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The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

Students at Fairlane Elementary: What do you like to do in the summer? Alie Hix replied, “I like to swim …

May 18th, 2016 |  

Sunday Dinner

Having grown up in the South, I have, for most of my life, considered the mid-day meal to be dinner. …

May 18th, 2016 updated: May 18th, 2016. |  

Letter of Thanks

This ‘Thank You’ note comes with great humbleness for all my family and friends who have helped in so many …

May 11th, 2016 |  

The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

Students at Lafayette Elementary: List five words that best describe you. Julieanna Tobin replied, “Nice, friendly, helpful, awesome (just because …

May 11th, 2016 |  

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. And I must admit, my thoughts of Mother’s Day have changed over the years. For the …

May 4th, 2016 |  

The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

Teachers at Red Boiling Springs Elementary: What’s the most memorable thing a student has said in your class? Christy Patch, …

April 20th, 2016 |  

Over due do-overs

A few years back I wrote a column on “sayings.” My friend, Steve Wilmore, reminded me that one of his …

April 6th, 2016 |  

Sixty-Five and counting

Sixty-Five and counting

Ok, I turn 65 this week. That’s right, sixty-five. The big six five, three score and five, a half century …

March 30th, 2016 |  

Everything responds to loving attention

I have a flower bed of peonies at my house. You might say these peonies are a special variety. They …

March 23rd, 2016 |  

The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

First graders at Fairlane Elementary: “What is your favorite Easter candy?” Allie Kate Austin replied, “I like the regular M&M’s.” …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

A Nickel’s Worth

A Nickel’s Worth

Long gone are the days when you could walk into a general store, open the top on the drink box, …

March 16th, 2016 |  

The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

Students at Westside: Are you a good friend? Conner Frashier: “Yes, because I let my friend, Brandon, play my Xbox.” …

March 16th, 2016 |  

Old Country Stores re-visited

Old Country Stores re-visited

My brother, Dewey, gave me a wedge of hoop cheese for Christmas. It came vacuum sealed. That wedge of cheese …

March 9th, 2016 |  

The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

Fifth graders at Red Boiling Springs Elementary: If you were president, what holiday would you create? Breanna Thompson said, “I …

March 2nd, 2016 |  

Common Sense

Someone has said common sense is not so common. In reality, common sense is really uncommon sense. Some have described …

March 2nd, 2016 |  

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing You may have read in a previous column of my attempts go ice fishing in the North last …

February 26th, 2016 |  

As a Man Thinketh

I am fully convinced that the greatest battles we fight in this life take place in the realm of thought. …

February 17th, 2016 |  

The Macon County Times asks…

The Macon County Times asks…

Mrs. Green’s 2nd grade class at Central Elementary: What do you like most about Valentine’s Day? Belva McLerran said, “You …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Believing in the Spirit

Believing in the Spirit

It is sad to realize that for a majority of Americans modern religion has come down to the simple question …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Good manners and respect

Weekend before last my travels took me to Lexington, SC. I was speaking for a privately owned trucking company. The …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Equity in your life

Sometimes I wonder if I spend too much of my time looking back. I certainly don’t believe in attempting to …

January 27th, 2016 |  

The Rifleman

The Rifleman

I can well remember black and white television. I can also remember the Sunday evening our entire family loaded up …

January 20th, 2016 |  

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