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Historic Rylander Theatre is ‘Celebrating a Century’; Trust passes the gavel

By Leila Case There’s a lot to celebrate, however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions we can’t have an up close and personal celebration. ... Read more

18 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Before the Barista: The Layers of 134 W. Lamar Street

Evan A. Kutzler In A Sand County Almanac (1948), a classic on environmental conservation, Aldo Leopold eulogized a lighting-struck tree. “It shows 80 growth rings,” ... Read more

18 hours ago by TRACY K. HALL.

She has character! And worm holes!

Transition. I did not know what to call it, and I am not entirely sure “transition” is the right word, but for my purposes it ... Read more

2 days ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Clawfoot has a story to tell

I have not had a bath in over six years. To be clear, I have showered, just not soaked in a real tub. I love ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Fightn’ the Vid

By:  Stick Miller Boyce “Stick” Miller lives in Americus. Contact him at stickmiller @gmail.com While Inauguration Day has been at the forefront of the news lately, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by admin.

Truth: There is no kitten stuck up the tree

About 10 years ago, I and my two cats moved from Atlanta to Americus and promptly set up house with my parents. I had a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

When your black-eyed peas come with time travel

There is a mandate this time of year. It requires lingering in our past while also tiptoeing into the future. I tell people I gave ... Read more

3 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Hip, Hip, Hooray! Huzzah!

By: Leila Case A Colonial era toast that is as appropriate today as it was then to turn the calendar to the new year of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by admin.

Columns and foundations

The first sign was the buckling. The second sign was the heel of my stiletto busting through. My porch is rotting. It deserves to, it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

How to beautifully handle what irritates you

“Tracy, what do you want for—” “Pearls!” The question very rarely must be completely asked. The answer is always the same.  Pearls. I want pearls. ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Good Company’s Coming!

Mama started me on a silver pattern in my young days. She knew waiting to accrue silver through a wedding register was going the way ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

The night superheroes cried

It is a side to the story I have always treasured. It was one of those experiences that doesn’t translate well into words. It is ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

A Bird’s Eye View: Dec 2020

By:  Phil Hardy   Inquiries have been pouring in and all are asking the same question: What’s happened to my birds and where are they? ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

“Dear Santa” in a year of war and pestilence

Evan A. Kutzler November 28, 2020 evan.kutzler@gsw.edu On December 6, 1918, the Americus Times-Recorder printed a letter to Santa Claus written by six-year-old Charles Walker. ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

It’s beginning to look like Christmas at our house

By:  Leila Case A sign in front of a shop I visited last week announced, “Four Saturdays until Christmas!” In other words you better shake ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Worn Wisdom and Mercer Sweatshirts

If the house were on fire, I would grab it first. Forget the jewels, forget my grandparents’ marriage certificate, forget the Hall family photos, and ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Waiting in Gratitude

I’ve never seen it in person, but I can imagine it. On November 1 at midnight a phenomenon happens in our world. In my mind ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Lessons from frogs and Freds

A lifetime ago I found myself as a young therapist going to work in an office on the outskirts of Macon. Our office was housed ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Wreaths Across America reminds us to remember loved ones

By:  Leila Case Andersonville National Historic Cemetery in Andersonville is among the military cemeteries across the nation that participate in the annual Wreaths Across America ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Is Providence Canyon anything but a good example of bad behavior?

Part 2:  It is what it is, but how did it get that way? By:  Burt Carter Long enough ago that the statute of limitations ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Georgia Runoffs, a brief history

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu November 9, 2020 On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Georgians cast what many voters thought would be their last ballot of ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Tight race in October 1980 as Carter and Reagan debate

By: Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the tenth article in ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Oak Grove Cemetery: A Shelter for the Dead, A Park for the Living

BY: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu Most visitors have a specific destination when visiting Oak Grove Cemetery—the final resting place of a close family member, a ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Renominated for 1980, Pres. Carter Says, “We’ve Been Tested Under Fire”

By:  D. Jason Berggren Note: D. Jason Berggren is an associate professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University. This is the eighth article ... Read more

5 months ago by admin.

The 19th amendment stirs memories

By:  Leila Case As we approach the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution that granted American women ... Read more

6 months ago by admin.

An Ode to the Simple Life

By:  Joni Woolf I don’t pay a lot of attention to Facebook, at least not as much as some of my friends and relatives do. ... Read more

6 months ago by admin.

Chief Mike Tracy: What the Resume Doesn’t Tell You

By:  Tracy K. Hall At the age of 12, a young Mike Tracy was tasked with fetching milk for his family’s breakfast table. While another ... Read more

6 months ago by admin.

Part 4: An Americus Lynching: Remembering and Commemorating

By: Evan A. Kutzler evan.kutzler@gsw.edu   Daniel Stallings. William Barrow. William Redding. The violence on June 21, 1913, that took these lives did not occur ... Read more

7 months ago by admin.

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