As we should always remember, Memorial Day is not just the beginning of summer or an excuse for stores to hold a sale. It is not even a day set aside to honor veterans and active service members. Memorial Day is to remember the men and women who died while serving in t...

Editor's note: This is the final installment of Verenice's memoir about growing up on a mule-and horse-powered farm near Valley Head during the Great Depression. The memoir was edited, and the photos used here compiled by, her daughter, Linda Hawkins Wilson. For earlie...

On the final week of our Road Trippin’ Across the USA! tour, we are traveling all around our home state of Georgia. The state is known as the Peach State, even though it is not the largest producer of peaches.

In the late 1800s, Samuel Rumph developed the Elberta peach...

Editor's note: And now for something completely different...

When I began this newspaper, one of the things I wanted to do most was serialize fiction, in the grand Victorian style that made Dickens famous. I serialized a novel and several shorter pieces I'd written in t...

These two church histories appear in Volume II of the History of Dade County, Georgia, which was published by the Dade County Historical Society in 2011. Some of the articles were written much earlier. Mrs. Minnie Street was a teacher in Dade County for many years. She...

Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment of Verenice's memoir about growing up on a local farm during the Great Depression. It was edited, and the old photographs used here compiled by, her daughter, retired English teacher and local history writer Linda Hawkins W...

The Summer Reading program was definitely different this year, and we did miss the programs with big crowds, but I think the staff has done a great job adapting to the circumstances we find ourselves in. Kids could still get books to read, whether they came into the li...

Washington, D.C., is the capital city of the United States of America. D.C. stands for District of Columbia, which is the federal district containing the city of Washington. Congress established the District of Columbia in 1790 from land belonging to the states of Mary...

Editor's Note: This is the third installment of Verenice's memoir about growing up on a farm near Valley Head during the Great Depression. It was edited, and the old photographs used here compiled by, her daughter, retired English teacher and local history writer Linda...

This week we’re Road Trippin’ Across the eastern half of the Southeast. The states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware are all touched by the Atlantic Ocean. Each of these states has its own special recipe based on the s...

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