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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...

One of my first kitchen memories is when I was a tot playing at my mother's feet as she cooked. She must have just swept the floor because I was able to gather a goodly collection of little stick pieces of broom. These I put into the metal lid of a jar which I had fill...

Bob Dombrowski and Mary Petruska of the Trenton Arts Council in an "American Gothic" pose in 2010 in front of the Wildwood barn Bob used as a sculpture studio. He had to share it with the tractor.

Bob Dombrowski died in December, a death that went unmarked for some week...

The Hug of Defeat: Jerry Henegar (right) ended Tuesday night 30 votes short of unseating District 3 Commissioner Robert Goff, pictured here clasping him in an un-socially distant embrace. Seated is John Deffenbaugh, who looks good to regain the Dist. 1 Georgia statehou...

It's been a funny election season and it was a funny election night--a much longer one than usual--but it doesn't look like much will change in Dade County after tonight's Republican primary. 

Dade County Executive Chairman Ted "The Boss" Rumley (left)  easily kept his...

One of the perks of getting out of the newspaper biz (see Part I) is that I hope to pay less attention to politics. I really do love this place, the beautiful countryside and the basic sweetness of the people who live here; but it’s easier to keep the love flowing when...

My darlings, I am shortly to leave you!

These years I’ve run The Planet will always be four of my faves, and I have no regrets, but I am closing up shop shortly after the primary election next week. There’s no fast-and-hard date—I want to finish at least one feature I’v...

At today's COVID-19 briefing, Dade County Exec. Ted Rumley shows off one of about 2000 face shields made for county EMS workers by local manufacturer Integer. “It’s amazing the quality they put into these,” said the county boss.

Dade’s COVID-19 numbers are sharply up to...

Serving on the Dade County Board of Education is not for the faint of heart. The hours are long, the pay is minimal, the capacity for public gratitude scant and for public blame unlimited. Thus it is no wonder that of the three board seats up for grabs this year only o...

It's down to the wire now, voters: Early voting in this year's election ends at 2 p.m. this Friday, June 5. Election Day is next Tuesday, the 9th. As the clock ticks, the Georgia Secretary of State's Office is trying to get the message out that, while the absentee ball...

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