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“WE HOLD these truths to be self-evident.” That famous phrase from the Declaration of Independence is about undeniable truths – truths that are so obvious that no proof is necessary. Previously, I’ve discussed and proven a number of “Undeniable Truths.” To include: Truth #1 – Liberalism is a…

I am at a very frustrating point as I know many of you are, but like you I don’t know what to do unless you have a proven method you would like share to stop robo-calls.  The most flagrant are the calls from “Dealer Processing” notifying me that the warranty has expired on my 20-plus years o…

It was in November 1981, a few days after I became editor of The Union-Recorder in Milledgeville, that one of the community’s most revered matriarchs darkened my door unannounced. She had come bearing a gift – a book of history about our new town – as well as to measure the Yankeeness of the…

In an obvious ploy to hide behind Georgia’s Open Records Law (Act), the Monroe County Manager and County Lawyer are attempting to antagonize the editor of this newspaper and hinder the access of the public’s right to know.  Go back and read last week’s Will’s On the Porch Column. From what W…

One Sunday in July 2017 Will Davis brought his entire class of young, teenage boys to our mixed class of much older adults in New Providence Church. That Sunday morning I just happened to be teaching our class. Normally Will’s class of young men would attend another class for a few minutes t…

Our staff here at the Reporter includes some smart and hard-working people, not the least of which is our community editor Diane Glidewell. Diane spends countless hours at city council meetings, city zoning meetings, school board meetings, board of health meetings etc. to make sure that you,…

Towaliga Tina and I took the El Camino up to that fancy private school on Friday to see the Bulldogs play. Had no idea we’d have to do it again on Saturday! Would you believe that stadium at The Lovett School (them fancy schools have titles like that) is on the banks of the Chattahoochee Riv…

If you live in the realm of the city of Forsyth, you better not dig a well or have an out-house built on your property. From exclamations from the Feeling-His-Oats Mayor Since He Has No Political Re-Election opposition, you could get an increase in your water bill for not using the amount of…

Last year I proved Undeniable Truth #2: Democrats and Liberals are hypocrites. Watching last week’s Democratic debate I couldn’t help but think of the sheer hypocrisy displayed by every Dem on stage. Here are examples: Elizabeth Warren complains about the high cost of a college education yet…

Would El Tejado Mexican Restaurant or even the finally-under-way Zaxby’s have to find new locations whenever the DOT gets around to building those promised truck-only lanes on I-75 north? That’s the scuttlebutt around town. My insider Zaxby’s buddy, let’s call him Chicken Man, points out tha…

Eric Wilson is the first Forsyth mayor in a generation who will be re-elected, and it seems to be well-deserved. He qualified without opposition last month.

Previously, I’ve proven four undeniable truths. It’s time for Undeniable Truth #5: “An idea is not responsible for who believes it.” That’s another way of saying each of us is responsible for our own thoughts and for what we believe. A perfect example is the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. If you’ve…

Confession time! Remember the classic Wendy’s ad with the lady asking “where’s the beef?” That’s the same question I wanted to ask after succumbing to Burger King’s hoopla advertising campaign for their new veggie Whopper. Trust me it ain’t a real-meat Whopper. Has all the pickles, lettuce a…

Dems, please stop your incessant racial hatred. Except for you Democrats, very few people are racist. And except in elite Democrat circles, racism isn’t everywhere. Actually, racism is extremely rare. So, rare that even the slightest hint of a “racial” incident immediately receives national …

Is it basketball season yet? Just kidding! Dang, every one of you knew we only had five starters coming back from last year’s Bulldog football team. Then we lose to Gainesville in the season opener on Friday and y’all act like Mary Persons football has gone the way of Georgia Tech. There’a a…

I have, for a long time, been adamant there was not ample parking in downtown Forsyth and the recent front page story with the headline “Study: Forsyth has plenty of parking” was misleading but correct for the information Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) fed to Forsyth’s Downtown De…

I have a new hero. Her name is Donna Wilson. If everyone were as magnanimous as Donna, the world would be a much better place. In case you didn’t hear, Donna Wilson, whose husband is Deputy Sheriff Jeff Wilson, donated a kidney so that Amari “A.J.” Jefferson could live. Mind you, before all …

Well Towaliga Tina and I are headed to Gainesville on Friday to see how the Bullpups do. That’s right Bullpups. We’ll have a lot of young ‘uns on that field. Coach Nelson said them Gainesville boys will be a lot bigger than us. Hopefully our speed will overcome that. Did you know that Friday…

One of my favorite episodes of TV’s best show ever, “The Andy Griffith Show”, is when a visitor comes to Mayberry for the first time and already knows everyone. Why? Because he somehow was a subscriber to The Mayberry Gazette newspaper.

Last week, I was honored to be the guest speaker at a Rotary Club up in North Georgia. There were about 40 members of the 60-member club at the breakfast meeting. Before I began my talk, as with other clubs and groups I have spoken to, I ask for participation in a News Media Survey. It is a …

Whenever this country has a political disagreement, instead of a calm and reasonable debate among those with whom we disagree, the new norm is to name call, to disparage the other group, and never address the issue being discussed. This “new norm” is taught and encouraged by the liberal medi…

Well you’ve got to hand it to the Monroe County big wigs. They waited until the hottest week of the year to announce that they had landed a new industry (see the front page), a refrigerated warehouse. I don’t know about you, but who’s gonna oppose a refrigerated warehouse in Monroe County wh…

Sometimes people ask me how I, as a member of the very liberal newspaper industry, came to be a conservative.

I have been using the same bank, BB&T here in Forsyth, as my “checking account bank” for the last at least 30 years even before it became what it is now. Yes, I still have accounts at two of our other local banks. The tellers at all three of the banks I use are nice, professional and ver…

WOW. Just when I thought it was impossible for the Dems and the media (I repeat myself) to get more unhinged, they prove me wrong and become more “bat-shyster” crazy. Since the 1980’s there have been hundreds of mass shootings but suddenly President Trump is responsible for them. In response…

Well y’all see what happened. Last week this newspaper reminded Mary Persons students that they have to wear shoes in school this year because, as we always say, this isn’t Butts County. A few days later, Butts County dumps 10,000 gallons of sewage in the Towaliga River right before it flows…

Last month, NBC said that President Trump was the winner of the first Democratic debate. Even uber-leftist NBC knew that the Democratic presidential candidates were so wacky that no sane person would ever vote for such lunacy. Now after the second debate, it’s obvious that Trump was again th…