February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Opinions

Severe winter weather and earthquakes show how fragile our easy modern life is

A s crazy as last week was, with a paralyzing winter storm Wednesday and Thursday capped by an honest to-goodness earthquake Friday night, we in Washington-Wilkes have to count ourselves very lucky, even blessed, that we dodged the troubles from whic More...

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STOCK OF THE WEEK

Ensco PLC. ESV/NYSE

“Oily” stocks have not done all that well ... as of late. Demand for gasoline has been soft and winter fuels ... though in high demand ... have ample supply. More...

Book Review

One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson has entertained us with A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything, among other adventures. This time he has chosen to write about one special summer, the one in 1927. More...

At 95, Sarah Annie Floyd may still have been Georgia’s greatest fan

I t has been my good fortune to become acquainted with dozens of passionate University of Georgia fans over the years. Those whose loyalty and devotion warm your heart. More...

DANGER – poor quality forages

A large number of beef cattle producers in the Southeastern US are reporting that their cows are experiencing diarrhea, dying soon after calving, or dying unexpectedly. More...