August 21, 2008
I had my Friday pretty much planned out.
It included getting some writing done, going to Byhalia to pick up inserts and see a few more customers, selecting photos for this week’s newspaper, and a few more tasks so I would be in good shape going into Monday morning.
Close to Nowhere
My friend Mike and my friend Mark at the Olympics
• Yes, that’s still an old picture of me up there. My youngest granddaughter Remy thinks she looks like me in that picture and asked me to use it “always.” She’ll forget soon and then you’ll have to look at the “real me” again.
Local reporters work hard -- all over the world
It’s been a busy few weeks for news here on the paper. The main story which broke last week was the disappearance of a climber from the Scottish Borders who had gone missing while in the mountains of Pakistan.
Just 28 years old, Ben Cheek was an experienced mountaineer doing what he loved but that has not made it any easier for his grief-stricken family.
Tourism is a science and a business to attract visitors
Tourism helps a community become more attractive and prosperous - more attractive, because a community must be appealing to draw and satisfy visitors; more prosperous, because these visitors spend money.
Anna Morrison shares trip to Alaska visiting her daughter
By ANNA MORRISONI went to Alaska to visit my daughter. I was gone the last week in July and returned on the 31st. I left the heat of Memphis to arrive in Anchorage, Alaska where the temperatures were in the 50s. Yes the 50s.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: James Marcus Anthony, Kevin Luse, George Frank Frayser,William Payton, Charles (Will) Stanback
Mark W. Clark II, Army, Iraq
Battle Ewing, Army, Iraq
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Henry A. Jones, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
Michael McClatchy, Army, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Jerry W. Richardson, Army National Guard, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Charles Weathersby, Marines, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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