Dan Ponder

How a butternut cake describes a small, Southern town

What do you do there?”  I have heard this question for 35 years while living in a small town in Southwest Georgia.  My Atlanta friends ... Read more

Better than a ball game

In the football-crazed South, you probably can’t schedule a worse time for an event than a Saturday afternoon in the fall. Weddings have to be ... Read more

We all have a dream

Another school year had just started and I was beginning the fourth grade. My ninth birthday was just two weeks away. I had no awareness ... Read more

Preserving the Past for the Future

Most of the equipment was no longer used when I walked into the newspaper office for the first time. The machines were big and black ... Read more