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6XK1_2510102_WALKER_05082011_Photo_1.jpg MELISSA GRAVES WALKER by scottbthompsonsr
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WALKER, Melissa MELISSA GRAVES WALKER 1941-2011 Melissa Graves Walker --- author, college professor and activist for civil rights, peace, and environmental issues --- died May 4th at Hospice Atlanta of breast cancer. Diagnosed and first treated in 1997, Walker's cancer was dormant until it return...
ALL THE MINUTIAE THAT'S FIT TO PRINT by scottbthompsonsr
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A POT TO CHIP IN - Abraham Lease wanted to do something to help his adopted country of the United States of America.  His son Izzie flew with the Army Ferrying Command.  Another son, Nat Lease, also a pilot, was stationed in Lubbock, Texas.  There was a war going on in his native homeland of Russ...
by SyndiMcKinnon
Apr 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Hello, My name is Synthia and I currently live in Texas. My story begins with my grandfather, who was named Abie McKinnon from Claxton, Georgia.  About 7 years ago, I spoke with a man that either lived in Nederland or the Lumberton area here in Texas. After awhile, I asked him how his family bega...
L77D_3.26.11.jpg STRIKE UP THE BAND by scottbthompsonsr
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Music Man Cometh  Our band didn't exactly have seventy-six trombones.  Four was all we had.   There weren't one hundred ten cornets right behind either.  But, we did have six.   The Dublin Band wasn't the biggest band around, but from 1911-1915, the twenty or so piece marching band was regard...
9WZN_SAM_0630.JPG WHEN IRISH BATS WERE BURNING by scottbthompsonsr
Apr 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WHOA NELLIE!  The final score was Dublin 34, Sandersville 17.  No, it wasn't a football score from the early 1960s. Nor was it the final tally of a basketball game back in the 1940s.  What happened on the 6th day of June in 1954 was nothing less than unbelievable.  For the 51 points on the scoreb...
Gen. P.T.G. Beauregard THE FIRE EATERS HOWL by scottbthompsonsr
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
"Hoorah! Hoorah!"  Charlestonians were licking  their fire-eating lips as they salivated at the thought of devouring the  Union Army.  A 128-man Federal garrison was hunkering in the heart of Charleston Harbor like a school of fish trapped inside a barrel of stones and brick.  Named Fort Sumter i...
THE GREAT FLOOD OF 1936 by scottbthompsonsr
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Easter Torrent  If you were alive in the spring of 1936 and didn't believe in Armageddon, you might have had second thoughts.  Over in Europe, Adolph Hitler was threatening to take over the continent and the rest of the hemisphere as well.  In the Northeast, monumental floods ravaged New Engl...
81T2_03.06.11_060.jpg LAURA DARLEY by scottbthompsonsr
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
 You have never seen Laura Darley's picture on the front page of the  Courier Herald. People like her rarely wind up on the front page of any newspaper. That doesn't mean that you won't recognize her if you see her.  Many of you have eaten lunch with her.  You may have seen her in the lunchroom a...
GOD'S ACRE by scottbthompsonsr
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A Plan for the Man Above  When times are bad in this part of the country, most people turn to God.  During the darkest years in the beginning of the Great Depression things were bad, really bad.  Even God, or should I say the getting of His message out, needed help to pay the preachers, keep the ...
6G5S_burke_0002.jpg LEONARD BURKE by scottbthompsonsr
Mar 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PEOPLE LIKE US Leonard Burke America and Erin Go Bragh    Leonard Burke is used to wearing green.  After all, his parents were Irish.  And, he just celebrated his 93rd St. Patrick's Day.  Although Leonard may look green on the outside - he wore the olive drab uniform of his country for six  years...
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