A salute to one trying to make this a better world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not ... Read more

We simply cannot afford to be lazy

In a rather sudden notion, my wife and I decided to sneak away for a day together.  With no children tagging along, we took a ... Read more

The world is a little smaller than you may think

The dinner is held twice a year on the manicured field of Jordan-Hare Stadium. You tour the locker room before entering the field through the ... Read more

The best part of waking up

The dictionary defines a habit as “a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.” I have many habits, some good, ... Read more

More Articles

  1. An honest take on the nation’s top college football teams
  2. Gov. Nathan Deal pledges ‘everything on the table’ public education reform
  3. Letter to the Editor
  4. Exercise your rights and take the time to vote next month
  5. Pay close attention to all of the details
  6. Major League Baseball had a twisted ride to 2014 World Series
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Dan Ponder

Sing a song of Thanksgiving this year

Usually when Mary Lou and I enter the doors of the First United Methodist Church in Bainbridge, members know that my grandson, Henry, must have ... Read more

Lynn Roberts

There’s a lot to be thankful for

The late Furman Bisher, sports editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote thousands of columns, some of them great! No column of his, though, was more ... Read more

Dick Yarbrough

Junior E. Lee analyzes elections and predicts our next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Farewell to Bearcat football, marching band season

This football season has been an exceptional one for the Bearcats. I have seen a lot of growth in the team from the first game ... Read more

Letter to the Editor

It appears that John H. McRae (not the dentist Jon McRae) has appointed himself the education watchdog of Decatur and Dougherty Counties.   Unfortunately, Mr. ... Read more

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,  The high school graduation rates came out last week and there was almost a 2 percent increase from 71.8 to 73.7 here in ... Read more

Local officials acting like children

First, I find the people I know in the Climax community to be very caring people dedicated to helping others. I apologize if I unintentionally ... Read more

Letter to the Editor

I’m a 93-year-old who is finally totally disgusted with the way some of our elected city and county officials are dealing with taxpayers money and ... Read more


Government arguments hurt everyone in the community

As the sad saga between the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County continues, the first real, tangible consequence of the series of disagreements was felt ... Read more

Trolinger’s defense should be paid for by the county

The Decatur County Board of Commissioners was presented with a very straightforward request at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. Jami L. Lewis, an attorney for Bainbridge ... Read more

Henry House opening is good sign for future of local business

Bainbridge has something extremely special in the works with the newly renovated Henry House opening its doors soon. Six different businesses have set up shop ... Read more

Two mills is an unnecessary increase

The Bainbridge City Council is making a mistake by increasing taxes by two mills at this point in the fiscal year. If this millage rate ... Read more

Decatur County does not need to pay legal fees

Tuesday’s county commission meeting saw the board unanimously vote to pay all legal fees for three of the indicted Decatur County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The ... Read more