News Columns & Blogs

News Columns & Blogs

School break this week gives us time to relax and re-energize

It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving Break, and 30,000-plus teachers and students across the Muscogee County School District are operating on warp speed, praying the day away so we can start a much-needed weeklong break. If we could put those dismissal bells on fast forward, we certainly would. It’s a hurry-up, finish your work, “Love ya, goodbye” kind of day, and most of us don’t apologize for longing for 3:25 p.m. to come quickly.

Chuck Williams

Retired major: Bergdahl ‘may have saved lives’

“We would have never known who some of these (bad) guys were without the intel,” says Tom Mulhall, who was a major in Afghanistan when Bowe Bergdahl walked off post. “Think about the lives he might have saved because we found out who these guys were. He may have saved lives.”

Chris Johnson

Column: If this idea from Southwest Airlines takes flight, I’ll stay grounded

There was a time when the thought of getting on an airplane was exciting for me. After all, the closest I’d been to flying as a kid was when my neighbor jumped the railroad tracks in downtown Montezuma, Georgia, in his parents’ Ford LTD while blaring Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” from the 8-track deck. In his defense, they only had the one 8-track tape that came with the car purchase, and he’d just been dumped.

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Dreaming of a car provided a longer lasting, different fulfillment

I often write about how passionate our Muscogee County teachers are; it’s sort of a mission of mine. Time and time again, I get excited to brag on this profession, because unfortunately, the world has changed and not too many people care enough to spread the good stuff. Well, I came across a neat story that might teach us all a lesson in what true dedication looks like.

Chris Johnson

Column: The scariest thing to be this Halloween

I’ve struggled to find the perfect costume this Halloween. Sure, I could dig out my Fashion-Challenged Middle-Aged Boring Guy costume, but I’ve worn it for like five straight years now. In fact, I’ve been wearing it for about 1,742 consecutive days, which may be why I’m getting tired of it.

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