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Forty years ago two significant events were recorded in the annals of history. On Aug. 12, I was blessed to marry a beautiful young lady who has proved to be more than I could ever have imagined in a wife and companion. A few days later, Elvis Presley died. I have tried to convince myself th…

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In early August 1891, one of the nation's political rock stars stopped in at the Piedmont Chautauqua in Lithia Springs to much acclaim. His name was John James Ingalls (1833-1900), and he had recently retired from the United States Senate following an 18-year career. It was reported the men …

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While it wasn't the oldest ferry that remained in operation well into the 20th century, the Gorman-Austell Ferry did operate until 1937 ferrying passengers, vehicles, and supplies across the river where the Highway 166 Bridge is today.

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Mr. Rogers had a way of fascinating children with his "Neighborhood of Make Believe" that included King Friday, Prince Tuesday, Daniel Tiger, Lady Fairchild, Anna Platypus, and other puppet characters. Did you know that Queen Sarah was named after his wife?

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Which is your favorite animal at the zoo? My wife and I experienced the zoo last week like never before -- without children! My perspiration was all from the heat of the day, and not because of riding kids on my shoulders and back, and holding them up at every exhibit to see the animals. Of …