Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Ga. playoffs reveal young athletes have more class, sportsmanship than adults

There were several years of my life when Friday nights in the fall meant walking up the steps of a high school’s home bleachers — or sometimes scaling a rickety ladder — to find a spot in a press box to watch teenage boys do battle on the football field. A few times I wound up working from a sideline, but usually I had a seat and a place to write stories for newspapers from Valdosta to Americus to Columbus.

Chris Johnson

Next time, can we do this election thing a little differently?

At last, the big day has arrived. Of course, I’m talking about Cook Something Bold Day. Seriously, this is a real thing today. That might explain why I smell something burning. Wait, no that’s not coming from my kitchen. Oh, never mind. It’s just America burning. Oh yeah, that reminds me — it’s also Election Day.

Chris Johnson

The final debate before the insane election

Tomorrow night, finally, we’ll get to hear from the two main presidential candidates on the issues that matter to all of us Americans — like taxes, health care, energy policy and whom did Negan kill. (A lot of folks think it’s Glenn, but my money is on Sue Ellen’s scheming little sister.)

Chris Johnson

My lullabies stand out

After my wife and I kept the grandbaby all weekend long, I realized that I still know how to change a diaper, I still know how to hold a baby, I still know how to feed a baby, and I still know that 2-month-old babies still have no appreciation for beef jerky.

Chris Johnson

Life can be a real pain in the thumb

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about pain — ever since I developed something called “trigger finger” in my thumb. I don’t think I could actually pull a trigger with my thumb, but I guess that’s beside the point.

Chris Johnson

When it comes to this heat, I'm having Nunavut

An awful lot of folks have said that if Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November, they are moving to Canada. About eight years ago, I remember many right-wingers threatening to move to Canada if Barack Obama won, sending us plunging into socialism — a threat I found awfully ironic since Canada is well to the left of the USA on many issues.

Videos

Man pleads guilty to murder of Columbus woman

Angelo Short pleaded guilty to the murder of 83-year-old Peggy Gamble, who was found stabbed to death Nov. 28 in her Eighth Street home.
Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
Man pleads guilty to murder of Columbus woman 0:36

Man pleads guilty to murder of Columbus woman

Family of Peggy Gamble reacts to guilty plea 0:53

Family of Peggy Gamble reacts to guilty plea

Tompkins defeats Darr for Muscogee County sheriff 1:27

Tompkins defeats Darr for Muscogee County sheriff

Historic downtown building gets dramatic remodel 0:54

Historic downtown building gets dramatic remodel