“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” were Neil Armstrong’s first words from the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. Several hours later, Armstrong stepped off the lunar module and famously said, “That’s one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong, Apollo…

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NBC said it best, “President Trump is the winner of the first Democratic debate.” Illegal aliens were the other big winner. Unfortunately, big losers included U.S. citizens, blacks and other minorities. If you missed it, the top 20 Democratic presidential candidates spent two nights in an an…

Well, Forsyth, it’s official: Zaxby’s is coming to town. My sources, and they’re never wrong, tell me the chicken chain closed on its property last week next to the new convenience store, Papa John’s, Moe’s, Huddle House mega-plex on Hwy. 83 at I-75. Guess we’ll finally catch up with Jackson…

What’s Fake News (FN)? Is it incorrect facts? Yes, but those are easily discerned. The greater example and daily occurrence of FN is news and information that is not reported and never covered. It’s relevant news that’s omitted. An example occurred last week during the Democratic debate conc…

Ah, Independence Day. The day Americans  —- whether liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat —put aside our rancorous political differences and celebrate our shared love for this incredible nation. 

Mallory King Foster (Mallory King) and I go way back - I mean, way back y’all. I’ve known Mallory since I was 12, maybe even earlier than that. We played together and then we went to Mary Persons together. After high school, we had a little hiatus (as most of us do after HS) - but now, we ar…

A couple of things are happening on the county government side that could have a definite effect on the way we live in Monroe County. First, as has been reported, there is a draft of a county business license proposal that is being discussed and tossed around. Getting this up front, I am an …

This week while watching the news and national events I was reminded of Mark Twain’s famous quote, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” Twain’s quote is spot on with the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of today’s media, as they go…

Albert and Alberta, my older brother and sister, were twins. Alberta told me recently that Albert could sit in class and solve a math problem before the teacher finished writing the problem on the blackboard. He later became an elementary school principal and she became a special education t…

I love reading and I have always loved reading. Why? Well, simply put, reading has always been a big deal in my family and it was something that my mom prioritized from the very start. Ever since I can remember, she’d sit with my brother and I as we read Dr. Seuss together. She’d fully anima…

As you are aware, local real estate mogul and county commissioner George Emami has big plans for developing a downtown Forsyth piece of property he has purchased and which he has intentions to develop into a multi-use facility. He is advertising for a business partner/investor and cook. Incl…

My wife and I had a great time in downtown Forsyth on June 1, the first Saturday of the month. We went to Music on the Square and listened to the band Velvet Runway. They played a hodgepodge of ‘80’s music. Excellent fun! I encourage all to attend the July 3rd fireworks at the county athleti…

Towaliga Tina and I are excited that Suzy Bogguss is coming back to Forsyth this weekend. When she was at the top of the country charts, now that’s when country was Real Country, not this Bro Country balderdash you hear on the “pop” stations today. Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard would die…

It’s a little ironic that as Monroe County commissioners approved a new Code of Ethics on Tuesday, ostensibly to give Monroe County citizens more open and honest government, they also refused to let the public see the results of their investigation into --- you guessed it, a fellow county co…

Fine dining in downtown Forsyth now incudes a pianist at Minori’s Italian Ristorante, which has reopened under new ownership and obviously a chef with excellent Italian culinary skills. Tullye Burch Norton Ralph was on the ivories this past Friday night and for a while I didn’t realize I was…

Last November, I highlighted numerous Democrat election shenanigans to include: Dems refuse to accept election results (especially in Georgia and Florida), Dems try to steal elections, Dems scream “racism” (Stacey Abrams), and Dems shout “count all votes.” In other words, Dems use their stan…

Well shootfire, we had nary a drop of rain in a scorching hot May, and then here comes June with four straight days of rain. And tonight we’re supposed to get down around 55 degrees. Seems like Mother Nature is off her meds. Speaking of things we can’t control, the state of Georgia has ORDER…

The other morning at the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast, County Commission Chairman Greg Tapley and Forsyth Mayor Eric Wilson gave updates on going-ons in their different realms. Mayor Wilson rightfully bragged how the city was working on several projects…

Losing a loved one is never easy. We all know that gut-wrenching feeling - and we all know that saying goodbye is something we never expect and don’t want to do. The pain of waking up and going about a normal routine seems impossible and the holidays just aren’t the same. The idea of going t…

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. It didn’t matter what it was, as long as I could take my ideas and put them onto paper, I was ecstatic. I was that kid in school who always went above and beyond with projects because I loved being able to share the informatio…

There is a crisis we have in America, one our government is attempting to wrap votes around and that is the opioid crisis on just about every street corner and raging in just about every ‘burg. The pain killers have addicted our government to finding a cure, with lawyers lining up to sue any…

Well you made it. You have reached the very exciting, or perhaps, terrifying, stage of life called adulthood. For 18 years you have been under the roof of your mom, or your dad, or hopefully your mom AND dad. But high school graduation marks an ending, and a beginning. To help you through th…

I am a subscriber to three magazines, Georgia Trend, the more localized Atlanta Magazine, and, of course, Southern Living. More about  SL a couple of paragraphs later. There on page 164 of Atlanta was a half-page, full color ad obviously placed and purchased with Forsyth Convention and Visit…

Many of you told us that we would enjoy moving to the country in Monroe County. You were right!

I received the most responses I have ever gotten to The Question last week. The question was what was the man driving when he was arrested for DUI. The answer was a lawnmower. I counted 18 correct answers with Dusty Peppers with the on-time correct answer. Dusty gets a certificate for a doze…

Remember a couple of years ago when our congress came up with a “do not call” law. You called a special number and your phone number would be protected from unwanted calls, particularly robo-calls. Of course, it was not enforced, couldn’t be enforced and wanna-be-elected political hopefuls w…

I’ve long respected Amy Knight as the hard-working owner of the Cotique Boutique on the Forsyth courthouse square and the mother of five beautiful kids. But last week that respect went up even more.