Right brain, left brain, ‘light’ brain, no brain
I realize this column is probably a bad mistake but I’m going to forge ahead in the interests of journalistic integrity, the First Amendment and the fact that it’s 4:17 and I need to have a column written by 5. Full Story
‘Santa missed us’
Christmas cheer drive needs support or kids will get left out
This could be the year when Santa doesn’t visit sizeable numbers of Rockdale children. Christmas Roundup, the giant volunteer effort which brings food and toys to hundreds of Rockdale area families, is facing an unprecedented budget crunch. Full Story
Art by Caitlin Henderson, a fifth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
10-20-40-100 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO....
Henne & Meyer became the first downtown business connected to Rockdale’s new sewer line and installed “an elegant ladies restroom with all the modern conveniences.” Full Story
Colleges, TV providing less ‘color’ in football
Can you keep up with the daily madness that is happening to college football? Over the past few years, we’ve seen conferences and affiliations that several generations grew up with just disappear.
Yeah, I know. I’m an old-timer, old-fashioned and so sot-in-myways that some folks call me Gibralter. Full Story
Art by Kylee Reid, a first-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Deer hunters: are you in a big hurry?
Neighbor Grover watching the Republicans and Democrats bicker over the national debt is like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill on the Titanic. D eer season opened Nov. 5 and our story-of-the-week involves one man ver y anxious to get to his lease on that first day. Full Story
Let’s count the ways crooks get personal data
How do crooks get your personal data? You, or someone else, may have provided the information.
It’s not unusual to get asked for the last four digits of your social security number and your mother’s maiden name, so if you get a call and the caller identifies himself as a officer of the bank, you comply. Full Story
Indigent defense costs increased during year
I n February shortly after taking office, I reported to you that we had spent $155,000 in fiscal 2010 ($180,000 in calendar 2010) on indigent defense.
Indigent defense is money paid to attorneys to defend those accused of crimes that could not afford the assistance of counsel, a right guaranteed by the sixth amendment of our Constitution. Full Story