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A piece of baseball history
April 25, 2015 – 12:59 am | No Comment
A piece of baseball history | Test

Anyone who knows me at all is likely aware of my passion for baseball. It started as a young kid playing in my next-door neighbor’s backyard and continued through years in Atlanta watching Hank Aaron chase Babe Ruth’s home run record.

Growing up quickly in Vietnam
April 25, 2015 – 12:54 am | No Comment
Growing up quickly in Vietnam | Test

The North Vietnamese Army and its Viet Cong surrogates had been handily defeated during their Tet Offensive. Newly arrived in country, I was assigned to the joint military headquarters preparing Saigon for a second wave of attacks.

I know I read it somewhere
April 25, 2015 – 12:04 am | No Comment
I know I read it somewhere | Test

A cashless society. Didn’t I read about a condition like that somewhere?

Covering ‘the gap’
April 25, 2015 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Covering ‘the gap’ | Test

According to Webster’s Dictionary, a gap is defined as a space between two people or things, a hole or space where something is missing or a missing part.

The reluctant campaigner
April 25, 2015 – 12:01 am | No Comment
The reluctant campaigner | Test

Perhaps it is the feeling that it’s her turn, that she is entitled to the position, that she has earned it. Whatever the rationale, Hilary Rodham Clinton has begun her bid for the presidency in the most inauspicious manner of any potential candidate I have ever seen in the years I have been voting.

When you call or write to ‘Tell Willie,’ you’re writing to me
April 25, 2015 – 12:00 am | No Comment
When you call or write to ‘Tell Willie,’ you’re writing to me | Test

Willie’s free lunch winner is Danny Cole, Seneca, Seneca Family Restaurant. Call (864) 882-2375 or stop by 210 W. North 1st St. to claim your lunch within 72 hours.

The tricked-out Tahoes belong to ‘we the people’
April 24, 2015 – 12:16 am | One Comment
The tricked-out Tahoes belong to ‘we the people’ | Test

Every year at budget time, the “hired help” shows us how little regard those who feed at our trough have for “we the people,” rightful owners of Oconee’s land mass. “Hired help” makes a special effort to grow the already bloated “Pine Street” pay roster at our expense.

Mistake by the lake?
April 24, 2015 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Mistake by the lake? | Test

Like most of you, we were excited to hear the news that the old Milliken site on the shores of Lake Hartwell just before the bridge on U.S. Highway 123 had been sold and would finally be developed.

You’re putting too much value on what others think of you
April 24, 2015 – 12:03 am | No Comment
You’re putting too much value on what others think of you | Test

All was going well until three women, who only come on weekends, came up to us in their motorboat.

Let’s work together to end child abuse
April 24, 2015 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Let’s work together to end child abuse | Test

Looking back on my experience of growing up in the ’60s, many of my first memories are of playing hide-and-seek outside until the street lights came on, listening for our dad’s whistle — which sent us running home for dinner — and the feeling of relief when we were not the last team member to be picked for the Saturday afternoon baseball game.