Richard Hyatt

Richard Hyatt

Spec loved the game

He was a husband to Tommye, and until the day she died she tried to make him behave. He was a one-man neighborhood watch, who never stopped peeking through his blinds. He was a surrogate grandfather to the cute little girl next door, and for 26 years she loved Mr. Spec. He was a baseball man, who sold peanuts, swapped players and rooted for the home team.

Richard Hyatt

Richard Hyatt: Athletes over administrators

College sports programs no longer need recycled football players to run the show. Instead of athletic directors who understand the spread offense they should want administrators who can sell beef jerky and convince customers they need a cellphone that’s smarter than an outside linebacker.

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Richard Hyatt: The return of a Southern staple

They were belly bombs on little square buns, served in a simple setting that glistened with stainless steel and pure white porcelain. On a stool at a spotless counter you watched the cook throw paper-thin hamburger patties on a grill. The aroma of steaming onions was in the air, and so was the magic of a Krystal.

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Richard Hyatt: 'Silent Night' tradition continues

The song belongs to the world but it was part of Samantha Mohr's family lore when she was growing up, a Christmas carol composed by an ancestor whose words are almost as familiar as Scriptures that describe the night shepherds keeping watch over their flocks were visited by a heavenly host.

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Pastor Joseph McKelton describes new building at Central Missionary Baptist Church 02:03

Pastor Joseph McKelton describes new building at Central Missionary Baptist Church

Murder victim's sister testifies about "heartless act" that took her brother 03:16

Murder victim's sister testifies about "heartless act" that took her brother

Environmental testing to begin at historic Claflin school 02:33

Environmental testing to begin at historic Claflin school

Judge sentences men convicted in Charlie Artis murder 01:16

Judge sentences men convicted in Charlie Artis murder

Jury delivers guilty verdict in murder trial 00:47

Jury delivers guilty verdict in murder trial

Lead prosecutor to jury: "Ladies and gentleman, this is the murder weapon" 04:39

Lead prosecutor to jury: "Ladies and gentleman, this is the murder weapon"

Update: Trial continues this morning in barber's homicide 00:37

Update: Trial continues this morning in barber's homicide

On being homeless: It takes time to get off the streets 01:15

On being homeless: It takes time to get off the streets

Columbus motorcyclists ride so homeless can walk in new shoes 01:36

Columbus motorcyclists ride so homeless can walk in new shoes

Attorney for defendant in barber's homicide says state is going after the wrong man 02:17

Attorney for defendant in barber's homicide says state is going after the wrong man

Trial in barber's homicide: Defense attorney for Doleman claims fourth man identified only as "Chris" is the shooter 02:14

Trial in barber's homicide: Defense attorney for Doleman claims fourth man identified only as "Chris" is the shooter

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Father of Charlie Artis remembers his son during sentencing hearing

In these excerpts from his complete remarks, Charlie Artis Jr. speaks about the loss of his son Charlie Artis Wednesday afternoon during a sentencing hearing for Donteviouse Marquis Doleman and Edward Lee, two men convicted Tuesday in the 2012 shooting death of Artis.
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
Father of Charlie Artis remembers his son during sentencing hearing 03:30

Father of Charlie Artis remembers his son during sentencing hearing

Pastor Joseph McKelton describes new building at Central Missionary Baptist Church 02:03

Pastor Joseph McKelton describes new building at Central Missionary Baptist Church

Murder victim's sister testifies about "heartless act" that took her brother 03:16

Murder victim's sister testifies about "heartless act" that took her brother

Environmental testing to begin at historic Claflin school 02:33

Environmental testing to begin at historic Claflin school