Firefighters train at State Fire College
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Firefighters train at State Fire College

Hi Y’all, Happy Spring! The Spring Breakers came in and the Snowbirds flew out. The Lanark Village Association, Inc. had their monthly membership meeting on Monday, April 1. The attendance was low, not allowing for a quorum vote. The membership needs to be aware of the changes that are taking place in the organization. Please…

Guild gave heart and soul to new community
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Guild gave heart and soul to new community

Carol Guild lived in this community for far too brief a time, yet left behind gifts given passionately and graciously that enriched the lives of all of us.  Initially Carol shared her vast knowledge of marketing and promotion with Historic Apalachicola Main Street. While there she spearheaded the community Easter Egg hunt, a wonderful partnership…

Democrats should reclaim patriotism
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Democrats should reclaim patriotism

In 1984, at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, a lifelong Democrat stood up to denounce her former party. Jeane Kirkpatrick, who had switched parties to serve as Reagan’s U.N. ambassador, lambasted her former party for always “blaming America first.” Today, it is the Republican Party that — despite its MAGA slogan — is trafficking…

Registration to open for free photography workshop
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Registration to open for free photography workshop

Registration is about to open for the next Susan McClendon Art Workshop, to be held next week, which will focus on photography. Highly regarded local photographer Charlie Sawyer will teach the workshop “Taking Better Photos with Charlie Sawyer” on Wednesday, April 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office, 261 Dr….

Opening Day 1969: ‘The Kid’ returns
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Opening Day 1969: ‘The Kid’ returns

During the spring of 1969, spirits were high in the nation’s capital. The cherry trees along the Potomac River were in bloom. Cautious optimism prevailed that newly inaugurated President Richard Nixon would fulfill his campaign promise to end the Southeast Asian war. But more than anything for DC’s sports’ fans, legendary Green Bay Packers coach…