Thursday, September 1, 2011
Sandra from next door at South Center Printing rushed over Tuesday morning of last week to ask what had happened.
She had seen the big black wreath on the front door of The South Reporter when she arrived at work.
“It’s OK,” I told her. “The boss is just turning 50, and they’re trying to go ahead and write me off.”
She breathed a sigh of relief, and laughed a lot, too.
Close to Nowhere
I’ve been a devotee of Facebook, the Internet social networking site, for a while now.
I started out on Facebook mostly to keep up with my granddaughters, then younger teenagers.
Now, at 15 and 13, they really need keeping up with! Fortunately, they’re good kids, so they really don’t mind their grandmother hovering around.
Remaining focused on Gulf Coast recovery
Six years ago this week, one of the worst natural disasters in American history made landfall along our Gulf Coast and carved a path of destruction deep into our state. Hurricane Katrina tragically took the lives of more than 1,800 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. The effects of its devastation still linger today. Those who witnessed its wrath will never forget what was lost.
Letters To The Editor
I have been disgusted by the amount of trash accumulated on the roadside of Cayce Road for over a year. Finally, I decided to quit complaining and be a part of the solution. For the past couple of weeks I have tried to improve the unsightly mess near my neighborhood.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Sale T. Lilly IV, Navy, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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