It’s a friendly game of softball, but you can’t tell it by the grit on Jimmy Carter’s face. Swinging the bat, his forearms are flexed and his fingers are tense. His eyes are on fire, his lips curled. It might be the seventh game of the World Series.
Before folding his final hand and retiring from the University System of Georgia, Chancellor Hank Huckaby came to Columbus to accept an award that honors the leadership of retired banker Jim Blanchard.
Twenty-eight seasons have passed since Mike Jones last suited up for a college basketball game and time has turned him into a forgotten footnote. But serious followers of his mercurial career will tell you he should have been a headline.
Muscogee County School District superintendent David Lewis is recommending the school board sell the dilapidated but historic Bibb Elementary School. Bibb Manufacturing built the school in 1915 for families living in the mill village. It closed in 2001, after the mill shut down. In November, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released its 2018 list of the state’s top 10 “Places in Peril,” and the Bibb City school was No. 2.
Mike HaskeyThe Ledger-Enquirer
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