and, circling Americus, photographed the city ... Read more

7 months ago by admin.

The story of your perfectly ordinary face

I was walking the streets of downtown Americus looking for a story to be told. I had been promised one and sought it out. I ... Read more

8 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sunshine, camellias are nature’s wonders

Leila Case As I write, it is pouring rain but thankfully it has stopped and the sun is shining at least for a few days. ... Read more

8 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Your package has been delivered!

I am going through a fun season. I get up early in the morning, sit on my red sofa and go shopping. The things I ... Read more

8 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

The truth about the monsters under your bed

My bed sits high off the floor. In fact, I have a little bitty staircase helping me get into it. Isn’t that ridiculous? But I ... Read more

8 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Camellias, crystal, Walmart receipts and tiny surprises of goodness

One of my camellia bushes is busting out all over in glory. When I say she is busting out, she is going full throttle and ... Read more

8 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Loran Smith’s Weekly Feature Column: Cotton Today

There was a time when only the months of November, December and January had no connection with the growing of cotton, the South’s most notorious ... Read more

8 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

You’re my favorite!

My parents once sent Valentine’s flowers to my office in Macon. Delighted, I opened the card to read: “Happy Valentine’s Day, don’t tell Seth, but ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Historic Rylander Theatre is ‘Celebrating a Century’; Trust passes the gavel

By Leila Case There’s a lot to celebrate, however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions we can’t have an up close and personal celebration. ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Before the Barista: The Layers of 134 W. Lamar Street

Evan A. Kutzler In A Sand County Almanac (1948), a classic on environmental conservation, Aldo Leopold eulogized a lighting-struck tree. “It shows 80 growth rings,” ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

She has character! And worm holes!

Transition. I did not know what to call it, and I am not entirely sure “transition” is the right word, but for my purposes it ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Clawfoot has a story to tell

I have not had a bath in over six years. To be clear, I have showered, just not soaked in a real tub. I love ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Fightn’ the Vid

By:  Stick Miller Boyce “Stick” Miller lives in Americus. Contact him at stickmiller @gmail.com While Inauguration Day has been at the forefront of the news lately, ... Read more

9 months ago by admin.

Truth: There is no kitten stuck up the tree

About 10 years ago, I and my two cats moved from Atlanta to Americus and promptly set up house with my parents. I had a ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

When your black-eyed peas come with time travel

There is a mandate this time of year. It requires lingering in our past while also tiptoeing into the future. I tell people I gave ... Read more

9 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Hip, Hip, Hooray! Huzzah!

By: Leila Case A Colonial era toast that is as appropriate today as it was then to turn the calendar to the new year of ... Read more

10 months ago by admin.

Columns and foundations

The first sign was the buckling. The second sign was the heel of my stiletto busting through. My porch is rotting. It deserves to, it ... Read more

10 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

How to beautifully handle what irritates you

“Tracy, what do you want for—” “Pearls!” The question very rarely must be completely asked. The answer is always the same.  Pearls. I want pearls. ... Read more

10 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Good Company’s Coming!

Mama started me on a silver pattern in my young days. She knew waiting to accrue silver through a wedding register was going the way ... Read more

10 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

The night superheroes cried

It is a side to the story I have always treasured. It was one of those experiences that doesn’t translate well into words. It is ... Read more

10 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

A Bird’s Eye View: Dec 2020

By:  Phil Hardy   Inquiries have been pouring in and all are asking the same question: What’s happened to my birds and where are they? ... Read more

11 months ago by admin.

“Dear Santa” in a year of war and pestilence

Evan A. Kutzler November 28, 2020 evan.kutzler@gsw.edu On December 6, 1918, the Americus Times-Recorder printed a letter to Santa Claus written by six-year-old Charles Walker. ... Read more

11 months ago by admin.

It’s beginning to look like Christmas at our house

By:  Leila Case A sign in front of a shop I visited last week announced, “Four Saturdays until Christmas!” In other words you better shake ... Read more

11 months ago by admin.

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