Tim Chitwood

Tim Chitwood

Let locals decide what to do with their statues

The law against desecrating the graven images of Confederate leaders and their lost cause was part of a 2001 state flag compromise in which the battle flag retired from the field. In that field now are bars of red and white, a pattern drawn from the first Confederate flag, the “Stars and Bars.”

Tim Chitwood

Taking memory lane to the path of totality

On May 30, 1984, a near-total solar eclipse crossed the Southeast: “In Atlanta, where 99.7 percent of the Sun's surface was covered, street lights came on as skies began to darken some 20 minutes after noon,” the New York Times reported. So that really must have been something, huh?

Tim Chitwood

When does summer really get here?

The June 21 summer solstice was the subject of a June 19 column reporting that all previous news of summer’s arrival was fake. To say that summer already had come was only a theory. That prompted a response from Kurt Schmitz, who is a certified meteorologist.

Tim Chitwood

Mark the time: Summer gets here Wednesday

While much in the nature of truth remains in doubt, these days, and the Fake News may say it’s just hotter now because the Earth is closer to the sun, or even that the sun revolves around the Earth, or the Earth is flat, or shaped like a taco, maybe, this is not up for debate: It is not summer until Wednesday.

Tim Chitwood

Getting phoney with the scam artists

The bank doesn’t send me texts. The dentist sends texts, and so does the doctor’s office. “Reply yes to confirm your appointment,” they say. But they don’t say, “Account locked. Fillings repossessed,” or “Need colonoscopy do-over. Call us now.”

Tim Chitwood

Learn which bacteria you just drank

Stream bacterial monitoring participants will be “certified in bacterial water quality monitoring techniques,” so take the course and you’ll be certified. “Stand aside!” you can shout at people fishing from the bank. “Certified bacterial water monitor coming through!”

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