Tim Chitwood

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.

Tim Chitwood

Columbus was almost Redbox hot

“Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Redbox, America's leading destination for affordable new release movie and video game rentals, has released its annual findings on the most romantic cities in America,” the news release said. “And guess what… Columbus made the hot list!”

Tim Chitwood

Live. Work. Play. Duck. Cover.

Columbus surely has some old bomb shelters investors can renovate to suit our own vision of America’s ultimate doom. For example, builders here might plug in some extra room for a bar and a large liquor vault.

Tim Chitwood

This is blatant sensationalism

Apparently we’ll be hearing a lot about sensationalism as President Donald Trump takes office, because of that top-secret dossier we can’t talk about because it’s unverified. It’s salacious, outrageous and contagious, and we won’t be a party to it

Tim Chitwood

Tweetstorm warning issued

You don’t want to start sending out a bunch of crazy tweets late at night in the midst of a near emergency. People will start talking about you, and saying you’re crazy, you’ve lost touch with reality, and you’re unfit to be president.

Videos

Fort Mitchell National Cemetery Memorial Day Program

Approximately 100 people attended the annual event in Fort Mitchell, Ala.
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Fort Mitchell National Cemetery Memorial Day Program 1:38

Fort Mitchell National Cemetery Memorial Day Program

Central High students are 0:31

Central High students are "glad they made it"

Shaw High graduates exit the arena to the applause of faculty and staff 3:07

Shaw High graduates exit the arena to the applause of faculty and staff

The Columbus High senior ensemble sings The Beatles during graduation 3:06

The Columbus High senior ensemble sings The Beatles during graduation