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For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.
On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.
It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.
Over my life, I have observed the good times and the rough times in Covington, and I’m happy to say that I currently feel great optimism for the community.
Consumer Reports recently rated Rockdale Medical Center as one of 12 hospitals nationwide with high patient infection rates in all five types of hospital infections.
I hurt so badly for the people of South Carolina, and there, but for the grace of God, we all go — and all of us.
I wish I could say, “I remember it well.” Not so. The 1940s are a long way ago, but here are some more of my recollections of World War II.
At the age of 91, I am lucky to be among the survivors of World War II.
The announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he is retiring at the end of October stunned Washington where life is all about grabbing power and holding on to it, often until death they do part.
I have the greatest grandbaby in the history of grandbabies. He is happy, sweet, smart and he looks just like his Papa. That would be me.
Living in today’s world, an old-timer has seen some remarkable changes wrought by technology. I remember when we had no televisions or computers.
I awaken many mornings to the sound of my phone dinging — usually a text from my son Jackson. This time of year the text is usually about college football. Wednesday morning, however, his text made me sad. It was short and succinct. Two words. “Yogi died.”
President Obama made news on college campuses earlier this week when he accused students of being “coddled” and “protected from different points of view.”
I’m not saying that Trump is my guy, but I am not mystified as to why he is doing so well, not in the least. In fact, it is pretty simple. Americans are sick to death of politicians.
Many people are aware that I played football growing up and even played in college. It takes a person with a very competitive spirit to be successful on the football field, and I have carried that fire over to my job as mayor of Covington.
Turn on the television. The news seems to be mostly bad these days. Thousands of refugees to arrive, and we wonder how many of our enemies may be among them.
When I travel, and I do so a right smart, I always have to visit the iconic landmarks in every town, and I have to sample the local food. That’s just me.
I was shocked to learn of the death of Nell-Ann Plunkett.
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- LETTER: Legion Field is visible sign of good things to come in Covington
- LETTER: ‘Disgrace’ to fault patients in hospital’s high infection rates
- LETTER: Ready to tackle next four years as mayor
- LETTER: Christianity under attack
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pine Valley Mission served many for nearly 25 years
- LETTER: Thanks to Partners in Ed for their support
- LETTER: Porter not a true 'civic center'
- LETTER: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek reservoir project
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop the revisionist history efforts
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More issues to consider in landfill saga
- DARRELL HUCKABY: South Carolina will emerge from the storm
- JACK SIMPSON: Memories of a World War II survivor
- JACK SIMPSON: More memories from an old soldier
- THOMAS: John Boehner: Then and now
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Of all the colors, pink may be the most important
- JACK SIMPSON: Some advances may not be progress
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Yogi Berra leaves us with a smile
- ROB JENKINS: Are we coddling our college students to death?
- DARRELL HUCKABY: Be honest — Trump echoes the opinions of many of us
- JACK SIMPSON: Is crime really down?