Tim Chitwood

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!”

Tim Chitwood

Good luck online, Class of 2017

Today as I stand before you, an aging man in the autumn of his career, who after 35 years in journalism misplaced “an aging man” so it applies to “you” instead of me in this sentence, I pause to check my wireless device.

Tim Chitwood

Anything is believable now

The April Fools column said President Trump would renovate the Columbus Government Center for a Trump Tower casino. Though the column was not published on April 1, it had some clues it was a prank, such as the premise.

Tim Chitwood

Let the racist speak at Auburn

Auburn University already rented white nationalist Richard Spencer the venue, for only $700, apparently – which makes you wonder whether it knew who “Richard Spencer” is – then it revoked that, saying he posed a threat to public safety. That wouldn’t be the first time, but that’s not the standard for mere speech under the First Amendment.

Tim Chitwood

Leftists coddle killer aliens

On March 2, I wrote a piece about Georgia’s homicide by vehicle law after a woman was charged with multiple misdemeanors in a one-car wreck that killed two children. Some people found this absolutely fascinating. Not the law, but the driver’s immigration status.

Tim Chitwood

Trump bets on Uptown casino

Columbus Council in a specially called meeting Saturday sold the Government Center to Trump Casinos, which plans to fully renovate the complex for a Trump Tower casino and resort.

Tim Chitwood

Do be silly for Strut the Hooch

It costs nothing to join, but organizers want participants to register through the Strut the Hooch Facebook page and send a message to check in. Lord knows, we don’t want people in silly costumes just to show up downtown and start parading around. It would be chaos. Or typical. Whatever.

Tim Chitwood

Readers see bias in law report

A while back I wrote a piece on Georgia’s homicide by vehicle law, and what distinguishes misdemeanor homicide from felony homicide. That’s all that article was about, the vehicular homicide law. Apparently that is not some readers’ primary concern.

Tim Chitwood

Back to Standing Boy’s future

Today’s column follows up on last week’s piece about developing Columbus’ Standing Boy Creek State Park, 2120 Old River Road, because since then the state sent out a notice seeking more public input.

Videos

Aflac employees take to the runway for a dress for success fashion show

Part of the annual Aflac Career Awareness Expo for company employees, the fashion show features examples of appropriate, and inappropriate "business casual" and "casual Friday" apparel
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer
Aflac employees take to the runway for a dress for success fashion show 2:27

Aflac employees take to the runway for a dress for success fashion show

Blue Heron Zip Line takes people over the river, through the trees, and now back over the river 1:44

Blue Heron Zip Line takes people over the river, through the trees, and now back over the river

Birds-eye view of new zip line experience from Columbus to Phenix City -- and back 0:45

Birds-eye view of new zip line experience from Columbus to Phenix City -- and back

Columbus, Phenix City area weather for July 21 from WRBL's Bob Jeswald 1:07

Columbus, Phenix City area weather for July 21 from WRBL's Bob Jeswald