Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

2017: The year in preview

The year 2016 will be remembered as the year we elected a TV game show host as president of the United States. I think folks are overreacting to this development myself, and I firmly believe that Alex Trebek will make an outstanding leader of the free world.

Chris Johnson

Here comes Bubba Claus, the original

I started writing a weekly column for the Ledger-Enquirer in 1998, and I was just a few weeks into the gig when the holidays approached and I felt obliged to write a Christmas-themed column. Only problem was that I had no idea for a column, which really isn’t that unusual as I’ve considered myself completely out of column ideas on a weekly basis for more than 20 years.

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.

Videos

Raw video: fight that ended in death of Dominique Horton

Columbus Police Lt. Greg Touchberry confirmed that the video widely circulated on social media and obtained by the Ledger-Enquirer shows the moments leading up to the shooting on 32nd Avenue that killed 22-year-old Dominque Devonte Horton and wounded another man.
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Raw video: fight that ended in death of Dominique Horton 1:26

Raw video: fight that ended in death of Dominique Horton

Road trip to Trump inauguration chance to witness history firsthand 1:20

Road trip to Trump inauguration chance to witness history firsthand

Godspeed, Mr. President, and thank you 6:40

Godspeed, Mr. President, and thank you

Street reopens after being closed 20 years 0:59

Street reopens after being closed 20 years