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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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by admin.

Worn Wisdom and Mercer Sweatshirts

If the house were on fire, I would grab it first. Forget the jewels, forget my grandparents’ marriage certificate, forget the Hall family photos, and ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Waiting in Gratitude

I’ve never seen it in person, but I can imagine it. On November 1 at midnight a phenomenon happens in our world. In my mind ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Lessons from frogs and Freds

A lifetime ago I found myself as a young therapist going to work in an office on the outskirts of Macon. Our office was housed ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Wreaths Across America reminds us to remember loved ones

By:  Leila Case Andersonville National Historic Cemetery in Andersonville is among the military cemeteries across the nation that participate in the annual Wreaths Across America ... Read more

5 months ago by admin.

Is Providence Canyon anything but a good example of bad behavior?

Part 2:  It is what it is, but how did it get that way? By:  Burt Carter Long enough ago that the statute of limitations ... Read more

5 months ago by admin.

Georgia Runoffs, a brief history

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu November 9, 2020 On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Georgians cast what many voters thought would be their last ballot of ... Read more

5 months ago by admin.

Tight race in October 1980 as Carter and Reagan debate

By: Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the tenth article in ... Read more

5 months ago by admin.

Oak Grove Cemetery: A Shelter for the Dead, A Park for the Living

BY: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu Most visitors have a specific destination when visiting Oak Grove Cemetery—the final resting place of a close family member, a ... Read more

6 months ago by admin.

Renominated for 1980, Pres. Carter Says, “We’ve Been Tested Under Fire”

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the eighth article ... Read more

8 months ago by admin.

The 19th amendment stirs memories

By:  Leila Case As we approach the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution that granted American women ... Read more

8 months ago by admin.

An Ode to the Simple Life

By:  Joni Woolf I don’t pay a lot of attention to Facebook, at least not as much as some of my friends and relatives do. ... Read more

8 months ago by admin.

Chief Mike Tracy: What the Resume Doesn’t Tell You

By:  Tracy K. Hall At the age of 12, a young Mike Tracy was tasked with fetching milk for his family’s breakfast table. While another ... Read more

8 months ago by admin.

Part 4: An Americus Lynching: Remembering and Commemorating

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Daniel Stallings. William Barrow. William Redding. The violence on June 21, 1913, that took these lives did not occur ... Read more

10 months ago by admin.

“Very Relieved that the Primaries are Over”, Pres. Carter Earns 1980 Delegate Majority

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the seventh article ... Read more

10 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Part 3: An Americus lynching: The lost counternarrative

By:  Evan Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Vagrant. Drunk. Killer. These images became central to the dominant white narrative in 1913 and remain so today. In 2018 ... Read more

10 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Part 2: An Americus lynching. The law of Cotton Avenue.

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   The arrests on Cotton Avenue were designed to be visible. On Wednesday, September 18, 1912, at 3 p.m., Police ... Read more

10 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

An Americus Lynching:  Part 1: Facing South on Cotton Avenue

Evan A. Kutzler June 7, 2020 Evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Daniel Stallings, his wife, Maggie, and his stepson, Charles, offer a fresh look at an old tragedy. ... Read more

10 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Except D.C., Carter Victorious in May, “We Won All the Elections”

By:  Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the sixth article in ... Read more

11 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

The Sumter County Oral History Project: A Past, a Present, and a Prospectus

By:  Evan A. Kutzler In February 2016, while driving to an environmental history symposium sponsored by the Historic Savannah Foundation, I stopped to make a ... Read more

11 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

The Conscript and the Freedom Fighter

By:  Evan Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   On October 10, 2018, as Hurricane Michael neared shore, I drove to Andersonville National Cemetery to plan an upcoming tour. ... Read more

12 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Friendly advice on working from home

By:  Tracy K. Hall ATR I have done it. It is hard. Working from home is a special talent reserved for a certain type of ... Read more

12 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Love’s Redeeming Work Is Done

By:  Tracy K. Hall  ATR “Christ the Lord has risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, ... Read more

1 year ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Promises Made, Promises Kept: How First Responders Are Serving Us

BY:  Tracy K. Hall Life has been different for us in many ways over the past weeks. While we might be mindful of our health, ... Read more

1 year ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Tracy K. Hall for the ATR: Funerals, what to expect in a pandemic

By: Tracy K. Hall How does the Coronavirus effect funeral rituals? Greg Hancock, the Sumter County Coroner as well as the owner of Greg Hancock ... Read more

1 year ago by Nichole Buchanan.

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